Instead of focusing on the causes of distress or symptoms in the past, it looks for ways to improve one’s state of mind now. Trust between the client and the therapist is as important in cognitive and behavioural therapy as it is in any other form of psychological therapy (Waddington, 2002). There is a clear emphasis on the client and the therapist working together to form a ‘therapeutic alliance’. CBT has several defining elements and are an essential part of a client’s recovery process. The client must be involved in the therapeutic process not as an observer or as an occasional visitor, but as a core and key participant.
Introduction This paper outlines the person-in-environment’s concepts and the advantages of this approach. In the following part, I will also share the experiences that how the concept affected me when I was facing any life challenge and how it influences me in coping the problems. The Understanding of Person-In-Environment’s Concepts After learning about the person-in-environment’s concepts, it is believed that these concepts can be applied across social work practice and guide the social workers seek to recognize the interaction between the clients and the environment. In person-in-environment perspective, the concept of person describes service users' developmental and functioning abilities in the society, which based on the environmental
With possible managerial changes the service users will be empowered. With effective Person Centred Planning each individual service user will engage in activities which are meaningful and relevant to their care plan. The service users will have advocates working alongside them and on their behalf and to ensure equality and fairness for all. Both the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and Person Centred Planning (PCP) are important aspects of social care going forward, this assignment will highlight their effectiveness and also how they would impact on the health and wellbeing for the service users in White Meadows. In 1972, Harrison identified four types of organisation culture.
I believe that people with disabilities are unique individuals; yet, like everyone else, they have a basic human need and social need that must be met. The history of educational treatment of individuals with individuals with intellectual disabilities has changed according to the prevailing philosophy of society. The views of individuals has shifted from compassion to pity isolation to integration and from an intellectual developmental focus to society are to help them achieve functional living skills necessary to participate to the greatest extent possible as independent members of society. A professional social work degree will allow me to become a specialized advocate so that I can help clients utilize resources that would improve their well-being. 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.
Three core conditions that will aid the therapist in doing so is being congruent, having unconditional positive regard and being emphatic. This paper explores the effectiveness of person-centered therapy in creating therapeutic alliance. It also explores the necessary conditions for constructive personality change to occur, exist and continue over a period of time as well as the personal characteristics that are most important for a person-centered therapist to be genuine and lastly the personal characteristics of the writer, which might assist or hinder ability to work with clients effectively. INTRODUCTION A Discussion of Person-Centered Therapy Person-centered therapy according to (Mearns & Thorne, 1999, p. 5) is the aim of helping a client to undo the ‘personal theory’, which he had formed through his
Such as, a two people in a relationship; if they are compatible it will work out but if they are not, things tend to take a turn for the worse. In social work or even psychology, we as people must take things into consideration, such as being able to trust people, believe that change is possible and will eventually happen, and having the ability to be flexible. Knowing me as a person, I believe I have what it takes to be compatible as a social worker. According to Elizabeth A. Segal, author of “An introduction to the Profession of Social Work: Becoming a Change Agent (2016),” explains that a social worker is to promote human and community well-being (p.2). I am always or most of the time patient while waiting for change and am willing to trust those no matter what.
According to the NASW (2018), social workers primarily focus on social justice rooted in “issues of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and other forms…” Social justice is then accomplished by seeking to “promote sensitivity to and knowledge about oppression and cultural and ethnic diversity,” in addition to seeking out the necessary information for services and resources. Furthermore, social justice, according to the NASW pertains to equality in economic, political and social rights and opportunities. A tension point within a social justice framework is the simple fact of ensuring that not only groups, but also individual people are supported in receiving justice. For example, a certain religious group may say they are experiencing social
This is so be it effectively encompasses other theories or approaches which focus on particular aspects of distribution. The capability approach takes a comprehensive or holistic approach to distribution which considers the abilities, functionings, opportunities, the being of an individual and other factors as well. The transformations of these capabilities enhance the conditions of living and this seems to be the integral part of each individual and society. Therefore, this brings about satisfaction to individuals and the
Perspective and Summary Perspective The above research conclusions support the following perspective regarding counselling clients with substance abuse problems. Counsellors, to be effective, first must have the ability to develop an open, collaborative relationship with clients wherein clients perceive trust and commitment. Carl Rogers identifies, and research supports, this ability as related to the counsellor’s skill in conveying, in interaction with clients, unconditional positive regard and empathic understanding (Austin, 1999). Within this relationship, the counsellor must provide focus for the process by addressing the client's presenting problems directly and identifying client need for change. Counsellors of clients with substance abuse problems often find this process difficult because of the chronic nature of interrelated destructive
The next process is planning possible behavior. Plans for making better choices are at the heart of successful Reality Therapy or Reality Counseling Technique. The counselor helps the client to make a workable plan to get what he or she wants. It is and must be the client’s plan, not the counselor’s. The essence of a workable plan, in RCT, is that it is a plan that the client can implement or in other words, it concentrates on the things that are in the client’s control to do.
Although multicultural counseling was the main focus, social advocacy has taken a more prominent role (Neukrug, 2016). Multicultural competencies should be reflected if the counselor wants to effectively work with diverse clients. The counselor should be able to let go of their own beliefs, values and worldviews and see things through the client’s eyes. The advocacy competencies focus on three areas, which are the client/student, school/ community and public arena (Neukrug, 2016). Social justice is promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity.
“Professional social workers are required to develop and practice ongoing social work knowledge, values and skills in order to be competent social workers”(Clemens, 2014, p.1). Social workers work and assist clients with many different entities, such as improving or empowering their lives, and social policies that impact an effect their lives. “Social workers engaged in planned change see the connections and mutual interactions between people and the social environment of which they are a part” (Garthwait, 2014, p177). To be truly effective, social workers must be committed and skilled in the interventions that reflect their client’s lives and influenced their societal conditions and social policies. At the Adult Protective Services our
In order to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the counselling process, the counsellor must employ a number of individual counselling skills. The effective use of these counselling skills enables the development a working therapeutic alliance therefore empowers clients to their perspectives regarding problem situations in their lives and create positive therapeutic outcomes (Egan, 2007). After watching and analysing my recorded counselling demonstration, I was able to identify the counselling skills that were used effectively, the skills that require improvement and the skills that were not demonstrated. Accordingly, this essay examines my ability to demonstrate basic counselling skills and the contribution of these skills to the formation