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).
Empathy – This is about as to how you build up the relationship with your client that he knows his feelings can be shared with and confident of your input for his recovery. Attending & Listening - when the client feels the there is some one here to listen to; he would like to share his feelings and thoughts which creates a strong relationship. Open- You have to be an open minded and prepare to share everything in relation to the matter you are dealing with. Professionalism – a professional approach to the matter points out the client of your subject knowledge, education and experience and that leads the client to admire of your ideas Genuine - Being genuine to the matter and the client would always develop the strong relationship.
I believe therapeutic goals are attainable because therapists allow the client to lead the discussion and do not try to steer the client in a particular direction. I think therapeutic goals are realistic because the therapist accepts the client for who they are and displays support and care no matter what the client is facing or experiencing. Also, if the therapists shares his or her feelings honestly, it can help teach the client to also develop important skills. I believe the person-centered therapy helps to increase self-esteem, more self-understanding, less guilt, and insecurity, and more positive and comfortable relationships with others. I believe the main goal of the person-centered therapy is for the client to realize their capacity for
While ideally, it would be more beneficial for both parties, if the professional contained each vital set of therapeutic traits, this is not always the case. Sometimes, a client will excuse a therapist for lacking one of the two, and sometimes, a lack of either of these will contribute to the underutilization and not returning to these sessions
The myth of value neutral psychotherapy has been shattered. Therapist trainees are encouraged to examine their personal assumptions and biases and to increase their own self-awareness, so that they will not impose their values on clients in psychotherapy. Nevertheless, no one is free from values, and sometimes psychologist may need to discuss their values with clients for the following reasons: First, psychotherapy theories have value-laden components and they are often hidden or taken granted; these values may not be consistent with what clients want. Therefore, clients have the right to know them to make informed choices about their treatments. In addition, sometimes psychologists cannot put aside their values in psychotherapy; values is communicated through what they do and how they do it—the way psychologists relate to clients as well as in their theoretical orientations or treatment modalities.
What I learned in this course? In this course, I completed reading the text Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy written by Gerald Corey, which helped me have a better understanding of different types of theories and how they can benefit or help potential clients I may have. From all the theories studied in this course, there are some theories that I would like to apply that would be beneficial in helping me guide my clients to the right path. Person-Centered Therapy: In this therapy, Carl Roger recommended that the client would have the best help if the therapist motivates the client to concentrate on the problem then on the interpretation that others have on the situation. To have good results Carl Roger believed that the therapist should be comprehensive, authentic, and warm.
One reason why they are challenging, is because they are meaningful statements, or questions, that tie in several different aspects of what the client had expressed. With that being said, it is important to be specific and accurate with interpretations. While interpretations can provide meaningful insight that can greatly help the client, they can also be inaccurate and detrimental. For example, if a client does not believe that a therapist’s interpretation is not correct, the client may begin to question if the therapists is listening to him or her, or it the therapist is off on other details as well. For such reasons, interpretations should be infrequent and well thought out.
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.
Additionally, they may feel as though there are no benefits for the therapy since they have to solve their own problems. This could discourage them from ever coming back to therapy and can lead to more arguments. Another weakness of this method is that it requires engaged individuals who are able to empathize with their partner. This method requires the couple to be able to understand what their significant other is saying. For those who are not capable of seeing things from another’s point of view this would be a challenging task.
Similarly, to Person-centered therapy where communication with the client is unconditionally positive. The therapist needs to genuinely care about the client needs for them to fully express themselves successfully. Furthermore, clients should be encouraging to make their own choices which model how to identify and use power responsibly. Hence, this will help the client feel more confident in everyday life when making a meaningful