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).
Essay #1: Ethical Principles in Professional Counseling Autonomy The principle of autonomy is to consider the clients’ rights on making their own decisions when resolving their own conflicts. The counselor cannot tell them what to do in order to resolve their problems. The counselor encourages the client’s personal growth while respecting the client’s culture, personal values, and belief.
Since ethical egoism states that “it is individualistic, and the right thing to do is maximize one’s own utility,” then this dilemma holds true (Burgess-Jackson, 2013, p. 532). Occupational therapists help not only for the good of the patient, but also for the well-being of themselves. It makes them look and feel good when they see that they are helping patients meet their goals and they will do whatever they can to ensure that that happens. They are doing all that they can to help, even when it is outside of their own competence, for their own personal gain.
Therapeutic Relationships are not black and white and creating a positive relationship will take skill and work. Unfortunately, data is scarce on the effects of therapeutic relationships. However, we as educators, have first hand experience in the effectiveness of positive relationships and connecting with people. There are many reasons why the relationship between the client and counselor is considered to be extremely important in a session.
The relevant form of counselling is therapeutic counselling. I understand this to mean the process of listening to a client and offering neutral comment and advice. It does not entail telling a client what the solution is to their issue, the aim is to help guide the client so that they can establish a resolution in their own mind which will help them resolve the issue or help them to see how to achieve their personal aims and goals. Counselling will use tools such as hypnotherapy and coaching in order to help the
This is why the first step to a successful counseling session is establishing a theraputic realtionship with clients. Both the counselor and client can have desired and expected results of counseling. A counselor may want several results for him/herself as well as for the client. An example of this would be a counselor wanting to achieve using a technique appropriately and seeing the client improve from it. However, a counselor’s personal desire may negatively efffect counseling if done unethically and inappropriately.
In the Goldilocks and the Three Assessment Scenarios, in the scenario when Dr. Nelsen was “too cold”, the counselor seemed to only give the client the information that they would need. Dr. Nelsen did not explain the assessment. Dr. Nelson seemed harsh and she also seemed that she really did not care about the client or the assessment. This may make a client nervous about taking the assessment. The client had questions that the counselor did not answer.
Understanding our clients, or being emphatic, . . . means that the therapist senses accurately the feelings and personal meanings that the client is experiencing and communicates this acceptant understanding to the client. When functioning best, the therapist is so much inside the private world of the other that he or she can clarify not only the meanings of which the client is aware but even those just below the level of awareness. Listening, of this very special, active kind, is one of the most potent forces of change that I know (Rogers, 1989).
What is therapeutic alliance/therapeutic relationship? It is the relationship of trust between the client and the therapist that allows them to work together effectively. It helps the client to believe that their therapist is trustworthy and has their best interest at heart. For instance, the therapist might make the client mad or uncomfortable about a certain situation; because their relationship is in a healthy space the client proceeds along because he/she still feels safe and trust their therapist. Consistency, respect, and trust are important building blocks towards a good therapeutic relationship.
The characteristics include empathy, caring, positive attitude, respect, hope, genuineness, autonomy for the client, and mutuality (Austin, 2002, pp. 119-127). These all are important due to the fact they all support a successful atmosphere to work in. Looking at the list, you realize you must minimize the potential for negativity. The client needs these to feel as if they matter as well as establish their self-worth.
The therapist and the client establish clear boundaries, mutual trust and respect. Sperry (2010) The chapter states “effective therapeutic alliance that is sensitive to the client’s needs, expectation, and explanatory model; that engenders trust and hope in the therapist and therapy process; and that engages the client in the treatment process”. Allows the therapist to focus on client treatment and assist the client with developing skills, acceptance of strengths, weakness, developing realistic goals and developing new skills and abilities. The therapist and client have a mutual understanding of the goals which will assist with establishing and developing treatment for client.
“The best and the most therapeutic thing to do are saying less and listen more”. It was stated by Stevenson (2008, p.110) “even if the mental health nurses does nothing but listen, there is likely to be a therapeutic effect.” Therefore listening can help client to feel that he is been cared and accepted which can make him feel important and respected. In addition a client can feel that there is someone who can hear and understand him and he can engage with other people like cares or helpers to develop trust.
They strive to keep harmony and happiness in their relationships, and they work to resolve conflicts as they arise. ESFJs typically like for their partners to show appreciation for their helpfulness and generosity by praising their accomplishments and doing their part to keep things running smoothly. ESFJs may struggle with partners who do not share their values or who do not show proper support in emotional situations. ESFJs take commitment seriously, and they want to know their partners share and honor that commitment. This extends to fidelity, mutual support, and shared listening.
It was easier to risk injury than to ask someone for help and risk embarrassment or rejection. Unfortunatly in my experience with this, it ended with injury. A back injury that I still struggle with, as a result of being too embarrassed to ask for help and not being