Licensed Professional Counselors serve a vital role in maximizing in improving the quality of life for clients. They treat mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders. Licensed Professional Counselors are qualified to diagnosis and treat mental and emotional disorders, assist with prevention education and techniques, and research effective therapeutic treatments. These counselors usually work in criminal justice settings, educational institutions or mental health agencies. Characteristics of an effective professional counselor include being empathetic, trustworthy and display good communication skills.
K/601/7629 4 Understand the importance of supervision in counseling. 4.1 Explain why both casework and managerial supervision are important for a trainee and a qualified counselor Supervision is important for both trainee and fully qualified counselor for many reasons which can be covered broadly as educative and formative.This means learning and developing the skills required to become an effective counselor and being able to recognise and understand the capabilities of trainee or supervisor by exploration and reflection on work with clients.The supervisor can be effective when supporting and challenging the student in their work with clients,to look at the students awareness of themselves and of their own responses and reactions with clients as well as other variables such as power sharing which can all affect the process. Another important factor is the supportive or restorative purpose of supervision. One simple way to described this is how both student and qualified counselor react and work when issues come up by way of transference.For instance wanting to rescue a client who discuses hugely distressing emotional issues that may resonate due to shared experiences. A further element is the managerial or normative aspect of supervision and this could explained to some extent as maintaining standards.An awareness of the need to keep up with CPD, personal blind spots and prejudices that affect the the way how both trainee and counselor look at themselves which in turn influence how they see others and the way how they work, so the requirement to contiunaly learn about oneself increases knowledge and understanding which is vitaly important for personal development and growth that will enevitbly enhance thier work with clients.
A/601/7635 Research Methodologies in counselling 1. Understand the purposes of research in counselling 2.1 Explain the importance of research for the counsellor. I believe that the main importance of research for the counsellor is that it makes a massive contribution to the quality of service that a counsellor can offer their clients. By continually staying up date on new research that is available a counsellor is able to gain new knowledge and expertise that can improve and enhance their practise. Counselling is seen as a fairly isolated profession, this highlights the need to share research and to create an open book attitude for the practise of counselling.
M2- Self awareness is the ability to know myself, my abilities, limitation and what is my personality is like. Self awareness is a very important tool to have as it helps me to be conscious of my limits and areas for further development. It is hard to do this with a friend because we may not want the friend to know who we really are. Before we can professionally help others as counsellors, we need to be self aware. This is because of the nature of the role of counsellors.
74). Theoretical framework helps the human service worker formulate values and beliefs. It is important for human service workers to have a theoretical framework because there are laws and standards that a human service worker has to followed but as a human service work are following these laws and standards they are also focused on helping the people they come into contact with and doing what is right by the clients that they are trying to help. Procedures that are based on theoretical knowledge can help the human service worker help his or her clients and still follow the laws and standards in a legal and ethical way. By just going directly to the problem and only using common sense does not always work when trying to help someone but by using a theoretical approach this will help the human service worker be able to help his or her clients.
Hawkins on the other hand presented a different yet equally as informative model. His concentric circles model was an excellent way of explaining the human personality. Additionally, the checklist seemed to be a handy tool for ensuring therapeutic progress. Hawkins seemed to place a greater emphasis on how to help a client achieve spiritual and psychological maturity. He explained that all parts of the human function are addressed in the healing journey.
Professional Identity and Career’s Claudia Gonzalez CNSL502 07/25/2014 Barbara Burt James Parker Professional Identity and Career’s: Counselor Our notion of a professional counselor, takes us to the concept of helping other in the form of advice, or guidance. Make us think about a friend, confident, priest, or someone who is willing to hear us without judgment. A professional counselor reminds us of people with personal qualities such as empathy, patience, good ethics, listener, and a well-versed person. These personal attributes play a role to professional identity in counseling. According to Gibson et al.
Unit 1 Developing Counselling Skills Assignment 1 1.1 In this assignment I am going to demonstrate my understanding of working safely and ethically. Code of practice and ethical concerns. BACP provides a platform for counsellors and shows the rules and principles that they should follow and how you as counsellor should use the BACP as a guideline and as like a “rule book”. Confidentiality is the most important in a counselling relationship. As the client may not have ever spoken about what they are about to speak about to the counsellor before.
Informed consent is a shared decision-making process in which a practitioner provides adequate information so that a potential client can make an informed decision about participating in the professional relationship” according to (Barnett & Wise, 2007,). The great thing about informed consent is that it gives the client a chance to become involved, educated, and opens up the will of the client to participate in their therapy sessions. Informed consent has many similarities in the code of ethics. In obtaining informed consent for research, counselors must advise client and make sure that the client understands the research. Counselors should respect the need for informed consent regarding the structure and process of counseling.
Cohesiveness is also an important aspect of a team. Members’ must feel a certain level of trust and cohesiveness to work together and be successful. Teams are created to meet organizational goals more efficiently and effectively. In order for the team to be effective they must: • Learn how to learn together • Share information • Build on each other’s knowledge • Advocate open communication • The ability to resolve conflict Team Development/Education Training with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the goal Constant exposure to the actual job so that the team can apply the information learned. Without actual application, the skills learned may be forgotten.