M8: Assignment 1 Discussion

Assignment 1: Evaluating Your Counseling Skills

You have practiced several counseling skill sets through your participation in this course. Hopefully these gains have left you with increased confidence as well as a desire to learn more. This assignment will help you identify skills you have gained and pave the way for skills you wish to continue to develop in future counseling skills courses.Identify and describe any three skills you have gained in this course.What was your level of competence on each of these skills when you began the course? Which specific activities helped you gain further competence with these skills?Which two skills do you want to continue to develop and why?Submit your response to the  Discussion Area by the due date assigned.Comment on the responses of two of your peers. Suggest measures to enhance the skills each student selected for further development.Keep your answers and your responses professional and supportive. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsCorrectly identified and clearly reflected upon the three competencies you gained in this course.8Analyzed and clearly articulated your level of competence on the stated skills at the beginning of this course.8Accurately assessed and specifically described the activities that helped you develop the stated skills.8Accurately identified and clearly described two skills you wish to develop. Justified your response.8Participated in the discussion and responded to at least two of your peers by suggesting measures to enhance the skills that each author selected for further development.8Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.4Total:44