In order to accomplish group competency, I will need to continue psychoeducation in counseling, attend conferences, and experience group counseling first hand. Keeping my education current and relevant will guide me to new understandings and the competency needed to be a therapeutic counselor. Attending conferences will lead me to further education and new findings. The art of practicing group counseling will allow me to learn from my experiences. All of these ways to accomplish competency will strengthen my appreciation for group counseling (Killacky & Hulse-Killacky, 2004).
[The world we live in today is made up of a variety of cultures, races, religions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and disabilities. It is essential that therapists have an inclusive approach to therapy and acquire the awareness and skills necessary to provide culturally competent therapy to client’s that make up the diverse population that seeks treatment. There are two approaches that will be reviewed in this paper; a) systems theory and b) multicultural approach. Both will be defined and the two approaches will be compared for use in four case studies, with the value of both approaches explained. [Systems Theory Defined [Systems theory explains human behavior in terms of complex systems (Simmons, 2014).
1.1 Explain what person-centred thinking is, and how it relates to person-centred reviews and person centred planning? Person centred thinking is when you put the thoughts of the person you are looking after before your own. It’s important to know how they think and feel to know what to put into their care plans so that they are supported in the best way possible and to make them feel included 1.2 Explain the benefits of using person-centred thinking with individuals? By using person centred thinking you know how the client feels and how its best to support them but you also know what goals are possible to set for the future and also any changes that need to be made. 1.3 Explain the beliefs and values on which person centred thinking
Beneficial relief is a possibility using natural treatments, but for any permanent relief it is strongly recommended that you consult with a cognitive behavior therapist experienced in dealing with Bi-Polar. They will be capable of diagnosing your condition and delve deeply into your past and current behaviors. They are better equipped to deal with your situation, and will prescribe any necessary medication they feel you need. Frequent visits to your therapist will instill confidence and enable you to cooperate fully. With their experience of dealing with cases such as yours, they will be able to provide you with the pros and cons treatments and advise you on what treatment they feel is best for you.
The counselor needs to make sure to respect clients at all times. For that reason, the counselor should refer to the code of ethics for additional support. The counselor should have ethical and legal considerations when using research in counseling it is for the protection of the client. It is important to know what the population the counselor will be working to see if the research will be effective if there will be any barriers for the client. The responsibility of the counselor is to collect the proper pre and post-test of the client to show a difference when they first started therapy when they finished.
However, recent empirical research reveals that Gestalt therapy can be efficacious and has potential for use by contemporary evidence-based practitioners (2004, p. 183). As such, I proceeded to analyse the theory of Geller and Greenberg (2002), and the proposal that deep relational contact is only possible with presence. I had realised the therapeutic benefits of listening with interest, and the value of my presence within my own relationships. According to Geller & Greenberg, ideal conditions for the therapeutic relationship in Gestalt therapy represent expressions of a deeper form of experience which involves being fully present in the moment with the client. (2002, pp.
Formats for contract requirement may include how receptive and ready the client is to move forward with their treatment and take a more positive role for change and improvement in their life. Both the client and the counsellor need to be clear on what is to be expected with this process. A counselling contract may be the next step in the move forward. This is an agreement, either written or verbal, and at this stage, clarity around code of ethics, confidentiality and exceptions with mandatory reporting, a person-centred approach and discussions surrounding content issues to be explored, will all be explained and advised. The ‘Basic Personal Counselling’, 8th Edition, by Geldard, Geldard & Yin Foo, advises that “A counselling contract
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.
Generally, my family members, friends and the experiences I had contribute to my sense of who I am and how I view the world. With the aid of the two counseling theories, Roger’s personality theory and Adlerian personality theory, I managed to make a personal self-reflection on my values, attitudes, beliefs and how became who am I today. I certainly have an affinity for humanistic approach because it emphasized that every person has their own unique way to perceive and make sense of world. It also focused more understanding people’s subjectivity. The theory under humanistic approach that helped to reflect and gain insight about myself is Carl Roger’s personality theory.