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.
He saw them as things operating on people instead of things people are doing. Eptson also contributed to the therapy but he gave great importance for clients to maintain their new narratives they needed supporting communities. Narrative therapy is therapy that consists of storytelling; the client tells their perspective of their own personal life to the clinician. The clinician then listens for the role that the client portrays himself as. This type of perception helps the therapist to listen to key points in the story to help the client know the issue is not a usual part of their character and change and re-author the story.
For example, making inappropriate comments or stating that the client’s sexual preference is wrong, immoral, etc. would be causing harm to that client and is unethical. A second possible infraction can be found under section C.2 Professional Competence within subsection C.2.a Boundaries of Competence. This section states, “Counselors practice only within the boundaries of their competence, based on their education, training, supervised experience, state, and national professional credentials, and appropriate professional experience. Counselors gain knowledge, personal awareness, sensitivity, and skills pertinent to working with a diverse client population (American Counseling Association , 2005).” ... ... middle of paper ... ...p the client.
Brandell (2010), “Defense is a term used to describe struggles of the ego, unconsciously employed, to protect the self from perceived danger” (p. 141). In denying his sensitivity to the feelings expressed about special education by peers, Steve was hoping he could ignore being placed in the “sped” (special education) category. The increased absences were a di... ... middle of paper ... ...ationship with involuntary clients necessitates the development of a ‘mindful holding environment’ in order to promote client well-being. The identification, acknowledgement, and use of the resistance that arises in a mandated therapeutic relationship to engage the client in treatment participation is essential for helping him/her work on the problems affecting their ability to realize goals, as well as, liberate themselves from oppression. Similarly Teitelbaum stated (1991), “ The best we can do as analysts is to try particular interventions that follow from different formulations, assess their impact and be flexible to shift our technique in face of the continual changing dynamics presented by the patient” (p. 128).
For example, Jackie thinks Gina is useless. This statement is quite discouraging to the student nurse or student midwife and it also sounds very negative and quite unfair. According to RCN (2007, p. 11), the mentor is required to be constructive and avoid negative comments. Jackie did not communicate her feeling to Gina so that she could have had the opportunity to improve on the concerns. May be, with a little motivation Gina could have appeared more use full.
A social worker assists in decision making but does not make the decision. Help the client examine realistic options for solving the problem. Assess client’s ability to cope with issues by focusing on their strengths and weakness to form a realistic plan with client and to reframe the problem into a solvable issue and a potential growth situation. I would want a social worker that is genuine and knows how to be serious, humors, and comfortable enough to share themselves when it is for the betterment of the client. Although counselors are educated to be compassionate and nonjudgmental, one’s own ethical belief may be compromised.
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).
The author’s client is terminating therapy because he or she lets her know that they would like to begin some form of social relationship after therapy has terminated. In response, the author explains to the client that she will allow a social relationship with her client only if it is beneficial to helping the continual positive progress of treating their issues. The American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologist and Code of Conduct Section 3.05 on multiple relationships states that a multiple relationship takes place when a psychologist is in a professional role with a person and at the same time is in another role with the same person. It also states that the psychologist is in a relationship with a person closely connected with the person whom the psychologist has the relationship with, or agrees to enter into another relationship in the future with connected with the person (Zur Institute, 2011). In addition, the author would proceed to explain to her client that she thinks it wo... ... middle of paper ... ...apy has been terminated.
So your opinions on the topic may or may not help out the situation and also in some unfortunate cases can send the client into a ‘downward spiral’. By expressing your ethical issues on the topic to your client you may trigger unwanted emotions. These unwanted emotions can drive the client to hurt themselves or even make the client take legal actions towards the counselor. Ways to prevent this from happening is learning your own self-control and what your limits are when its comes to dealing the client. “You want to consider the best action that will protect your client’s needs, but you also want to ask yourself: What is the best action to protect the profession and myself?
A counselor talking about their personal values and beliefs to the client towards abortion can bring ethical issue towards the client or the client will withdrawal from services because does not agree with their counselor. According to Journals of counseling “They have argued that, because they view same-sex relationships as immoral according to their religious beliefs, they cannot affirm these relationships in a counseling session. Therefore, they are unable to assist these clients effectively, and the ethically appropriate action is to refer them.” If a counselor does not agree with the decision of their client and cannot work with them