Helpful Behavior Analysis

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In this role one particular behavior the counselor demonstrated that was helpful was her patience and acceptance of the client’s situation of always being late. The counselor did a positive job creating an environment with structure to allow the client to pursue and exam her causes and feeling of always being late. Another helpful response from the counselor was how she demonstrated an understanding to the client in a manner that also allowed the client to explore her own opportunities at a self-determined pace in order to create a solution for why she was always late. Overall, in this role the counselor demonstrated helpful behaviors that allowed her to see beyond the client’s spoken word and connect on a level with non-verbal cues in order…show more content…
At times I felt the client was in the middle of saying something when the counselor intervened too soon and didn’t let the client finish her thought process. In this role the counselor did more than an equal amount of talking rather than listening. Over talking as a counselor is not a helpful behavior and in the role play, it seemed more as if the counselor was trying to teach the client about her issues of why she was always late rather than a process where it came from or what the client was actually saying. It would have been more helpful if the counselor remained focused on the client and balanced letting the client talk and process or create the opportunity for the client to apply and understand the concepts the counselor suggested. Another non-helpful response in this role was when the counselor at times over shared. Sharing too much about your life as a counselor can be ineffective and draw attention to the counselor’s situation rather than the client. As a counselor overall and in this role you should be aware of your boundaries and keep personal issues away while continually striving to make the session treatment productive, informative, and beneficial to the client. Knowing when to disclose personal information about your-self as the counselor to the client can be tricky and if done, should be done in a manner to benefit the client in a way that encourages them to open up and continue to share their thoughts, feelings, and or
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