Skilled Helper Model Case Study

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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 helper to help clients in sharing and identify the key issue that need for change. Clients shared their problems and want to be listened and the helper has to respond with understanding. 1A: Story According to Corey (2006), in the first stage, the helper has to establish rapport and a working relationship to reduce clients stress and anxiety. The helper is encourage clients to share their stories also to find out more about clients such as their strengths, weaknesses, family, work and so…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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