A Critical Issue Of Counseling And Psychotherapy

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As we are beginning to learn, the way we approach counseling and our clients derives from our own perspectives and experiences. As it says in our text, “A critical issue in counseling and psychotherapy is that the same comment may have different effects on individuals who have different personal life experiences and multicultural backgrounds, because everyone has a unique history with a unique pattern of communication.” This proves to be true as fundamental principals of the social animal, every type of relationship we have with an individual is a different relationship from another, so of course this applies to counseling, because, how could it not? Although, before we are able to start a therapeutic relationships or beginning the healing…show more content…
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