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Developing a Therapeutic Counseling Relationship

- Introduction Understanding the counseling session from the client’s perspective is a very important aspect in the development of a therapeutic relationship. A clinician must be an excellent listener, while being to pay attention to the client’s body language, affect and tone. The dynamics in the counseling session that is beneficial to the client include the recognition of the pain that the client is feeling. The detrimental part of this includes a misunderstanding of the real issues, a lack of consideration of the cultural aspects of the client, and a lack of clinical experience or listening skills....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Two Theories of Biblical Counseling

- The book “How to Help People Change” written by author Jay E. Adams was very inspiring to me. It appears to be based totally on the Word of God, which I also support as my personal approach to counseling. Psalms 119:24 King James Version “Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.” Adams suggests that the process of change can only take place from the inside out (heart) and by using Christian principles. The heart has to be changed in order for a person’s behavior to change. In Psalms 51:6 the Bible states “Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.” When a person knows and conceives the righteous thing to do, the...   [tags: Counseling ]

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Spiritual Discernment & Vocational Counseling

- Spiritual Discernment & Vocational Counseling Personal Position After completing the Decision-Making Factors Survey, it was discovered that the factors ranking as very important to this author’s decision making include consulting the bible, depending on a sense of inner peace from the Holy Spirit, praying for wisdom to make Godly decisions, considering personal strengths, talents, gifts, and abilities, and judging the decision’s consistency with the character/ethics of Jesus (Horton, 2009). Based on these results and the especially the high importance of inner peace from the Holy Spirit and consistency with the character/ethics of Jesus, this author is most likely to follow the relationship...   [tags: Counseling ]

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Counseling Ethics Case Study

- In the case study of Gwen, there is one major problem presented. That problem is whether it is ethical for a supervisor to counsel his supervisee. I think that Gwen is going through the grieving process after learning about her mother’s condition and is in a vulnerable spot. She feels like she cannot continue her work with hospice patients because of personal feelings. Ken thinks that Gwen is a great therapist and does not want to see her give up. He also feels like he would be the most effective person to give Gwen counseling, because of their trusting relationship....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Setting Boundaries in Counseling

- Introduction Boundaries are extremely important in a counseling session. Setting boundaries and limits in therapy sessions represents an ethical decision that is set by each counselor, when entering a therapeutic relationship. In this presentation, I will discuss pertinent boundary issues that the staff has encountered, since working at this agency. Finally, I will describe how these boundaries are addressed and resolved at this site. Significant Boundary Issues at this Practicum Site According to G....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Counseling: An Ethical Dilemma with HIV/AIDS

- In the counseling field, it is necessary for clients to trust the therapist and be able to disclose sensitive information about themselves. Many times when a person is coming in for counseling the individual is vulnerable and looking to improve the quality of life. This is the reason why confidentiality is highly important in therapy. It is an essential piece that helps to create a rapport and relationship between the client and therapist. One area in which it is extremely important to explore confidentiality is when clients have HIV/AIDS and there is a third party involved....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Counseling: Helping Clients Find Solutions

- Counseling can be viewed as relationship between two individuals, a counselor and a client, with the aim of helping the client overcome a problem or reduce adversary/suffering .In this relationship, the assumption is that the client is in a problem and needs assistance, while the counselor is experienced and possesses unconditional positive regard to the client (Colin J. S & Graham U. 1994).Therefore, counseling may also be regarded as a helping profession because it aims at helping the clients deal with the problems they face....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Legal & Ethical Issues with Advertising and Online Counseling

- Since the end of World War 2, the technology one sees around them and uses everyday has grown exponentially. In the field of counseling, phones, fax machines, copiers, and computers are all used to run everyday operations and transfer information. Despite how great technology can be, ethical issues can arise because of it. For example, talking on the phone with a client in a crisis situation can create a condition in which confidentiality can be breeched. (McMinn, 1999). One new way in which technology has been used to extend the services of the counseling field is through online counseling....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Mental Health Counseling

- Theories play an important role in how a counselor serves their clients. Theories provide counselors with a foundation on which to build their counseling style. “Theories ground us as professional counselors. They provide a means to understand what we are doing, how we are serving clients, and how to explain counseling to clients” (Erford, 2010). Counselors are responsible for being aware of different theories in order to apply them appropriately within their practice. Established and new theories play an important and constant role in mental health counseling....   [tags: Counseling]

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Multicultural Counseling Critique

- Multicultural Counseling Critique: Counseling Utilization by Ethnic Minority College Students Although the practice of counseling has evolved considerably since its inception, the concept of multicultural competence remains novel. Engrossed in the lives of every clinician are underlined biases and prejudices that act as filters in which every interaction with a clients is affected. Current research on the topic of multicultural counseling has shown that although multicultural awareness is on the rise there is still a remarkable gap in research regarding the use of counseling service and outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities (Kerney,Draper, & Baron, 2005)....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Professional Counseling Relationships

- Professional counseling relationships between the counselor and client starts with an intake interview. The intake process can occur in a variety of settings such as a hospital, private practice, or mental health facility. Clients that seek our help have come from various backgrounds and cultures. They have taken a pivotal step and should be treated accordingly. Creating a cultured centering environment helps break down stereotypical behaviors, reduce drop out rates, and provide a client-counselor learning opportunity....   [tags: Counseling ]

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African Americans: The Cultural Norms vs. The Group Counseling Experience

- African Americans in general avoid counseling of any form and group counseling is no exception to the rule. There are several cultural factors that play a part in framing this rule for African Americans, but the major issues are religion and spirituality, dealing with family and personal business according to what the culture deems acceptable and prejudices both held by African Americans and their concern over the prejudices of others toward them. Unfortunately as a result of the close-minded nature of the culture to counseling and the lack of education regarding the group counseling experience and its many benefits, many African American individuals are left attempting to cope with life’s i...   [tags: Counseling ]

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A Career in Multicultural Counseling

- The basic concepts and purposes of multicultural counseling include the following answers. The main purpose of multicultural counseling is creating a positive and friendly environment, when counseling clients from an ethical or racial background or minority group. The main goal for counselors is to recognize issues of multicultural diversity in today’s society. These potential clients can include people in business, medical, or manufacturing as well as, students, and immigrants. The culture centered approach to counseling in a positive way but these behaviors can have no meaning, until both the client and the therapist understand the cultural context....   [tags: multicultural counseling, counseling, ]

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ASCA Based Comprehensive Counseling Program Model as an Influential Factor on Student Success

- Abstract: The relationship between having a counseling program based on the ASCA national model and overall student success is examined. Three main goals of this study are to: (a) examine student achievement as measured by . . . . to determine if it is increased in schools that use a more fully implemented program based on the ASCA model, (b) examine if the comprehensive program is reaching all students regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, social-economic status (SES), etc. and (c) examine if there is a link between positive school climate and a more fully implemented program based on the ASCA model.well stated - Phase I - Problem Identification:
 School counselors work toward promotin...   [tags: Counseling]

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Career Counseling Over the Lifespan

- Abstract Career counseling over the lifespan has more than an occupational focus, it deals with the person’s entire being with a vision that includes one’s lifespan. Career counseling takes into consideration character development, character skills, life roles, individual life and work history, goals, and obstacles. A career counselor not only assists a client with a career plan, but also with a life plan. This paper focuses on two categories of career counseling. The first focus is the history of career counseling as a field of study with the emphasis on when and why career counseling began (1800s as a study of how the shape of one’s head relates to vocational choice), who and what influenc...   [tags: Career Counseling]

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Counseling: My Personal Evolution

- As with any academic venture there are times when a student is engulfed in self doubt and is distressed by the inevitability of change. Although these factors present themselves throughout many parts of the educational process, there remains a sense of purpose rooted in the belief of true compatibility. Nestled within this attraction is the opportunity to develop an external character that mirrors the beauty of the internal. It is this congruency in which one is motivated to continue on the journey to become a counselor....   [tags: Counseling, Therapy]

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The Moral and Practical Implications of Internet Counseling

- Access to the Internet is growing quickly and counseling services are starting to be offered to customers. Such services may be specifically attractive to customers who may not be capable to find such services locally. The disadvantages of using the Internet for counseling include the loss of the non-verbal communication level. The paper addresses the moral implications of counseling in this medium. It concludes that there is a need for more guidelines in professional codes of practice....   [tags: counseling, internet]

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Three Main Approaches in Counseling Psychology

- This essay will choose one of the three main approaches in counselling psychology. And comment on how and why you understand it to be effective. How has this approach developed over time. Who were the main practitioners responsible for creating this approach. The essay will explore What does it offer which is different to the other two main approaches the essay will also Consider aspects such as the therapeutic relationship versus the importance of techniques in bringing about positive change in the client (Relation ship) between Clint the therapist .Therapy Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was an Austrian physician In 1900 he was both the medical doctor(nurologist) and philosopher, Fraud who was...   [tags: Counseling Psychology]

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ISLAMIC AND NON-ISLAMIC COUNSELING

- Counseling is a concept that has been known generally by today’s community. Most people defined counseling as a professional interaction between a trained counselor and client in which the counselor provide possible options to solve problems. Yet, it is too general. According to Mokhtar (2006), counseling is a process that helps an individual to learn about their self, environment and how to handle the tasks and relationships. Shertzer & Stone, (1974) as Mokhtar also emphasized that counseling is a process of meaningful interaction towards understanding oneself and the environment as well as producing formation, goals and values clarification for future behavior....   [tags: Islamic conseling, non-islamic counseling, Qur'an ]

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Assessment of Counseling With Intern Project

- ... These attitudes included empathy, positive regard for me as person, genuineness, alertness, and compassion. In regards to empathy, Sarah made sure to listen to my statements, and then communicated to me a summary of what I discussed with her. This reinforced that she was actively listening, alert, and wanted to communicate her understanding of what we discussed. Peterson and Nisenholz (1999), view empathy as the most important core condition, and necessary to help clients feel more comfortable with discussing certain topics....   [tags: counseling sessions/experience]

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The Importance of Counseling Theories

- It is imperative to study counseling theories when beginning field based work. Counseling theories provide a foundation to be able to learn and develop my own techniques. Some ideas that exemplify the significance of counseling theories are; research, application of theories, and case studies. Research To understand or create a theory, one must first have scientific support. The best way to comprise such support is research. Counseling theories give an extensive basis of data from research which has relevant correlation to active psychotherapists and counseling practitioners....   [tags: Counseling Theories, Reflection Paper]

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The Benefits of School Counseling

- I have always been of the opinion that schools impact children in ways more than the impartation of knowledge acquired from books. Of equal importance to regular teacher student interaction is counseling in schools. The benefits associated to counseling are; students are able to deal with psychological problems in a better way, issues on peer relations are taught, and it forms a bridge between the administration and the students (Wright, 2012). With this knowledge, I ventured out to interview a counselor and obtain insight in school counseling....   [tags: Evidence-based counseling]

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Integrative Counseling And Integrative Therapy

- At Omaha Integrative Care our licensed mental health therapists practice traditional counseling as well as integrative mental health counseling or integrative psychotherapy. Integrative counseling or integrative psychotherapy means using evidenced-based practices in addition to complementary therapy models to fit the individual needs of clients. Our Omaha therapists are providers for most insurance companies and all counseling services are eligible to be covered by insurance plans. People come to therapy or counseling for a variety of reasons such as depression, anxiety, grief and other life stressors....   [tags: Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Counseling]

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A Research On Counseling Psychology

- Counseling Psychology is a claim to fame inside of expert brain research that keeps up an attention on encouraging individual and interpersonal working over the life range. The strength gives careful consideration to enthusiastic, social, professional, instructive, well-being related, formative, and hierarchical concerns.The routine of Counseling Psychology incorporates an expansive scope of socially delicate practices that individuals enhance their prosperity, mitigate trouble and maladjustment, resolve emergencies, and increment their capacity to capacity better in their lives....   [tags: Psychology, Counseling psychology, Psychotherapy]

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

- Purpose: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) works with students at the University of Arkansas to help them solve problems that arise during any given semester. CAPS help students to understand themselves and to promote personal growth. The staff at CAPS helps students to develop more satisfying relationships with their friends, families, and peers. They also assist with other mental health issues. Population: CAPS provide services for all the students attending the University of Arkansas....   [tags: Psychological Servicies, Counseling]

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Personal Reflection On Counseling Reflection

- COUNSELING REFLECTION 2 Counseling ReflectionBefore this experience, the longest counseling session I had taped was only 10 minuteslong. Therefore, after discovering that we would be taping a 30 minute session, I becameextremely anxious. A torrent of worries swept t hrough my mind, “What if I say something wrong. What if the client says nothing. What if the tape doesn’t work. And what can we talk about for 30 minutes?” But, as those worries sprang to life, I remembered some wise advice thathelped alleviate my anxiety.Within the assigned readings for my techniques class, I have learned that in order tosucceed you have to fail....   [tags: Mind, Emotion, Reflection, Counseling]

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Alaina, A Career Counseling Study

- Issues and Problem Focus The key problems and needs which Aliana should address is why the other careers she choose before have not made her happy. She has tired her hand at English and Education in her past careers. I would question why she chose these careers to begin with. I would also explore why she has never used her minor in Journalism in her career and if she would like to put effort into that career path. In using the O*NET Interest Profiler we can explore why she might have chosen these careers and what careers she should really explore based on her scores....   [tags: Career Counseling Case Study]

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Individual Counseling Theories and Approaches

- Individual Counseling Theories are varied. In this paper we will examine three of the most prominent counseling theories, their concepts, techniques, strengths and limitations. We will begin with the Adlerian Theory first followed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. At the end we will finish with Solution Focused Brief Theory. All three theories have their strengths and limitations but can be and usually are combined or used together to some extent to better serve the client. One theory might examine the client’s background and underlying cause for the complaints, while the other might focus on the present and how to solve the problems in a shorter period of time....   [tags: Individual Counseling Theories]

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The Tragedy Of Grief Counseling

- What do the overwhelming feelings of intense anger with the world, denial, potentially paralyzing fear and anxiety about what is to come have in common. They are all potential symptoms that an individual can battle when faced with a tragedy. In this case, my client, Bruce Wayne, has just recently dealt with the trauma of witnessing his parents being murdered in cold blood. Undoubtedly, even though the majority of people cannot begin to fathom what Bruce is going through, any person can point to this as a horrid tragedy that could have dire impacts on any adult, let alone a young child....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Counseling, Emotion]

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Reflections on Counseling Sessions

- Introduction The counseling session began with the introductions where I introduced myself as the counselor and later introduced my client. This stage is important in any counseling session since it is the time of exploration and focusing according to Gerard Egan as quoted by Wright (1998) in his essay on couselling skills. It is in this session that I was able to establish rapport and trust with my client in order to come up with a working and fruitful relationship with him. During this stage I made use of skills like questioning, where I would pose a question directly to my client, sometimes I would choose to just listen to what the client wanted to speak out while in some instances I wou...   [tags: Person-Centered Counseling]

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Should Premarital Counseling Be Legal?

- Many times couples are too busy planning the wedding, but fail to plan for their marriage. The Journal of Family Psychology published a survey showing that couples who received premarital education reported higher levels of marital satisfaction and experienced a 30 percent decline in the likeliness of divorce after five years. Mandatory premarital counseling is receiving overwhelming attention these days. Colorado recently proposed a ballot that would require engaged couples to complete premarital counseling before being allowed to legally wed....   [tags: Marriage, Relationship counseling, Family therapy]

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America Needs Mandatory Counseling for Students

- Another suicide, because he didn’t know where to run; another teen pregnancy, because she needed acceptance from just one more person. Another alcoholic, another drug addict, another bully, more abuse: where will we draw the line. When will it become too much. Although some school systems have legitimate reasons as to why mandatory counseling is not crucial, recent studies have come to reveal that it is very important. It would allow a deeper level of education and relationship to take place and would be beneficial for students and faculty across the country....   [tags: Mandatory School Counseling]

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Counseling a Client from Another Culture

- America is the greatest melting pot. Everywhere you look we are surrounded by rich and diverse cultures. Immigrants arriving in this country today are struggling to assimilate and still maintain their own individual identity. For instance, Elizabeth, my mother, was born in Italy and came to the United States when she was 11 years of age. When it was time for my mom to start school, the guidance office recommended to her foster parents remove any clothing, jewelry, or personal items that were not congruent with the American culture at that time....   [tags: Multicultural Counseling and Development]

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Evaluating the Main Theories of Counseling

- This essay will attempt to highlight and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the three main theories of counselling within the module covered this term. The three approaches in discussion are psychodynamics, cognitive behavioural and humanistic. The psychodynamic theory originated from Sigmund Freud, a medical doctor and philosopher (1856 - 1939) founded in the 1900s. Freud developed his ideas whilst working as a psychiatrist in Vienna, collecting information from his patients such as feelings, thoughts and early childhood experiences....   [tags: Counseling/Therapy]

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Chemical Dependency Counseling

- Introduction Chemical dependency counseling involves direct interactions with the clients and as such standards need to be set which will promote safe and accountable counseling. Chemical dependency counseling has a set code of ethics, guidelines and regulations that seek to safeguard the interests of everybody involved. Laws and ethics ensure that everyone acts in a way that does not cause harm to others. Laws and ethics also help to give the profession its credibility. The Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (2014) gives provisions on the conduct of counselors as stipulated by the law....   [tags: Accountable Counseling, Direct Interactions]

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Cultural Considerations in Building a Counseling Relationship

- Cultural Considerations in Building a Counseling Relationship Counseling is a process in which a counselor and client must build a good rapport and relationship in order to be successful in reaching the goal at hand. There are several stages of counseling which must be considered when counselors intend to build a relationship with their client, each stage being equally important in leading to the next stage. The stages of counseling include: establishing the working relationship, assessing or defining the presenting problem, identifying and setting goals, choosing and initiating interventions and planning and introducing termination and follow-up (Hackney & Comier, 2013)....   [tags: Counseling Process, Counselor Client Relationship]

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Counseling Theoretical Model

- There are many theoretical models of counseling. Often, a diverse approach or the use of several approaches is best for the resolution of problems. I utilize several different theories and strategies in my role as a counselor. However, it is the Individual personal theory and the Family theory model that anchors my orientation to counseling as a Christian counselor. Individual personal theory of counseling is very important for the successes of any therapeutic process that affects how I council....   [tags: Psychology, Christian Counseling]

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Comparing the Egan Model of Counseling and Motivational Interviewing

- The Egan Model of counseling can be integrated into one of the principles of psychiatric nursing called motivational interviewing. Egan Model is used to help the counselor use structured and specific skills to assist the client to move forward. Motivational Interviewing “is a client centered, directive therapeutic style to enhance readiness by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence” (Hettema, 2005, page 91). These models can easily be integrated into each other; there are many ideas and steps that overlap and complement each other....   [tags: Counseling Behavioral Problems]

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Expanding The Culturally Appropriate Career Counseling Model

- Source #1 Byars-Winston, A., & Fouad, N. (2006). Metacognition and Multicultural Competence: Expanding the culturally Appropriate Career Counseling Model. The Career Development Quarterly, 54, p. 187-201. In this article, Byars-Winston and Fouad, seeks to assess the importance of cultural factors and their impact on multicultural value of career counseling from the perspective of a counselor. The authors further examine the Culturally Appropriate Career Counseling Model and offer an expansion of the model through incorporating metacognitive processes....   [tags: Culture, Multiculturalism, Counseling, World view]

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Couples Counseling Questions

- how are you today,below are my opinion as regards the question i asked you. I do spend money based on my priorities, I set up a list of things that are needed and things that are just wanted. If something is needed I don't hesitate in getting it even if there is no money I would see that the need is met as soon as possible, but if it is only wanted, then I do get it only if the resources are enough and they don't compromise my other needs. Also, I believe that a joint bank account is good for the couple and each partner should be responsible to spend the resources wisely and live according to what is been agree as to be necessary....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Addressing Value Based Conflicts Within The Counseling Relationship : A Decision Making Model

- A counselor should always keep their thoughts to themselves and remain open-minded about the situation. The only time a counselor should share their thoughts is if it helps the client with their situation that they are dealing with. “Counselors must practice only within the boundaries of their competence (Standard C.2.a.), and, if they “determine an inability to be of professional assistance to clients” (Standard A.11.b.), they should facilitate a referral to another provider. (Kocet, M. M., & Herlihy, B....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, Counseling, REFER]

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Reading Weld & Eriksen Report On Christian Clients ' Preferences Regarding Prayer As A Counseling Intervention

- Summary After reading Weld & Eriksen report on Christian clients’ preferences regarding prayer as a counseling intervention really allowed me to see a true dialogue on how the world view prayer in the Christian and secular counselors profession. Throughout this journal, it can be seen that you do have people who would prefer to have some type of prayer done for them during their counseling session. According to the report, “82% of clients desired audible prayer in counseling” (Weld & Eriksen, 2007, p....   [tags: Religion, Prayer, Aerosmith, Counseling]

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The Ethics Of Counseling And Counseling

- Abstract Anything that a person uncontrollable engages in is considered an addiction. These addictions can range from alcohol, food, and even drugs. There are various ways to get help with these addictions. Individual counseling aims to provide one-on-one counseling. Group counseling seeks to interact with others with similar problem to discover and recognize these compulsive patterns and how to change them. . This research seeks to compare and contrast these two ways of counseling while incorporating Biblical knowledge....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, School counselor]

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Reflection Paper On Counseling And Counseling

- This course opened my eyes to the importance of dialogue in ways that I had not previously considered. I did not know in counseling you should only talk 30 percent of the time and that the remaining 70 percent should be the counselee’s time to talk. My typical counseling sessions in the past were about 50/50 dialogue. I thought that the counselee needed my opinion. A majority of my sessions included this amount of dialogue, which I am now understanding was not helpful to those people. Even though several people did have great results due to our sessions, they will looked to me in the future for more answers to various problems....   [tags: God, Spirituality, Marriage, Grief]

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The Ethics Of Counseling And Counseling

- Manuel is a 15 year old at-risk adolescent client who I have been working with on my practicum site. He has expressed feelings of depression and possible suicidal ideation or contemplation. McWhirter (2013) has several legal do’s and don’ts when dealing with at-risk suicidal adolescents; they include, avoiding anger or sarcasm toward the client, document professionally and ethically, consult frequently with colleagues, support the family in the aftermath of a suicide. Each of these do’s and don’ts can be applied to the situation of counseling Manuel....   [tags: Suicide, Bipolar disorder, Parasuicide, Death]

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Social Capitol and Spiritual Capitol in Pastoral Community Counseling

- Communal powers to be are assemblies of people with similar associations’ bonding them to an identity of separation or boundary within a culture. These assemblies or groups develop into transparent boundaries within the social setting, and sometimes yield a positive image reflective of an elite standard desired by the community. Everyone wants to belong to something just to have a false sense of communal security. The problem with this association is the member not fully investigating the creed or belief the leaders dictate....   [tags: Pastoral Community Counseling]

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Premarital Counseling And Pre Marriage Counseling

- What is one of the largest problems with families in the United States. One of the problems that has been growing for years now is divorce. In the United States, about forty to fifty percent of people, who get married, get divorces in their lifetime (Kazdin, 2000). When families choose to get a divorce, they are effecting everyone around them. If children are involve, the impact could be even worse. There are ways to help families to not get a divorce but not all divorces can be overturned. One of these marriage saving strategies is marriage counseling and pre-marriage counseling....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, United States]

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Theory Critique: Comparing the Theories of Adams to That of Backus and Chapian

- Jay Adams (1986) in his book “How to help people change” looks at the counseling process through the lenses of II Timothy 3:14-17: “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (KJV)....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Gerard Egan’s Counselling Guide

- Introduction Gerard Egan’s counselling guide is a three-stage model designed for counsellors or “helpers”. With this model these helpers are able to structure their work with persons in order to help them to help themselves. This is built around three questions: What is going on. What do I want instead. How can I get to where I want to go. The questions enable the person to begin with making plans for their life and to form priorities with realistic approaches to their problems. They are then able to gain a deeper insight into their own situation and problem....   [tags: Psychology Counseling]

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Comparing Organizational Codes of Test Users

- Comparing Codes for Test Users Throughout history mankind has utilized testing. Testing or experiments are done on a daily basis. People do this without even realizing it; it has become part of our daily lives. Most of today’s modern technology such as electricity, cars, and even television were based on a series of experiments. Humans are known to be curious and want to understand how and why things were or happen. This curiosity extends to wanting to know how we act, feel, and understand things....   [tags: Counseling ]

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The Appropriate Use of Counselling Skills and of Pastoral Care

- Introduction Pastoral care as a source of counselling advice is one of the key areas of development for pastoral training. For many people who approach religious leaders for counselling support, this may be their first approach for assistance and it may be the only opportunity that any service provider has to intervene in order to provide them with assistance. This places a great responsibility on the pastor, who needs to be able to tackle the approach appropriately and constructively, and also to determine whether further outside assistance is required and whether any outside approaches or referrals should be considered....   [tags: Counseling Psychology]

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APA Codes of Ethics: 3.05 Multiple Relationships

- APA Codes of Ethics: 3.05 Multiple Relationships Introduction The relationship between a therapist and their client is a very important. However, too many relationships with a client can be potentially harmful to the client as well as the therapist. American Psychological Association (APA) Codes of Ethics 3.05a deals with how to ethically handle multiple relationships. A dual or a multiple relationship exists whenever a counselor has other connections with a client in addition or in succession to the counselor–client relationship (Moleski & Kiselica, 2005)....   [tags: counseling]

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Interview with a High School Counselor

- School counseling has evolved over the years into a significant component of the educational system. School counselors are taking on new roles in schools as leaders, working with “school administration and staff in developing student attitudes and behavior which are necessary to maintain proper control, acceptable standards of self-discipline and a suitable learning environment within the school” (Secondary School Counselor 2012). Counselors work in “diverse community settings designed to provide a variety of counseling, rehabilitation, and support services” (Counselors, 2010)....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Traits of an Effective Counselor

- Counselor characteristics are also an important part of the therapeutic dynamic. As the case study demonstrates, the professional counselor began with a good rapport and empathy. I believe the session was effective because the client and the counselor worked together with re-evaluating how the client was going to improve his circumstances. In this case study, the counselor establishes a good relationship and empathy with the client, which allows him to be completely honest about his thoughts and feelings....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Life As An HIV/Aids Counselor

- Becoming a Mental Health Counselor for a patient with HIV/Aids is a position of dignity that can be often skewed or unwarranted due to the negative realm our society has placed upon the diagnosis. The main function of the HIV/Aids counselor is to be supportive of his or her infected and affected clients, to listen to their problems and to empower them to solve their problems and better their lives. These abilities can come easy for some; harder for others. I, as an HIV/Aids counselor, will embrace my future clients that seek my services....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Marriage and Family Therapy

- Marriage and Family Counseling: An Overview History and Development The field of marriage and family therapy is the youngest of all the fields of science. Physical science is the oldest, then the social sciences and then the fields of marital and family therapy (Olson, 1970). David Olson (1970) describes marital and family therapy as fraternal twins, with marital therapy being just slightly older than family therapy. Clinicians began showing an interest in the relationships between husbands and wives in the early 1930’s....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Counselling Session On The Counseling Session

- This assignment was conducted with myself as the counsellor and Olivia, a fellow classmate, as the client. A fifteen minute counselling session occurred and was recorded, in order for students to be able to critically analyze their counselling skills. Olivia felt the need to talk with a counsellor due to the pressure she is experiencing trying to fit all of her commitments into her weekly schedule. Olivia is currently struggling with splitting her time between her family, friends, school, and new fitness goals....   [tags: Question, Problem solving]

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Ethics in Counseling

- In “How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living,” author Rushworth M. Kidder defined ethics as: "The capacity to recognize the nature of moral challenges and respond with a will tuned conscience." Counselors are continually faced with the realization that ethical decision-making is an evolutionary process that requires continual open mindedness and an ability to be self-critical. They must possess the ability to recognize their own issues including, counter-transference, the limits of their multi-cultural competence, informed consent and the possible pit-falls associated with multiple relationships; while keeping the best interest of the client as the...   [tags: Ethics ]

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History of Counseling

- It is said that in order to know where you are going, it is important to know where you have been. This adage applies to many facets of life but also to the profession of counseling. In order to gain insight into the future of the profession, this author seeks to uncover the past that has shaped the current landscape. In doing so, the hope is to preserve what may be preserved, correct those mistakes of the past and forge new paths that will lead to wholeness and health. History and Timeline In deciphering the history of Psychology, one can subscribe to two seperate schools of thought....   [tags: Psychology, The New and Old Testaments]

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Ethics In Counseling

- People deal with different life situation’s every day and counseling is a great way to cope with situations that are hard to cope by oneself. Counselors are faced with these situations and it is extremely important to be prepared and have the proper training to be able to handle a client’s situation to the best of their ability. There are rules and regulations to help keep counselors on a professional level to help guide with situations such as confidentiality, supervisor and trainee relationships, and diversity and clinical experience....   [tags: case study]

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Ethics Within Group Counseling And Individual Counseling

- Professional ethical conduct is essential to the success of any client, whether it is in individual counseling or in a group setting. Professional psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers or others in the field of human service or help have the duly responsibility to continuously become aware of their professional responsibilities, and manage their practice based on areas of ability. This paper will research ethics within groups and individual counseling, and compare their similarities and their differences....   [tags: Ethics, Psychology, Business ethics, Difference]

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College Counseling Is Helping Students With College And This Counseling

- College Counseling If college counseling is to help students with college and this counseling would be better to help students become college ready wouldn 't you agree that most counseling staff give little or no help to these students on need. Since the time of racism there have been little help and little encouragement of students going to college, and even now you will find a few schools that s that still have bad counseling where students had little to no help into getting in college....   [tags: College, Higher education, High school, Education]

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Counseling Orientation Paper : Mental Health Counseling

- Counseling Orientation Paper Individuals Suffering from Mental Illnesses Counseling can be one of the most rewarding professions in which an individual can truly make a difference in a person’s life. Counselors help an array of clients ranging from substance abuse counseling to marriage counseling. I have recently learned what the field of counseling involves and entails, which is assisting a client with a particular concern using a variety of counseling strategies to assist the individual to bring about beneficial changes and generate a variety of positive outcomes (Nystul, 2011)....   [tags: Psychology, Mental disorder, Psychoanalysis]

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Identifying Therapeutic Goals

- 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....   [tags: Counseling]

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Counseling Psychology And The Counseling Process Between The Therapist And Client

- In counseling psychology, there are many tools and therapeutic treatments including assessments to help the counseling process between the therapist and client. According to Hays (2013), “Assessment is beneficial in counseling because it provides information for both counselors and clients so they can understand and respond to the client concerns as well as plan and evaluate programs” (p. 6). Among the many assessments that are being used, there are evaluations focused on personalities, intelligence, abilities, and careers....   [tags: Personality psychology]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

- Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy takes into account interactions between cognitions, emotions, behavior, and environment. The therapist looks to modify attitudes, beliefs, and expectations, they aim to identify and modify maladaptive thoughts. ( Knell 2009) The emphasis of therapy is placed on the child, issues of control, master, and responsibility are addressed as well as responsibility for one’s own behavior change. A child’s perception of events rather than the event themselves is assumed as the cause for behavior in cognitive therapy....   [tags: Counseling ]

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The Origins And History Of Counseling Psychology

- The Origins and History of Counseling Psychology. The profession of psychology has been around since the time of the Greeks, but did not develop into its own discipline until around the late 1800s. A German physiologist named Wilhelm Wundt began using scientific research methods in order to investigate reaction times. He also was the first person to make the association between physiology and human thought and behavior. In 1879, he opened the first psychology lab at the University of Leipzig. This event has been said to be the official beginning of psychology as a separate scientific discipline (Landrum)....   [tags: Psychology, Psychotherapy, Clinical psychology]

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Personal Statement On The Counseling Profession

-   The Counseling Profession A counselor is defined as a person trained to give guidance on personal, social, or psychological problems. Professional counselors help to identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional or social interruptions. Counseling also improves communication, strengthens self-esteem, and promotes behavior change in relations to mental health. Counseling enables us to appreciate how we are in healthy relationships and safe environments due to some of the bad things others experience....   [tags: Family therapy, Psychology]

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The Ethics Of The School Counseling Profession

- Professional Identity The school counseling profession has evolved over time into a collaborative model. This collaborative model involves teachers, school administrators, parents, counselors, other school personal, and community stakeholders. The first guidance program was developed in 1895. In 1926 New York became the first state to require guidance workers to be certified; in 1929 New York became the first state to have full time guidance workers. In 1952 the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA) was established, now known as the American Counseling Association (ACA)....   [tags: School counselor, Education]

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The Importance Of A Counseling Psychologist Research

- A career that I have been interested for a very long time is in Psychology, which is to be a Counseling Psychologist. To be a Counseling Psychologist research is needed to receive a clear understanding of this specific career. For example, it is valuable to know what are the job requirements/duties, being paid hourly or salary, and if it is required to relocate. However, it is very important for me to know does it fit my personality, the exact year of graduation, what schools will I attend, how long it would take to complete my education and how much will my education cost....   [tags: Psychology, Clinical psychology, Education]

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The Vision Of The Counseling Center

- Vision • The vision of The Counseling Center is to create a behavioral healthcare system that is capable of upholding, supporting, and maintaining recovery of our clients. Furthermore, this vision includes providing culturally competent, holistic, and wellness focused services that promotes social-emotional development, prevent development of mental health challenges, and address social-emotional problems that currently exist. The Counseling Center achieves these tasks by using evidence-based strategies in our services; by supporting staff training and well-being; by implementing effective mental health consultation to children, families, and staff; by continuing to strive for excellence in...   [tags: Psychology, Health care, School counselor, Health]

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The History and Development of School Counseling

- School counselors are licensed educators with a minimum of a masters degree in school counseling, making them qualified to tend to all students academic and career/personal, and social life needs by guiding and evaluating in a school program that promotes the success of every student. You can be an elementary, middle school, or high school counselor. I chose this carrier for my senior exit project because therapy has been a very big part of my entire life, but I want to also be able to be that person in high school that every student knows they can come to about anything....   [tags: academics, career, advising]

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The Ethics Of Group Counseling

- Ethics in Group Counseling Ethics is important for both group and individual counseling, especially group counseling. Both are beneficial; however, group counseling allows a counselor to work with a small-to-medium size group of people who share similar struggles. Members have the ability to learn from one another. Ethics in group counseling is crucial because the counselor or group leader is not only responsible for one person’s personal struggles, but the struggles of multiple people within the group....   [tags: Ethics, Leadership, Informed consent]

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Career Counseling : A Primary Tool

- In education, research is a primary tool utilized to enhance academic curriculums and examine new perspectives and opportunities for teaching strategies. According to Oxford Dictionaries, research is “the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions,” (n.d). Education evolves and furthers complexity as time progresses, and using research and data analysis, educators can adapt to expansions in curriculums and standards. Career counseling requires complex techniques and assessments that convey a client’s abilities, desires, and goals, whether the service is conducted in a school setting or beyond....   [tags: Qualitative research, Scientific method]

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Christian Counseling and Secular Psychology

- Theory Critique In our fast passed and ever changing society, personal experiences built up over time and often make life difficult to deal with over time. Everyone has their own prospective on what is important and how they will tackle various problems they face from day to day. It is the responses to our harsh environment and experiences that can often manifest into feelings such as: anxiety, resentment and possibly guilt (Crabb, 1977). It is those that have negative experiences in life that seek out the help of counselors, to better understand and change the root of those problems....   [tags: education, spiritual beliefs, bible]

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Marriage Counseling or Couple Therapy

- Marriage Counseling or “Couple Therapy” is a term that is used to describe a type of counseling a couple attends in order to help them overcome issues in their relationships to avoid separation or divorce. Today, people view divorce as something that occurs commonly between married couples who have difficulty maintaining a relationship with their spouse. For the past thirty years, the phrase: “fifty percent of marriages end in divorce”, seems to have been ingrained into people’s mentality because it has become extremely common to come across individuals who have either been through one or more divorces....   [tags: overcoming relationship issues]

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The Southern California Counseling Center

- The Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC) is a great resource to have available in a your classroom resource binder. Starting in 1966, it has been their mission to help strengthen our community by being able to provide counseling to people in need at a very affordable rate. The Southern California Counseling Center has a sliding fee counseling service because they highly believe that mental heath care should be a right and not a privilege, and that is why they really try to help low income families....   [tags: School counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor]

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A Interview At The University Counseling Center

- My interviewee is Edmund (Ted) L. Riccio. Ted is a licensed clinical psychologist who works in the Villanova University Counseling Center. The counseling center is located at 206 Health Service Building, 800 Lancaster Ave. Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085. In order to become a licensed clinical psychologist and a University counselor, Ted had to earn his doctorate in psychology. He received a Psy D in clinical psychology and had much practice as a therapist. I chose to interview Ted because he was the most convenient....   [tags: Clinical psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychology]

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The History Of School Counseling

- The history of school counseling formally began around the turn of the twentieth century. An argument can be made, however, that counseling and guidance may trace its foundations back to ancient Greece and Rome with the philosophical teachings of Plato and Aristotle. There is also evidence that suggests some of the practices and benchmarks of contemporary guidance counselors were utilized by Catholic priests in the Middle Ages, as can be observed by the commitment to the notion of confidentiality within the confessional....   [tags: School counselor, Education, History of education]

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Ethics and Law in the Field of Counseling

- Ethics is the judgement and the moral actions used in interactions with cultures and society and its focus is on the client well-being. Ethics is defined by Remley and Herlihy (2010) in the counseling field as “professional behavioral and interactions” (p.4). Counselors do rely and are guide by Codes of Ethics. The role and relevance of the ethical principals, the ACA and AMHCA Code of Ethics are the base of the counseling profession. Without them this career would not have a guide on how the professionals should act and react professionally in all the different situations that are faced in this field....   [tags: Ethical, Professional Counselors ]

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