Figure 1.0 Based on the dialogue above, it is clearly shown that I had a good relation with the client whereby I was able to joke with him and he did not have any insecurities in sharing his problem with me. Besides that I had also integrated the A-B-C principle in getting to know the client’s problem. According to Ellis ( 1962 ), A-B-C principle is one of the major principle used by the counselor to know the client better. The first step in this principle is to know the activating event that cause the client to behave in such a way. As for in my case, during the guidance and counseling session I asked some questions to know what makes him to not to complete his homework and not to pay attention during the teaching and learning session.
Figure 2.0 Referring to the dialogue above, it clearly shows that I was able to find out the activating event which was the reason behind him not completing the homeworks. I feel that it is important for a counselor to know what causes the problem so that they could help the client to rationalize their belief and perception toward themselves. Ellis ( 1962 ), has stated that the counselor should rationalize the thinking or beliefs of the client towards their problem. During the guidance and counseling session, I realized that the client had a irrational thinking whereby he wanted to hit the teacher who causes pain to him. It was mainly because he was so angry towards them and sometimes he would want to cane the teachers like what they do to him. So, from that I realized that my client has developed an irrational thinking whereby he feels that he is capable in revenging on his teacher. Hence, I explained to him that his thought of mind is against the rules and norms and he should not do that because he might have to face other consequences. As a result, the client could accept the fact that he should not revenge on the teacher because it is against the norm and he should not do it. Besides that, REBT believes that a counselor should provide positive feedbacks or encouragement so that the client feels appreciated. I totally agree with this statement because I realized that whenever client’s are rewarded with positive feedbacks or encouragement they would want to expose themselves even more.
Figure 3.0 Based on the dialogue above, it can be said that the client wanted to reveal himself when he was praised and given positive feedback. According to Raynold. L ( 2006 ) a primary school educator, as teachers, it is essential that we make the process of providing feedback a positive, or at least a neutral, learning experience for the student. So what exactly is feedback? Feedback is any response from a teacher in regard to a student’s performance or behavior. It can be verbal, written or gestural. The purpose of feedback in the learning process is to improve a student’s performance- definitely not put a damper on it. I strongly agree to Raynold’s point of view whereby students will have a positive reaction when they are praised. This was evident when my client showed some facial expressions when I labeled him as a ‘clever boy’ and he was way more excited to respond to the following question. Besides that, I realized that the client smiled and responded quite well once I have
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- Summer '17
- English, School counselor, trained Counselor