LPC interview and advising worryWatch
I’ve recently taken my interview assessment for the LPC and I’m really worried, I was competent in my mock and was really happy how that went. But the real interview just felt like a car crash... greeting and preliminaries were fine but my nerves got the better of me whilst asking questions... my mind went blank and I froze! I managed to ask a few questions and then he almost prodded me onto advice! But I knew I had to summarise first so I quickly summarised and went into advise (which was definitely not the best but I think it was ok) my main concern is the fact that my questions were spread out in between LONG pauses I obviously couldn’t think of anything to ask. I closed well and discussed next steps (although there wasn’t much to do!) and that was it. Has anyone else had this happen? I was shaking and I feel like I completely broke rapport in the middle.. hoping someone can calm me down because I’m really worried I’ve failed! I know keeping rapport is really important and I feel like my nerves almost certainly lowered the tone!!!
You appear to have done ok at the beginning and at the end, bit succumbed to nerves in the middle where you need to get the information and do some of your client handling skills.
I cant say either way, but the examiners are experienced and they may take into account either your nerves . If it doesnt turn out ok then just resit. Not as though you have any choice. If there are any other similar assessment parts then do practice as that reduces nerves. GL.
I have the exact same concerns!