Successful Counseling Process

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Variables, events, and other factors that block the counseling process. In order to explore other blocks of therapy, one must appreciate what constitutes a successful counseling process. Effective counseling processes are contingent on the existence of a cognitive component that governs the course of talk therapy. The author believes that this cognitive component depends upon the biological and social factors present in the client’s life, and the client needs to be able to participate actively in therapy with a sense of responsibility while the counselor utilizes their learned skills and techniques. There are various levels of participation required depending on what outcomes are considered successful. In other words, the person who comes…show more content…
Once a client can accept their past and take responsibility for how they are in the here-and-now, they can start to explore and interpret their behaviors and thought processes of being true to their feelings in the present moment. After an interpretation is made, the client is free to choose what to do next, such as change or accept their personal ways of being derived from their adaptive skills and/or delve into the meaning they have attached to their life for future…show more content…
From a cognitive-behavioral perspective, psychological obstructions subsist because of an amalgamation of maladaptive beliefs about self and others, contextual and environmental factors may reinforce problematic behavior and/or undermine effective functioning, and skill deficits may preclude adaptation. Remember, when evaluating effective functioning, one must look at the client’s motivation, aptitude, biological make-up, and their environment to approach the client’s issues holistically. However, one must look at the holistic approach through the sum of the parts by examining the parts themselves. This may sound contradictory to the idea of holism, but it is not because everything is
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