Beside personal therapy, boundary setting is one of the essential elements to develop effective client-counsellor relationship. It provides a consistent framework in the counselling process which shapes the appropriate interaction and relationship structure. There are five basic principles outlined in the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) Interim Code of Ethics 2015 that guides the therapeutic boundaries. They include: beneficence (to promotes the best interest of the client), non-maleficence (“doing no harm”), autonomy (to encourage independent thinking and decision-making in the client), justice (to provide equal and fair service), and fidelity (to be honest and commit to client’s progress). However, the structure
My present role is as a facilitator/tutor delivering vocational skills/theory Diplomas; level one, through to level three. My teaching risk rating is Green. For me, the most important aspect of learner retention stems from being in relational context with the learner, seeing them as they are, gaining some understanding of their needs and struggles and supporting them to know that whatever the difficulty, I teach to pass not to fail. Around 25% of my learners aged 16-19 (or 21 dependant on when they were initially registered) are identified as having an ALN or ASN, with one of my learners on the Autism spectrum, I adapt how I communicate the sessions to accommodate the clarity he requires and to not assume that he can second guess what to do next. I have found that I am able to support a wide range of learners to achieve and have not lost one learner from an apprenticeship course that I have delivered.
What did you do this week to help with your understanding of course material? During clinical this week I first went to Ware Shoals Primary School. There we continued to help with hearing screenings. This allowed us to learn how to communicate with small children as well and older children. Many of the younger children had a more difficult time understanding the process of the hearing screening and what was needed of them.
Social work skills, theoretical knowledge and values that has been learnt and obtained through both of my placements has and will continue to be a fundamental component of my emerging social work identity. Work being undertaken, whether that being in a government or non-government organisation, has proven to be at times difficult, as often organisations which state that they provide diversity, social justice and inclusive practice are restricted by funding constraints, hierarchical structures and rigid polices. Personally having had two non-government placements, it has been difficult to be able to first-hand make these comparisons. However, through speaking with peers in my PSAG group and through government agency visits conducted on my previous and current placement, it has reinforced that even though we as social workers are working with such rigid and stricken policies, by using a wide range of practice skills and theoretical knowledge that has been acquired throughout my two
My eyes automatically drifted to the tall bright palm tree that moved along with the rhythm of the wind. It’s leafs danced as they presented their welcome. The sun shined down and hugged me with warmth, giving my skin a tingling, but satisfying sensation. I had come from Virginia to California, the famous, constantly spoken of state, that finally reached my sight. The state presented its beautiful attributes to capture my wonder and mesmerization.
ME IN PERSON-CENTERED THERAPY The last couple of months have been a very eye-opening journey for me. I had many realizations about myself and my relationship with people around me. For this, I started to see my self-structure, and this is how I look at it. For me, my self-structure is rigid in specific areas especially, where come my religious beliefs.
But in counselling our worldview is define by how we think about everyday matters, cause of behaviour that trigger emotional distress and problems. (Meleod, 2007) state that to be a “good” counsellor we must know our self-awareness, belief values and what our personal feeling and thoughts are, and how it can help us engage with clients in the counselling practice. While Egan state that it important for counsellor to believe in the counselling process and formed a good therapeutic relationship that allow clients to trust them and feel accepted without being judge regardless of their problem or cultures. (Egan.
When I decided to train to become a professional school counselor, I knew I had a long road ahead. I am trained to be a teacher, a special education teacher to be specific, and though I will be able to use much of my past experience as a classroom teacher in my school counseling practice, I am aware that I will also need to see my students in a new way, a more holistic way. I will need to focus not only on what works in the classroom, but what works in order to motivate and support the students with whom I meet. It is essential for me to determine what will drive me, inspire me to be the best school counselor for both my school and students, therefore, I must determine my professional philosophy of education and school counseling and develop my beliefs, vision and mission statements.
Introduction After the Advanced Skills Facilitation course, I had learned many counselling skills in group counselling and different settings of group counselling. Also, it provided a lot of exercises for us to practice group counselling sessions. Thus, there are many things that I can make a reflection on it.
I realized that even the things that we hate doing the most, are absolutely necessary to us because they define who we are as a person, and they could bring us several benefits in the future. For example, the reason a person continues to go to school even if they hate it is because of the benefits they get out of it in the future. The benefits of this example would be related to a job or career, and eventually having the financial freedom, all by doing something that you temporarily despise. Basically saying that no matter how bad things are now, it will absolutely be worth it in the future. After having my watershed moment, I was offended by the fact that I was taught at a young age that we should only do things that we found fun and nonstressful.
Self-Evaluation on Counselling Session (One) Session start with a warmth greeting, by asking client ‘How can I address you?”, to be honest I felt nervous at the beginning of the session, too focus or particular on the name of client, client actually felt uncomfortable. I can just follow the flow and address whatever name client point out and start with small talk will be a good idea such as asking about his experience of travelling to the centre for his counselling session. Thereupon, I briefly explained the length of time of the session, confidentiality and the limitation. I believe that I deliver a clear message to the client.
A counsellor faces many challenges in their professional life. It is crucial that they are aware of these right from when they begin on this path as a student, so that they can be better equipped to deal with these challenges and not let it affect their clients. After much thought and discussion with my peers, I believe that a value-conflict between the client and the fundamental values of the counselling profession, which I uphold personally as well, would pose the greatest challenge for me. My philosophical bewilderments lie in the subtle intricacies of the counsellor-client relationship, which puts the counsellor in a position to be able to influence the client. The essay will delve into the ethics and grey areas of value-conflicts in counselling through a reflection on my personal values, the professional values of the counselling profession and probable counsellor-client scenarios that would pose a challenge for me.
Part D: Development as a Psychologist This internal practical internship offered me an opportunity to focus on using the knowledge and skills acquired during the related courses on behavior training with children and cognitive behavior therapy with adolescents to practice my therapeutic work as a child and adolescent psychologist and a chance to see how psychological therapies (behavior training and cognitive behavior therapy) could be delivered in different settings. At first, I found it challenging to work independently and decide what to do and when to do it. More specifically, during CBT+ component I was challenged by working with a depressive adolescent and applying my skills and knowledge on the “spot”. On the other hand, my
In this semester, I have been exposed to the subject of Introduction to Guidance and Counselling which is a new field of study for me. After I have received this lesson, I can relate my experiences with what I have learned. Not only that, I also have different perspective towards after I learned this subject. The aspects that I can relate my experiences and thoughts with are the differences between advice, guidance and counselling as well as the goals of counselling.