2 Introduction to helping

2 Introduction to helping - Obstacles are lesser than the...

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Introduction to helping - 7 aspects of helping (goals, aims, questions) o support relief from emotional pain o decision making people want help with life altering decisions o Honest feedback Depends on the type of relationship which you have set up with certain people Can be rare in close relationships because of a desire for harmony o Corrective emotional experience (Re-parenting in text) o Self- efficacy reaching ones potential What are a persons strengths How can you use them to overcome adversity o Existential concerns What is the meaning of life? Why am I here? o Lasting healthy functioning - Pitfalls of helping o Too much in the caring aspect Just enough relief, but not enough to get out of the problems that they are in o Creating a dependency Clients rely too much on their helpers Effective helpers understand that they are a channel for people to get “there” o Projecting their personal or societal values onto their clients - Reasons for seeking help o People are in distress
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Unformatted text preview: Obstacles are lesser than the pain • Social stigma about seeking help • Time • Money • Effort-Important questions o Out of all possible moments in time why are you here now? Should be a sort of climax behind that Not just a random event Aspects • Interpersonal (relationships) • Existential life (development of faith and questioning) o Is counseling even effective Does it really help On average a treated patient is 80% more successful than an untreated populous Number of treatment models has gone from 60 to over 400 Nearly 10,000 books on therapy Not 1 type of superior therapy 40 years of data say • strong belief in your theoretical model makes for a strong helper • clients rating of the alliance between client and helper is the best predictor of the outcome • clients subjective experience of change in the first few sessions shapes their outlook on therapy •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 280 taught by Professor Zwart during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.

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