On Becoming A Counselor Essay

argumentative Essay
1322 words
1322 words

On Becoming a Counselor: An Exploration of Counselor Competencies As I began to read Davis and Meier's (2011) The Elements of Counseling, I was immediately intrigued by the title of Chapter Five, “Counselor, Know Thyself”. In the title, I made intuitive connections with many important concepts imbedded in Philosophy. As an example, In Plato’s Phaedrus (2003), the master protagonist, Socrates, explains to Phaedrus that he has no time to explain trivial things, “…and the reason, my friend, is this: I am not yet able as the Delphic inscription has it, to know myself; so it seems to me ridiculous, when I do not yet know that, to investigate irrelevant things.” As I reflect on the handout Competencies in Professional Counseling and Related Human …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how they were intrigued by the title of chapter five, "counselor, know thyself" in davis and meier's the elements of counseling.
  • Outlines their intention to reflect on the competencies in professional counseling and related human services handout and explore a few of those areas for both their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Identifies the area of "science" as presenting the most significant challenge. they cite miller, chen, glover-graf, and kranz's "inferential analyses".
  • Explains that they discovered a connection of their strengths in the competencies in professional counseling and related human services handout. these strengths were formed and practicable throughout their 20 years of service.
  • Describes the two important creeds that embody the beliefs, attitudes, values, and standards of those who serve in the united states army.
  • Explains that they concentrated on social and political philosophy and presented their research findings entitled "democracy and the problem of distributive justice".
  • Explains that as a mental health counselor, they will frame both the statement of "justice as fairness" and the "principles of justice" in their workplace.
  • Explains that they are woefully negligent in their discernment of the behavioral approaches to counseling and therapy.
  • Explains that they will strike a balance between the two to surmount their weaknesses and maintain their belief of treating each individual as an individual.
  • Outlines their future role as a mental health counselor. they plan, schedule, and attend conferences, trainings, seminars and workshops to increase their knowledge of behavioral approaches to counseling.
  • Concludes that they have reflected upon the competencies in professional counseling and related human services handout and offered a detailed exploration of their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Describes the paradoxical nature of socrates' speech in plato's "apologies of

As a practicing Mental Health Counselor, it will be incumbent that I plan, schedule, and attend a variety of conferences, trainings, and seminars. While planning these events, I will pay particular attention to my weaknesses in the topics of “Knowledge and Application of Evidence-Based Practice, Knowledge of Measurement and Psychometrics,” and “Diagnosis” as significant weaknesses (Western Oregon University, 2017). Further, if there are workshops available to increase my knowledge of the Behavioral approaches to counseling, I will be cognizant of my aversion towards these approaches and make sure I attend them. In conclusion, I have reflected upon the Competencies in Professional Counseling and Related Human Services handout and offered a detailed exploration of my strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, I offered an argument in support of my proposed method for attenuating my strength and improving my weaknesses. This culminated in a plan for continuous self-improvement, in all areas, upon completing my regiment of study at

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