The corrective emotional experience to me is useful in group work because the therapist uses the concept of the here-and-now method. It is about focusing on what is happening in the present. When the group is working on the here-and-now they can be honest and spontaneity in the moment. Also, group members reflect back on what they just experience. Lastly, the reflecting back is very important to the corrective emotional
Professional counselors put forth diligent effort to enter this profession, and we recognize that there are some unique dimensions of being a professional counselor that are directly related to effectiveness and the counseling environment. To become an effective professional counselor, we must examine the nature of being a professional counselor as well as some of the important factors of the therapeutic relationship. Effective relationship helps build collaboration and encourage enthusiasm (Erford, 2010). Central to the counseling relationship is the attitude and skill of accurate empathy. Empathy involves the counselor’s ability to experience the feelings and experience of the client, to reflect upon this experience while suspending his/her own judgments and tolerating his/her... ... middle of paper ... ...ence it deals with several different things and is shown have some main impact on society.
Integrative therapy is defined as the effort to see and work beyond the traditional boundaries of “single-school approaches to see what can be learned from other perspectives and how clients can benefit from a variety of ways of conducting therapy” (Corey, 2017). The premise is for the therapist to choose the best technique for the patient and their issue(s). Multimodal techniques have been empirically shown to be effective in dealing with a client's specific clinical problems. The goal of which is to increase the efficacy and applicability of a client’s psychotherapy experience. Empathetic listening, support, and warmth, while developing a working alliance provides the opportunity for catharsis.
The importance of counseling comes from the time and effort that is put into it by the counselor giving attention to the client, and the client pouring out the problems that is occurring in their life. In the treatment process, the aspect of counseling gives inspiration, vision and positively to the client. Counseling is the verbal way to describe therapy. Therapy is the cooperative venture for challenges the clients in translation for the insights in action to the real world. Therapy is used for the reviving of a person’s life, and the verbal form of counseling gives a client a sense of purpose to continue on in life and to establish an sense of being in a better place in the future.
These theories are usually hosen based on the client needs and what the counselor feel will be most effective. Counselors are not limited to just one theory when it comes to treating their clients. Theories can be used in conjunction with one another to effectively treat clients. Counseling does not just involve theories alone, it in involves some amount of talking with the person. The talking should be aimed at helping the person solve the problem(s), improve outlook, and/or aid in the client changing their behavior(s) (Woods, 2005).
Carl R. Rogers theorized that through providing a certain kind of relationship with the client, one in which empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence were present, the client would “discover within himself the capacity to the relationship for growth, and change and personal development” . As a counselor empathy is essential as it allows me to enter my clients internal frame of reference, while still retaining a problem-solving stance. Entering the client’s internal frame of reference means I must consider the emotions and thoughts of the client, it is similarly vital not to get lost in the internal frame of reference as this creates the distinction between sympathy and empathy. Unconditional positive regard, also called acceptance is essential as it plays a role in creating a helping relationship in which the client feels safe to express any negative emotions or thoughts, while being... ... middle of paper ... ...ing silence, paraphrasing and reflection of feelings, as well as non-verbal skills such as body-language and active listening are all used in order to allow the client to introspect and work with their problems in a safe environment, the role of the counselor within the relationship being to support the client and help them to reach their true potential by expressing emotions and thoughts that they can’t express outside of the helping relationship, whether it be for fear of rejection or some other reason. Works Cited • Hough, M. 2010.
Furthermore, my goal is to let client fix their problems on their own through insight and guidance from the therapist. I envision a successful therapeutic process being when a client follows their goals and achieves positive outcomes in their lives. I seek to gain a therapeutic process with my clients by building rapport, trust, and helping them gain insight. When my clients are stuck and need motivation, I plan to remind them about their goals and the positive things that will come with change. If family is important to a client, informing the client about their family and their happiness may help motivate them to continue to
Gestalt therapy helps clients focus on the here-and-now experience and helps them recognize their awareness by using different techniques during therapy. The reason why I decided to focus on this theoretical orientation was because in contrast to other therapies, the client is deeply involved in the therapy; coming up with their conclusions and discovering their self-awareness in the process, which helps them recognize their self, instead of continuing to focus on their ideal self. With the client being aware of their emotion, thoughts, and their environment, they will be able have insight on what they can do to resolve their current problems and have a holistic view of life. The therapist’s goal is to facilitate the therapy, focusing on the clients verbal and nonverbal behaviors, assisting them to be more self-reliant, and helping them focus on the present. During therapy, there is a continuous dialogue between the client and the therapist, in which the therapist shows warmth and acceptance (Jones-Smith, 2012).
Reflecting on my work as a therapist, I recognize the importance of the therapeutic relationship. For instance, in EFT the therapist, “the therapeutic relationship, characterized by presence, empathy, acceptance, and congruence, helps clients to feel safe enough to face dreaded feelings and painful memories (Greenberg, 2014). Core Concepts in Narrative Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy The core concept of narrative therapy is rooted in postmodern theory. This includes having a positive and hopeful view of clients and their power to create change. Also, taking a “not-knowing” stance is essential in order to enhance collaboration between clients and therapist.
Individual personal theory of counseling is very important for the successes of any therapeutic process that affects how I council. Personal perspective, how the world works, belief system, the way things interact, and how they actually are form the basis of working of all individuals in life. In order to have the best decision with respect to any therapeutic process, I have to understand deeply the personal theory of individual. This is believed to enhance the interaction of the client with a counselor and gives an integrated approach by me as a counselor. This understanding is also crucial to effective intervention with individuals who have different values compared to me as a counselor.