As we have discussed, interviewing skills can be used in a wide variety of settings. Let us now turn our focus to how those skills may be applied. Think of a career you are interested in pursuing after you complete your degree. If you are not certain about what type of career you may pursue, think about a career you would like to learn more about such as marriage and family therapist, school counselor, or human resource manager. You can also visit: http://www.bls.gov/oco/, where you can view the Occupational Handbook in order to get information about different career choices.
With your career choice in mind, think of a social service agency, healthcare agency, business, educational institution, or government agency that you would potentially be employed at that could make use of a counseling /clinical interview. In a 2-3 page paper, describe the organization you selected and then discuss the value and advantages of an intake interview for the organization. What situation would it be used in? Why would an intake or counseling interview be a good choice for this organization? What ethical issues may arise in this specific situation and how could they be addressed? Be sure to use APA formatting, and address each topic listed above and, as appropriate, cite the online course, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.