And, want to possibly try one more thing for the kids before they contact the divorce attorney. It is during these sessions I want to make sure the couple understands this will be different from traditional therapy since the focus will be on viewing and understanding client issues as a couple. This is hard work, the relationship did not turn sour overnight and therapy is not a quick fix, nor will it deliver in a happy ending. And sometimes, counseling sessions result in showing a couple an ending. This is the type counseling that my former husband and I participated in and through our sessions we learned how important it was to for our son to see his parents as a united front.
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.
As a human service professional, you would have to in the case of Cynthia encouraging the unique value and also characteristics of human services. You would have to uphold the integrity and also ethics in order to promote the clients greater well-being and also enhance your own personal growth in the process. I would in this case as a professional refer the family to do family counseling in order to work through their problems. I would first as a professional respect their right to confidentiality but inform the client of the limit to confidentiality before the relationship is
The skills a social worker should have are verbal, nonverbal, listening, communication, advocacy and assessment therapeutic. Having good communication skills is a great component to have so the client can feel comfortable with you while counseling. Nonverbal skills are also important to have so the client is aware that you are engaging in the conversation at hand, and actually care on an emotional level. Listening is important, so you can understand and assess what the client is going through. Social workers need to be advocates for their clients that are unaware of the resources out there to help them in their time of need.
You can assess their modality, and work out what description you can use in the script. Check whether they are on any medication that may affect the progress, anything that might affect their self esteem, their motivation and their confidence. This is the time to start to build a good, respectful relationship between the client and the therapist which will provide a strong foundation for success. The ambience created by the therapist is also important; there are many ways to create the right atmosphere. The client needs to feel safe, relaxed, confident, and undisturbed.
. . Acceptance and respect for the client are essentials for a counsellor and as the relationship develops, so too does trust between the counsellor and client, enabling the client to look at many aspects of their life, their relationships and themselves which they may not have considered or been able to face before. The counsellor may help the client to examine in detail the behaviour or situations which are proving troublesome and to find an area where it would be possible to initiate some change as a start. The counsellor may help the client to look at the options open to them and help them to decide the best for them.’ 2.1 Explain the key features of one recognised ethical framework for counselling and psychotherapy used by qualified trained counsellors The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy set guidelines and ethical codes of practice for counsellors and Psychotherapists to follow.
My problems throughout life have mainly been educational; I have had problems in some classes. There are times when I feel overwhelmed with school and classes and there are times where I feel like I could just drop a class and things would be better. But then I talk with my family, mainly my mom, and she is always able to comfort me and always able to persuade me to stick with it and it will be alright. If my family starts giving up on me they will not be doing all these things for me but instead just let me take the easy way out of things. Randy Pausch addressed the need to connect with others on a level of respect and understanding by showing what happens when things go wrong in our lives.
I found that using certain skills such as paraphrasing, reflecting feelings, summarising, challenging and asking open questions to explore options were required to form a therapeutic alliance between my client and me. Despite using these skills effectively, certain situations evoked anxiety during the session. Hovarth and Symonds (1994) believe teamwork between therapists and client is the key element of a therapeutic alliance. It provides a safe environment for clients to explore themselves, a relationship where the client’s key issues are explored,
Human service professionals can aid in the process of helping the client, but it is ultimately up to the client to decide if they want to help themselves. In helping a client it is always good to listen as the client will tell you what they, are seeking and they will pass along clues that can be used to help the m return to self- help. Many times clients are not comfortable when they bring needs to the human service workers so at that time it is necessary in the helping process to break the ice and make them feel comfortable. Once that happens then the process can begin. Asking correct questions is also part of the helping process, never insinuate or ask questions that may put a client on the defense as this may lead to
He was the father of client-centered therapy. He believed that patients should basically learn to understand themselves, so they could help themselves (Hall, 2007). It is an interesting theory that Rogers had in those early days of practicing as a psychotherapist. “Rogers started to use the expression ‘client’ instead of ‘patient’ due to the fact that the individuals that he was counseling did need help but not within the same regard that a medically ill person does” (Hall, 2007). In 2011, it is common practice to call a person seeking therapy a client instead of a patient thanks to Carl Rogers (Hall, 2007).