The Belief Systems That May Have An Impact On The Therapeutic Process

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The belief systems in case scenarios – reflective writing I am submitting a paper on counsellors’ belief systems that may have an impact on the therapeutic process. This paper discusses my perspective of two case studies with different scenarios and is via my reflection of the cases. The aim and goal will be to learn to write as the third person and gain insight. The method I will discuss will be from placing me in the shoes of the counsellors’, and walking in their shoes. Ricoeur calls this a ‘narrative commitment’, “where we follow the other – literally walking in their shoes – for an insight into where the other comes from”. (Ricoeur, n.d., as cited in Bager-Charleson, 2010.). I am hoping that faith grants me a potential insight into…show more content…
In addition, Rizq, R. (2005) defines projective identification as a development within the therapeutic process resulting in feelings and thoughts conceivably affecting someone else and maybe reversed from client to counsellor as well. Alternatively, the counsellor may have unconsciously brought, proactive countertransference, Clarkson, P, (2002) to the process. Proactive countertransference is defined as thoughts, feelings, and the ambience that are introduced into the process by the counsellor. However, in saying this, if the counsellor was consciously aware of this within the process they may effectively be able to develop or could consider using this in helping them understand the client. Additional attributes of the counsellor were wounds that appeared in the counsellor 's thoughts, (a) mistrust of others, and (b) a presumption that relationships fall apart due to hiding their secrets. This also infers by placing trust in a relationship we are likely to be deceived and deserted. My hypotheses were the counsellor could impose an espoused theory, Argyris and Schön, (1978) explains where the actions of the counsellor will differ in enacting the theory in use, which may impose implicit thoughts that are assumed and decided. There could be consequents from a blind spot or wound of the counsellor and this could predetermine the relationship before any therapeutic benefits have
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