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.
Complete awareness is a skill that I feel is most necessary to possess to be a diversity-competent group counselor. While it’s important to be aware of your own bias, stereotyping, and worldview as counselor, complete awareness can range from, what you say, what you do, and even the faces you make. Effective group leaders recognize and understand their own stereotypes and preconceived notions about other racial and ethnic groups (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2014). Awareness of what’s going on in your client’s world, from both the historical and present standpoint, is key because the counseling relationship is often affected by how your client identifies with their culture in relation to other cultures. I also believe communication style is a skill that is very important.
Counseling is a process that enables a person to sort out issues and reach decisions affecting their life. Often counseling is sought out at times of change or crisis, it need not be so, however, as counseling can also help us at any time of our life” (Woods, 2005). Counseling theories are used by counselors as part of their treatment plan for clients. There are many types of theories that counselors can choose from. These theories are usually hosen based on the client needs and what the counselor feel will be most effective.
The more often a therapist seeks therapy, the more beneficial it can be to them. Talking more often wi... ... middle of paper ... ...a decision. Like the many cases in this book showed, sometimes there is not a right and wrong answer. A good counselor will use their skills, experience, and education to overcome obstacles in therapy and to provide the client with excellent helping service. References Corey, G, Corey, M, & Callanan, P. (2010).
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.
What is a counseling technique? The technique is used for Therapeutic counselor for many different ways to reach the client through counseling. However, when counselors become very familiar with a certain type of therapeutic technique, the counselor begins finding their comfort in the technique if it’s successful. Their theoretical approach is important for how it informs the way a counselor works. 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.
I also agree that it is vital for counselors to have training that could help them be more skillful counselors and be available to help their clients with more innovative techniques. It is important for a counselor to always be updated with new information related to their field and area of specialty in order to provide clients with the help they need. I believe that substance abuse counselors and counselors in general should have access to reliable and effective training for the benefit of the clients and their profession. Works Cited Brooks, A. C., DiGuiseppi, G., Laudet, A., Rosenwasser, B., Knoblach, D., Carpenedo, C. M., & Kirby, K. C. (2012). Developing an evidence-based, multimedia group counseling curriculum toolkit.
Introduction Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) emphasizes the importance of thoughts on producing behaviors. The fundamental principle of CBT is for counselors to assist clients in changing their negative thought patterns and recreate these into positive self-enhancing thoughts. The therapeutic relationship is grounded on collaboration between the counselor and the client. The counselor plays an active role but relies on the client to make changes. Together, the counselor and client will develop realistic goals that are achievable within an appropriate amount of time (Corey, 2017).
Values Reexamined in Course There are many values that I examined in this course. As a future mental health counselor, I accept and value all that I have absorbed to make my future career a reality. Most importantly, I have learned to do what is ethically right when it comes to obeying all state laws. The responsibility of a counselor is to gain an understanding of their client background and develop a strong counselor-patient relationship. I have reexamined that making choices that are appropriate and not jeopardize losing my license as a result of not being responsible for my client.
The behavior therapist is likely to work with a client in identifying therapeutic goals through several means. Identifying therapeutic goals is one of his top priorities because only then can he truly go to work to help his client. He has his purpose in mind: to work through a systematic process to help his client to the best of his ability. The behavior therapist has confidence that the behavioral therapeutic models have been tried and tested. He understands that his focus is on his client’s current problems, specific goals and treatment plan.