The patient must understand that is the key to becoming a fully functional human being. It is imperative to seek happiness from within versus being overly concerned about the opinions of others. To reach one’s inherent potentialities, one cannot live in fear or according to preconceived plans or ideas of others. He or she has to be his/ her own person, expressing his/her own ideas, and doing what he/she wants to without conforming to the standards and belief of others. Ultimately, one must realize his/her uniqueness, build self-confidence, and not be afraid to go against the grain.
The foundation of this approach was fundamental. DeShazer believed that people have within them to get what they want and need out of their life (Burwell & Chen, 2006). Solution focus is a fundamental approach that targets the desired outcome of therapy as a solution rather than focusing on the symptoms or issues that brought someone to therapy. It is a form of talk therapy that maintains that change is inevitable and constant. • This approach only gives attention to the present and the future desires of the client.
“Values are central to being human: nothing we do is unconnected with values. If we want to understand, and be able to work with people, then we need to have an understanding of the complexities of values in people’s lives. Any attempt to understand people that does not consider the values dimension is doomed to failure as values are so central to everything we do, both as individuals and professional social workers.” Adapted from: Moss, B. & Thompson, N. (2008) Meaning and Values: developing empowering practice. Russell House Publishing The above statement is essentially saying that an individual’s set of values play an imperative part in every decision, action or behaviour in their everyday lives.
Yalom (2003), emphasises the 1st step is to accept responsibility: “Once individuals recognise their role in creating their own life predicament, they also realise that they have the power to change the situation” Van Deurzen (2002a) does not vie clients as “sick”, but as “clumsy at living.” and unable to lead a productive life. In Existential therapy attention is given to client’s immediate, on-going experience with the aim of helping them to develop greater presence in their quest for meaning and purpose (Sharpe & Bugental, 2001) The therapist’s task is to encourage clients to explore their options for creating a meaningful existence. * We are not victims of circumstance * We are the architects of our own lives. 1.2
I believe if you have not been trained in a specific instruction given, you should make it clear you’re unable to do this safely. Client safety must come first at all times. Outcome 2 Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care 2.1 Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty
Their personal beliefs should be respected. INDEPENDENCE:Allow the individuals you support to do things for themselves, however small. Being independent does not necessarily mean being completely alone, but supported to do things for themselves. Take time to enable the individuals you support to be independent.Don’t do things for them because it is quicker. Support them to dothings that they can do or almost do.
You will be accountable and responsible for any mistakes or errors. You do not have to like the people you work with and you will need to keep personal opinions and feelings to yourself. Mutual respect and understanding needs to be established and is a key factor in developing a good working relationship. A personal relationship is formed through choice, with someone you share interests and feelings with and who you like. There will be no set of rules or procedures to follow and you won’t get paid.
If the true nature of volunteering is altruistic, pure subjectiveness would exclude egoism theories acknowledging these actions as anything other than egotistical in nature. This is supported in Deidre’s concern that volunteering is a means to satisfying individual needs. Generally, egoism prescribes that individuals should always, and only act in his or her own interests (Regis, 1980: 53), and therefore takes a negative perspective of volunteer work; unless, as stated, volunteering ‘is used as a means of getting into paid