This author believes that as the client is the expert that they will get a sense of when this counseling process is wrapping up; perhaps it will be identified as accomplished goals or a feeling of stagnation. This feeling may manifest in several ways for clients. It is also the job of the counselor to raise awareness and acknowledge the improvements the client has made, highlight accomplishments, and have open conversations with the clients about meeting their goals and exploring those feelings that accompany achieving a goal. Furthermore, at times clients may be hesitant to leave counseling. Particularly if there is strong rapport, counseling may be a great source of comfort that not all clients want to terminate.
Dillon and McKenzie (1998) study and found that the most important factors that should be (passive voice provide more detail)analyzed for better listening are receiver apprehension, willingness to communicate, and readiness to listen, in addition to improving culture competence. To achieve intercultural skills is to avoid generalizations about other cultures, unless they are completely familiar. When listening is perceived to be required, the quality and intensity of a person is mediated by their attitude toward the concepts of listening competence and performance (Imhof & Janusik, 2006). Culture forms an individual’s worldview, and is especially pronounced when intercultural communication is attempted. To take into account the effects of listening, it is important to consider the speaker and the listener.
However in individual counseling, the client would not get much feedback or comments from other members only from the counselor. The client would need to be responsible in having to commit his/her self to the therapy sessions and to make an effort in wanting to change their beliefs. If the client is not commited in wanting to change for the better, therapy group does not help and he/she will only disrupt the session and waste the counselor time. This applies for both individual and group counseling. Individual sessions may not seem as interesting and engaging as group counseling sessions.
I want to be a better communicator and contribute my thoughts and opinions without fear. Furthermore, I need to obtain more effective problem solving and decision making skills in order to increase my ability to resolve problems within conflict situations. • What populations/agency settings excite you? I am pursuing a career in gerontological social work as I enjoy working with older adults and adults with disabilities. I want to help advocate for them to maintain their independence within the community through helping to coordinate possible services to meet their social, health, emotional and economic needs.
The real connection between impression management and personal branding is self-awareness. We need to learn how to become self-aware and maintain a level of self-awareness, even when everything around us is changing. In order to create a positive professional image, impression management must effectively accomplish two tasks; establishing credibility and maintain authenticity. When presenting yourself in a manner that is both true to self and valued and believed by others, impression management can yield a host of favorable outcomes, for a team, and an organization. On the other hand, when I present myself in an inauthentic and non-credible manner, I’m likely to undermine health, relationships, and performance.
When using the ethical decision making model, it is important for counsellors to be self-aware as it will influence how they deal with the behaviours and choices of the client. Self-awareness includes being aware of their emotions, values and biases. A way to work through this is to discuss their feelings of discomfort with their supervisors or colleagues (Corey, Corey, & Callanan, 2011). Self-awareness is key to competent counselling so it logically ensues that it is key to ethical decision making in counselling. A counsellor’s sense of self is important in determining how personal values are enacted with clients and their issues.
Social workers will have clients from all types of cultures and backgrounds that are exremely different than their own, and it is important for the social worker to be able to work with the client in a way that adhears to the Code of Ethics while at the same time respecting the client’s culture in the most
If placed in a similar situation during another counseling session, I would stop the session and express how this does not assist with developing a safe and positive client-counselor working alliance. I would also encourage that they seek out supervision and/or consultation about what is means to be culturally competent counselor and to assess their understanding of microagressions. I can also say that I would be frustrated by the experience, but I would be less likely to hold onto that experience as a representation of who I am as a person versus who they are as a professional
Effective communication includes listening skills followed by an organized and logical approach. Clarity and conciseness should be used to give and receive good feedback. Good communication makes patients feel valued. One of the most important things is to give the patient enough time to express themselves. Effective communication will help with patient care and give a sense of good understanding of what to expect in their care.
Since I prefer to seek for feedbacks before making decisions, I believe in a two-way communication. For that to happen, teammates must feel that I am sincere and willing to listen to them. This will allow me to understand my teammates better and how I can work with them efficiently and effectively. Thus, being a leader to me means empathizing and engaging with those that I am
The community affects individual clients, therefore, social work practitioners should look into the programs and resources available in the community for the client to utilize. This method of assessing also takes into account the social structures of a community. If there is a lack of necessary resources in the community then it is something that a social work practitioner can organize and advocate for. Looking at a community’s strengths and capacities is an empowering approach that makes it more likely for the members of the community to respond and collaborate. This also helps in ensuring that power struggles or conflicts don’t arise and retract progress.
Operating from a theory will help me to remain focused on therapeutic goals and allow for more in-depth processing. In addition, biases can be managed more effectively while adhering to guidelines directing me to appropriate responses. I think counseling without a theoretical perspective is like going on a road trip without a map. After learning about many of the theories, the strategic family therapy seems to click with me the most. When I get chance, I am going to do additional research on this approach and ask questions as needed.
This was helpful because with me planning to use this in order to determine where a client stands in the processes of change, it was beneficial that the article explained what to expect in each stage and made suggestions in order for the client to experience each stage to its full potential. An example being the Self-Reevaluation stage, which suggested value clarification, healthy role models, and imagery are techniques that can move people evaluatively. Therefore, exposing the clients to others who have succeeded in overcoming substance abuse and has developed a better life in doing so may encourage them to change their habits rather than having to verbally recommend why changing their habits is necessary. Overall this was an article that supplied great information and will not only be a reference I use in intervention, but will also be something I use in my personal
Since the project needs adequate funding, the support from the administration and higher authority will be required. Also the support from the information technology (IT) and pharmacist is essential in the implementation of the barcode system. “Involving the staff in shared decision will promote a feeling of empowerment that will help their resistance to the change and enable them to
It is important to note that just with any style of counseling a client’s cultural background and values will affect rapport and other elements in the session. If a counselor is not of the same cultural background of the client there may need to be more discussion on the different values to make sure that the counselor is focusing on the client’s world view and what they think is important. Another barrier to Motivational Interviewing is its strong foundation in the use of language to facilitate change talk, because of this focus and importance on language, clients whose first language differs from the counselor’s may have different ways of expressing change and even resistance (Moyers, Houck, Glynn, Hallgren, & Manuel, 2017). Another aspect that could be seen by some as a limitation of Motivational Interviewing is the fact that it is a brief intervention that really focuses on reduction and going to additional or alternative treatment for Substance Use Disorder rather than actually being a standalone treatment