Personal values play a big part in our lives. The development of our personal values is an ongoing process, and is subject to change based on what we feel is most important to us. Life is full of twists and turns and may cause us to readjust our priorities. However, as a human service professional it is important to understand what our values are and how we can benefit those that we serve.
Helps to recognise what methods or ways are best suited to help that person. And where further help is needed to help teach or to use their strengths and abilities in which will
Both of the selected theories place high importance on the relationship between the counselor and client. Given that research indicates
For example, in a complex situation such as a GP visiting their patient regarding a course of treatment, with person centred values being taken into account you would make sure that the GP gives their time to the individual and asks any questions that they may have, communicating in a way that they understand with respect.
In everyday life people experience difficulties and problems that they feel they are not able to deal with on their own and need help with. The help that people receive to overcome their problems can be in many different forms. People may receive help in an informal way, such as having a chat to a close friend or relative, who can offer support and advice or they may seek help in a more formal capacity from various helping professionals, such as counsellors, social workers, psychiatrists, doctors, etc. For all of these professionals it is their
This gives the implication that values can differ from person to person, so it is therefore important to identify and understand one’s own values in order to work effectively in the field.
As a counseling student, it is very important to formulate a counseling theory tailored to ones’ own personality and beliefs. A counselor may choose a single theory to model when practicing therapy or pick and choose components and techniques from various theories, otherwise known as eclecticism. No theory is considered right or wrong. Understanding the different therapeutic approaches are important to effective counseling, however, counselors must also understand their own personal value, view of human nature, human behavior, counseling techniques and the purpose and goals of counseling. Understanding these components along with the different theoretical approaches will provide the counselor with a 9 knowledge of their own counseling, orientation and is essential to not only the productivity of counseling but the growth of the counselor as well.
These workers can assist an individual or group in crisis by providing direct intervention, by identifying alternative coping skills, or by consulting with others. A helper's primary goals in a crisis are to identify, assess, and intervene; to return the individual to his/her prior level of functioning as quickly as possible; and to lessen any negative impact on future mental health. Sometimes during this process, new skills and coping mechanisms are acquired, resulting in change (Sandoval, 1988).
This is the ‘how’ stage. How will the client move forward with the goals that they have identified in the previous stage? The counsellor will assist the client in finding ways of achieving their goals and how to focus on those that are practical in terms of the client situation and needs. The basic goals in the skilled helper model is relating to the clients is managing their lives more effectively and general ability to manage problems and develop opportunities. The view of the client in this model is that they are central to the therapy. (The client is the focus and the theory is the background and to use the model for the client, rather thee reverse).
In a previous study it was shown that when an individual helps out another individual it has been found that there are good benefits that come to the helper, both emotional and physical positive effects. However on the other hand in this study it was also discussed that there can also be personal costs to the helper, this is because when an individual helps it is consuming their regulatory responses. Regulatory responses has to do with one’s internal energy, it regulates attention as well as manages their emotions (Lanaj, Johnson, & Wang, 2016). This is because helping requires a few different things from the helper. It requires a mindset switches, they take perspective of the situation, and they must regulate their emotions and show support, exhibit problem solving, and be able to change their behavior (Lanaj et al., 2016). When a situation presents itself and one must decide if they will help or not, there is a lot of factors that come into play with that decision. The type of person an individual is always plays into their willingness to help as well. In another study they discovered that an individual that shows a strong prosocial orientation will be more willing to help. Especially when in comparison to individuals with esteem orientation and safety orientation personalities (Wilson 1976). Personality of the helper will affect the
Then Children completed six trials of the candy-finding task. In the candy finding task, three-year-old trusted both the helper and the tricker. 95% of the time the three-year-old trusted the helper and 95% of the time the three- year- old trusted the tricker. Although with the four-year-olds it was somewhat of a digression of who they trusted it was pretty much a back and forth thing with to the two. 75% of the time four-year-olds trusted the helper and 70% of the time, they trusted the tricker. As for the five-year-olds 65% of the time she trusted the helper and 50% of the she trusted the tricker. The five-year-old was almost aware of who the tricker and the helper was. We separated all age groups to get better and more arcuate results. During
Help as defined by myself is supporting and encouraging those who either ask or look like they are in need of an extra push to get through a challenging situation. I believe that everyone needs help in some form and that is is not always visible. I also believe that the person themselves may not even know that they need assistance. Now as using my definition as a reference, I am able to identify a time in my life when I have received “help”.