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Week 5 Discussion Response to Classmates

Week 5 Discussion Response to Classmates. Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2012) and/or American Psychological Association (2010). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. I have also attached my discussion rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please respond to all 3 of my classmates separately with separate references for each response. You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation like peer-reviewed, professional scholarly journals. I need this completed by 06/28/19 at 6pm.


Responses to peers. Note that this is measured by both the quantity and quality of your posts. Does your post contribute to continuing the discussion? Are your ideas supported with citations from the learning resources and other scholarly sources? Note that citations are expected for both your main post and your response posts. Note also, that, although it is often helpful and important to provide one or two sentence responses thanking somebody or supporting them or commiserating with them, those types of responses do not always further the discussion as much as they check in with the author. Such responses are appropriate and encouraged; however, they should be considered supplemental to more substantive responses, not sufficient by themselves.

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Read a your colleagues’ postings. Respond to your colleagues’ postings.

Respond in one or more of the following ways:

· Ask a probing question.

· Share an insight gained from having read your colleague’s posting.

· Offer and support an opinion.

· Validate an idea with your own experience.

· Make a suggestion.

· Expand on your colleague’s posting.

1. Classmate (T. Rat)

In the live chat with Dr. Capuzzi this week, the takeaway points for me were:


For professional counselors technological changes means there may not be a need to relocate. Teleconferencing is now available and this provides an ability to reach clients in remote areas or clients can set up an appointment through your online private practices. In addition to easier access to clients, by accessing the Internet, counselors have a plethora of resources, research, updated code of ethics and continuing education. 

Technology obviously provides many amenities for clients, as well. With mental health awareness has come easier opportunities for clients to reach out for help. There have been 24/7 crises lines have been around for quite some time for persons feeling depressed or have other mental health needs and need to talk to someone. Now there is a 24/7 text connecting option in the United States. If overwhelmed, suffering anxiety, depression, all a person needs to do is text 741741 and someone will text back immediately. Texts will continue or can change to a telephone call if requested, and the person will ‘stay with’ the person until s/he feels they are going to be okay or referred.

Rapport Building:

Dr. Capuzzi talked about the necessity of getting to know the total person and not be swayed by preset ideals, bias, or other based on culture, looks, etc. Digging into from a holistic mindset, considering all areas of the person’s world to better understand them and for the client to understand him/herself and come to the best options.


There were questions about the best career assessment instruments to be used for different populations. Dr. Capuzzi surprised me when he said he doesn’t put a lot of weight on assessments. He explained that he liked to discuss with clients what the assessment was all about, what it was described to reveal and how it was to aide in his/her career search. He then asks the client what they think the assessment will report and afterward review with client any differences. I think this is a great idea because it will provide the client with a baseline of what they think they know about one self.


Capuzzi, D., PhD, NCC, LPC. (2019, June 23). Retrieved from 

2. Classmate (Y. Tho)

Meaningful Topic


Dr. Capuzzi  talked about addressing the whole person being important. This reminds me of the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) which focuses on mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation. These are all areas that should be focused on when treating the person as a whole. This is important to me because the clients are more than just a mental illness they are a person that needs to be well in all areas, mentally and physically.


Incorporate into practice

I would use (DBT) to teach people how to live in the moment, cope with stress, regulate emotions and improve relations with others. This therapy was originally designed for people with borderline personality disorder, but has evolved to assist with self-harm, eating disorders, substance abuse and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).


Three take away points 

Working towards your career and gaining experience to put a visual on the field is important. The amount of classes that are required since Dr. Capuzzi was in college has changed and there was no licensure for counselors. The profession has evolved since he began his career. You could get a job with a Bachelors Degree at different locations but now a Masters if required. There was no such thing as a clinical mental health counselor.



 Laureate Education, Inc.(2019). Online career expert session playback (Recording). Retrievedfrom

3. Classmate (G. Mac)

Regardless of the clients age as counselors it is important to for us to be competent in the career counseling aspect of life. The topic of careers can impact individuals and families in different ways and arise in a unexpected time in a session (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012).

Meaningful Topic

Dr. Capuzzi discussed the topic of being in school and financial trying to survive and the hardship people go through when going back to school and having to pay off the student loan debt (Laureate Education, 2019). This is a topic that I know people in my environment have decided just to stick with their current career instead of going back to school. They have mentioned to me that they done want the debt or the stress that comes along with the debt, so they would rather be in a career they are not happy in. I recently had a client that just graduated from high school and this as well was a concern for him, his parents could afford for him to attend college, so his fear was not being able to pay for it on his own. He was also unsure of what he wanted to do with his life career wise. This will assist me in the future to understand what theories might be good to work with, in cases like my client an adolescent fresh out of high school showing fear and anxiety for the cost of school and what he wants to do with his life.

Take Away Points

           The importance of this course was one point that I feel was something to take away from.  Going into the semester, I thought I would lose interest in this topic. However, I am learning a lot of techniques which I can apply with my clients currently. This is where it is important to be informed on this topic as you never know when this topic will come up in a session. Career isn’t just about a person looking for a job it has other stressor that may impact an individual or family system (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012). A second take away point of Career Expert Session was the use of technology, technology is something that keeps growing and evolving. Currently, we use technology and the Internet for almost everything. Technology advances is a tool used to help an individual search for a job, network to search for a job, create documents needed to apply for a job and assist in an individual furthering their education (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012). Dr. Capuzzi discussed the difference in requirements for aspiring counselors from the time he was in school. Dr. Capuzzi mentioned how the course requirement were less when he was school compared to now. This has led aspiring counselors currently to have to give not only more time to education but money to pay for the required courses that have been known to cause stress once the counselor finishes school they have a student loan debt to pay off (Laureate Education, 2019).   

Capuzzi, D. & Stauffer, M. (2012). Career counseling: foundations, perspectives, and applications. New York: Routledge.

Laureate Education, Inc. (2019). Online career expert session playback (Recording). Retrieved from

Required Resources

· Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2012). Career counseling: Foundations, Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2012). Career counseling: Foundations, perspectives, and applications. (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

o Chapter 7 “Using Information and Technology” pp. 197-198 and 207-222”

· The Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education


· National Career Development Association. (2015). Internet sites for career planning. Retrieved from

National Counselor Exam Preparation

Becoming a National Certified Counselor (NCC) is an important step for students in graduate counseling programs. It is the premier counseling certification in the field of counseling. According to the National Board of Certified Counselors, “Becoming a board-certified counselor demonstrates to your colleagues and the public that you have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling.” The study materials below address some of the core content for you to review in preparation for the National Counselor Exam. It is important to integrate many resources into your study plan; we hope that these materials will supplement your study preparation.

Laureate Education (Executive Producer). (2019). Career Counseling NCE Module [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 66 minutes with Dr. Elizabeth Ventura

Accessible player  –Downloads– Download Video w/CC Download Audio Download Transcript 

· Document: Career Counseling: NCE Module (PowerPoint)

Week 5 Discussion Response to Classmates