The Aspects Of My Interview Style

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. Part one will discuss the aspects of my interview style. This will included how I felt about my performance and what I wished I have done differently. It also, will include the things that I believe I done my best when conducting the interviews with the client.
What skills do you notice in your interview style? The skills that I noticed during my interview style was that I was an active and attentive listener. I believe that I let the client discuss her situation, while doing so I emphasized that I understood how hard it could be being a single parent. I believe I could have been a little more reflective but my client spoke a lot and I did not want to interrupt her.
What did you notice about your verbal and non-verbal behavior?
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My client may have saw me as someone to go and vent to about her current situation in life. Since I allowed the client to speak about anything that was concerning her, she had the freedom to do so. One of the problems presented from the client was that she wanted to become a better parent. Therefore, I informed the client about parenting classes. She stated that her son was acting out and disciplining him seemed to be ineffective. I gave her the options of going another route on how to discipline the child. I explained that there were different methods to use while disciplining her child, one was time out or taking away one of his toys. After the client visited the parenting classes, she said the classes went into detail about different methods on how to discipline a child. She tried out this new methods, by taking away his game, and to her surprise, this discipline method was effective. Therefore, I believe my intervention was effective, because the client’s issue with her son acting out and her parenting skills, where addressed and she claimed she saw improvement.
What did you do well and what did you wish you had done differently? The thing I did well was listening to the clients needs and allowing the client to determine her own self-determination. The client came up with some goals to accomplish during the visits with the social worker and she accomplished those goals. The thing I wish I would have done differently, was more involvement with the
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