The case of Joe and Beth articulates that both are aware of the problems facing their relationship and knows why they have opted for counseling. It is clear that, Joe and Beth are not interested in what happened or where they have been; they are rather concerned with where they want be. In this case, both have agreed on a divorce, and; therefore, Solution-Focused Family Therapy is ideal because focuseson what the client wants or where the client wants to go and not on the clients past, or causes of the problems(Nelson, 2010). For this to happen, there is a need to let the client present the problem without having any intentions of understanding the cause of the problem or any pre-conceived ideas about the client’s
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.
The Narrative Therapy Process Narrative therapy is unique to the idea that they are no specific rules and guidelines that should be followed in one specific way. However, there are what could be considered techniques that help the Counselor guide the client to understand and re-write their stories and change outcomes.
In order to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the counselling process, the counsellor must employ a number of individual counselling skills. The effective use of these counselling skills enables the development a working therapeutic alliance therefore empowers clients to their perspectives regarding problem situations in their lives and create positive therapeutic outcomes (Egan, 2007). After watching and analysing my recorded counselling demonstration, I was able to identify the counselling skills that were used effectively, the skills that require improvement and the skills that were not demonstrated. Accordingly, this essay examines my ability to demonstrate basic counselling skills and the contribution of these skills to the formation
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.
Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is a strengths-based, future-focused therapeutic model that was developed under the leadership of two social workers, Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, and a team of interdisciplinary colleagues at the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee (de Shazer, 1985; de Shazer et al., 1986). The SFBT approach to helping clients provides a set of therapeutic techniques for building client competencies and helps clients discover workable solutions to their mental health problems (Berg & De Jong, 2008). An emphasis of SFBT is on the process of developing a future solution rather than the
Practice Case Summary Maureen Finegan University of New England In the case of Mark Smith, a 37 year old African male, he currently is seeking help to resolve his increasing anxiety and depression due to his second arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). Initially, Mark was hesitant and unsure of why he was having these increased bouts of depression and anxiety, but after some exploration and probing questions, I was able to get a better understanding of how Marks relationships and environment function. What I observed through Mark’s narrative is that his increased levels of depression and anxiety are an outcome of his repeated patterns of maladaptive behavior which is inhibiting him taking any action to find solutions. In order to delve even deeper into Mark’s world, I have identified two therapeutic approaches: Solution Focused Based Therapy (SFBT) and Existential Therapy, to help guide practice.
My interest in a counseling related profession and helping others spawned as a result of a lifetime of learning and curiosity; namely, mindfully molding my thoughts, actions, and habits into a perpetual pattern of unconscious and unpremeditated altruistic behavior. Furthermore, I have always aspired to determine the roots of all my emotions and master the behaviors of a trustworthy, loyal, courteous, and kind individual. Every day should begin with the thought, “What can I, as an individual or collaboratively with others, accomplish to relieve part of the shared and total human suffering of this world?” If such a mantra was revered by the collective consciousness of the human race, misery and suffering would be sharply reduced, if not eliminated
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A broad array of counseling theoretical orientation has been presented in the literature over the course of the 20th Century, including psychodynamic, humanities. In particular, counselors theoretical orientation may impact the ways in which they make sense of mental health issues affecting
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. By looking up videos of this approach I can begin to learn more in depth about what this theory looks like in practice.
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They will slowly find answers to their issues over time. By retaining and applying the information they gathered from their therapist, patients will slowly become more positive and encouraged about their personal journey. Discussion with a therapist will shed light on one 's issues and will help them cope with them. Should one not agree with a certain solution they may ask for an alternative one. The most important part of therapy is implementing discussed solutions in real life.
Counselling skills are initiated in order to help the person to talk, making sense of their situation, developing these ideas about what the counsellor can do, and out these ideas into action. Individuals think, feel and react in different ways. By integrating different ways of helping people bring change in their lives, a counsellor can work with each client to produce a unique therapy adapted to suit what that client wants, and