I have gained a tremendous amount of insight and development as a social work therapist. In summary, the therapy draws on a range of techniques that is useful by focusing and resolving the problems linked to the interpersonal problems; as well as, applying the therapeutic techniques to support the strategies of identifying the interpersonal focus. The clarification technique helps to explore interpersonal assumptions of what the client is communicating to ensure what the client is speaking is clear-cut. The IPT and techniques allow the client to explore their feelings while the therapist assists the client in exploring options in ways out of their
He has adjusted the original theory so much by incorporating the ideas of basic needs, quality world and creativity amongst others. Choice Theory explains in precise detail how we make our choices as we attempt to balance our needs and has a very broad area of possible applications. By using Choice Theory, we help people learn that what we do is not determined by external causes, but by what goes on inside of us. Since all that is taught by the William Glasser Institute (counseling, education and managing) is based upon this theory, teaching Choice Theory in great detail is an integral part of all programs offered or approved by the
Mary Louise Pratt’s essay “ Arts of the Contact Zone” opens up a new concept for social spaces where cultures meet in a context of extensive differences of power in social and intellectual classes. Pratt has a lot of thoughts regarding contact zones and communities that she supports by describing different scenarios. The contact zone is a place of many emotions. It can be a dangerous place where people misunderstand each other, but it can also be a place where people learn from each other and have a mutual understanding. The contact zone is primarily a place where cultures contact and interacts with each other, because of these interactions, the people are allowed to learn from each other, and get diverse perspectives of other cultures; a multicultural community.
The reasons why I relied on these two studies is because the authors undertook a comprehensive review of the coaching effectiveness and coaching literature achieving both breadth and depth in the review. They were also able to point out gaps in the existing coaching literature, overlaps between coaching and other disciplines and suggest future directions for research on
Pederson (1991) suggests that culture can be defined in a very broad sense to include not only demographic differences (age, gender, place of residence, sexual orientation) but also status variations (social, educational, economic), affiliations (formal and informal), and ethnographic variables such as nationality, religion, ethnicity and language. This author discusses some of the problems and benefits of using such a broad definition but believes that the broad definition ultimately aids the counsellor. If this broad definition is used it is clear that multicultural therapy is valid for all counselling relationships - it is a generic approach to helping people not an exotic one! He therefore suggests that multicultural therapy is a fourth force to be added to the three traditional helping orientations i.e. the psychodynamic approach, the existential – humanistic approach and the cognitive approach.
Diversity and ethics Researchers in counselling have frequently emphasised the importance of understanding cultural variables to improve relationships and lessen disputes. (Borders 2005., Falender 2014.) Knowledge of individual differences in age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religious or spiritual preference, sexual orientation, worldview, disability, professional identity and level of clinical experience are factors which can affect not only teacher-student relationships but also student-patient ones too. Holloway (1999) discusses how these factors can influence teachers-student-patient relationships. Within the confines of osteopathic teaching I’m not sure how much time is allocated for addressing this formally, but there are a
Hirokawa and Gouran are convinced that group interaction has a positive impact on the final decision and the quality of solutions is tremendous. Here, the functional
My active involvement in the development of my critical reasoning/persuasive writing has shown considerable growth, as represented in this portfolio. Given the freedom to choose my own topics and considerable lee way in the assessment/diagnosis of my writing, I have learned techniques not only to effectively revise my writing, but also gained a deeper understanding of the elements that make for effective persuasive writing. Due to the unfamiliarity my peers had with my chosen issue (cultural incompetency in health care) it became critical that I used the preparation I was given in class lectures and conferences with Professor Fisher to help them grasp the severity of my issue. Furthermore, the responsibility I took in my personal writing development
Almost every page in the book Riley cites some study. Riley is able to add a refreshing aspect to civil rights in the United Sates. Not only by pointing out issues, but also pointing out solutions. The reader will find some of these issues surprising. Anyone wanting to learn facts and have the modern narrative questioned, would greatly benefit from reading Riley’s