Mental Health Counselor Analysis

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The mental health counselor is a counselor who helps individuals or groups who have issues to adapt to everyday living, to help find solutions to their problems. Mental health has been around since the late 1800s, early 1900s. There were three distinctive men that change the meaning and formation of mental health care and guidance. Jesse B. Davis, Clifford Whittingham Beers, and Frank Parsons; they influenced the development of the counseling profession (Erford, 2014). Jesse B. Davis is the first to provide a systematic school guidance program. When he became principal at a high school, he encourages the teachers to relate their lessons to career interest develop character and avoid behavioral problems (Pope, 2000). Clifford Beers, was the…show more content…
Wellness focuses on peoples’ strengths and complete growth and development. Myers, Sweeney and Witmer (2000) defined wellness as a way of life oriented towards optimal health and well-being in which body, mind, and spirit are integrated by the individual to live life more fully within the human and natural community. Resilience is when something did not go your way or failed you find a solution and move on from that failure or disappointment. The continuous effort to maintain the well-being will conclude the prevention phase. This will help the counselor identify what needs to be improved. In the article “Promoting Resilience in at-risk children,” resiliency in children is the capacity of those who are exposed to identifiable risk factors to overcome those risks and avoid negative outcomes (Rak & Patterson,…show more content…
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