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.
‘Compare and contrast the different ways the person-centred and cognitive-behavioural approaches to counselling understand and make use of the counselling relationship’ This essay will compare and contrast two of the many approaches to counselling available today. Firstly, we will briefly consider what counselling is and the relationship between therapist and client. We will then go on to consider the similarities and differences between the person-centred and cognitive-behavioural approaches. We will see how these two methods are used within the counselling relationship and consider their aims and objectives. In conclusion we will see why it could be argued that the latter approach is the most useful for many clients.
Mental health professionals practice active listening and encourage the client to express their feelings. Mental health counselors develop and implement treatment plans based on the client’s physical or mental condition. Client information is collected through interviews, observations or tests which guide counselors in the development of therapeutic information strategies that will help clients deal with their problems by targeting at-risk behaviors which promotes optimum mental and emotional well-being of the client (Erford, 2010). Over the past decade organizations have come to the realization that mental health professionals need to become competent in cross cultural interactions. Competent multicultural mental health professionals play a key role in success of mental health counseling interventions (Connerley & Pederson, 2005).
Personal Identity Paper Chrystal Langston COUN5004-Survey of Research in Human Development for Professional Counselors Capella University October 25, 2014 Key Philosophies of the Counseling Profession Counseling is a support process in which a professional counselor assists clients in different areas to promote wellness, mental health, and educational and career goals. The key philosophies of the counseling profession include wellness, resilience and prevention. Wellness pertains to the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. It is an active process of being aware of and making healthy choices that result in positive life-style choices. Additionally, the counseling philosophy also focuses on resilience.
I am going to explore the core conditions that Carl Rogers uses in his theory of person centred counselling. There are three core conditions: congruence, empathic understanding and unconditional positive regard. These conditions are what Carl Rogers believed are the skills a counsellor needs in order to be able to support the client in their process of healing themselves. I am then going to use my own experiences to discuss why I feel that only using the person technique, for certain clients, may not be sufficient to make the progress they require on an emotional level. On the other hand I am going to discuss how learning the person centred approach has affected my personal and work life in a positive way.
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.
“A primary task in psychotherapy and counselling is the creation of a secure base in the reliability and consistency of the therapeutic relationship. Only when the client or patient feels some confidence in the therapist’s responsiveness and empathy will she feel able to make excursions into
If used properly the goal of the therapist will communicate in such a way for client personality change to occur. Over time and treatment the clinician would have an unconditional positive regard for the client. Thus far, building a respect for the client and their concerns should be the center focus of the clinician. The therapist encourages the client to use self exploration and acceptance, and openness to self and others by giving clarification of what the client is saying and reflecting on the feelings of the client. The client will learn to show empathy and warmth toward him self and anyone involved.
In addition I am going to explore how the client might feel in a session and the blocks, fears and uncertainties they may encounter. By way of background I will highlight person centred counselling which was pioneered by the eminent psychologist, Carl Rogers. Sincerity is key to being a good counsellor and the client needs to know that the counsellor has their best interests at heart, and are without a doubt sincere in what is said and what is professed. Courage in a counselling relationship is defined as acting in spite of known fears. Essentially, courage is strengthened with confidence in self and nothing can be achieved without courage.
With the help of a counselour we can find ways to accept and make peace with things we can’t change and make positive changes where we can. Counselours can quide us to explore what really matters to us, what and who we value, our beliefs, hopes and needs . ( I book understanding counseling) Mcleod 2010 suggets that by attending a counseling session you may be able to delineate on your own experience as a means of relating to the clients that are in need of help, gaining an understanding on what it is like to be a recipient of help and reflect on the implications of the experience for a better understanding of the helping process. My essay will focus on my feelings before, during, and after my one hour face-to-face session, I will also be focusing on the skills that my counselor used during our session that could often be overlooked, skills such as body language, listening, empathy, paraphrasing, knowing when and how to ask questions, just to name a few. These skills may seem insignificant when in-fact these skills determine the difference between a helpful or a non-helpful session.