Human Service Professionals come from different disciplines including social work, counseling, marriage and family, and psychology. No one field has been shown to be more effective than another when it comes to counseling. However, studies show that some Human Service Professionals are more effective than others. One of the most important skills of all Human Service Professionals is building rapport to discuss personal and sensitive topics.
Choose someone you are comfortable with and interview them on a controversial topic in which you may have differing viewpoints.
Write a 1-2 page synopsis on the mock interview including the topic, their viewpoints, how you got them to discuss the sensitive topic, and strategies you believe make an “effective” Human Service Professional.