Acknowledging and considering these differences is essential to establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship. Another technique used by clinicians is to show understanding and addressing issues is by acknowledging the differences. It is important that client’s believe that their counselor is able to offer help and potential solutions (Delaware University, 2014). By communicating a desire to learn about the client’s belief-system, worldview, and methods of problem solving it is possible to develop culturally-sensitive interventions (Delaware University,
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
Discuss how counselling uses an inter-disciplinary approach to helping with examples. “Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals” (American Counselling Association 2010). Counselling is a process of engagement of two people one who is professionally trained to help and the other is the seeker of help, to identify the solution of the problem underlying through purposeful conversations. Counsellor does not give advices or control his/her clients rather helps them to think more broadly about the issues in a free environment. It works on the principle of choices and unconditional positive support.
First, the therapist attempts to understand the client’s idea of life; for example, what does he/ she believes or what do they stand for, such as its values. Second, the therapist explores those values in a much thorough way. Lastly, the client is expected to use what he/ she learned in therapy and apply it to their everyday life with the intention of living a purposeful
Even if these feelings and thoughts appears in the therapy sessions, they are also patterns of thinking and feeling in real life settings. Being able to work on these feelings and thoughts and the mutual relationship between the therapist and the patient allows the personal change to occur. The change occurs not just in therapy room but also the gained insights help patient to apply this change to relationships in his/her
Michael White and David Epston observed and believed that the way people tell their stories reflects their emotions and motivations. A therapist must lead with a learner’s stance meaning from a place where the therapist learns from the client. With older clients encouraging the narrative and learning from their experience helps to identify values and histories of successful coping. Narrative therapy uses anti-hierarchal dialogues. The therapist facilitates the client as “expert in the room”.
Adherence to professional ethics is a foundational aspect of counseling practice. As students, we are trained to be ethically competent, providing the most principled treatment for our clients. Yet, ethical issues are not just encountered by novice counselors, experienced practitioners face ethical dilemmas throughout their career, as well. The American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics (2014) sets ethical obligations and provides guidance for how to manage ethical dilemmas. The code considers professional values that counselors should be aware of, but also ethical principles that guide practice (ACA, 2014).
As A professional counselor the approaches are client center and is used in humanistic therapy. The founder Roger used it to motivate clients in the therapeutic process. Roger used three qualities that a good counselor should consider for clients in sessions. First unconditional positive regard is to meet the client where they are. Second genuineness is to share open honest communication and be vulnerable to the client, so the client can do the same.
This strategy attempts to find common ground with the client through discussion and active listening (Kensit, 2000). Moreover, for the counselor to be genuine and hold unconditional positive regard for the client, they have to be nonjudgmental, sympathetic, and empathetic towards their client, no matter how their worldviews differ (Kensit, 2000). Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), takes on a different form using a philosophical bend to address the cognitive and behavioral issues of the client (Johnson, Nielsen, & Ridley, 2000). In the counseling sessions, the client and counselor typically focus on a set of problem and create therapeutic goals based on the client’s values (Johnson, Nielsen, & Ridley, 2000). After these problem areas have been address the counselor would then be interested in evaluating the core beliefs of the client and determine if they are causing more deep rooted problem areas (Johnson, Nielsen, & Ridley,