The Ethics Of The Counseling Profession

1371 Words Jul 24th, 2016 6 Pages
The counseling profession can be an excellent, rewarding, and challenging field. The purpose of counseling is to help individuals understand and clarify their own values and beliefs across a lifespan. Counseling also help individuals to become self-sufficient by implementing interventions and strategies that involves goal-setting skills that is meaningful to an individual. Individuals who may seek counseling are individuals who encountered marriage and family issues, stressful or traumatic events and drug and substance abuse. In this research assignment, I will discuss events the effects of traumatic events, addictions, family therapy theories, and optimal health and wellness.
Crisis and Traumatic Events in life At some point, everyone had encountered a crisis or traumatic event in their lives, whether it was due to the death of a love one or becoming terminally ill. Some individuals may need help in coping with a crisis or a traumatic event. Hirini, Flett, Long, and Millar (2005) stated that traumatic stressors result in direct personal experience of an even that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury or witnessing of an actual or threatened death or serious injury. Traumatic experiences are typical examples of natural disasters, sexual abuse, physical assault, and car accidents, which are linked to post traumatic stress disorder. Shafran, Shafur, Berant, and Gilboa-Schechtman (2016) defined PTSD as a persistent re-experiencing of the traumatic event,…
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