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How do you measure progress?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Mental Health Counselor interview

How to Answer

Progress doesn't look the same for every client. It's your job to help them move forward in their lives by looking at the past, patterns, and ways of thinking that are keeping them from living a full life. They may never reach their full potential through the time you are counseling them, but you have the opportunity to show them what they are capable of.

How do you measure progress?
Answer example

"I measure progress differently in each of my clients. Overcoming a fear, the ability to finally leave the house or even being able to go out for coffee with friends."

Answer example

"“I measure progress by asking the client to give me ratings, and I ask them to justify those ratings. While a lot of the work goes beyond quantification, it’s still a necessary tool to gauge the rate of progress. I look at those ratings and compare them to my own assessments. I tell the client about my opinion of their progress to help them get a good baseline and to inform their own appraisals.”"

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How do you measure progress?
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Progress needs to be assessed continuously as presentation or s/s can change.
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Progress will be assessed after every session with a client. I will listen to the client's thought processes and look at their behavior to see if it has changed.
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Progress should be assessed at the end of the intervention. For example, creating a pre and post test allows for us to see how effective the services were in meeting the need of the students.
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Progress will be assessed by evaluating if behaviours are increasing or staying the same or decreasing.
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I would ask the client to show me on a peice of paper, the paper representing their life, how big the issue or behaviour they might be struggling with is and how much it takws over their life, they can use form and colour, I would date it and come back to it 3 months later and ask them to do the same thing. Showing them both pictures and talking about the difference, if any.
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Questionnaire at the beginning, middle, and end of treatment.
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Progress will be assessed based on individuals goals and assessed each visit.
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Progress is assessed at regularly at each stage of counseling.
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Well, it's important to collaboratively develop treatment goals with the client that are small, measurable, and attainable by the client so that on a weekly basis I may measure the client's progress. For instance, let's say a client wants to work on improving his communication with his partner. Then I could measure our progress by the number of times he argues with his partner, how many times he was able to use "I" statements.
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Progress would be assessed during each session by inquiring client and observing client's symptoms.
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Setting goals at the beginning of the session. Follow up in proceeding sessions,
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Progress is something that I feel needs to be continually assessed to ensure the interventions are effective and that the client is moving through the stages of change. By continually assessing the client, I am able to change thereaputic styles, delivery, or interventions quickly rather than waiting.
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What are the interview questions for mental health clinical counselor.
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When you can observe the changes in the client and when the client states they have progressed.
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There will be a practice verbal language test halfway through PST, and a final one at the end. Your technical assessments will vary, based on your assignment area. You will receive constructive feedback from LCFs, trainers and PC staff. The assessment process is designed to help you increase your ability to assess your own performance, better accept your role in learning how to be competent here (it’s different…) and to provide you with customized technical assistance or coaching.
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Daily. We use an outcome measurement tool that will assess your progress daily.
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Progress will look different for every undividual. Progression is assessed initially to see what can improve on one's resume and or job hunting tactics thus far, and again progress is assessed when enoloyment is obtained, ensuring the job is a good fit for the individual, the employee Progress is assessed by their motivation and ability to work.
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Functional assessments. Every 90 days.
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On going through various instruments.
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Measurable goals verbalized by the client.
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Halfway through treatment by reviewing what has or has not changed since initial session.
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Progress is assessed several times; at the end of every session and after a month or so. At the end of every session to make sure they felt they accomplished something and every few months to see they are making big changes in their life.
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Progress is assessed several times; at the end of every session and after a month or so. At the end of every session to make sure they felt they accomplished something and every few months to see they are making big changes in their life.
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Progress will be assessed when an individual has reached a point where they are able to access supports and actively follow a regime most suitable for their needs.
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As behavior's change with positive replacement and encouragement then the beginning of recognition of inappropriate behavior is realized and changes can begin.
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Progress will be assessed based on the client's needs and type of treatment they are receiving.
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Progress will be assessed at each session based on homework.

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