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.
These theories assist counselors in communicating plans coherently of treatment goals for clients. A counselor may have many thoughts, ideas, or feelings about why clients seek therapy and how clients can learn to change. However, having a model or models as a guide can lead to success with treatment ideas for clients. More important, models are scientifically researched and have sets of values about why clients come to therapy and how clients can change. The educational path this writer explores requires studying helping skills and an in-depth look in to different models and goal of models.
ADVANCED COUNSELLING SKILLS 1.Understand the process of a series of counselling sessions. 1.1Identify the stages of a series of counselling sessions. The counselling relationship should have a clear start middle and an end, the beginning is when the relationship starts and trust is built forming a working alliance for the client to start sharing their anxieties and concerns that have bought them to the counselling room, the middle is when the counsellor explores with the client the feelings, beliefs and patterns that have been noticed by the counsellor, then looking for a way forward that the client feels is achievable for them, also to identify any areas that are causing problems might allow the relationship to move forward , including
It is important to engage in the client’s world so they are able to express their feelings. This will then lead for exploration, to be able to accept previously denied aspects of self-involving checking with the client which should be natural and free flowing. Respecting the individuality for the client (Mearns and Thorne, 2007). Rogers considered empathy as a ''state of being'', however Truax and Carkhuff defined empathy as a communication skill. A number of difficulties arose within the concept of empathy.
This information will aid the hypnotherapist in building a rapport with the patient; also allow a connection trust to be formed. Of course the information acquired on the patient is the key to the initial assessment and to establish if the therapist is necessary but inevitably it comes down to the therapist and their manner. The reason why an ethical therapist would offer a free initial consultation is because it would show the commitment to the client through devoting their time to them, to talk, get to know them and make them feel comfortable. A hypnotherapist can find out why the client has come to see them, what their problems are and whether or not hypnotherapy is right for them, and whether they have had hypnotherapy before if not then the therapist can explain to the client what hypnotherapy is and how it can help them, they also will need to find out whether they are on medication or not, and to see if they will need their gp’s permission before giving hypnotherapy. The first consultation can be free and last up to 30 minutes.
CBT is collaborative and it is necessary to have a constructive and trusting relationship between the therapist and client. As most behavioural responses are learned, the therapist has an active role to help the client get rid of these reactions and learn new and productive forms. CBT is based on the theory that a client’s thoughts determine their emotions and behaviour. This is a benefit as it allows them to
Mdjor tlmct[ol1 Clients need to know that the interviewer has heard what they have been saying, seen their point of view, and felt their world as they experience it. Encouragers and restatements, paraphrases, and summarizations are basic to helping a client feel understood. Once clients' stories have been truly heard, the clients can be much more open to and ready for change. Knowledge and skill in these dimensions result in the following: Clarifying for the client what he or she has said. Clarifying for the interviewer what the client has said.
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.
In the event a therapist is faced with an ethical dilemma he or she may follow the steps of the ethical decision making process. The ethical decision making process provides guidance to therapists assisting each therapist to respond to ethical dilemmas. As Pope and Vasquez state, the steps may help therapists to identify important aspects of a situation, consider positive and negative consequences of the ways in which therapists may respond, and discover better approaches. Therapists’ decisions and actions have an effect on the welfare, dignity, and independence of the client. One of the most common dual relationships in therapist psychology refers to an intimate relationship between therapist and client.
More importantly, the organization should provide training sessions to employees to enhance their comprehension of the ethical code and values within the entity. Reflection of the ethical code is represented by communication from executives and managers and by interaction with employees, patient/family members and other healthcare professionals. Do we just post it on the door? How does an organization reflect ethical standards? Not only do you post the code of ethics on the door but also it is represented by actions and words.