Having conflicting values does not mean that a counselor can’t work with a client it just means they will must proceed with caution. It is ok for the client to have a different value system and still work with them successfully. Before a counselor decides to refer a client to another professional they should first exhaust all options even if it means consulting with supervisor. According to Corey working within the framework of a client’s value system is what counseling is about, and will it be beneficial for the counselor. A Counselor may have their own belief system and can find that they are in conflict because of their own bias and values.
Based on developing client independence this approach attempts to remove therapists’ interpretation of behaviours associated with psychodynamic therapies (Burnard 2005), thus promoting growth and personal goal development. When used in therapeutic contexts metaphors can be both a powerful and sensitive form of language designed to bring about perceptual and/or behavioural change (Hutchings 1998). However, as a verbal component of the Person-Centred approach metaphors can enhance or inhibit a client’s progress. Through use of these verbal illustrations truths can be explored and understood by clients without the ‘glare’ of realism, removing stigmatisation and allowing clients to become more acute to their own perceptions (Hutchings 1998). 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).
In my opinion the most difficult part of the debate is that nothing is certain until the privileges are actually granted. Psychologists may retain their preference for therapeutic practices, or they may rely on the medical model. People may become wary of another therapist who will impersonally give them a prescription, or they may not even notice the change. We have a resource in psychiatrists, who already have prescription privileges so we can look at what happened to psychiatrists and use it as a guideline. But even then, psychiatry and psychology are separate disciplines and cannot be treated as the same.
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Explaining the client’s personality and behavior to the client and prescribing actions that the client should take, are of little last value. Instead, person-centered therapist should establish a relationship that is helpful to enable the client to discover within himself/herself the capacity. Although there are no specific intervention strategies in person-centered therapy, Carl Rogers hypothesized that client’s capacity to grow and self-actualize will be most facilitated and released when the therapist can create a psychological climate characterized by (a) congruence; (b) unconditional positive regards; and (c) empathic understanding. These not only serve as hypotheses, but also desirable goals as well as counseling manners in person-centered therapy. (a) Congruence The very first thing the person-centered therapist has to do is to build a nonthreatening psychological atmosphere conducive to client’s growth and therapeutic change- the therapist is characterized by congruence in the therapeutic relationship.
According to the ethical guidelines: 1.) Client Welfare and Rights “states the obligation of supervisors is to ensure that new professionals are trained correctly so that they may safeguard and respect client’s information. According to this supervisor can theoretically be held accountable for any careless actions involving the new learner. However, Nelson et al (2000) stated, although the ethical guidelines of (1995) were in place some mental health counselors offer new learners supervision without proper training associated to the steps of the supervision practice, supervisor’s functions, and the requirements of the trainee. Moreover, because of this type of training it can confuse a new professional on what to do when it comes to his or her time to be a supervisor to the next professional in line.
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However, realistically speaking some clients are not able to do this and since the approach is non-directive how can one as a therapist help the client. Therefore, I view it to be counterproductive for the well being of the client especially clients who need more direction. Unconditional positive regard is one of Rogers’s key concepts towards building a helping relationship with a client. However, as useful and as helpful that I find it, I also find it to be counterproductive. For example, logically speaking, people seek therapy to alleviate their problems, so when a therapist is accepting the clients wrongful behavior, rather than telling them when they are doing something detrimental that is causing the issues at hand.
I think as a therapist, it’s good to take an active approach to your clients. I like that in the gestalt approach you can frustrate the patient by confronting what they are trying to avoid. I think that some of the other therapies such as person-centered, want you to be too indulgent to the client. By that I mean they want you to be supportive to the point where getting to all the problems a client may be experiencing become the ultimate ch... ... middle of paper ... ...At first I honestly thought psychologist and psychiatrists just talked to patients or just let they ramble on. Then taking other courses I thought psychologist just did a lot of experiments to explain about the brain and why people did things.
This might have been one of the reason why the study came out so positive. If a therapist disclose personal information to a client without a sever problem, I feel there could be a good chance of a positive outcome. However, I feel that if a client has a sever problem this act should not take place because the therapist is now “shifting the focus of therapy away from the client”(e.g., see cutis, 1982b; Freud, 1912/1958; Greenson, 1967, chap. 3) and that it self is damaging the client. In summation I feel that this study is true to a certain point what was not put to study was the levels of problem the clients were facing and to determine the level of improvement.