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Unformatted text preview: Perspectives on Effective Counseling And Why You Want to be a And Counselor Counselor Patterson & Welfel’s Chapter 1 The Six Precepts Understanding Human Behavior in Social and Understanding Cultural Context Cultural Client-Defined Growth as the Definition of Client-Defined Successful Counseling Positive Relationship between Counselor and Positive Client as Fundamental to Client Change Client Counseling as an Intense Working Experience Clients as Active Partners in the Counseling Clients Process Process Ethical Conduct as Fundamental Professional Ethical Responsibility Responsibility Understanding…. The counselor must have a thorough The understanding of human behavior in its social and cultural context. social The counselor must be able to apply that The understanding to the particular set of problems or circumstances of each client. problems Involves diagnosis & hypothesis testing, Involves depends on concepts and theories. depends Client-Defined Growth….. The ultimate purpose of counseling is to The help the client achieve some kind of change that he or she will regard as satisfying. that Change is the bottom line. Change is difficult to measure. Change may be internal or external. What kinds of change do you want to help What people make? people Positive Relationship…. The quality of the helping relationship is the The single most significant factor in providing a climate for growth. climate The relationship should contain respect, The empathy, congruence, genuineness, facilitative self-disclosure, immediacy, and concreteness. concreteness. Counseling as Active Partners …. Effective counseling is grounded in the Effective client’s commitment to be actively involved through self-disclosure and selfconfrontation and risk taking as facilitated by interaction with the counselor. by The counselor must be safe, trustworthy, The and able to encourage clients to selfand disclose and self-confront. Counseling is an Intense Working Experience The counseling experience is emotionally The powerful for both client and counselor. powerful The counselor is at work while counseling. The client must work hard in order to The achieve the ultimate purpose of change. achieve Counseling is not just conversation. Ethical Conduct…. Professional ethics requires counselors to place the Professional best interests of the client as their highest priority and to follow all other provisions of the codes of conduct for their profession. Codes of ethics published by the relevant Codes professional associations will serve to set some needed parameters. needed Counseling must have clear boundaries, and Counseling counselors are professionals, not friends. counselors Why Do You Want to be a Counselor? You may have positive or negative motives. Positive: Desire to give back what you received Sense of a “calling” Love of fellow human beings Negative: Desire to fix others Desire to appear healthy relative to others Desire needing help needing Unresolved past issues Unresolved Team Assignments Everyone has had the experience of needing Everyone help and having someone try to help them. Describe personal experiences of receiving help. Say whether any of the six precepts were employed and how effective the experience was. experience Describe each member’s motives for being Describe a counselor, both positive and negative, and explain how each motive might influence your effectiveness as a counselor. your ...
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