The main purpose of stage one is to build a non-threatening counselling relationship, help the client explore their situation and then be able to focus on chose issues. At this point the helper/listener helps the client to identify problems and then assess their own resources. At this stage most people are reluctant to change and may resist. Through positive exploration of new perspectives and constructive challenges to rooted negativity the client is able to move to the next stage. Some of the stage one exploring skills include; Open ended questioning, silences, focusing, empathy, paraphrasing, structuring and summarising.
You MUST always gain consent. Aiv) Care workers must always gain consent from the clients when providing care because it is the law – Human Rights Act, care workers should always respect the clients wishes. Av) There are different ways care workers could gain consent from the client, you could ask them, if they are unable to tell you they could write it down if the can do this, there facial expressions could help you especially if you know your client, and also they might use sign language. Avi) If the client is unable to give consent, care workers should check the care plan first, because it could be that the client is unwell or maybe have a UTI (Urinary Tract
2.1 Explain how finding out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual contributes to their care plan The care plan is about the individual and their preferences, needs and wishes It should give information to others. Talking to the client about their past will enable the care plan to be completed accurately and reflect the individual and their preferences, needs and wishes, the more you know about the client the better the care plan can be adapted to that client. 2.2 Describe ways to put person-centred values into practice in a complex or sensitive situation Distressing, traumatic and frightening times are likely to have serious
Observation is the key to unraveling the depths of the patients personality and specifying the correct modality. Small but important methods such as the flamboyancy of the patients dress code, body language, speech pattern and style of speech can be noticed within a few minuets of meeting them. These physical attributes are very telling of the person and can be used when making a quick assessment and deciding on the preferred approach to therapy. Appearances are one useful method however this can be coupled with a more detailed assessment of the individuals personality traits. A skilled therapist can asses the patient quickly with the initial meeting however the more incite you have to a patients personality the stronger the therapy will be as the approach will be reinforced with more personal touches.
It can be used to express the person’s needs and helps to develop trust and establish good relationships between care givers, clients and their families. Communication is also needed for negotiation and to prevent and resolve any conflict and/or misunderstanding. This is shown in Tuckman’s stages of group interaction theory (forming, storming, norming performing). 1.3 Explain why it is important to observe an individual’s reactions when communicating with them An individual’s reactions to communication can not only be shown through what they communicate verbally in the tone, pitch and even silence, but in their non-verbal responses such as in body language and gestures, facial expressions, eye contact and through touch. Also their reactions can show their emotional responses to certain information, if it has been understood and also if there needs to be any adaptations to the way in which they communicate with others.
One issue that maybe encountered is involuntary group members. Corey, Williams, and Moline (1995) explained that ethically a counselor should advise clients of their rights, privileges and duties, as well as, advise them of any probable concerns they face if they choose to follow treatment. Another issue that may be encountered in group therapy is informed consent, which is extremely important when participation is mandatory. Informed consent is something that all counselors and counselor have to obtain from clients. Fallon (2006) states it is important because certain guidelines have to be followed by the counselor during a session and when a client becomes involuntary this puts the counselor in a comprising position.
As stated earlier some are born to help others, being a human service worker comes from more than just books. It also comes from desire and personal experience. Having good listening skills is important and a key element. Some client like to talk in circles constantly repeating themselves or just have a problem opening up to others. It will take an experienced therapist to get that client to feel comfortable enough to open up and talk about their issues.
Running head: REFLECTION PAPER ON CRISIS INTERVENTION Reflection Paper on Crisis Prevention, Intervention and Advocacy Course Robert Kessler Abilene Christian University Crisis Prevention, Intervention and Advocacy 2-6-10 There is an interesting interlay between the prevention and intervention processes of addressing crisis. Prevention serves to minimize the occurrences of crises situations. These efforts are geared towards staving off continuing or future circumstances of danger. However, many crisis situations are inevitable in our fallen world. When crises occur, intervention efforts take precedence.
The ABC model of crisis intervention uses a three-stage approach to problem solving. This method allows a counselor to (A) build a rapport with the client, (B) identify the client’s perceptions and cognitions of the precipitating event, and finally (C) learning to manage and cope with the feelings in ways that will decrease the stressor (Kanel, 2007). In order to successfully help a client cope with a crisis, these three components must be recognized so that the counselor can help the client
(Jacobs, 1998)Supervision offered me three main functions. The first educational, with the aim of giving myself (counsellor) a regular opportunity to receive feedback, develop new understandings and receive information. The second was the supportive role, where I was able to share dilemmas, be validated in my work performance and deal with any personal distress or counter transference evoked by my client. Finally was the management dimension in ensuring the quality of work and to assist with planning work and utilize