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. Counselling as a profession has come a long way in recent years and new theories and ways of working are always being developed. This continuous development of the profession requires the counsellor to maintain their commitment professional development. Cooper (2008) points out that research for counsellors may also be a good indicator of a starting point if they have no other information to fall back on. Sometimes clients come to therapy were the counsellor will know little or nothing about the condition the client has.
| During the 1st 3 months of my 1st placement I had to do a review of a support plan and develop a new one, I had not yet had training on this, so I asked my manager for help. He sat down with me and went through a support plan step by step and explained to me how Needs and Risk assessments link in to the goals the client might have. He then asked me if I had any questions I was still unclear on how to input interim goals. | This improved my knowledge of support plans and how they should be done, in turn having the knowledge of how support plans should be structured has improved the quality of my key-work sessions with my clients because I had a better understanding of what type of questions I needed to ask my client. It also gave me a better insight on how I had to assess there needs and risks.
7. Tell us about an obstacle you encountered in the workplace and describe how you overcame it. In my academic career, the most obstacles I met was that I had a special studying habit that I used to be helpful to the point that other students abused my goodwill. Now I offer to help by countering with something I'd like help on in return. On balance I believe the trade-off is more equitable, and cooperation in our team has improved over time.
As I watched the Dalton Sherman video I began to reflect on my own classroom experiences with learners particularly the ones that were not successful this past school year. And I had to pause and ask did I really believe in their ability to achieve or was I caught up in the mundane doldrums of teaching. Did I disconnect with those students after they seemingly gave up or their parents did not complete the follow up activities or homework. As young Dalton Sherman kept asking over and over again, “do you believe in me,” I kept hearing my struggling students asking the same question. I am sorry to say I did not.
The counseling department helped me a lot in many ways. My counselor gave me valuable advice on which classes to take and the path to transfer to the right school. At first I was confuse and lost on which classes to take for my major and my counselor helped me a lot. Also we had one on one conversation about what I
Being overweight all my life has definitely been a struggle. I wouldn’t say that it’s always had a negative impact on my life but it has taken me thru a lot of ups and downs. As a kid I was never picked on for being overweight, like most overweight kids often go thru. I can remember a couple incidents of being picked last when it came to any physical activity games. Getting older I went thru a phase where I always wanted to cover up (jacket, big clothes ect), but after that phase I became comfortable in my own skin.
To whom it may concern: During the beginning of the second semester of my freshman year at the University of Richmond, I received notification that I was on academic probation. As a freshman, I attempted to focus on a degree in Pre-Med and enrolled in courses such as calculus and biology instead of the freshman core curriculum. Academically, I was not prepared for the challenges of those courses. I was not surprised, but very disappointed when I received notification of my academic status. I met with the Dean and discussed the situation with him as well.
I would work fewer hours at a new job which means less money. I would have to dedicate and change my surroundings and the people that were holding me back from pursuing my goal. I knew that even if those obstacles would be challenging I would always go back and remember my mother’s words “Where there is a will there is a way.” This has pushed me through every obstacle and has helped me while here at Argosy
Also, at times people get down on their selves during rehab. I know this because it happened to me! For instance, I didn't think I was going to get back to my regular self. But my therapists kept influencing and giving me confidence that I was going to make it and that showed that they cared. That's all I needed as motivation to help me keep going.
I have tried to intentionally lose weight in the past, choosing to walk instead of ride, choosing to burst into a short sprint while walking, avoiding street foods, spending some time to work out, etc. and I have notice that sometimes it could be hard, especially since I’m not always actually aware of what I’m doing or how it could affect my health. I’ve also notice the reason I’m still overweight is because I lose motivation to give greater effort, may it be discouragement from my wandering thoughts, stress from school, lack of time, utter laziness, or anything that could lose my interest in being in fit condition. It has been clearly visible to that the road to physical fitness is not a walk on the beach and requires discipline and focus. As I do know I have flaws, I do still try to improve myself as it is my own body that I have to take care of and shouldn’t immediately give up on.