Self-Awareness - I am aware of my own weaknesses and values so that I will not react defensively to what a client had disclosed to me. It is important to create a counselling atmosphere that is non-threatening not only for client but also for therapist. I will be able to facilitate and provide a relaxed atmosphere with higher self-awareness as I continually to develop self-awareness skills through acknowledging and in touch with my feelings, thinking and behaviours. As a result, I have a clear perception of myself and able to assess client’s needs at the same time. Crucially, therapist might experience difficulties in dealing with client or client’s presenting issue because he or she do not understand some aspects of him or
What it means to have self-awareness is to know about yourself. You know about some of your strengths and weaknesses, your motives, feelings, and desires. I feel like this is one of my best skills because I know what areas that I need improvement on and I work hard to improve upon them. Whether it may be practicing it on a daily basis or asking some companions for help. Knowing myself helps me to better coordinate responsibilities when it comes to doing group projects or even when it comes to helping someone else.
This plan is a way to a get perfection in life and accomplish my goals. The aim of this Professional Development Plan is to establish a process of self-management and self-development. To develop myself, it is important to have an idea of my strengths and weaknesses and how can I convert my weaknesses to strengths. It also contains the opportunities that I have in me, I can take advantage of them, and if any change happens in the environment, how can I face this change and get adjustable to these changes. This personal development plan is the key to carry out my goals.
Prior to attending the CPOA, students are required to send out a survey to peers, subordinates, and managers. This survey was valuable to me. A common theme is that I am caring and approachable – qualities I value as a leader. I was also told that I need to be more assertive. This is something I am aware of and will continue to work on.
Much of this had to do the task we were given in the beginning to discuss our previous group experiences. This made establishing group rules easier and is a practice that I hope to continue in future groups. Confronting the plagiarism issue was also something that I had never had to previously do. When responsibility was not initially taken by Megan, MO and I decided to move forward by creating a plan to ensure that it would not happen again. I believe the skill of focusing less on blame and more on preventing the problem is an aspect of conflict resolution that I would like to taken with me in both my professional and personal
Having a schedule for my school work and my personal life is the best choice to help me stay on track. To make sure I keep my busy schedule straight I write everything down in a planner so that I don 't forget doctor 's appointments, when exams are, and family events, ect.. I am grateful I had to write this paper, because it made me realize how challenging my barriers will be to overcome, and how much they will affect my life. This assignment made me realize what I really wanted to do with my life as far as my career and my outlook on life as a whole. The paper helped me make a plan to overcome my barriers by never giving up, taking pride in my school work, showing me how difficult life will be, even though I know I can do it.
My goal would be to ensure clear and concise communication for the client in the case that I would need to report harm to self, harm to others, or court requested information. I feel that these are tools essential to my work with clients, even if an agency does not adhere to them, promote them, or teach their employees the dignity and worth of a client. I have decided to implement the statement of confidentiality at the beginning of all my sessions with clients by creating my own form and giving a signed copy to my clients to resolve my ethical dilemma, even though this is optional at my field placement. I am comfortable with the decision that I made because I have seen it has made an enormous difference with my rapport and trust with a client. Clients are now comfortable to express and delve deeper as I have been able to uphold integrity and their worth as a person by being fully informed.
Being able to understand what I am being taught it important because I will need to apply the information learned later on in my career. Another step that I need to take to improve my present work/ life situation is to form relationships with my professors and learning more about the career field that I have chosen to be in. I think it is important to build a relationship with my professors because they will be the ones that will write my recommendation letter to apply for Graduate School. By applying each step that I have listed, I hope that I will be able to achieve each goal that I have set. Since the Graduate Program typically takes students with an average GPA of 3.6 or higher and an average GRE score of 300 it will be hard to
I personally feel that this model is very suitable for a beginner counsellor as it provides a sense of direction and momentum to counselling. For instance, many new counsellors are worried about how to start the counselling session but the Egan's model provide a basic idea to counsellors how they can conduct their session in the first stage. In my example, I helped my client to tell their story and choose the right problems in the first stage. This model also helps to practice independence and empowerment on the client. The client is central of the counselling process in the model.
My expectation for this training is to gain additional knowledge that I can relate to personally, and take that same information and be able to have an impact on someone’s life. Taking the NAMI Peer 2 Peer was just one step I took to further my career but I found out that I have some personal issues that I need to work on. And I realized that I can work on myself, and have the chance to support or help someone that has been through a similar situation and can have a relationship. I like the fact that you can have a conversation with someone, and be able to talk and can relate to someone without stating facts and can truly related to their situation. To me “Take You Heart to work” means that once you develop a relationship with someone you are
I need to take action to address them. I need to seek help from supervisor for training or education session to improve my skills and knowledge. It is necessary to identify own limitations, weakness. Self evaluation, help to determine whether the skills currently I have are sufficient or whether they need to be improved. The benefits of encouraging and accepting feedback is to help me improve my work learn from my mistakes and to help me feel more confident in the work that I am doing.
Personal Development Contract (SLC) My Strategic Learning Contract (SLC) has been evolving from when I first created it prior to attending Intensive II. During our time in Dana Point, we had the opportunity to review our SLC with our learning group, which provided me with a lot of candid feedback. Since that time, I have been using my LG team member feedback, and incorporating those components into my SLC. I have also been striving to evolve my SLC to a state in which I feel it is close to being locked in, understanding this needs to be completed by our second practicum. My three Personal Development goals of improving overall health and well-being, reflecting on emotions in the moment, and taking risks that move me out of my comfort
Operating from a theory will help me to remain focused on therapeutic goals and allow for more in-depth processing. In addition, biases can be managed more effectively while adhering to guidelines directing me to appropriate responses. I think counseling without a theoretical perspective is like going on a road trip without a map. After learning about many of the theories, the strategic family therapy seems to click with me the most. When I get chance, I am going to do additional research on this approach and ask questions as needed.