week 7


Action Planning and   Overcoming Barriers (Obj. 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5) 

If counseling is all talk and no action it is not effective   counseling. The problem is that clients encounter many barriers in carrying   out actions they identify in the counseling process. 

Write a 750-1,000-word paper discussing action planning and   overcoming barriers for client treatment. Please use headings and include the   following in your paper:

1. Discuss the principles for effectively implementing an action   plan.

2. Describe at least five barriers that might interfere with   client implementation of the action plans that are created. Include a case   example of each barrier.

3. Outline a counselor intervention that would help to overcome   each barrier.

4. A list of your local community resources for different types   of needs.

5. Outline an aftercare plan that utilized local community   resources.

Include at least three scholarly references in your paper within the last 5 years.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in   the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is   not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior   to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for   successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please   refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This assignment meets the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.5.g. Essential interviewing, counseling, and case   conceptualization skills.

2.F.5.i. Development of measurable outcomes for clients.

2.F.5.k. Strategies to promote client understanding of and   access to a variety of community-based resources.