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Counseling Psychology

- Counseling Psychology When I began my studies at the University of Northern Iowa, I had an interest in the field of psychology, but I was not yet sure that I wanted to pursue a career in that area. The classes that I consequently took and the professors that taught them solidified my desire to receive a degree in psychology. Interacting with my professors as a teacher's assistant and research assistant gave me a chance to discover at a more personal level what psychology is all about. Although I am seeking a M.A....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays]

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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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The Role of Counseling

- The Role of Counseling A study performed in 1992, reported approximately 3,400,000 youth had failed to complete high school and were not enrolled in high school (Starr 1998). This statistic is based on the United States where job competition has greatly increased due to technology. Many of these student lacked the support and training necessary to succeed in today’s society. Currently in every high school across the nation, there is a person responsible for offering support and training to the youth of America....   [tags: essays papers]

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Guidance Counseling and Parental Involvement

- Guidance Counseling and Parental Involvement The elementary school counseling and guidance program is part of the total school program and complements learning in the classroom. It is child-centered, preventive, and developmental. The program encourages students’ social, emotional, and personal growth at each stage of their development. The purpose of counseling with students, parents, and teachers is to help students maximize their potential. The elementary school counselor also conducts guidance lessons; consults with parents, teachers, and other professionals; and coordinates student services in the school (Gartner, Larson, & Allen, 1995)....   [tags: essays papers]

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Theorectical Bases For Counseling

- Five major theoretical bases for counseling in psychology are biological, learning, cognitive, psychodynamic, and sociocultural. Each one of these perspectives searches for answers about behavior through different techniques and researching a clients childhood or adult life experiences looking for answers to different kinds of questions. Due to the different types and styles of counseling approaches, each counselor forms their own thoughts and explanations. The premise behind the biological perspective in psychology is that all actions, feelings, and thoughts are associated with different events in a person’s life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Counseling the Infertile Couple

- “Counseling the Infertile Couple” Being a pastor of family ministries with three healthy children, it is hard for me to counsel other couples on infertility. I have also been on the other side of the table facing these infertility choices in my first marriage. There was a choice we faced regarding selective termination if we did conceive after hormone therapy. In a way, I am glad we did not conceive because my ex-wife and I opposed each other on this procedure. I was opposed to the procedure while my wife accepted it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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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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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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Counseling Ethics

- When a help-seeker experiences a warm and loving Christian relationship within the body of Christ, spiritual and emotional growth ensues. A counsellor then, who works in Gods vineyard, or in a church school or even a Para-church organization/charity therefore opens the gate for many new possibilities for ministry, both within the body of Christ and to the unsaved population through the body of Christ. Without mincing words; one can say: Before a counselor, therapist, or pastoral counselor, can confidently say that he/she really knows what he/she is doing in therapy, many years would have elapsed and accumulation of experiences, training and re-training would have populated his practicing....   [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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Effective Approaches to Counseling

- The principled problems reviews and practiced principles are all around people these days. While counselors are challenged with principled problems that are hard to solve, they are anticipated to connect in a cautiously care about ethical decision-making process. There seem to be a practical variation of views, which can and do exist between counselors with regard to the traditions in which standards, moral belief, and principled values would be useful when they have disagreement. Although there is no particular principle decision-making model that is most efficient, counselors are required to be recognizable with a trustworthy model of decision making that can tolerate public inquiry and su...   [tags: ACA, APA]

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Career Counseling: The Case of Naomi

- The theories behind career counseling are various. The prevailing factors in employment are money, personal satisfaction and the ability to achieve. In the case of Naomi we have to help her determine if her dissatisfaction with life is directly correlated to her employment or is she looking at possible changes in employment because of her personal issues. For Naomi, we have to consider that her life has over lapping roles with regard to her personal responsibilities and her work life that can be considered as part of the life stage model (Zunker, 2012)....   [tags: factors, money, satisfaction, achieve]

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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling

- Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling Who published the DSM-VI. American Psychiatric Association. What is recorded on Axis III. General medical conditions Anorexia Nervosa -refusal to maintain body weight, body weight less than 85% of the expected weight -intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight -disturbance in the way in which one’s body weight or shape is experienced -in postmenarcheal females, amenorrhea Criteria for gender identity disorder -a strong and persistent cross-gender identification (not for the cultural advantage of the other sex) -persistent discomfort with his or her sex or sense of inappropriateness in the gender of that sex....   [tags: Papers]

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Counseling and The Georgia Addiction Counselors Association is

- The state certification credentialing board in Georgia for addiction counselors is The Georgia Addictions Counselors Associations (GACA) located in Smyrna, Georgia. This board was established in 1980. The GACA issues two credentials for addiction counselors and one credential for clinical supervisors. The mission of the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association is to increase awareness of drug dependence and abuse as a major social problem in society the expand of treatment centers made it a necessity to create a system that assures citizens of Georgia that addiction counselors has met an acceptable standard of professional competency....   [tags: Drugs, Certification, Volunteer]

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Professional School Counseling: Annotated Bibliography

- Janson, Militelo & Kosine (2008) examined “how school counselors and principals their relationship” (p. 353). They gathered data through Q method. The Q method allowed them to involve qualitative and quantitative approaches subjectively of individual viewpoints while providing (Janson et al., 2008) with quantitative statistical technique to analyze data” (p. 354). Their analysis formed “four opinion groupings working alliance, impediments to alliance, shared leadership and purposeful collaboration” (p.354-356)....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

- What is Premarital Counseling. Premarital Counseling is defined as a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage and it is often provided by a licensed therapist. Therapist is known as a marriage or family therapist. There are also the options of seeking counseling through your religious institution if that works better for you and your future spouse (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2013) . How to prepare for Premarital Counseling. When embarking on any new venture in your life you need to follow steps that lead up to that instant, so below is a checklist that you and your future spouse should follow in order to secure that you’ve chosen the right individual help in this big step....   [tags: Benefits, Marriage, Therapy]

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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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School Counseling

- Abstract School psychologists have many legal and ethical obligations to students and there parents. When conducting counseling sessions and other therapeutic interventions in schools there may be some concerns with confidentiality and privacy for the student. Before conducting and providing treatment services, they must inform the parents or legal guardians of the child to approve of the services planned by the school psychologists. When working with children explaining to them their rights and then explaining to them their lack of rights if their parents want information can be very difficult....   [tags: School Psychology]

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Counseling Ethics

- PRINCIPLE K: RESPONSIBILITY TO PARISH/INSTITUTION AND COMMUNITY Counselors shall utilize all available staff/workers and offer staff members who may be of assistance in aiding a counselee. Counselors shall facilitate workers/surrogate counselors and other counselors who are directly concerned, allowing routine access to all cumulative data except confidential records. Counselor shall maintain the disciplinary, behavioral and emotional records of the counselee in a confidential file - separate and apart from the cumulative file....   [tags: Ethics]

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Premarital Counseling

- According to research done by Williams (2007) the majority of premarital counseling today is offered through churches. Some churches require couples to participate in some type of counseling that uses skill-base programs that incorporate scriptural guidelines before getting married. Couples also encounter other forms of premarital counseling such as: premarital counseling with clergy, engaged encounter, mentor couples, and day-long workshops. The most common premarital counseling within a church is for the couple to meet privately with a clergy person this is known as premarital counseling with clergy....   [tags: church, clergy, marriage, preparation, couples]

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Counseling Processes

- In counseling, there are many processes used by a counselor in his sessions with a client. These may be done in a specific order or however which way the counselor sees them to be appropriate. Listed below are the different processes that may be undertaken during a counseling session. 1. Before meeting a counselee, the counselor tries to find out as much as he can about the former. This is done so that he may discern what will help the client most. Also, he has to fathom the counselee's past so that he will know beforehand how he can help him....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Professional Counselors

- Passage of 1975 initiative, Education for Handicapped Children Act (Public Law -94-142), helped to facilitate Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, (IDEA) which, further cemented equality and academia inclusion for the delayed population, (Brener, Martindale, and Weist, 2001). In addition, the Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) secures an array of abundant individualized educational agenda’s the entire life span for those denoted as either cognitively, emotive, psychobiologically or as psychopathological restrictive individuals....   [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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Marriage and Family Counseling

- Marriage and family counselors are counselors distinctively trained to work with family systems and provide therapy for people who wish to solve emotional conflicts. Their goal, with therapy, is to revise people's perceptions and behavior, expand communication, and prevent individual and family crises. Although marriage and family counseling has a broad history, formal recognition of the professional counseling specialization can be traced to the establishment in 1989 of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling (IAMFC), which is a division of the American Counseling Association....   [tags: Psychology]

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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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Importance of Counseling Theories

- Without theory, a counselor would be flying by the seat of their pants. “Nearly all theories of counseling currently recognize the powerful impact of the therapeutic alliance and offer clinicians ways to collaborate effectively with their clients.” ("Counseling Theories", 2010) A counselor needs to have a foundation for counseling. Studying counseling theories will help a new counselor become familiar with the different types of theories as well as how to discover a theory that works well with a counselors own personal values and beliefs....   [tags: Foundation, Counselors, Conceptualization]

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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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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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A Career in Career Counseling

- Careers are not something to be taken in a light manner as it acts as a major function in every being’s life. Career dysfunctional may results in decreased self confidence, increased interpersonal communication problems or traces of depression. According to Beverly Baskin, the term career can be defined as the the totality of work one does in one’s lifetime. Given this definition, education, family responsibilities, work and leisure activities are inclusive. Vocational counseling is a career concentrated for individuals who needs to attain work coming in contact with counselors to help individuals evaluate or improve skills, developing and learning methods to obtain a job....   [tags: work, education, skills]

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Personal Reflection On Counseling Psychology

- I have always enjoyed puzzles. Even though you often have to dig for the pieces for a while, they are always there and are always essential to creating the whole picture. This is why I seek a career in counseling psychology. Counseling is not about shaping a person into something they are not nor is it stealing pieces from other puzzles to create a whole picture. Rather, counseling is working with all of the pieces of one person to empathetically create a whole picture. Through my critical thinking, empathy and social perceptiveness, I plan to seek my vocation in counseling psychology....   [tags: Psychology, Clinical psychology]

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Article Review On The Counseling

- Article Review #2 From the time we are little, our upbringing and life experience shape us into who we are as adults. Part of us that is shaped is our philosophies and beliefs. We develop philosophies of how we think of the world. When we attain these attitudes they may be positive or negative depending on the person and their upbringing. As we get older these viewpoints change and may grow either stronger or weaker. Expanding on this idea of attitudes of the world, we develop these attitudes in our workplace as well....   [tags: Ethics, Philosophy, Virtue, Normative ethics]

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The Understanding Of Biblical Counseling

- In this research paper I will be discussing certain elements which I consider central to the understanding of biblical counseling. These elements are: The role of The Holy Spirit, Sanctification, Who is competent to counsel. Offense, Abandonment, Rejection, and Acceptance. Very early in his career, as noted in his book Competent to Counsel, Dr. Jay Adams discovered with disappointment that the field of psychotherapy was not meeting the needs of the people it intended to help. He thought that the over reliance on the Medical Model concept of Freud, which emphasized non-responsibility, gave counselees an excuse for not facing their problems head one....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Holy Spirit]

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The Elementary School Counseling Program

- The Ocean Elementary school counseling program has helped the school to provide a positive, safe, inclusive, and rigorous academic learning environment. The school counseling program provides leadership, advocacy, and collaboration to support the school community and create systemic change for the benefit of all students. Leadership requires collaboration to build trust and achieve goals; advocacy helps to encourage others to look at things from different perspectives in order to create equitable access; and collaboration provides the opportunity to have access to a large support network for student achievement and development (ASCA, 2012)....   [tags: School counselor, Education, Collaboration]

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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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The Field Of Career Counseling

- Throughout our lives as human beings, the concept of change is an inevitable process which we are forced to experience in different areas at some point whether biological, cognitive, social, psychological, environmental and structural among others. As with the human body, likewise the field of career counseling which is currently undergoing changes attributable to factors including globalization, population diversity, increased technological innovations and changing job roles. “Managing a global career now means fostering global relationships, remaining patient and persistent , acquiring local language skills and cultural sensitivity, and migrating to where the work is” (Feller, Russell and...   [tags: Culture, Multiculturalism, Psychology, Behavior]

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Personal Statement On Pastoral Counseling

- John, thank you for your post, I really enjoyed reading it. It seems an average of six to seven hours of lay/pastoral counseling is quite a lot, in addition to your other obligations as Senior Pastor. You stated, most of your lay/pastoral counseling is primarily, demonstrating your well-developed listening skills, to people and their problems. According to our reading, a few weeks ago, good and attentive listening, is vital to the counseling process. It is my experience, at times; some people are just looking for someone to listen to them....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Christian terms]

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Pursuing a Career in Counseling

- The choices we make early in life have an enormous impact on our future. I have always known that I wanted to directly impact people’s lives and my personal experiences have set me on the school-counseling path. In the future, I would love to influence another generation of students to soar for their dreams. During the past three years of college, my interest in counseling has been affirmed through a variety of experiences. One important experience that influenced my decision to pursue a career as a school counselor was my involvement in my community service sorority, Chi Delta Alpha....   [tags: Personal Ambition]

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The School Counseling Department Mission

- The West Chester School District’s mission is “ Educating and inspiring students to do their personal best.” The school counseling department mission statement is “The mission of the WCASD School Counseling Program, which serves the needs of a diverse community, is to counsel, educate, and advocate for all students as they pursue their individual academic, personal, social, and career goals by delivering a proactive, comprehensive, and consistent program. In partnership with teachers, administrators, parents, and a caring community, the school counselors will help all students to achieve their personal best.” Population and Stakeholders There are 540 students at Glen Acres Eleme...   [tags: School counselor, High school, Psychotherapy]

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My Experience With Professional Counseling

- My experience with professional counseling is limited to being the client and also working with Master’s level counselors in my professional roles at Job Corps and at DVR. During approximately seven separate time periods in my life starting when I went away from home to the University of Missouri. Although I cannot even remember the counselor who was actually a Counseling Student working in the Universities Student Counseling Center. I experienced undergoing psychoanalytic therapy with elements of existential therapy in my earlier experiences with counseling....   [tags: Psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy]

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Different Types Of Counseling Theories

- Theoretical Perspective: This semester in procedures of counseling class we discussed a lot of different types of counseling theories. We also did a lot of practicing with each theory with our partners. I found that person-centered therapy best fits my personal attitudes and style of counseling. I think this would be a good style of counseling for me because I can see myself better helping people as a whole than trying to fix an actual problem. I don’t think I could just focus on a client’s problem and problematic behavior, and not try to help better them as a person....   [tags: Psychology, Therapy, Carl Rogers, Psychotherapy]

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Cross Cultural And Multicultural Counseling

- Analysis of Cross Cultural and Multicultural Counseling Counseling LGBT Individuals Possible Barriers to Individual Counseling LGBT individuals may be hesitant to receive counseling due to prejudice and discrimination that they receive from society. The individual may or may not have come out yet to their loved ones, and the idea of talking with a counselor could increase their fear. On page 479, Sue & Sue (2013) explain that coming out is ongoing and individuals have to decide when to talk about it....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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My Experience At College Counseling

- It is hard to believe we already made it to the mid point of practicum. My practicum has been such a great experience thus far, and I imagine it will only continue to improve. I am at Simmons Middle School currently, interning under Heather Aldentaler. The school is grades 6 through 8. I have been working mostly with the 6th and 7th grade. But, have worked with the 8th graders a few times. Heather and I have been counseling more in the classroom setting. I am looking forward to working with the students more one on one....   [tags: Learning, High school, Emotion, Skill]

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Cognitive Therapy And Biblical Counseling

- Cognitive Therapy and Biblical Counseling Nouthetics, more commonly known as Biblical Counseling, and Cognitive Therapy, also called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, two seemingly opposed models for helping an individual who is dealing with mood and emotional issues, when more closely examined, possess more similarities than differences. Thus the views and principles of each one can be intermingled with the other for optimal results. To best understand this, one must first recognize the basic tenets of each approach....   [tags: Psychology, Psychotherapy]

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The Differences Of Multi Cultural Counseling

- The differences observed in society can be seen in almost every aspect of life and can separate every human from another through choice and perception. Considering a simplistic example where one driver in the United States drives on the right side of the road, compared to a European driver that drives on the left side of the road. Each may perceive that the other is incapable of driving when sharing the same environment. Yet both individuals are perfectly capable of operating a vehicle safely and successfully....   [tags: Multiculturalism, Sociology, Self-awareness]

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Research Is The Lifeblood For Counseling

- Research seems to be the lifeblood for counseling. Without solid research, the field stays stuck due to development being non-existent (Neukrug, 2016). The two articles read for this assignment attempt to push the bar forward for therapists, and do so in many ways. Both articles offer poignant and well developed abstracts while also presenting the reader compelling research questions at the beginning of the article. However, only one of the articles seems to have a self-awareness of its limitations alongside a vision for how future research could build on what was discovered....   [tags: Research, Scientific method, Academic publishing]

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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 Center For Counseling And Psychotherapy

- Method Participants I observed the Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, a private outpatient practice of licensed psychologists. The Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy provides individual, couple, family and assessments for children and adolescents. There are eight staff members that work at the Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, six licensed psychologists and two front office assistants. I choose to observe two office assistants, because I talked to the supervisor originally when getting the consent form and the supervisor said that the office assistants were having trouble with not completing mailing/faxing of reports and other documents on time....   [tags: Reinforcement, Punishment, Observation, Telephone]

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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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Counseling Articles: Clinical Supervision

- ... This results in feelings of hopelessness, which is likely to have considerable effects on the nurse-patient relationship. Notably, the use of clinical supervision in the nursing profession is hindered by several barriers attributed to individual and organizational factors. Some of these barriers include difficulties to differentiate the process from individual performance review, suspicion by nurses, confidentiality challenges, and seeming lack of organizational support. Therefore, the application of this concept in nursing requires dealing with personal and organizational barriers and a clear understanding of the goals of clinical supervision....   [tags: hindrances, action, patient, practices]

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Personal Model of Counseling

- The theory that serves as the foundation to my counseling values at this time is Carl Roger’s Person-Centered therapy. Person-Centered counseling has always fascinated me, and I am glad that I expanded my knowledge on it this semester. The video of Rogers and Gloria really captivated me and brought to life the characteristics of a Person-Centered counselor. Roger’s unconditional positive regard and true genuine disposition showed throughout the therapy session. Person-Centered counseling envelops the characteristics that every good counselor should possess....   [tags: person-centered, therapy, positive, feelings]

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The Spiritual Of Counseling Counselors

- Assessing the Spiritual REBT counselors perform assessments with religious clients for determining whether to retain them in therapy. These assessments also determine the set of therapeutic strategies for clients. Furthermore, REBT counselors must consider their ability to ethically offer services to religious clients (Nielsen, Johnson, & Ellis, 2001). It is essential that REBT counselors understand that religion is multidimensional in the degree of expression. In the initial assessment, the REBT counselors need to address the degree in which clients are connected with their religion and the degree in which religious commitment and practice may be connected to the presenting problem(s)....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Truth, Bible]

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Emotional And Behavioral Issues Of Counseling

- After watching a movie, often does one feel some sort of emotion. Whether it be relief, confusion, or happiness, I have always heard someone express a comment regarding his or her thoughts of the film following its end. Typically, we see films as a fun way to pass the time. For others, however, movies serve as a way to escape the reality of life, help with his or her problems, or both. Therapists use this to their advantage, applying it as a form of counseling known as cinematherapy. It is as straightforward as it sounds: the therapist shows a movie that portrays a situation similar to the client’s, and hopefully it will help identify what is bothering him or her....   [tags: Psychotherapy, Psychology, Film, Family therapy]

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Research And Current Practices Of Counseling

- Research and Current Practices Practicing and researching solution-focused family therapy is growing and becoming more prevalent in the helping profession (Gingerich, Kim, Geert, Stams, & Macdonald, 2012; Kim & Franklin, 2015). As such, solution-focused family therapy is now considered an evidence-based therapeutic approach for all helping professionals. Additionally, solution-focused family therapy is proven to be flexible and portable to a range of therapeutic settings including behavioral health and community counseling clinics, school counseling, alcohol and drug treatment facilities, and coaching....   [tags: Family therapy, Psychotherapy, Therapy]

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