Counselors may allow their own personal experiences and histories to cloud the direction of their treatment due to personal conflicts in their lives. Counselors often ignore the feelings that their clients create in them. In order for me to deal with this type of situation ethically and effectively I would first have to accept the countertransference that is at hand, and seek personal therapy. Therapy will enable me to share my countertransference concerns, and become aware when they are taking place. It is important that I acknowledge these feelings and deal with them right away before it can effect therapy with the client, by seeking personal therapy or consolidation with a colleague or professional. Through me becoming aware of the situation it enables me to maintain a professional healthy relationship and bias with the client. Therapy will allow me to learn how to observe, acknowledge confront, and deal with the situation ethically, and right away when it starts to happen. It can also allow me to identify and explore my blind spots that I am confronted with through my clients, and will allow me to help set my personal life away from work, and help succeed professionally. I believe that through personal therapy, it will enable me to engage in my own personal self-awareness and overall well-being, and decrease the possibility of burnout that comes with the profession. Therapy will also help develop my career goal and aspirations in a positive way in helping me
During this model, I took on the role of the person being counselled. This is when I noticed how important it was which method of counselling I used. As I was being counselled methods such as CBT or psychodynamic was being used, I felt on edge about how I would respond to the question or suggestion the counsellor put forward. I felt this emotion as I thought I have to answer according to what they want to hear and divert from my actual issue at hand. When I would voice what I was trying to make an understanding over it felt as though it was a battle of whose eighth or wrong would take place, pushing the matter more into CBT rather than Humanistic. Sanders , Wilkins and Frankland (2009) look into the CBT method which then talks about arguing
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
They then show patients how to apply the things they have learned to treating their disorder. These therapists help clients find other activities to help them deflect themselves from the things that make them feel distressed. Behavior therapists will normally work with clients who suffer from anxiety disorders, mood disorders, anger management issues, depression, and a variety of addictions and phobias. Various skills are needed in order to do this job. For example, interpersonal skills, leadership and discretion skills, business skills, communication skills, and organization skills are some important skills that every counselor should possess. Although having all of those skills is still very important, being friendly, caring, understanding, and trustworthy are the skills that will help you connect with your patients. Earning the trust of your patient is crucial to all therapy processes, especially in behavior and substance abuse patients, which means being able to not judge your clients for their actions is such an important responsibility. Therefore, if the client does not trust and connect to their therapist, it is more likely they will not complete their road to recovery. All of my life I have been a very outgoing, talkative person, and I am usually the person my friends come to for advice in difficult situations. I love giving people advice, and I like helping people figure out and
Session start with a warmth greeting, by asking client ‘How can I address you?”, to be honest I felt nervous at the beginning of the session, too focus or particular on the name of client, client actually felt uncomfortable. I can just follow the flow and address whatever name client point out and start with small talk will be a good idea such as asking about his experience of travelling to the centre for his counselling session. Thereupon, I briefly explained the length of time of the session, confidentiality and the limitation. I believe that I deliver a clear message to the client.
Additionally, as a counselor, it is important to be genuine with whatever feedbacks one presents to the patient and what one believes regarding the situation of the client. Mrs. Perez believes the more authentic and genuine he is with her patients, the more help he will be able to offer the clients. As a counselor, it is important to have a fine and professional interaction with one 's client but boundaries must be maintained. Through this, a counselor is able to demonstrate their focus on helping the patients by showing the client that they understand their problems. It also through such engagements that counselor is able to use the non-judgmental attention that does not require words for illustration in helping the patient. Lastly, being a
This patient has been taking medication because they suffered a sports injury in 2010. The pills have been prescribed from by their PCP. Therefore, the client tested positive for opiates. The client also states that they have never had any issues with drugs in the past and that they have never had any problems with their professional license or employment. I would use the Prescribed Opiates Scale (PODS) in order to assess this client. The PODS may provide both an entry point and a framework for a patient-centered clinical dialogue about the pros and cons of the use of opioid medicines for managing chronic pain. Prescription Opioids are medications that are chemically similar to endorphins. Prescription opioids usually come in pill
It is imperative for a therapist to be simply present during a client session instead of focusing on what theoretical approach to take or what interventions may work. Smiling and using verbal and nonverbal cues to let the client know that you are listening and are able to empathize with their struggles. Sometimes using humor with the appropriate client may assist with developing the therapeutic relationship. Skillfully using self disclosure in order to let the client know that you empathize with them can be
There are many legal and ethical principles and standards one must acknowledge when becoming a professional addictions counselor. In the state of Pennsylvania, the State Board of Social Worker’s, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors oversees the process of obtaining a license and sets the requirements for doing so. This board has two levels of certification at both a Bachelor’s Degree level and a Master’s Degree level. In addition to the Pennsylvania Board’s requirements, professional addiction counselors must adhere to a specific code of ethics set by the NAADAC. Failure to adhere to these codes of ethics can lead to legal ramifications, punishments and/or loss of license. Licensure and certification requirements vary
Therapeutic healing according to Herman, 1997, is the most important thing a therapist brings into the relationship with a client like Kathy, who has experienced any form of psychological trauma, is the formation of a healing relationship. The client’s traumatic event has left him/her experiencing a disconnection from self, others, and feelings of disempowerment. Therefore, the primary principle for the therapist is to act as a guide or an ally in reestablishing empowerment in the client toward their recovery. Throughout the healing relationship the client develops autonomy/self-determination, a rebirth of power and control, and a new sense of self (Herman, 1997).
After reading the text it is clear that assessment is a part of counseling. According to our text assessment should be applied through out the counseling process. We must begin by initially assessing the client’s problem(s). This simply means that we must use both formal and informal assessment to get a good and accurate understanding of the individual’s problem. I believe that this is the most crucial part of assessment in the counseling process because if you do not have an accurate understanding of the problem it will negatively impact your counseling. You will not be helping the client in the ways that they need and this could immediately cause your client or student to not feel comfortable with you and the counseling process. The
My responses to the retake of the boundaries questionnaire were mostly the same as the before reading the chapter. My response was the same for bartering with a client for goods or services; I believed that it is sometimes ethical. I learned that it is ethical to barter with a client for goods or services. The ethical standards for the counseling profession have no prohibition on bartering. My response to invitation of a client to a personal party or social event has changed to sometimes ethical. As a counselor, as long as the behavior does not constitute an ongoing dual relationship, it might be the possibility to enhance the therapeutic relationship. However, my response was the same for providing counseling to a friend who is in crisis;
Principle of fidelity states how psychologist establish trust with whom they work with in accordance to the American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code Conduct. This principle concern with the trust relationship between the client and counsellor. Being honorable is seen as the basic to understanding and resolving ethical issues. The benefits of the client are first in place before those counsellors even if such fidelity is uncomfortable for them. Furthermore, they should also make every effort to make sure that clients’ expectations have reasonable prospects of being met. They have to contemplate confidentiality as an duty arising from the client’s trust.
Human beings are unique. Therefore, client-counsellor relationship is unique for each person. To ensure effectiveness of counselling,
The counselling process for the Xtina approach uses the Carkhuff’s model of counselling which was presented by Fuster (2005).