Intervention and theories are best supported after a multidimensional assessment is completed. Assessments provide a historical overview and identifies all areas of concerns, gaps in care, and any other goals for improvement. The member has an extensive history of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse. Strength based theory is the best approach when working with the member because it will provide a foundation to build interventions upon. "Integration of strengths within the complex and often negatively skewed narrative may re socialize potential clients to perceive that psychotherapy is not only about untwisting their distorted thinking or restoring their troubled relationships, it is also about learning
An Adlerian school counselor can use the theory of individual psychology to target cognitive-learning, social and self-management skills. The researchers explain the Student Success Skill (SSS) program where counselors conjointly work with teachers helping them implement a series of progressive lessons and small group counseling activities to enhance the learning environment. Students who participate in the SSS program are encouraged to set goals. Also, helping the student in a holistic way will help the student reach his or her
Throughout the counseling program I have found my grounding in Adlerian Theory and its connections to the broader social contexts including communities and schools. Adlerian therapy is a broad and inclusive orientation that provides links to other theoretical dimensions. Utilizing and incorporating all the dimensions will best help me develop unique treatments for my clients.
Even the name of this approach creates a difference between approaches of the past; in the past the people who came to therapy were called patients, but in this approach they are known as clients. This idea created an idea of equal partnership within the therapeutic relationship, rather than an expert treating a patient. Within this approach, it is the job of the client to improve his or her own life, not the job of the therapist. The therapist is there more as a guide to finding one’s true self, rather than the person in the session who is to give all of the answers away. Because of this unique relationship in each situation, there is a lack of techniques to use within the therapeutic session. The relationship itself is the variable in the process, not what the therapist says or
Mariah is a 16-year-old female and currently resides with her grandmother, who is dying from breast cancer. Her biological mother is deceased and she has a strained relationship with her biological father due to his alcohol abuse and prior verbal/physical altercations with her older brother, who is 22 years old. Her and her brother do not live together nor do they communicate often, as he is currently unaware about their grandmother’s cancer. She attends a local high school, but has not been doing well due to the recent stress of her grandmother’s illness. Mariah wants to drop out of high school so that she may begin working to support her grandmother financially. It has been reported that her grandmother is struggling with her finances and has not been given any assistance. She has been striving to provide for both herself and Mariah, but has been facing many complications. The social worker
Students will complete an individual biopsychosocial assessment, including goal setting and implementation of a change strategy (e.g. therapeutic approach) for either a real or a fictional client. For students who are presently enrolled in a practicum, and if it is feasible and appropriate to do so, they will be encouraged to use a real client (names and personally identifiable information must be changed for the purposes of the assignment). If a real client is not practical, a fictional client from a television series (In Treatment) will be used instead. If using a fictional client, students will need to imagine, based on the presentation in the show, what the client’s goals might be and what change strategies the student social worker might
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.
Within this paper I am going to explore and discuss what a worldview is and the dissimilar purposes it roles in counselling. Then I will explore how my worldview interacts with the solution focused therapy (SFT) approach, and in additional I will also look into the historical development of solution focused therapy and the possible place it have in my worldview today
The purpose of this paper is to know the importance of research in the field of counseling. Address the importance relationship between research and counseling. This paper will also discuss the importance roles and responsibilities of research in the field of counseling. It is important to be aware of the ethical and legal consideration when working with clients.
The ASCA National Model is an important tool that supports school counselors and defines their specific role in the school counseling program. The ASCA National Model (2012) provides guidelines for a comprehensive counseling program and defines focus, student standards, and professional competencies. The ASCA National Model unifies school counselors with one vision and voice motivated by improving student success. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on my total program experience, field experience, and how these experiences align with the ASCA National
Throughout the treatment process, it is vitally important that the therapist work with the client on the reassessment of treatment goals. There are numerous reasons for reassessment to occur; the chief reason is that client’s needs continuously change. The goal, objective, situation, all could have changed drastically since the start. For instance, if the client was hospitalized within the year, reassessment to examine what the effect that situation caused and the clients functioning, is needed. There may be new problems, new goals, or new interventions needed. Reassessment also allows for empowerment and the opportunity to reexamine the client’s situation with a fresh lens (The Reassessment, n.d.). Throughout this paper, this
To accurately manage and implement a comprehensive school counseling model, counselors have the task of carefully developing action plans, address agreements, use data, and to select an advisory counsel. The management components have several elements, each unique to the school and students’ needs. This aspect of the program has evolved over time, as counselors did not handle these responsibilities in earlier years. As entire communities and populations have evolved, so too has the counseling world. One of the most important tools used in our contemporary age is data. As identified in ASCA (2005), data is the best method to associate with the success of a comprehensive counseling program. It gives validity to the improvement of educational systems. According to Kaffenberger and Young, (2011) schools use data to show academic progress toward meeting state standards, to justify funding for needed programs and personnel, and to determine
Revealing that these programs mean way more to the student than academic success. They provide means of guidance in forms of communicating with others to help objectives of future workplaces and overall futures to come. Communication is huge and if one is unable to collaborate properly amongst his and or her peers then one is not fit for the workplace. Additionally, they combine academic progress with social skills and make it so they intertwine. The AIJ goes on to extend there case by stating, “ professional school counseling services model makes them “uni1quely qualified to address all students’ academic, career and personal/social development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating, and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success” (Administrative Issues Journal P 8). Implying that the more that students are able collaborate amongst one another then
This type of therapy comes with set of goals that help establish and create intervention. Goals that reinforce the client’s personal motivational statements of problem recognition, desire change, and confidence in ability to change. Keeping in track at what stage the client is in the changing process. Moreover, it is important to provide affirmation in way of supporting the client’s choices and will in changing process.
The Snake Phobia Behavior Therapy video taught me numerous new things. Examples of some specific phobias include claustrophobia, the fear of thunder, and the fear of flying (Smethells, 2012). Psychologist Dr. David Barlow is a director of The Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders at Boston University and also a pioneer in exposure therapy. His research demonstrates the amazing success which has been achieved of treating phobias in a brief period of time (Smethells, 2012). He is also able to treat specific phobias in as little of three hours (Smethells, 2012). Numerous people all over the world suffer from all different sorts of phobias.