I think it was important to assess my personal strengths and weaknesses as to gain confidence in my abilities as a nursing student mentor. There were instances when I was unable to perform my mentor duties as there were instances of inadequate time to fulfil this role along with my ward duties. It was hard to foresee how the day may go as one never knows what will occur. Gainsbury (2010) states that while mentors are aware of the value of mentoring students they are challenged as to how to commit fully to the role within the constant demands of their job. To lessen this as much as possible I put my leadership and managerial skills into practice so that opportunities and experiences were planned to an extent promoting a learning environment (Goorapah,
As professional counselor identity focuses on providing guidance to the clients, in order to help the clients rectify their own emotional and mental issues. In addition, pprofessional counselors are different in their approach and treatment when comparing to psychotherapy. while counseling focuses on the person, psychotherapist focus on the diseases of the person. the goal of counselors treatment plan will be different with psychotherapist treatment that will focus on alleviate the symptoms of the client, while the counselors will concentrate on help clients to improve
Moreover, counselors are using more atheoretical or eclectic models for supervision. My on-site counseling supervisor during practicum and internship had an eclectic approach to counseling. It appears that most supervisors do not follow a particular theory of psychotherapy or of supervision and deem themselves to be eclectic. As I continue my development as a counselor, I am working towards redefining approach in regards to my theoretical orientation and outlook on supervision
Although perhaps it was not the textbook example of a perception check, I do believe it was a helpful part of the conversation. I think that perception checks are helpful to guide how the conversation will proceed, and this is why I decided to use this skill right at the beginning of the interaction. Following this, I asked the patient if it was acceptable for me to sit next to her and discuss the matter with her. This question, in addition to using the patients name in the beginning of the interaction helped to build trust. I think that without building this trust as a foundation, the conversation is bound to be unproductive.
However, these similarities are also accompanied by a significant amount of differences between the two therapeutic approaches. Between the two approaches, therapists have different roles in handle difficult feelings. Success existential therapy depends on the therapist’s method; the therapist and the client are engaged in a common project where they are working together and they need to establish a good relationship. Therapist does not have a specific structure framework, existential therapy is generally technique free; however, the therapist’s aim is to guide the client to find the direction in its life (2010, audio, excerpt 10). In mindfulness therapy the therapist is a guide, the therapist’s aim is to improve the strategy to help sufferers to deal with all sorts of conditions and to learn and to live with, and accept their psychological and physical limitations.
However, considering that each student has an individual learning style, I have acknowledged that developing a flexible teaching style is vital to enhancing teaching and learning experience. Consequently, the feedback has prompted me to reflect on my practice. The student’s comment may not directly refer to my teaching method, however she suggested an approach that was different to my style. It was a struggle to change considering that the feedback was given in broad context. It felt like I was heading into a totally different and vague
Still very few understood life coaching, but, there was those that noticed the need for personal life coaching and one group that noticed were in the field of counseling and psychotherapy. When the counselor or psychotherapist had reached the end of working with their clients, they wanted to give more, the clients needed and wanted more, but, it was outside their work description, they, like others, felt the need to be proactive, driven by vision, oriented to growth and a fullness of life. It was this motivation to help their clients find a direction in life, a better life, quality of life that birthed a coaching movement
CHAPTER 14 BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS- 101 Basic Counseling Skills - 101 As mentioned earlier, mentoring is a different relationship with your mentee than the relationship a counselor has with a client. However, as a mentor you will end up at some point “counseling” your mentee. Your mentee will begin discussing his feelings, fears, joys and concerns. Hence, it will be important to handle these conversations as would a professional counselor as opposed to how a mother, father, friend, enemy, lover or teacher would respond. If you are already a professional counselor, psychologist, social worker or psychiatrist, GREAT – please use the your skills.
However, some of your students are slow learners. Besides of this, a psychologist adds one more opposing opinion. For instance, in the growth of mindset, the author Carole teaches the simpletons, “It is right to be falling down.” When a student makes a mistake, she should be able to know that the mistakes help she improves. In addition, when she thinks that she can’t do it, she understands that she can always improve by
I used touch and restatement/paraphrasing properly; I believe I could have used silence to give her time to say anything else that was bothering her and could have incorporated more minimal cues to encourage the client to continue to speak. I accidently gave the client false reassurance, which should be avoided in future interactions. In addition, I gave some nonverbal facial expressions that were opposite of therapeutic. This interaction made me appreciate the value of therapeutic communication. I would like to continue to practice and challenge myself to implement appropriate communication strategies as often as
After reading the text form Rose about both Marti and Lucia, I think rose is trying to bring to teacher and counselors attention that they have classrooms full of unique students from different backgrounds and therefore different views on life. I feel that Rose want teacher and counselors to not just understand this but acknowledge this. In Lucia’s case, when the teacher gave the book, he should have explained that the book is just one persons opinion (Szaszs) and that he knows that everyone will not agree with what Szasz is saying, and that it is perfectly fine if they don’t share the same views as Szasz. The teacher should have explained to them that they can use their opposing view to help get through and understand the text if it helps,
1.) Creating dialogue that will help introduce a conflict for why the character Lauren is maybe missing was a suggestion I found intriguing and would allow me to create a little more background information. Simple dialogue such as, “Please don’t hurt my parents!” and a description of her being taken away will start the story. Want readers to quickly learn someone is being taken against their own, also keeping the abductees incognito. I like that some classmates received her as a more private character.
Therapeutic Professions: A Look Into the Mind Have you been feeling stressed, fatigued, or unmotivated? Do you feel as if you have an unknown driving force in your inner subconscious that may be the cause of those symptoms? If so, a therapist is not only able to identify that issue, but solves it as well. Therapists and counselors are people who are skilled in working with people who have mental, personal, and relationship issues. Cognitive therapy, using reasonable thinking instead of emotional thinking, is commonly used in this practice.
From the reader’s point of view, the intention of this article seems to be a ‘writing guide for beginners’ rather than an argumentative essay because her writing lacks evidence and credibility. Lamott continuously uses her personal experiences, mostly from “me and most of the other writers I know” to exemplify her arguments throughout the writing.