Therapy Critique

place a 1, 0, or NA before each evaluative item. 1 indicates the behavior or skill is evident; 0 indicates that it is not evident; NA indicates the behavior or skill was not applicable or you are not able to evaluate the item.

Rating Evaluative Item
Both the client and therapist can be seen and/or heard in the video.
The therapist sounded genuinely interested and concerned in the client’s issues/concerns/problems.
The therapist appeared to be able to establish rapport effectively with the client.
The therapist appeared to be relatively relaxed and natural as the therapy session progressed.
The client appeared to be relatively relaxed with the therapist as the session progressed.
The therapist appeared to maintain a composed, steady, demeanor during the session.
The client appeared comfortable to express thoughts and feelings with the therapist.
The therapist effectively used the theoretical model.
The therapist was effective in addressing the client’s issues and concerns.
Appropriate attending behavior (eye contact, forward body position, etc.) were demonstrated by the therapist.
The therapist worked with the client on the specific issue addressed in the session.
It appeared that the therapist was able to conduct a session that was intent on benefiting the client.
The therapist demonstrated the principles of the applicable theory of therapy.
Part B: Evaluation
1. Session Notes (Any behavioral observations?)
2. Communication skills (What skills were predominantly used in this session? Were these appropriate to the timing and issues being discussed?)
3. Reaction to session (Your thoughts and feelings about what happened in the session, what was helpful [or not helpful] in the session, and why.)
4. What the therapist could have done differently and why (What are some different counseling skills, responses, and interventions that you might have used instead and why?)
5. Progression (Did the session progress as you anticipated it would, if not why not?)
6. Application (Did the video utilize any principles applicable to a specific type psychotherapy, if so what principles where applied and how were these principles applied within the session?)
7. Applicability (How might this psychotherapy approach relate to your future work as a PMHNP? In other words, how [cite examples] will you might able to use and apply the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of this psychotherapy session to your own practice?)
8. Evaluation (Summarize your experience of the therapy session observed. What was your greatest learning from this video?)