Multicultural Counseling I. Professional counseling is a process during which the counselor and client develop an effective relationship, one that enables the client to work through difficulties. Being in the counseling field I think my working style of counseling is collaborative. I would like to empower clients to explore their inner wisdom, strengths and passions. It is my desire to support clients' efforts to gain insight and identify solutions for their areas of concern and believe that most of the answers lie within.
This is a personal assumption based off of previous experiences that I have been through. My professional assumption is that sexual predators have issues that they need help treating and coping with. There are a set of common traits for child molesters. They have a history of abuse in their childhood, an inability to empathize, bad coping skills, inefficient self-management skills, previous sexual offenses that have been undetected, pro-offending attitudes and social,
Comparing Theories and Counseling Models: Affective and Adlerian Systems University of Phoenix Personality and Counseling Models CCMH/506 John Green, JR. March 20, 2014 Comparing Theories and Counseling Models: Affective and Adlerian Systems How do therapists using each of these perspectives view the client and client’s problem? When using the Gesalt therapy he focused on four characteristics of dialogue such as inclusion, presence, commitment to dialogue, and how dialogue is lived (Simkin, 1981). Gestalt described his first phase as inclusion, in which gaining trust from the patient, being a part of the experience without judging and providing a safe environment which allows the client have self-awareness. The second phase presence, which is based on observations, feelings, experiences, and thoughts. In this phased the therapist shares and models, which allows the client to trust and encourages the client to self-regulate themselves.
The interaction between a counsellor and client and the way in which the counsellor reacts, responds and builds a relationship with their client is termed “therapeutic alliance”. Greenson (1967) describes therapeutic alliance as a “rational relationship between patient and analyst” (p. 46), and argues that this positive collaboration between therapist and patient is crucial for effective treatment. Further to this concept, Bordin (1979) outlines three major components: “(a) agreement on goals for treatment, (b) agreement on tasks to achieve those goals, and (c) the emotional bond of trust and attachment that develops between therapist and patient” (Bordin 1979 as cited from Diener & Argosy 2011, p. 238). There are various approaches to therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, and Person Centred Therapy, to name a few. This essay concentrates on Carl Rogers’ person centred approach suggesting that therapeutic conditions such as congruence, unconditional positive regard and empathy are key to successful personal counselling and growth.
Although one ethical limitation of a counselor is that they are not able to prescribe medication, the counselor still plays a major role in the clients overall treatment, to include medication. The role of the counselor is to offer recommendations to the physician for medication use, constant consultation and screening of the client for the need for medication, monitoring and evaluation of effects of medication, education to clients and family members, and advocating for the client to the physician. It is also a counselor’s responsibility to inform the client of available treatment methods (King & Anderson, 2004). For example, if I am seeing a client for depression I would be legally responsible for informing the client about antidepressant medication used to treat depression in addition to possible counseling treatments to ensure the clients right to effective treatment. Because counselors are responsible for assisting physicians in ensuring the best possible care for the client, it is important that I familiarize myself with psychotropic medication.
Hypnosis can be a very powerful and effective tool, when used correctly, it is essential that a therapist uses the most personalized and precise script for the right person. Old style hypnotists had a very different style, they were very authoritative and often commanded their clients into a trance. They didn’t have particularly good relationships with clients. Clients were pretty much instructed to do as they were told. People today for whatever reason, consider hypnosis for a variety of problems - weight loss ,confidence issues, addiction treatment etc... and will not accept this type of behavior from a therapist - they need and expect to be treated with respect.
Second, homosexual people are some of the socialist individuals I know. I mean that in a good way. Children raised by a homosexual couple are already experiencing what it feels like to be different and how to overcome negativity at an entirely different kind of level. Homosexual couples should be allowed to adopt as long as they meet the requirements when it comes to caring the children. If I was taking from my parents, shuffled from place to place, can't make friends because I'm never in one place too long, feeling lonely, and just plain tired; being adopted by homosexual couple wouldn't sound too
They also mention that if having homosexual parents as the role models it may also result in homosexuality in the child. Role models are very important in raising children, this is who they look up to and I feel if their parents were gay, society would also have something against them from the start. Gays already have a tough time in society already, not many people accept them, and it would make it more difficult for the child being raised by them. In order to raise a child the child needs a stable environment. Straight parents would be able to provide for their child unlike gay parents.
“From the past of Clinical Mental Health” “From the past of Clinical Mental Health” In the next pages the reader is going learn about the history of clinical mental health counseling as to how the past has changed the present with philosophical foundations, educational standards, licensing, and credentialing with the communities. The reader will have a greater understanding of the past to the present with how society and counselors raised the bar for care givers of mental health. One may think that we have not come far in the last 100 years in counseling but that is far from the truth. The hope that the writer can made it clear that so after reading this paper the reader has a greater knowledge of the past to the present of counseling.
If attending and listening are the skills that enable helpers to get in touch with the world of the client, empathy is the skill that enables them to communicate their understanding of that world to the client. The Basic Formula Basic empathic understanding can be expressed in the following stylized formula: You feel … (here name the correct emotion expressed by the client) Because … (here indicate the correct experiences, thoughts, and behaviours that give rise to the feelings). The formula “You feel … because … ” is a beginner tool to get used to the concept of responding with accurate empathy. It focuses on the key points of clients’ stories, points of view, intentions, proposals, and decisions together with the feelings, emotions, and moods associated with them. Respond Accurately To Client’s Feelings, Emotions, And Moods Helpers need to respond to clients’ emotions in such a way to move the helping process forward.