I was able to talk to my client without being visibly nervous. I am proud to say I handled my client’s problems as they came up without fear that I may say the wrong thing. In the first video, I found myself repeating things, for what reason I do not know. I can say my nonverbal skills need improving. One specific aspect of the interview was my hand gestures and motions.
I believe I was able partly to improve basic interviewing skills by summarizing a lot; however, I should still work on making paraphrasing more natural skill during conversation. Talking about my confidence during second interview – I felt better than the first time, because my role as a therapist was clearer to me - I knew what kind of questions I need to ask and what is my role in this conversation. However, I am still struggling to make a deeper contact and actual emotional bond with a client and it remains my main goal for future interviews, but I do not feel hopeless about it anymore as I felt about it immediately after interview. Now I believe that successful interview depends mostly not on the comforting phrases that feel fake or other basic interviewing skills (of course it is also important and helps a lot, but I think it is not the most important aspect in creating a bonding with other person) but on actual therapist interest to the client and feelings of understanding and acceptance. You can always learn to use some phrases or speak in certain way, but you will not learn to actually care about other people.
This helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to enhance my communication skills and confidence. The following answers reflects the summary of my reviews of the mock interview: • After you reviewed all of your answers, what did you notice about your interview skills?
I have also been warned on my use of close-ended questions. My professors have advised me to write down or go over my interview and spot them if they are there. They have also advised me to practice asking open-ended questions aloud. I have noticed an improvement in both areas due to their feedback. I have also been given advice on whether or not to comment on my own personal life.
Portfolio of Evidence Failing my Portfolio of Evidence has given me the opportunity to reflect on my strengths and weaknesses, recognising the mistakes I made. Such as being to descriptive instead of reflecting on what I have learnt in my essays. With this understanding I am able to redress my approaches such reflecting on my learning outcomes and formatting my arguments into a critical analysis. Through my feedback from my tutor it was noted that this was one of the reasons why I failed the model. One of the methods I now incorporate before submitting my essays is proof-reading.
I also used a gentle tone when interviewing to come across as unthreatening and welcoming to the client. I also used head nods, and hand movements as a way to show that I was engaged with what the client has to say. Open Questions- I was good at coming up with open questions to ask. I never found myself stuck with nothing to ask, or say, after my clients was finished telling part of her story. I asked the right open questions that encouraged the client to tell a bit more of the story, which was effective, because after every open question, it allowed me to learn a bit more about my client, and her story.
Communication is an efficient tool, especially in the health care administration program. I learned important communication methods. The healthcare Administration master program is itself an assertion of different communication strategies. Courses such as Health care management organization design and strategic management of health care organization have shaped my communication in clear, detail, and a precise way. Now, I am communicating more efficiently with hospitals internal and extern environments.
Conclusion I have covered some of my personal strengths and weaknesses. I found it informative and helpful to write down some of these issues. I believe when I have an assignment like this it forces me to think about ways I can improve my life. I realize I will always have weaknesses in my life. But I also realize I will always have room for improvement.
Following my essential question proposal presentation, I had an interview with Mr. Cormier, we discussed what was good about my poster board and also what things I needed to improve on. Leaving this discussion, he gave me a rubric with my mark and additional side notes. When creating my website, I took into consideration what feedback he gave me. Mr. Cormier told me during our interview, “that i should include multiple double-entry journals because they can show my note-taking ability”, without hesitation I took his advice and completed the double-entry journals and put them on my website. For these reasons I believe that I deserved an AP+/SP mark for this
Carolina, on the other hand, adapted from typically holding back commentary (in module 1), to communicated more quickly with the team, additionally, she was much more candid but respectful in her delivery, albeit, not directly or in person; she issued her thoughts mostly via email. Lusine a... ... middle of paper ... ... regard to my own strengths and opportunities for future growth. Looking ahead, when I am working again and have supervisory and team exposure, I plan to discuss my learnings with the organization’s leadership so that I can create team development opportunities if they are not available. These will be an opportunity for colleagues to learn about their values, capabilities, and provide them an additional avenue for self-realization and growth within their professional environment. I would also ensure that we could provide opportunities where employees could evaluate their traits with tests as the SDI Strength Deployment Inventory, the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, and perhaps the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator Test to aid individuals and their teams to further understand one another and improve communication, collaboration and team effectiveness.