This class was tough.
This course provided detailed and real life case examples of how to do proper diagnosis assessments and treatment plans. The information in this class challenged you on how to work with resistant clients and clients from culturally diverse backgrounds. It provides you with the information on how to write assessments, treatment plans and progress notes accurately.
Being an online course, the highlights were being able to interact with students from all over the country. We all were able to provide insightful views which in turn helped us to broaden our own view points of subjective topics in this course. In this course I learned that despite all the assessments, treatment plans and progress notes, the client is first and foremost and deserves the attention and empathy. That as counselors we have to learn to manage our time appropriately and not let the "paperwork" get in the way of the needs of the client.
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Advice for students:
The best advice I would give another student considering taking this class is to interact with the other students and the professor as much as possible. Utilize the online tools. It is very easy to isolate yourself being an online student. By doing that you are doing yourself an injustice. The other students and your professor are your best and most valuable tools.