O’Farrell believes for the counsellor learning about themselves and what triggers there emotional responses is an ongoing process but an important one none the less she believes that we as the counsellor along with the client need to be open to change otherwise we will become frozen in a single perspective. Ongoing training can be a means through a counsellor can achieve this. As a counsellor it is important not to judge others values or approve or disapprove whether they are different to our values or not. O’Farrell (2014) uses the term “recognise the validity” which involves neither rejection nor acceptance merely recognition on the
Counseling those of different ethnic backgrounds can prove to be a challenge. As a result, it is important for counselors to educate themselves on the culture and values of their clients. Counselors must clearly set forth what will be discussed in counseling and gain client consent. They also need to discuss confidentiality and whether or not they would like religion to play a role in their treatment. Based on how the counselor went about counseling the Korean family, there have been a couple violations of specific ethical standards.
Intervention and theories are best supported after a multidimensional assessment is completed. Assessments provide a historical overview and identifies all areas of concerns, gaps in care, and any other goals for improvement. The member has an extensive history of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse. Strength based theory is the best approach when working with the member because it will provide a foundation to build interventions upon. "Integration of strengths within the complex and often negatively skewed narrative may re socialize potential clients to perceive that psychotherapy is not only about untwisting their distorted thinking or restoring their troubled relationships, it is also about learning
Evidence-based treatment is a principle and technique of evidence-based choices and interventions. The main idea is to improve social function. This treatment provides significant effects on individuals and offers new ways to improve dysfunction. Evidence-based programs are interventions and programs that have been proven effective through research. Some particular programs evaluate effectiveness in treating or preventing mental health problems. The results of numerous studies indicate that clinical outcomes are superior when treatments with empirical support are used (Cukrowicz et al.,
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To engage the client and the family, the therapist should provide interpersonal warmth to avoid barriers in the therapist-client-family relationship, and for a successful treatment outcome. Therapist should be empathetic to their client’s and the family’s situation, be culturally competent and respectful, build a collaborative relationship, know the client’s and their families’ needs for treatment, and ensure their understanding of the therapeutic process (Rodriguez, Hoagwood, Gopalan, Olin, McKay, Marcus, & Legerski, 2012).
Culturally diverse group is a population that I find interesting due to all the social characteristics of various cultures involved. Working with this type of population will definitely have its challenges due to complexities of the diverse client population. Apart from differences in cultural background, there will be differences in individual communication style, language barriers and beliefs. Understanding the values of each client group on the aforementioned issues will be helpful in understanding how an individual may be in conflict with their own culture or with the larger multiethnic culture.
Therapies are treatment methods aimed to help people feel better and function more effectively. There are three main forms of psychotherapy; Cognitive, Humanistic, and Behavioral. Cognitive therapy emphasizes on a person’s thoughts as cause and means of intervention for abnormal behavior rather than their actions. Cognitive therapist theorize that a dysfunctional way of thinking lead to dysfunctional emotions and behavior. This explains why their goal is to change a patient’s thoughts because it will change how they feel and what they do. Humanistic therapy emphasizes a person’s ability to make logical decisions, as well as their relationship with the therapist as means for self-growth. Humanistic therapies are based on face-to-face communication
Interesting discussion about Culture and treatment, I agree that with some cultures it’s shameful for them to seek help outside a family member or someone from that same culture. A traumatic event is not an isolated event perceived equally by those who experience it. Rather, cultural values play an important role in making sense of a trauma within a particular cultural context. I like the idea of working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team can be very beneficial for the client. And as such, a counsellor must develop a deep understanding of these cultural values in order to be effective in treatment and for families to feel understood and accepted. If these cultural values are not understood, honored,
Person centred counselling According to McLeod (2003) states that “the emphasis is on the client as an expert and the counsellor as a source of reflection and encouragement and this is captured in the designation of the approach as a ‘non-directive’ form of counselling.” Empathy, congruence (genuineness) and acceptance (unconditional positive regard) are known as the three ‘core conditions’. These core conditions are essential for effective counselling. According to Gillon (2007) “from a therapists’ point of view, an empathic attitude is a desire to understand a client’s perceptual world as if it was his or her own”. Meaning that the Therapist must listen and follow what the client is trying to communicate to them and that the therapist tries
There are various approaches to counselling and psychotherapy and these therapies generally fall into five categories. These are behavioural therapies, psychoanalytical and psychodynamic therapies, cognitive therapy, humanistic therapies and Integrative or holistic therapy. Most of the approaches to counselling and psychotherapy are based on the Judeo-Christian tradition with Western values and objectives. It is argued that the western value system has a profound impact upon counselling approaches, techniques, and processes, for it reinforces what is considered good according to the prevalent social standards, values, and norms (Jafari, 1993, p.330). There will be situations when traditional or Western-oriented counselling approaches
As human services majors, we are all helpers in some way. Whether we are teachers, social workers or aids. We all do something similar. We help others in some way to make their lives better. Three characteristics of effective helpers that I believe is most important are openness and willingness to change, sense of identity, authenticity and honesty and acceptance of one's power. Yes, there are many other characteristics of effective helpers, but I feel these are the three most important.
From the qualities discussed in the article, this learner possesses qualities one and two. As seen quality one explains that effective therapists have a sophisticated set of interpersonal skills, including verbal fluency, interpersonal perception, affective modulation and expressiveness, warmth and acceptance, empathy and focus on other. I have displayed these characteristics in both my personal and work life and would like to say that these traits come naturally. In fact, I can recall as a child my mother acknowledging me for my warmth and acceptive personality. My mother would always say, “kay have never met a stranger”; which I knew she was only referring to my ability to connect and form relationships with others. I am just as welcoming