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
In the coaching discussion it was not said that my conduct was not meeting expectations, but not allow myself to be in situations where it appears I’m being insubordinate.
This theory focuses on the integration of Biblical principles by combining several aspects of major theories to provide the best treatment for clients. This theory also discusses the nature and need of man as well as the most important factors in determining the health and/or dysfunction of man. This theory provides a detailed process of intervention based on several major theories, while using Scripture as a basis for each method. Overall, this theory focuses on the importance of the client’s role in therapy. Ultimately, through the combined theories and integration of Scripture, it is up to the client to apply these methods. As a result of that application, with guidance from
Robbie J. is a 19 year old African American male and at this time he is currently a freshman at Henderson County University. The client has been referred to this office by his school residential advisor and family doctor. The reason behind this is that the client has not been attending his college classes and has been caught drinking on campus by campus security three times in the past two months. His parents have been advised by the school that if the client doesn’t attend counseling sessions he will be asked to leave and not return back for the following academic school year. The client must attend five sessions and also join an A.A. group.
There are various assessment tools obtainable for assessing the needs for patients or clients. The addiction professional uses assessment instruments as one component of the counseling/treatment process taking into account the client’s personal and cultural background. The assessment process promotes the well-being of individual clients or groups (NAADAC, 2015). This process helps determine how much and what kind of treatment your client needs. It is important to be aware of different types of assessments as well as being familiar with how they work in each situation. As we assess George we will use two different assessment tools to give as an example of how to assesss the needs of this client.
The American Counseling Association (ACA) is the most sizeable worldwide association for counseling professionals ("American Counseling Association.", n.d.). The American Counseling Association (ACA) is a nonprofit organization ("American Counseling Association.", n.d.). The American Counseling Association (ACA) is based out of Alexandria, VA ("American Counseling Association.", n.d.). It was founded in 1952, by the convergence of four different associations in Los Angeles, Ca ("American Counseling Association.", n.d.).
Recording for the first time with one of my own clients was a worrying, but valuable, assignment. For me, it was beneficial hearing myself during a session because I was able to recognize areas of the session in which I conveyed comfort and areas where I was hesitant. This type of self evaluation aids in my development as a counselor. Overall, there were a number of techniques and interventions that went well, and some that need improvement.
In the scenario of Taneka who is 17-year old African American female, who is in high school. She lives in a single parent home with two other siblings, 14-year old brother's name Derrick, and 12-year old sister name Kenya. She has been working part time positions to help her mother with bills and recently she started working in a retail shop in the mall, where she realized that she likes people and they respond to her well, that made her start thinking about the possibility of going to college.
Introduction to counseling has taught me a lot about how we see each other. It taught me that a lot of what we do is subconscious. While completing the interview the most difficult thing to do was find an issue that was conflicting me. The person I chose was a good friend of mine, Ashley. We are close to each other, but never really opened up to each other about an issue that was bothering us. It was difficult at first to not laugh, and take it seriously. Eventually we were relaxed and ignored that it was being recorded, and had a true counseling session.
The American Counseling Association defines professional counseling as “a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals” (ACA, 2015). Professional counselors work jointly with clients to help them identify goals and create a plan to reach those goals. Through sessions with a client, a counselor will help the individual(s) to work through solutions to problems that are causing disorder, learn effective communication skills to cope with those problems, and to increase self-esteem that will foster a healthier lifestyle. Counselors provide their clients with support and encouragement through an approachable and
Morgan I also choose to use scenario 2. Furthermore, I agree that the major red flags in this scenario is the initial refusal of service to counsel the client based on faith alone. There could be a multitude of reasons as to why the client choose to use a counselor outside of his faith. However, it seems apparent the main reason why the client chooses to use outside resources for his gambling problem is because the root cause is from him proclaiming his faith going door-to-door. But, this leads to a major problem that the counselor and the client agreed initially that the counseling sessions would exclude faith in the counseling sessions. Furthermore, this leads to an inherent conflict of interest as the root of the problem is faith based.
D-The patient arrived on time for his counseling session. Reported stability on his current dose and denies the need for a dose increase. The session was spent continuing from the last counseling session. The patient discuss the uncertainty to leave treatment in August due to improvement at home with his maternal aunt as both parties are getting along. Then the conversation shifted about the importance desires of discontinuing with his THC as the patient mentioned, " This is messing with my money.....I need to stop and I will stop. I got to do something with myself.....all my money is going to waste, you know." This writer and the patient explore the patient option about attending college as the patient discussed about wanting to have a stable
The counseling session with my volunteer client began with an opening statement and informed consent. Also, I conducted a 21-minute interview with my volunteer "client." The session includes the mini-mental status exam (MMSE) authored by Kurlowicz & Wallace (1999) due to my client's age. After the MMSE assessment, I asked my client an open-ended question and continued to apply my counseling skills. I closed the session with a summary. However, I ran over the allotted 15 minutes. My client presented dressed appropriately, is of better than average intelligence, is well oriented, and appears as having good judgment, no delusions nor is he psychotic.
In what way did the counselor demonstrate potential issues and learning experiences in terminating with clients?
Counselling sessions can help us work through a range of personal issues from everyday hardships to potentially life threatening situations. In this reflective essay I propose to put theory to practice by analysing and reflecting upon a one hour session with a professional counsellor. The session is to be recorded so I can refer to particular instances during the session.