S is a 59 year old African-American female born and raised in Anson County who has attended several institutes of higher learning. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration from Barber-Scotia College, she later received special education teaching licensure from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Because of her love for learning, S has also taken online classes through the University of Phoenix. She has been a secondary special education teacher for three years and currently works with 8th graders at Anson Middle School.
As the standards of the counseling profession are continuously being shaped, I desire to play a role in the educating
Counseling has many components in different fields such as a school counselor, marriage and family counseling, addiction counseling, individual and private practices, and many more. For my project, I interviewed Mrs. Ross Freeman, a school counselor who talks about her journey of becoming an Elementary School Counselor. We discuss what the requirement and cost were to receive a license in the counseling field. We were also able to discuss the average salary and hourly wages for a counselor in WISD. Mrs. Freeman then goes on to enlighten me about the rewards, challenges, demands and frustrations of a school counselor.
Through my work in counseling, I will aspire to be respectful of and sensitive to my client’s developmental needs and therapeutic goals. It is imperative for counselors to recognize that the counseling process can be intimidating for many clients. I will draw from a variety of
This paper will provide the reader with a reflection of my professional identity. This will focus on the role of a professional counselor and the differences between a professional counselor and other related professionals. It will also integrate how religious and spiritual beliefs can impact professional counseling. It will summarize my beliefs and values and what I plan to do so that I will not impose my beliefs on clients. Also, I will reflect on what I have learned during this course and how it will impact my future as a counselor.
As a counselor in training, I believe that counseling is a collaborative process between you and I. Counseling is a personal and safe process that deeply respects and honors each individual’s unique life experiences. Here are some aspects of counseling and therapy as I perceive and practive it: Therapeutic counseling
The purpose of this memo is to provide a professional biography of the person I interviewed for the expert interview portion of this project. Dr. William Harrar is the person I chose to interview, Dr. Harrar is the Director of Bloomsburg University’s Center for Counseling and Human Development. It will be a concise report, consisting of Dr. Harrar’s education, field experience, and publications. I will highlight items in the aforementioned areas that best reflect Dr. Harrar’s expertise.
Mrs. Roche seemed to be the ideal Professional Counselor for me to interview because I have always thought if I were to go in to the helping field it would involve me becoming a Professional Counselor and running my own private practice. Mrs. Roche helped me to see the benefits of having your own private practice and also the nitty-gritty details that no one else wants to do or talks about. This interview also helped me learn that it’s okay to show your clients your reactions because it lets them know that you are human and that you are listening and understanding to their problem they have. She also helped me realized the importance of being there mentally and physically for your clients in session and out of session. This could mean squeezing them in at the end of the day or having a conference call or a Skype session, just as long as you are there when they need you the most. She also helped me understand that it is actually really rewarding when you do not really see a client anymore that has “graduated”. But when you occasionally seem them year-to-year, you know that they are okay and healthy and that you helped them to where they are
Each person is unique with different gifts, abilities, and struggles. Counselors are committed to walk with individuals on their journeys to growth and healing without judgement.
For my In-Depth Interview paper, I chose to Interview my co-worker Senada Cufurovic whom I work with at Bank of the West. Senada finds herself culturally diverse as being from another country and culture. As long as I have known Senada from working with her for the past two years, I have never been able to get to know her background from where she came from until this opportunity to interview her came up.
CW is a 49-year-old female who lives in Kingston, PA. She currently lives with her husband and two children. She is employed as nurse at First Hospital, in Kingston, PA. CW recently began a new job in a different department of the hospital. CW expressed that throughout her adult life, raising her family is most important to her. She is focused on accomplishing her roles of being a wife, mother, nurse, and daughter. She likes to be social and meet new people. CW values her independence and finds every job that she is involved in to be important. She dislikes people who put other people down. Overall CW values her family and hard work ethic.
The Self-Inventory test for chapter one is a series of questions that ask about how one views Counselors as a person and a professional. Some of these questions were simple to answer because there is already a strong opinion towards the context. Others, however, were much trickier to answer. Mainly because I have not thought about the certain circumstance that was presented before.