Throughout the essay I will draw on my own personal experiences of the friendships that I have been exposed to in my lifetime. I will also draw on my experiences of finding a counsellor and embarking on two separate series of counselling, one as part of a couple in a troubled relationship the other, several years later, as part of my desire to change my approach to relationships after experiencing a repetitive negative experience with men. For the purpose of this essay I have chosen to follow Aristotle (Nicomachean Ethics, Book VIII) in distinguishing three kinds of friendship: friendships of pleasure, of utility, and of virtue. Utility, meaning to do something together to share some common work or task, this could be a work or professional based friendship where you work together to achieve a common goal. Pleasure being that you share the same hobby or interest whether this is gardening or a sporting activity, similarly to the utility friendship this is centered on something external to the friendship.
through life’s test and trials our love went from less intimate to more intimate | Theory explains how people hold expectations about the nonverbal behaviors of others. Violations of these expectations may trigger a change in the perception of exchange either positively or negatively, depending on the relationship. | Expectancy Violations Theory | Judee K.Burgoon | This theory helps to understand nonverbal communication. And it also speaks of predictions about certain nonverbal behaviors | I worked with my former supervisor for many years and I learned to know her non verbal communication. It’s because I made it a point to know and it helped our relationship grow in may positive ways | Theory explains the process that people use to manage the relationship between concealing and revealing private information.
Cover letter Professor Hickman, My letter is in response to the writing assignment on the core reading. I chose Mike Rose’s “I Just Wanna be Average”. I am hopeful my writing will provide you with a summary and response as directed in writing project 1. My peer review by one classmate was quite helpful. In her review she stated which sentences, and where to find them, that needed the most help.
It raised the client’s awareness about the inconsistence between her words and behaviors and encouraged her to think about her level of satisfaction in the relationship; on the other hand, it helped the worker to explore deeply her feelings about the relationship. As a matter of fact, studies indicate that challenges can lead to clients’ resistance and are infrequently used in the counseling sessions (e.g. Olson & Clariborn, 1990; Barkham & Shapiro, 1986). However, other studies show that challenges, if presented appropriately, can be helpful to therapeutic relationship (Cloud & Townsand, 2003; Hill, 2004; Culley & Bond, 2004). Here the essay aims to discuss why using challenges in an appropriate manner can be helpful to therapeutic relationship and facilitate the case progress.
People will often ask what makes a good or long lasting relationship. In truth there is no one answer, what works for some will not work for others, it’s about finding the balance that suits the both people. At the beginning of a new relationship, the excitement of being in that relationship helps us to not see the things the other person does which may cause annoyance. At this stage in the relationship both parties find themselves faced with everyday realities which means they have to work at the relationship to find and maintain a balance. When couples are faced with life changing events or illnesses the balance changes quickly and they will find themselves in the difficult position of facing their own feelings and fears while trying to support each other.
My practice partner\client was issued a client\interviewee consent form. Within the session I was asked to demonstrate the following, establish and maintain report with my client, allow my client to speak freely and tell his story by listening and using appropriate questions when nessasery. Respond in a respectful manner towards my client, provide the correct judgment on when and how to explore options, display appropriate body language to show that I have both non-verbal and verbal skills as a counsellor, show ability to apply open and closed question when needed in conjunction with other skills appropriate to my client’s situation. This essay will provide a brief summary of the session and give an accurate reflection based on how well the above skills were applied by myself and the impact they had on my client. By presenting verbitamin examples of skills used as evidence I will discuss the effects of the skills in question and discuss how well they may or may not have been executed.
I aim to define the role of my chosen individual (MHW), examine the communication styles I used and the reasons for using this style of communication. I will also explore alternative styles of communication that could possibly achieve a different outcome. I will examine how I felt in this situation and whether I could empathise with those feelings and the behaviour type demonstrated. I will explore the theory behind communication behaviour (verbal and non verbal) and how the mental health workers behaviour impacted on the whole scenario. I shall look back on what I have learnt from the role-play in terms of communication styles, and how self-awareness and being conscious of how my actions could impact in similar situations, can impact upon effective communication and building inclusive relationships.
Discuss research into the maintenance of relationships (8+16marks) Start with a summary sentence: Research into the maintenance of relationships has potentially massive applications to everyday life: If psychology can offer suggestions as to how couples can happily stay in a relationship then ideally the world could be a happier place. Both Social Exchange Theory and the Equity theory which espoused from it attempt to explain the maintenance of relationships. However methodological, cultural issues and theoretical flaws mean that applying research findings into useful settings is somewhat compromised. One theory of relationship maintenance is Social Exchange Theory (SET) Thibault & Kelly (1959) This suggests that relationships are maintained when an individual can maximise the benefits and minimise costs within a relationship. This is regarded as an economic model as it theoretically gives numerical values to emotions and feelings.
Words 2504 Date 24th February 2011 Signature In this essay I intend to explore the core conditions of Person Cantered Counselling and I will attempt to give my view on how those core conditions can help to promote therapeutic change in clients. I will look at the conditions of, Empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard as individual topics as well as a joint concept and I will attempt to explain the necessity of all three core conditions and how they can assist a client to implement self change. I am at the beginning of becoming a counsellor and as such I have not yet taken a placement which means my experience is restricted to working with my own student peer group, course tutors and various books that I have read. Rogers (1957) outlined six conditions that he believed would enable clients to achieve therapeutic change, he stated: “For constructive personality change to occur, it is necessary that these conditions exist and continue over a period of time: 1. Two persons are in psychological contact.
Confidentiality and Forgiveness Abstract Interpersonal relationships are two people who are fulfilling each other's needs. These needs are interwoven with confidentiality and can affect each other's opinions and attitudes. This article will propose a study of what happens when confidentiality is broken and if forgiveness is a possibility which mends the relationship. Two different types of dating groups (Christian and non-Christian) will be the focus of the proposed research study. The purpose is too pragmatically assessing the relationships when confidentiality is broken and is there an endeavoring to forgive.