I identified that I had to refocus discussions because the service user I was working with tended to digress. It proved to be a testing experience because I was not always sure exactly when to or how to draw in the conversation without causing offence to the service user or appearing to be in a rush. On reflection, I realized that being honest and upfront with the service user would have been a more professional way of dealing with the situation as stated by the GSCC Codes of Practice (2002, 2.1; 2.2) There was a need for empathic communication during the interview. Using appropriate reactions and facial expressions facilitate this. Given the importance of the housing issue to the service user, I had to be aware of how I spoke with him by using sensitive language and showing concern but also through trying to get the important issues across (Thompson, 2002).
We could bring up the case as a sample to demonstrate what we are discussing about. However, adding a question to prove our point is not recommended in academic writing. The subject line information to identify the situation has to be included on the head of the memo. In addition, clarity, correctness, and courtesy are very important and they represent for our efforts. The memo should be clearly written and organized in direct order, beginning with the objective and then systematically and covering the vital bits of information (Rentz, 2008).
Clients in a crisis situation require immediate assistance. This leads to further differences in care. Assessment must be done quickly, focusing solely on the current state of need in order to find resources and resolution to the crisis situation. Assessment must also focus on discovering a client’s past successful coping strategies in order to facilitate positive outcomes of the current crisis situation; whereas assessment in psychotherapy is used primarily to probe into psychodynamic issues. Social support systems are assessed and
Lawrence Crabb claims that the goal of counseling should be psychological and spiritual maturity. Counselors should also seek to assist their clients in reaching their full potential for a life of service. He explains that this accomplished through the counseling relationship. This relationship will vary from client to client. Despite the variations amongst all individuals, Crabb believed that it is important to “abstract a game plan” (Crabb, 1986, p.149) which can be applied to a wide range of situations.
In todays society how would a counsellor demonstrate their ability to facilitate a client from a multicultural background. By Beth Williams Nowadays the issue of multiculturalism is always an important factor to consider as in most countries there are a huge range of multiculturalism within the country and its communities. There are different aspects of ethnicity to consider also such as Sexuality, Gender, Race and culture. This assignment will examine the issue of culture and the way in which it can affect a counselling relationship between a client and a counsellor. There is no doubt counsellors have to be aware of the complications when it comes to culture (Pederson & Ivey 1993).
Many people belong to more than one group and cannot be consolidated in to an easy one-size-fits-all counseling model. One must not deny, however, that some universalities do exist. One danger of lumping minorities on to easily defined groups is a matter of self-fulfilling prophesy. People tend to act out what is expected of them, thus reinforcing the stereotypes. Knowledge of ethnic differences alone does not help counselors be more effective.
To alleviate this, I created a viable vision statement describing the team’s objectives and how those objectives will lead to the end state. The vision included how the teams would behave and some team values. This step must be accomplished expeditiously to provide purpose and clarity to the task with the hope of motivating the team to contribute selflessly. Next, I conducted a thorough review of each team member history and culture to become aware of potential challenges as it relates to communication and cultural barriers. According to researcher, one of the leading causes of failure for multicultural teams is mistrust which can result from communication and cultural barriers.
Others distinguish it as preferential treatment or quota hiring: choosing people solely because of a race or gender identity, with little or no reference to their qualifications or actual disadvantage. Affirmative action can refer to recruitment efforts at colleges, government mandates that a percentage of contracts or radio licenses go to minorities, voluntary efforts on the part of employers to diversify the workforce, or
This essay shall be based around these issues. Firstly, the key themes regarding Descartes shall be introduced, before an examination of his notion of the cogito. Possible flaws in these conclusions, with particular reference to Lacan shall be discussed, before outlining the problems ‘psychology’ faces if its Cartesian foundation is incorrect. The focus of this essay is to examine the nature of the cogito, and what implications this has for psychology if it is in some way flawed. Yet before analysing this, it is important to consider the main ideas behind Descartes’ meditations.
(Example case studies) Analysis of qualitative data is difficult and requires accurate description of participant responses, also data and great care must be taken when doing so, for example; looking for symptoms of mental illness. However the participants are able to provide data in their own words and in their own way also qualities research explores new area of research. It also builds new theories and examines complex questions that can be impossible with qualitative method. On the other hand qualitative researchers cannot carefully look at the detailed structures original difficult natural relations. Quantitative research gathers data in numerical form which can be put into categories, or in rank order, or measured in units of measurement.