Exploration-Education Phase: After the each other’s introduction and objective explanation, both Junizing and Steven started talking about the assessment forms, comparison with various plans and benefits. The problems were identified, self-motivational statements were recorded, changes if needed in the plan by client were discussed, the motivation for change in healthy lifestyle routine were discussed, the entire plan and experience was changed as per the need of the client. This phase was kept highly smooth so that the client had no issue at all. During entire conversation and discussion eye contact was made with client so client feel more strength and so will be able to ask or discuss if appears in the assessment phase. Closing Phase – After all the explanation about the program and details by the client, the focus was on to review all the process with effective manner. All questions by the client were answered and strengths & issues of the program were evaluated in line to the need of the client. In entire conversation, the respect was offered to both side so all discussion and communications were professional and nice.
The goals and objectives were restated with next meeting time schedule planning. All three shake hands together with appreciation smile on face and left the place with all details. The closing phase was really nice as all clients and the interviewer and observer were happy and there was great smile on their face. Learning from this experience: The entire phase was to assess the client’s need in accordance to the clinical nutrition strategy. There were few phases so that the interview cum assessment can be done effectively. The overall experience was fantastic as this was my first time that I had interviewed someone in so many details. From the time of preparation to the discussion with client to the final response, the entire time was spent with lots of interaction and learning. I do feel that the assessment was really to the point but the assessment was really big. This assessment cannot be done in hurry as needs lots of patience and understanding.