18). Challenge Myths and Misconceptions- about what group is and what occurs. Convey Information- Explain Confidentiality, stages of the group developmental stages that are oriented with groups (David, 1995, p. 21). Explain procedures and obtain informed consent. Screening – using a group selection questionnaire. During the beginning phase of group therapy, issues arise around topics such as orientation, beginners’ anxiety, and the role of the leader. The purpose of the group is articulated, working conditions of the group are established, members are introduced, a positive tone is set for the group, and group work begins (David, 1995, p. 22). This phase may last from 10 minutes to a number of months. In a revolving group, this orientation will happen each time a new member joins the group (David, 1995, p.
There is one more goal that I would like to build on. Therapists network with other therapists. When therapists know the strengths that other therapists have, therapists can network with other therapist and refer to other therapists if they need to. So, my goal is to simply to get to know other people and begin networking with others. We all need others! We need others for assistance, guidance, and to seek help of topics that we do not know. Networking can be such a powerful tool that we all have to share our strengths with other people so that together
My personal philosophy of life and my philosophy of counseling has been deeply affected by my life experiences as a young child and also as an adult. I am fortunate that my life has been a good life and I consider myself to be fortunate to have to have good parents and many loving family members. I do not recall having any events in my childhood that I would consider to be abusive or neglectful on the part of my family, and for that I consider myself to be lucky. I know several people who were abused as a child and it seems to have impacted them in many aspects of their lives even into adulthood.
I want to help my clients to become all that they can be and accomplish all that they desire to accomplish. The experiences I have had in the counselor program have guided me to be more confident in myself by giving me tools that I can use for myself as well as the client. The skills class helped me to become a good listener. I know before that class I was not a good listener. I generally had something on my mind that I would respond to instead of responding to what the client was saying.
I plan to continue developing my theoretical orientation for practice with individuals, families and treatment groups by researching about the theory and putting my knowledge into practice. I also plan to attend workshops and watch videos that perform this therapeutic approach, I find that visual learning is best for me. I believe that it will take some trial, error and a lot of sessions to perfect but I am looking forward being competent in this area. My goal
My commitment to my goal of receiving a Master’s degree in counseling has been demonstrated throughout my studies at Rollins by maintaining a GPA of 4.0, my willingness to support my cohort, and by exhibiting an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Although I had retired on a fixed income from a business career due to a disability, I have confirmed my potential, stamina, and desire to counsel through my volunteer work as a guardian advocate, working with people who suffer from addiction, and by remaining an advocate for the LGBTQ community. I have thrived with my undergraduate internship at the Center for Drug Free Living and with my prepracticum at Centaur.
My name is Andrea Ramos and my future career is being a counselor . In order to achieve my goals , I need to meet educational , requirements , have a specific skills and be passionate about my working/job. In order to be successful I need to be able to communicate with people more , and try to understand what a counselor 's life would be all about , I will need excel at talking , and succeed in high school than college and my vocabulary and try to understand what people go through , this is what will help me achieve my goal of becoming a counselor. This career will change my life because first I 'll be a counselor and I 'll have a job and other things . I was attracted to this career because I would like to meet new people and help them out . I think that I would be in the entry-level.
In the beginning of the semester, I thought that I was not going to be able to go through with this program because I felt that I was not prepared to be in the clinic. The thought of being recorded made me feel very uncomfortable and nervous. I cannot believe how fast this semester went and how much information we learned. This semester was one of the most challenging, overwhelming, and nerve wrecking semesters that I have ever experienced. After a couple of practice sessions with my peers, it helped me feel a lot more relaxed and comfortable being recorded. As of right now, I feel very comfortable being in the clinic with my co-therapist and my client.
My Goal is to hopefully help many people during their hardships and their daily life struggle's as a Christian Counselor. I am taking these classes to get a bachelor's degree in Christian Counseling and to further my education in psychology and/or chaplaincy. I believe that God did call me to do this because after praying for guidance on my future plans God lead me to liberty to further my education. One study skill that I have found that has truly helped me out is being organized. Since the beginning of my time here at Liberty, I have found that I'm able to do more and absorb more of the information being learned just by simple planning and organization. I keep my computer and books all in a single location and I also have a daily planner,
There I was at the lowest point in my life, found myself completely bothersome to myself and others around me by just sitting there at every therapy session I went to, which they were so much more unbearable than my anger management counseling, having to do nothing but just sit there waiting for an hour or two till my therapist would either show up and try to see if they could resolve my issues at or at school or would just have wasted much more of our (my) time being there. When you are sitting there in silence, it’s the only time where you just collect your thoughts and start to process things more clearly think what you could do just to make things easier for yourself and others, I only thought about how I was going to get out of these sessions, “Why am I here, ughhh.”
This text helped me develop a more practical view of Christian counseling. In my current area, there are no licensed Christian counselors. Because of this, I am finding that I am in the minority as I strive to make connections. My goal is to be able to be professional, ethical and effective, and to represent Christ in session and out of session. My first action step would be to commit my own personal life to prayer, studying the scripture, pursuing awareness of my sin, confession and forgiveness (McMinn, 2011). In all these things I want to make sure my goal of growth is focused on pursuing Christ, not winning over the affections or seeking approval from local professionals. This first step does have a multitude of steps within it, however,
Every since I entered the workforce as a high school graduate, my experience has allowed me the opportunity to work with young people in underserved communities, while making positive contributions in the fields of non-profit and education. When I began my career as an educator in a Title I school, my passion for creating and ensuring a safe learning environment for all students, while promoting their success through academic, career, and social/personal development, has lead me to pursue a career as a professional school counselor. As a teacher, I know that our students are facing challenges both at school and home that hinder them from meeting rigorous academic standards. I believe that pursuing a career in school counseling is critical
As the title of the course implies, my most significant learning experience was the building of a solid foundation for my career as a helper in the mental health field. This course has given me the tools to communicate professionally with other colleagues and enhanced my understanding of the support systems in place to help me achieve my goals as a counselor. Organizations such as ACA, NAADAC, SAMHSA, and local mental health associations were introduced to me in this course, where I have found a font of information and outpour of support from the professional community in order to pursue my career in the field of addictions.
We don’t get to choose the families we’re born into. Growing up, I realized there were many fragments of my childhood that I had no control over. Whether it was my brother’s diagnosis of autism when he was three years old. Or my mom’s decision to have my brother and me be raised by my diabetic nana (which meant that instead of being a regular fourth grader, I had to become the caregiver of the family). I couldn’t control the fact that even when my mom did come back into our lives (and not by herself, but with another child) I still was more of the caregiver of the family than she was. And while it might have been easier for most teenagers to just walk away because they knew they deserved better, it was never easy for me. Because walking away meant there would be no one to look after my loved ones. No one make sure my nana has checked her blood
It is going to be hard for me to write about my career because at this moment I am in the middle of switching them. For the past four years I have felt called to be a counselor. I can understand teenagers, which is what I wanted my counseling group to be, more than anyone. I felt called to counseling because I wanted to use my past trials and mistakes to help others. I felt like that was the only way I would be able to serve God. I felt if I did not stay with my career in counseling that I would be betraying God because I was not directly showing His light to others through my career. I did not waiver from that field of study because I was scared. I did not open up myself to every option available. What I did not realize was that there does not have to be a specific way I show exemplify God in my life. It never occurred to me that every calling and vocation exemplified God because He was the one that gave me the ideas! After taking the Strengths Assessment and listening to the lectures on vocation and calling, I better understand how I am supposed to understand my career.