This understanding is also crucial to effective intervention with individuals who have different values compared to me as a counselor. Understanding the individual theory of the world also helps me as a counselor in the identification of weaknesses and strengths and areas of improvement. As a counselor, my personal orientations on the other hand are the influences like values, interests, compassion, and self-awareness among others, which influence the personal theory of counseling, discussed above. These personal orientations correspond with other approaches to therapy while others do not hence the understanding is important. Family systems theory bases its argument on the concepts that in order to understand the family effectively and efficiently, the whole family has to be assessed.
They try to reduce the chances of physical violence against. Besides these responsibilities, the counselors generally provide recommendations, and carry psychological assessments of the affected people. A number of issues are involved regarding the ethical and legal responsibilities that this job entails. Whilst the affected persons in normal environment have the advantage of counseling, which concentrates firstly on their own safety, the counselors op... ... middle of paper ... ...en children are susceptible. The counselors should also check their counter transference responses and not to force the clients to quit societal interactions; whilst it can be personally disturbing when a client opts to remain in a violent relationship, the counselor must endorse the decision to stay or quit the association.
Introduction There are several different ways to approach substance abuse therapy but the approach must be fitting to the client and the client’s needs. The main goal of substance abuse counseling is to prevent the client from using harmful substances in excessive and potentially dangerous ways. A major portion within the therapy itself is relapse prevention. Relapse prevention is aimed at counseling the individual in such a way to prevent future relapse. The relapse prevention technique also helps the client to discover any underlying issues that may have caused them to start using drugs and alcohol in the first place.
Therefore, ethics are considered by this practitioners as the ideal tool that they can depend on when faced with ethical dilemmas in the course of delivering appropriate healthcare (Butts J. B., 2009). Different ethical theories exist and are applicable to different scenarios and are all intended to improve the levels of thinking of the professionals as well as support in appropriate decision-making. The existent theories inclu... ... middle of paper ... ...tate this kind of situation could be when: I) When ordered by the court II) When determined by the ethical committee or board III) In those situations that call for the exercising of utmost confidentiality iii) Rationale for breaking confidentiality Many situations can arise that necessitate the breaking of confidentiality between the patient and the medical team in nursing. Situations that may arise may include instances in which the courts may require that particular information be made available to the justice system especially in criminal cases.
Keeping our emotions together while performing our jobs shows that we know how to behave in an ethical manner. It shows not only that we can pinpoint a problem, but we are fully aware of all the ethical results that go along with it. Your client is entering a relationship with you, with the hope of trusting you with the information they are telling you. As a counselor, you are supposed to be patient, responding to their needs, and establishing a moral motivation towards their recovery. The client is not always going to make rational decisions, and the counselor is there to intervene within the process.
Furthermore, “Research indicates that to become effective in intake interviewing so that a working alliance is fostered, counselors need to follow guidelines and receive training to obtain accurate and valid information” (Duley, Cancelli, Kratochwill, Bergan & Meredith, 1983). This is why as counselor we have the training necessary to successfully execute an intake process. Theories that are used in an intake process before an intervention plan is designed are based on strategies which are positively associated with a desirable outcome. One approach that I will use is the conversation theory which refer to how general study of how knowledge is founded through interactions between two people. This theory main focus seeks to define how two individuals will come ... ... middle of paper ... ...counselor want to make sure that the counselor provides the best services possible.
When a counselor self discloses information to a client it needs to be information that provides a beneficial purpose. Studies show the most common self-disclosure topics are personal theoretical approaches, beliefs about treatment, statements of respect for client, similar emotions, and coping strategies (Ziv-Beiman, 2013). It is important counselors do not disclose too much personal information or irrelevant information to the client. One of the problems that arise when a counselor provides inappropriate information is the reversal of roles. There needs to be set boundaries between the counselor and the client in order for the therapeutic process to be successful.
Nevertheless, the six ethical principles will help rehabilitation profes... ... middle of paper ... ...imes, this alone will clarify the issues enough that the resolution of the dilemma will become obvious. In more complicated cases it is helpful to be able to work through the steps of an ethical decision making model and to assess which of these moral principles may be in conflict. Always remember the reason we chose this profession was for the benefit and wellbeing of the client. Van Hoose and Paradise (1979) offered a suggestion for counselors that may be wandering if their actions as a counselor towards a client are ethical or not. They suggest that if the counselor keeps a personal and professional honesty coupled with the best interests of the client in mind, without malice or gain and can justify her/his actions as the best judgment of what should be done based upon the current state of the profession, then they are probably acting in an ethical way.
Client’s with the diagnosis of depression and substance abuse/dependence need to have a treatment plan which is client-centered. “A client-centered treatment plan is based on a careful assessment inclusive of immediate needs, motivation for change, and readiness to change.” (p 23). Creating the therapeutic alliance and sustaining it is vital for the client to be able to trust and rely on the clinician for help. “An early and strong therapeutic alliance is critical to successful treatment.”... ... middle of paper ... ...ossible adverse interactions between an antidepressant medication and the substances a patient is abusing (such as the potential for increased sedation or intoxication).” (p 29). Working with any type of disorder can be challenging, let alone working with co-occurring disorders.
Although I was able to reflect what clients are experiencing, I believe that more reflections of clients’ feelings are needed during sessions. Reflective listening shows clients that the counselors are listening to them, and it also helps the counselors to keep the conversation with clients going. Other than that, as we reflect client’s experiencing, clients can help counselors to clarify any confusions. In my sessions working with clients, I should be doing more reflective listening before asking clients the next