Aha Moments In Counselling

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Just like you, Gersten’s suggestion to review the client’s existing records during the integration phase of the assessment exercise to avoid the priming effect in order to have a more objective assessment of a client, is also one of my “aha” moments. This confirmed my personal belief to get to know someone personally first and not listen to other people when I am meeting a person or when a new co-worker starts at work, for example. The readings reiterated the importance of the counsellor’s ability to respond sensitively to patients needs, maintain open and clear communication, and communicate empathy and openness, as these are factors in establishing a therapeutic relationship with a client. The reading also emphasized the importance of

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