Factors That Contribute to an Effective Counselor

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The Factors that Contribute to an Effective Counselor Liberty University Coun. 500 Abstract To be an effective counselor, research has suggested a counselor must possess and display nine characteristics of effectiveness. Three of the nine characteristics are components in the counselor’s implementation of the chosen methodology or theoretical approach. An effective counselor is empathic, accepting, genuine in nature, they embrace wellness in perceptiveness and they are culturally competent and function in the “it factor” (Neukrug, 2014). Also, an effective counselor implements compatibility and belief in their theory, along with competence and cognitive complexity in their theoretical approach (Neukrug, 2014). The nine characteristics are deeply intertwined into two common factors that result in a positive outcome in therapy (Neukrug, 2014). A strong working alliance and the theoretical approach of the counselor are essential when determining the effectiveness of counseling. Although, the counselor play a big role in the effectiveness of counseling the client as a responsibility as well when it comes to the attributes contributed to the outcome of treatment. The client must be ready for change, have psychological resources and social support in order to ensure a positive outcome in counseling (Neukrug, 2014). Introduction As a counseling student at Liberty University it is important to learning and understand how to be successful in producing the desired outcome when counseling clients. In counseling it is not beneficial to just counsel but a counselor must be effective and efficient in the counseling process. In counseling, the counselor and client have created an interactive relationship where both parties play pivot role is the success rate of treatment. Before counseling starts, an evaluation of the client is needed to determine possible obstacles

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