Ashford Week 4 Developmental Influences on Behavior Change Journal Entry

Week Four Journal[CLOs: 1, 4]

Prior to beginning work on this week’s journal, please read Chapter 5: Counselor Know Thyself in Meier and Davis (2018), as well as Chapter 4: Developmental Influences on Behavior Change: Children, Adolescents, Emerging Adults, and the Elderly and Chapter 5: Culture, Behavior, and Health in Hilliard, Riekert, Ockene, and Pbert (2018).

In a journal entry of 500-1000 words, evaluate moral, ethical, and cultural issues that you may encounter while working with the hypothetical client from the “Motivational Interviewing” discussion. Describe how the client’s level or readiness (i.e. Contemplation Stage) and psychosocial history might impact behavioral change. Support your response with information from Chapter 4 and 5 in Hilliard, Riekert, Ockene, and Pbert (2018).

Next, state the amount of progress you would find acceptable, and if you can be flexible, accepting, and gentle with the hypothetical client. Address any biases that you may have towards the hypothetical client, and explain how you would work to overcome these issues. Include one suggestion from Chapter 5 in Meier and Davis (2018).

Include at least one scholarly source from the university library to support your response. All sources must be formatted in proper APA style. If you are unsure how to create an APA style title and reference page, please visit the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)

Next, list at least one Follow-up question and statement you would make after hearing Jake’s responses.

Guided Response: Respond to two peers who selected at least two different questions than you and evaluate your classmate’s rationale, follow-up questions, and additional statements to the client. What follow-up questions or statements would make after hearing Jake’s response.