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 client must trust the counselor, feel comfortable in a session, communicate, and connect; only then will the client more than likely return for a second or third session. No relationship, no session, no client. We do know, from our personal and professional experiences, that relationships
Chapter seven of the text explores the types of interpersonal coping strategies and how they can be used in therapy to aid in the treatment process. Firstly, this model reveals the role that the client plays in “core conflict” which is the cause of most of the client’s life issues. Consequently, the core conflict come about as a result of the clients coping style due to repetitive interactions with the people in their lives. Moreover, the client learns these coping strategies and use them in their everyday life. Even though the clients think that these coping styles are needed, these coping styles are deemed ineffective in other relationships which cause the arousal of core conflict. Furthermore, as a result of these coping styles, current
Having experience in conducting group did not decrease the level of preparation and anxiety that came with the preparation for this exercise. However, the experience made the actual process of conducting group therapy less intimidating once the session started. This experiential exercise fostered the ability to look at myself as a group facilitator and be able to plan for group; it allowed me to be in tuned to the ongoing process occurring during the session and the ability to reflect after it was completed.
In Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Stranger by Albert Camus, and the current college process that I am engulfed in, existentialism proves itself to be true. Existentialism is intimidating until an overarching lesson is learned through the choices and responsibilities, passions (or lack thereof), and the isolation of a person, such as Marjane, Meursault, or myself. On the surface, the three of us are extremely dissimilar, but we all experience relatively negative things that teach us more than we knew before. Marjane Satrapi is a real woman who grew up in Iran, Meursault is a character from North Africa, and I am a real teenage girl from a small seaside town. Nonetheless, when it comes to existentialism, the three of us stand as examples of the legitimacy of its philosophy.
Predestination is the aspect of foreordination whereby the salvation of the believer is taken to be effected in accordance with the will of God, who has called and elected him, in Christ, unto life eternal (Bromiley, 1979). Throughout Christianity, the various sects and branches of this religion often have their own understanding and notion of this doctrine.
A key component to the client’s treatment will be to educate the client to the systems approach and to empower the client that though her predominant, original identity may feel weak and overwhelmed, she is ultimately interrelated to all her identities. Individual therapy will focus on the structure and function of this interconnectedness and whether any alignments, alliances, and/or coalitions exist amongst the alter
In conclusion this semesters group therapy, has been a great learning experience to understand the therapeutic elements of the group. In the previous semesters of practicum, it was mostly about the experience and developing self-awareness, but with this semester, I can lead group with greater understanding of it’s effectiveness and what to be careful of when conducting group. The 11 therapeutic factors as expressed by Yalom, was apparent over the course of the semester, with each therapeutic factor playing its
Since the historically deadly shooting that occurred at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, it has been fifty-one years. There was also another attack on a southern black church that was allegedly bombed by the Ku Klux Klan on September 15th, 1963. In all the ramshackle, four young girls were unfortunately caught in between the incidences and they lost their lives. Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins were 14 years old when the bombing took place; Denise McNair was 11 years old (Kadzin, 2008).
Applying the standard Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model could present challenges when working with terminal cancer patients. CBT has generally targeted unrealistic
The purpose of this assignment, I will critically discuss and analyse the use of the ABC-E model, when assessing and engaging with a new client. The ABC-E model of emotion is known by a bio-psychosocial model of mental health care which enables a client to understand there autonomic, behavioural and cognitive symptoms in their environment to get a much deeper insight, into how the client may be feeling.
PO was on time and moderately participated in the group discussion and activities. PO shared personal experiences and ideas on how and where to meet new people, such as attending support groups, or participating in community activities. PO also shared with the group about how to overcome fear of rejections and limitations in developing new friendships. PO’s behavior and participation are consistent with the action stage of change.
The argument Jean-Paul Sartre, a French philosopher, presents on existentialism helps to prove the foundation which is “existence precedes essence”. Existentialism is normally understood as an ideology that involves evaluating existence itself and the way humans find themselves existing currently in the world. For the phrase existence precedes essence, existence’s etymology is exsistere or to stand out while the term Essence means “being” or “to be” therefore the fundamental of existentialism, literally means to stand out comes before being. This can be taken into many different ideas such as individuals having to take responsibility for their own actions and that in Sartre’s case the individual is the sole judge of his or her own actions. According to him, “men is condemned to be free,” therefore “the destiny of man is placed within himself.” This ideology revolves around an individual’s personal concern, commitment, and how unique they are.
In my essay I will be discussing the link between the different ways of reading “The Plague” (by Albert Camus, published in 1947) (Google Books, 2014). There is of course the literal story of a plague, then there is the metaphorical meaning of the Nazi Occupation, and when you look deeper into the book, you find that all of this is based around not just the Nazi occupation but a “darkness” - which symbolises pure evil. This evil is not literally the devil, but a more complicated way of referring to Existentialism (Miclaus, 2014). There is an order of reading this book and by analysing it, we come to an understanding with how the three themes come together into a bigger picture.
Because F. Scott Fitzgerald and Norman Mailer are authors who contributed to the shape of their national identity and consciousness, their philosophic roots and American literary, as well as the American cultural currents of their times have been comprehensively explored in their literary art. A point of accord among scholars is that Fitzgerald and Mailer’s contributions to American culture reach far beyond their roles as American literary artists—they are not only considered voluble social critics of twentieth-century America, but eloquent interpreters of their American cultural milieu. Literary works such as The Great Gatsby and An American Dream stand as evidences to these authors’ commitment with and apt understanding of their cultural
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