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If they prove to not be ready, I will continue the process of self-exploration and self-understanding with the client as it is an integral part of setting goals (Childers, 1987).How would you go about assessing client needs and therapeutic progress? I would assess the needs of the client and the progress they are making by asking the client how they view the therapeutic process going and also referring back to the goals that had been set. It is my
10Running head: PERSONAL THEORY PAPERbelief that employing both of these methods allows me to assess what the client is feeling and what the client is actually accomplishing. I also will be following up with clients after sessions have been terminated. According to Perdrix, Stauffer, Masdonati, Massoudi, and Rossier (2016), follow-ups consisting of unscheduled telephone calls made clients feel listened to and helped them in clarifying assets and values in relation to career counseling. It is my desire to have my clients leave my sessions and feel this way.Application of Theoretical Orientation: Crisis and ConsultationCompare and contrast two crisis intervention models and discuss their compatibilitywith your personal counseling orientation. Albert Roberts’ Seven Stage Crisis Intervention Model and Mitchell’s Critical Incident Stress management are two crisis intervention models thatcoincide with my personal counseling orientation. The Albert Roberts’ crisis intervention model focuses more on the crisis in current time; ensuring people are informed and gathered, and the needs of those affected are met. The Mitchell’s crisis intervention model focuses on the here and now but also on resiliency trainings before events occur and long after they are over to ensure thewell-being of everyone. An example of Mitchell’s crisis intervention would be a school or community-wide conducting of trainings of stress management and stress resistance in the event of a crisis (Grace College, 2016).Discuss the role of psychological first aid with regard to crisis counseling and discussits compatibility with your personal counseling style. Psychological first aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism (Peterson, 2018, para. 1). There are eight core actions that are included in psychological first aid: contact and engagement, safety and comfort, stabilization, needs assessment, practical assistance, connection with social supports, information
11Running head: PERSONAL THEORY PAPERon coping, and community referral. After the typhoon devastated the Philipines, PFA was put into place to reduce the stress amongst the local people. Mindfulness training was offered as a part of PFA intervention to help the people become aware of stress and how to face it enough to allow it to come and let it go as relishing in it or avoiding it can bring about a delay in stress recovery (Hechanova, Ramos, Waelde, 2015). This method is compatible with my personal style as my aim is to help clients be aware of what is happening and offer techniques on how they can recognize signs of stress and how to cope and overcome.