This is a prime example of how imposing your own beliefs and values can cause ethical issues. If a counselor finds a client is challenging to work with there are a few different approaches they can take to get more out of the client. One important action a counselor can take is changing how the counselor interacts with the client. A publication on managing resistant clients found if counselors focus on organic interaction with the client and allow all course of actions to take place naturally this establishes a less resistant client and therapy is more effective. There are several laws that protect clients and less, that protect counselors.
For instance, a therapist must become aware of the sociopolitical dynamics that form not only their clients’ views, but their own as well. Racial and cultural dynamics may interfere into the helping process and cause misdiagnosis, confusion, pain and reinforcement of biases and prejudices towards their client. Although, even if the therapist is from the same cultural background this can still be hard to counsel these clients because of different traditions, language dialects, family values, and ancestry. This does not mean that the therapist cannot help these clients, but this could hinder the therapist and client relationship if brought up in an entire different environment. For instance, you can have two individuals from the same cultural background and family values, but these individuals live in an entirely different environment or learned different family values and belief system.
While ethical guidelines vary between different counseling associations as to whether it is acceptable for counselors to have sexual relationships with clients after the professional relationship has ended, in many cases these relationships continue to be prohibited. This standard is held because some believe that the powe... ... middle of paper ... ...otional boundaries to become unclear through touch would be something that I would avoid. However, as with all of these situations that might result in dual relationships, I would utilize my supervisor as well my own ethical decision making to make a choice that was most helpful to the client. Each situation discussed in this paper provides opportunities for a counselor to explore how a dual relationship would impact the therapeutic relationship with clients and the overall well being of clients. Each ethical dilemma should be handled individually and with the support of a counselor’s supervisor while also taking into account laws or guidelines set forth by employers as decisions are made.
In addition, sometimes psychologists cannot put aside their values in psychotherapy; values is communicated through what they do and how they do it—the way psychologists relate to clients as well as in their theoretical orientations or treatment modalities. As a result, clients are likely to be influenced by the values of their therapists. Again, it is the right of clients to know what kinds of influences they will be exposed to during their treatment. Therefore, in this paper, I argue that values should be openly discussed in therapy for the best interests of clients. As mentioned, psychotherapy is not thought to be value-free or value-neutral any more, and therapists are required to be aware of their own values and to hold them back while treating clients.
It is at this time, where clients feel therapists are non-judgmental, goals and responsibilities are most likely to be instigated (Mallinson et al 1996). However, when utilising a person-centred approach in therapeutic dialogue it becomes the client’s choice as to whether their thoughts and emotions linked with metaphor are explored (Nelson-Jones 2006). This can result in clients being unable to resolve issues or events of importance within their lives; here it may be beneficial for the therapist to take on a psychodynamic approach to interpret meanings and conceptualise chosen metaphors. Kirkin (2007) explored the relationship between metaphors and truth telling, he stated that this type of word illusion could be used to obscure the truth and disguise feelings. He also suggested that interpretation of metaphors was individual and although often perceived powerful by clients, key principles were not always understood by the therapist (Kirkin 2007).
Yet some suggest this is not an easy a task, Mendelsoha (1991) cautions that even seasoned professionals have a difficult time determining if their impulse to engage in unusual therapeutic measures is based on their own needs or if it is the correct empathic response. Goldstein (1994) points out when patient’s request for personal information becomes disruptive to the therapeutic process it can be an attempt to avoid exploring highly charged feelings and memories. Two consistent themes that emerge is several of the articles is the notion that it is the therapist’s obligation to guard against excessive disclosures that shift the focus away from the patient and that continual self-scrutiny is required for therapists to fully understand their
Some people view counseling as a “cure all” solution to the problems in their personal or professional life, while others see it simply as pointless. The problem is there are the ones who may not know which type of therapeutic approach may be more suitable to the exact nature of what they need the counseling for. The purpose of this paper is to show how talk therapy may need adapted with different counseling methods with 3 specific diagnoses and how their approach is able to help with specific mental issues through research. Introduction Therapy has long since been viewed in certain circles as a taboo. If you are in therapy there must be something wrong with you.
Even though I stated that CBT was my favorite therapy, I feel as a therapist I would be much more suited for Gestalt Therapy. I think when you choose what type of therapy you want to practice you have to consider which one fits your personality and how you interact with other people. The essential idea in gestalt therapy is to have an individual be “whole”; to experience his/her life fully. I would pick this type of therapy because I like that it acknowledges that the past can influence how a person may react presently toward a situation. For example, if a partner cheated on you in the past, in future relationships you may be much less trusting and cause rifts in those relationships.
In this assignment I will summarise and compare and contrast two comparative models of counselling in terms of their underlying assumptions, key concepts, interventions and therapeutic relationship. The two models I have chosen are Existential and CBT. • Existential counselling doesn’t use set techniques like other counselling approaches; it’s philosophical in nature. It focuses more on the truth and reality rather than personality, illness or cure as they prefer to think in terms of the client’s ability to meet challenges that life presents us with. Dreurzen, E.V.
This might have been one of the reason why the study came out so positive. If a therapist disclose personal information to a client without a sever problem, I feel there could be a good chance of a positive outcome. However, I feel that if a client has a sever problem this act should not take place because the therapist is now “shifting the focus of therapy away from the client”(e.g., see cutis, 1982b; Freud, 1912/1958; Greenson, 1967, chap. 3) and that it self is damaging the client. In summation I feel that this study is true to a certain point what was not put to study was the levels of problem the clients were facing and to determine the level of improvement.