For instance, a therapist must become aware of the sociopolitical dynamics that form not only their clients’ views, but their own as well. Racial and cultural dynamics may interfere into the helping process and cause misdiagnosis, confusion, pain and reinforcement of biases and prejudices towards their client. Although, even if the therapist is from the same cultural background this can still be hard to counsel these clients because of different traditions, language dialects, family values, and ancestry. This does not mean that the therapist cannot help these clients, but this could hinder the therapist and client relationship if brought up in an entire different environment. For instance, you can have two individuals from the same cultural background and family values, but these individuals live in an entirely different environment or learned different family values and belief system.
One major debate for counselors or psychologists is the costs and benefits of a dual or multiple relationship between the clinician and a client. One way a multiple relationship may occur is when a clinician is holding a professional role as well as playing another role with the same person outside of the professional setting (APA, 2002). Two major types of additional relationships a clinician may be involved in with an individual(s) is a sexual or non-sexual relationship. It is ethically wrong to engage in a sexual relationship with a current client, student, supervisee etc., leaving minimal room for debate. This leaves the debate open for therapists engaging in a non-sexual relationship with current individuals for which they hold a current professional standing.
Allowing Jordan to hear how she sound will be powerful, sometimes its hard to evaluate yourself in the moment, if she is able to see or hear how extreme her thinking is, she may be motivated to change. If a therapist is successful in helping the client apply problem-solving skills, they will increase the clients self-efficacy, help clients to visualize successful outcomes, and will result in the development of new skills that can be transferred to other areas of their lives” (Seligman and Reichenberg, 2010, p. 350).
Many changes are taking place within the United States cultural makeup. Therapists and healthcare professionals are being challenged to provide effective and sensitive care for patients and their families. This type of culturally sensitive care requires the professional to be open and seek understanding in the patients diverse belief systems (Kodjo, 2009). The therapist must be aware of individual values and beliefs in order to develop an understanding of why the client responds to certain life-stressors. For e... ... middle of paper ... ...ent client populations, and know that one method may or may not work for each individual in the same group.
I will also view my own personal values relate to diversity in the case study with Jill and Joe. Counselor needs to understand how culture may have affected the reason why Jill was sexual confused, depressed and did not want to be hypnotized. In view how culture affects the client, the counselor must understand the client’s background. Depending upon the cultural background of the client, she may not have had someone to explain sex to her. This may be the reason why she is sexual confused.
Other circumstances such as alcoholism, drug abuse, child abuse and thoughts of suicide may make the counsellor unqualified to deal with those particular circumstances in which the client may need extra support or... ... middle of paper ... ...iate the client, and consider the extra-therapeutic issues related to forming an alliance in positive ways to raise the client’s sense of competence. 5. What are the goals of counselling? The goals of counselling include the improving the wellness of one's whole being. It also strengthens one's personal growth in finding the correct course of life where they are satisfied and contempt and feel more confident within themselves that they can take on certain situations that may come to pass at some point in their life again.
Traditional values teach that men should provide and work for their family while women should just be mothers and take care of their homes for their husbands. While traditional values are fading away and women are becoming independent and powerful in today’s society, some people continue to follow the same archaic beliefs. According to Rick Nauert, “Sexism also has the potential to shape how women think, feel and behave towards men in general” (Nauert). It is necessary for men to view women as capable leaders and not just caregivers so that women can feel respected. If a woman’s opinion of men changes simply from a sexist remark, it must be very difficult for an artist to constantly feel discriminated against simply because of her gender.
This I also agree with. If the therapist has just one partner wanting to change in the onset of treatment, the therapist will work to make the therapeutic alliance stronger with the other so that all three of them have similar goals. This sounds hard to perfect because the therapist never knows what stage each person is at in the beginning. One could be dreading each session whereas the other could be making significa... ... middle of paper ... ...that our communication has improved, so has our relationship. This shows me that communication is the key to success whether it’s in a relationship, a friendship or a therapist-client relation.