# Assignment 3 Summary

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I selected the Pearson Video #3 which is a one on one counseling session between an older Caucasian male counselor, and an African American adolescent male, Greg discussing getting a “B’ in Algebra and doing homework. I at once noticed the counselor using Solution focused therapy with the miracle question and I knew that was the video I wanted to write about. The adolescent’s mother would like the boy to raise his grade from a “C’ in Algebra The first skill I noticed the counselor using is clarification. He asks Greg “How much work is he going to do for the final?” Greg replies, “At least seventy-five percent”. The counselor confirms by clarifying if seventy-five percent is a C? Per Gladding (2016) clarifying is described as understanding the clients statement and concentrating on what the client is saying. In the video, the mother wants Greg to raise his grade from a C to a B, so by clarifying that Greg was only going to focus on seventy-five percent of the information, it reminded him that seventy-five is still a C and not a B. …show more content…

Greg stated all he need to do is to make a good grade on the final to get a B. The counselor then uses a baseball analogy to compare it to Algebra, suggesting that the teacher might throw a curve ball on that final. Per Gladding (2016) confronting is an act of challenge for the client to understand the error between their words and actions. In the video, the counselor made a point to question the Greg’s plan of only putting forth seventy-five percent of work. The counselor asks if thirty minutes spent on homework would get Greg a B? Greg stated that it would. This opens Greg’s eyes that thirty minutes would be better than the twenty minutes he has been spending doing the homework. Per Strong & Zeman (2010) confronting are like invitations to the clients to look at an issue from a different