In the book “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless had many decisions to leave his old life behind and start over. Chris’ decision to leave was justified for the following reasons. When he suddenly disappeared, it made it easier for him to let go of his past and focus on what he wants to do in the future. McCandless could make all his own decisions, nobody had a chance to tell him that he could not leave and certainly did not allow anyone to find out where he was going. Finally he didn’t agree to social norms. Although some might argue that McCandless should have notified his parents that he was going to take this trip, however, if he would’ve told his family they would have gone out of their way to bring him back home. Furthermore Mccandless did tell his parents that he was going on this trip and didn’t find the need to tell them where he was going minute by minute. He was an adult and understood what the consequences were.
If you looked at Griselda Ayala Perez today, you would never guess that she grew up in one of the harshest neighborhoods in the country. She lived in Compton, California, a city well known for its gang violence and poverty. She has two kids, a husband, and lives comfortably in a cozy suburban house in the peaceful city of Overland Park. Although Mrs. Perez lives a fantastic life today, the real story lies within her amazing journey on becoming the person she is today. This is the story of how a strong woman came from the most violent rags to the most fortunate riches.
This is a good topic for me to write about. There are actually a few things and a few people that influenced me to pursue a paralegal degree. I have always liked the law field, but I always knew I wouldn't be able to manage the school to become an attorney. I also know that being an attorney is a very stressful job, so I figured that at least being a paralegal I would be able to still have the enjoyment of the law field in a different aspect. I am so excited to get my career going and experience what all is entailed. I would like to mention the few things and the few people that influenced me to become a paralegal.
Ethically, it is the integrity, competence, social responsibility, and refinement of moral practice by continuing education. The counselor must provide services where the counselor constantly strives to become better in their profession by continual learning, growing, and develop skilled, ethical judgment to provide the highest level of care that exceeds the client's expectations. Continuing education, conducting research, or involving one’s self in multicultural groups or opportunities to learn about other cultures is a way to continue to grow and best serve multicultural
After interviewing two other attorneys, I knew when I met Kim, I had found the lawyer I wanted to represent me in my divorce. Her knowledge, experience,and understanding of the law combined with well thought out strategy, Kim handled my divorce in a straightforward, direct and through way. She utilized her time, as well as mine, efficiently and provided clear and concise information throughout the process. She worked diligently for an efficient and fair resolution and was constantly striving to reach a settlement. I felt at all times that Kim was looking out for and protecting my best interests.
As mentioned in Module 3, theory often guides the helping professional’s decisions when interacting with the client. Theory, coupled with knowledge of the situation and client preferences, is used to ensure that the helping professional makes sound, practical, and efficient suggestions. Sadly, the role of the helping professional often involves heavily sensitive and emotional topics. While demonstrating empathy and care, it is imperative that a helping professional also maintain a professional demeanor.
Within this paper I am going to explore and discuss what a worldview is and the dissimilar purposes it roles in counselling. Then I will explore how my worldview interacts with the solution focused therapy (SFT) approach, and in additional I will also look into the historical development of solution focused therapy and the possible place it have in my worldview today
During this week at my field agency, I participated in the following including; attending team meeting where cases are presented and clients assigned. I observed, conducted family as well as individual sessions, took referrals and attended the multidisciplinary team meeting.
Carl Rogers stated that the counselor must be genuine when it comes to feeling, and should be used in the relationship with the client which can be considered to Carl Rogers as Congruence. Carl Rogers also thought that the counselor must be accepting and caring for the client without judging which can also be known as Unconditional Positive Regard.Carl Rogers also emphasises the importance empathy. Showing empathy demonstrates the ability to understand what the client is feeling by demonstrating sensitivity.
A counsellor faces many challenges in their professional life. It is crucial that they are aware of these right from when they begin on this path as a student, so that they can be better equipped to deal with these challenges and not let it affect their clients. After much thought and discussion with my peers, I believe that a value-conflict between the client and the fundamental values of the counselling profession, which I uphold personally as well, would pose the greatest challenge for me. My philosophical bewilderments lie in the subtle intricacies of the counsellor-client relationship, which puts the counsellor in a position to be able to influence the client. The essay will delve into the ethics and grey areas of value-conflicts in counselling through a reflection on my personal values, the professional values of the counselling profession and probable counsellor-client scenarios that would pose a challenge for me.
It is the counselor’s responsibility to all equal access and opportunity to each client that is in his or her care (Sue & Sue, 2013). I counselor should always remember their own thoughts on life should be separate so that when it comes to advocating for a client they are open minded to their feelings and situations and not their own. This also helps the client include building skills in relationships and communicating with the client as well as outside sources to help the client achieve the ability to live an unassisted life (Erford, 2014). Counselors reach out to the community to find job opportunities, support groups, and social groups that coincide with the client’s values and culture (Sue & Sue, 2013).
The role for licensed professional counselors in this agency are to maintain their license, continue their education, follow ethical procedures, buy their own insurance, document sessions, and provide therapy. The agency provides full benefits after three years to their staff and pays for trainings, which contributes to the agencies low turnover rate. The agency provides trainings to LPCs and they have clinical supervision once a week for an hour. In order to improve the agency, clients fill out evaluations, employees fill out evaluations twice a year, and supervisors set up a meeting once a year on how employees can grow professionally.
The initial interview in mental health therapy provides the first evidence of effectiveness of treatment. Furthermore, it offers the opportunity to put into practice relationship skills. This interview is crucial to create strong relationship bonds with clients and in turn collect relevant information to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan, (Kottler & Shepard, 2011). These elements in the film apparently were omitted by Dr. Marvin. The client-therapist relationship should have begun before they met for the first time. During this time both, the therapist and the client would assess each other’s levels of competency.
Leading a well-formed interview is the area that I feel I improved the most on during this counseling course. Looking back at my first interview, structure was nonexistent. It was basically just a conversation between two people in which one person shared the summary of their life story. The conversation lingered in the first stage (establishing relationship) for the majority of the interview. The second interview was the complete opposite. I felt as though this conversation flowed naturally through the five stages and all of the aspects of this interview fell into place. I feel that I lead my interviewee through the stages swiftly and efficiently. We established a trusting relationship by learning about his background and me sharing my experience and bringing to attention the gender difference between us.
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves interactive relationship of client and counsellor. Counselling offers opportunity for clients to talk to the counsellor about their problems and feelings in a confidential environment. A counsellor generally helps the clients to see things from a different perspective and find their own solutions based on their own beliefs. The main aim is to enable the clients to develop a better understanding of self and be able to make changes to cope with difficulties in their lives, by reaching their own decisions and act upon them accordingly to develop a satisfying life.