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.
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).
Unit Lev. 4 K/601/7629 | Professional Organisational Issues in Counselling | Assessment: | Portfolio of work. Word count 4,978 | (1) Understand what is meant by counselling | (1.1.) Define what is meant by the term counselling “Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their well being” (bacp.co.uk).
The key philosophies of the counseling profession consist of wellness. “Wellness is conceptualized as the paradigm for counseling provides strength-based strategies for assessing clients, conceptualizing issues developmentally, and planning interventions to remediate dysfunction and optimize growth. Wellness counseling models have stimulated significant research that helps to form the evidence base for practice in the counseling field. The development of these models is explained, results of studies using the models are reviewed, and implications for research needed to further inform clinical practice and advocacy efforts are discussed.” Professional counselors are encouraged to use wellness as a positive state of well-being through developmental, preventive, and wellness-enhancing interventions. These interventions are based in a philosophy of care, ethical practice requires the use of evidence-based techniques.
Assignment 302 - Principles of personal development in adult social care settings Task A - Guidance Ai - Create a guide for the new social worker about how to reflect on their practice. Ai (a) What is reflective practice? Reflective practice is to be conscious of the actions you are performing in your role as a health and social care worker and helps you to identify where you need to expand your skills/knowledge and make adaptations to your existing ones in order to perform your job more effectively. Ai (b) Why is reflective practice important? Reflective practice is important because it enables a person to think about experiences, practices or ideas they could have done differently which would have achieved better outcomes.
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 the mini-lecture by Dr. Sue he states, “MCT can be defined as both a helping role and process that uses modalities and defines goals, consistent with the life experiences and cultural values of clients.” He also states that MCT involves broadening the role that counselors plays and therefore need to play multiple roles that involve not only the traditional role but systems intervention as well. It is important to avoid a blind application of techniques to all situations and all populations. Another important role is building a therapeutic alliance using empathy, positive regard, respect, warmth and genuineness, self-disclosure, management of counter transference and agreement on goals between the counselor and client (Sue & Sue, 2013) What is the significance of a client's social and cultural context within MCT? Multicultural therapy balances the individualism approach with the collective approach and acknowledges families, significant others, communities and cultures (Sue & Sue, 2013). In MCT the client’s social and cultural background is of importance.
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
This enables students to learn more regarding roles of multi-professions and inter-professions, and on how to work collaboratively in order to provide safe and good patient care. Lait et al. (2011) stated that interprofessional mentoring during the training period could convey interprofessional experiences of the mentor, thereby providing further insights for the student. Furthermore, positive interprofessional mentoring is an effective way for a student to enhance their professional development and growth, since self-reflection and self-awareness are paramount in developing insights (NMC,
On some level of consciousness based on his/her experience in life, I believe the client is in possession of the answers to his questions. It is my job to make those answers explicit. It is my job to help clients identify, develop, and mobilize their own resources to successfully solve problems and meet