The therapeutic alliance is partnerships where both therapist and client are agree on shared goals and work together on tasks which conceivably will produce a positive result. This alliance is built on acceptance, empathy and trust. Other than completing education and professional training, personal characteristics also serve as an essential part to work with client. I believe that some of my personal characteristics are assisting me while some other parts of my personal characteristics also obstruct my ability to work effectively with client in a therapeutic relationship. Self-Awareness - I am aware of my own weaknesses and values so that I will not react defensively to what a client had disclosed to me.
If one does not have the needed training or resource for the type of career concern presented, it is the responsibility of the career counsellor to refer the client to someone who is competent of doing so. (Ncda.org, 2015) The American Counseling Association also emphasizes the significance of respecting the client 's culture and beliefs and not imposing a value system on the client. Counsellors also must properly educate clients on the assessment procedure in a clear and understanding manner. In an event for where there is a langague barrier, between the client and the counsellor it is the responsibility of the counselor to provide a translator for their
That is, listening with a suspension of one’s own thoughts and ideas and noting nuanced verbal and body language can enable a better understanding of the client and his/her circumstances and concerns. A counselor should aim to seek a client’s input about the treatment they receive, both positive and negative views. In this way, treatments can be adapted according to the specific needs of a client and better outcomes achieved. Furthermore, clients will feel a sense of empowerment and self-efficacy through their own participation in treatment, which I believe to be one of the main purposes of
People need counselling in order to deal with certain problems being encountered. Counselling is a professional relationship between a counsellor and a client with the aim to help clients understand the way they live as well as providing help on how to achieve the objectives previously set (Burks & Stefflre, 1979). However, counselling should not be mistaken for advice giving, or an attempt to solve people’s problems. Counsellors are expected to be professional, while at the same time possessing qualities essential in creating an atmosphere of mutual trust and confidentiality with the client. A satisfactory counsellor, client relationship, ensures that the therapy is successful.
Redmond (1996) written by Justice Paul Stevens states, “effective psychotherapy depends upon an atmosphere of confidence and trust in which patient is willing to make frank and complete disclosure of facts, emotions, memories and fears” (Corey et al., 2015). It is significant for clients to feel safe enough to be able to open entirely about thought and emotions, and for this safety to be achieved the client needs to know whatever is being shared will be confidential. Confidentiality protects both the counselling relationship and the strength of the therapeutic alliance. (Isaacs & Stone, 2001). The alliance is not only the emotional tie between clients and counselor, it also includes tasks and goals (Horvath, 1994).
By recognizing that each person is different from the others, regardless of their age, socioeconomic and life experiences, rather than going by the heuristic view, would broaden the human services professions perspectives. Self-determination is another useful factor that human Services professional may promote and be supportive of. The ability for clients to make their own choices and finding solutions to their own problems would help to build up their self-esteem. Also, it would help them to become more confident in their decisions pertaining to their life. After all, the main human services professionals goal is it provide assisting with individual’s needs, so the individuals would become functional to the point, that they are able to help themselves.
The styles of support that exist are emotional, instrumental, esteem, and informational. Emotional support focuses on coping with emotions caused by a stressor. A person will attempt to comfort and alleviate their friends burden. Instrumental support focuses on providing for someone, whether it involves giving information or something physical like giving money. Esteem support involves building up someone so that they feel better
A professional social work degree will instruct me to serve the needs of clients by allowing me to understand the needs of clients and preferences. I will learn how to anticipate individuals needs and apply ways that consistently seek ways to enhance services. I will be able to think critically, to obtain family feedback and youth feedback to provide quality services to better family quality of
Abstract This paper focuses on person-centered therapy. Person-centered therapy is an approach to help individuals develop a sense of self. This therapy is different from others as the client is responsible for improving his own life, not the therapist. However, it is important for the therapist to create a conducive environment for the client so that the client feels safe and secure and will be at ease to share problems or issues during therapy sessions. Three core conditions that will aid the therapist in doing so is being congruent, having unconditional positive regard and being emphatic.
It can encourage clients to care more about social responsibility. When the business provides support for worthy causes to communities by giving the application of new skills and initiative toward issues, the business will develop better relationship with