Role Model: Egan's Skilled Helper Model

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Introduction Egan (1998) introduced Skilled Helper Model and explained the goals of the model are “to help clients manage their problems in living more effectively and develop unused resources” and “help clients become better at helping themselves.” There were total nine sub-stages. It assisted clients to recognize their real problems and empowered clients to make use of their resources to solve their problems. This model also highlighted the importance of building trusting relationships for the helper to journey with clients. Stage 1: Current Picture According to Egan (1998), the initial stage aimed to helped clients to tell their story, to developed new perspective and prioritized which problems they want to work on. It is crucial for the…show more content…
In order to help me to understand and able to empathy with Jannah accurately, I asked questions such as “How did you feel about that?” Jannah was upset and disappointed with Mira’s behaviors such as coming home late, refused to communicate with her, and not helping out in house chores. I acknowledged her feelings and find out more information from her story by asking “What were you thinking with Mira’s behaviors?” She shared that Mira is disrespectful and immature. Client can be nervous as she has to share her problems with a stranger, question like “What else would you like to tell me?” will encourage client to share more. She further shared that Mira does not appreciate her effort as a single mother who sacrificed a lot for the family and she blame Mira’s friends for influence her. At this juncture, I focus on Jannah’s content and emotions and to empathy with…show more content…
It can be difficulty for clients to see from different perspective when they are experiencing the situation over and over. Challenge clients’ blind spots are crucial in developing client’s new perspective as it challenge self-defeating thinking, feelings and behaviours. Okun (2007) stated that challenge clients’ blind spots aimed to help clients to consider other ways of looking at their lives, for example, clients’ problem can be reframed as strengths instead of weaknesses. Egan (2002) stated that the helper challenge clients’ blind spots for clients’ therapeutic growth but not the helper’s

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