COU104A Applied Counselling 1
Critical Analysis of mock role-plays
The aim of this assignment is to have you critically analyse the stages of the counselling process. To complete this assessment item successfully, you are required to analyse two (video clips) of the three role-plays provided, in terms of the stages of counselling, skills used by the counsellor, and counsellor and client goals. You will also need to evaluate the “counsellor” in each of the role-plays, highlighting strengths and areas of improvement.
For each role play analysis you need to include the following:
A brief overview of the role play/scenario (no more than 100 words)
Identify the stage (or stages) that you can see, and provide a brief description of the stage as it occurs in the role play. You might like to describe the process of the role play as a stage, or number of stages. Identify the key goals that seem to be underpinning the counsellor’s dialogue, as well as what the client goals appear to be for each stage/s.
Identify 3-5 skills or techniques that the counsellor uses in the role play, and provide a brief explanation of why the skill as it is enacted by the counsellor, and how it relates to that stage of counselling.
Provide an evaluation of the “counsellor” in the role play, using the checklist over the page. You don’t have to use this as a table, but rather as a guide to what things to discuss in your evaluation. It might be easier to structure this section in terms of things that the counsellor did well (their strengths), and things that could be improved or done differently. ? A brief summary of your analysis and evaluation.