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Question Objective 4: Explore the core foundations of communicating with a client. The goal of this activity is to demonstrate the main facets of effective communication. Counseling others should always have the goal to help them no matter what challenges they are facing and coming in for. However, to truly help, one must be effective at interviewing. Within any interview you will find there are key characteristics that are necessary for effective communication. We must not only hear our clients, but be able to truly listen and notice any and all unspoken forms of communication. We must also relate, in our own voices and non-verbal communication, that we are truly there for them and listening, hearing, and caring about what they have to say. Read Chapter 9 in your textbook by Mandell & Schram. Write a one journal reflecting upon your own strengths/skills in effective communication. To achieve maximum points for content and analysis, the following elements need to be thoroughly addressed: After reviewing the key characteristics of an inerview, what strengths and/or skills do you have that make you a good communicator? What skills and/or abilities would you need to work on most? After reviewing the core values of the interviewer, which two do you most relate to and how will they help you be more effective when communicating with future clients? All written assignments should be formatted using APA. For the current OCU APA Template, click the