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consequence, in Rona’s case, the counselor would not intend to change Rona’s situations or offer her solutions. Instead, the counselor would aim at enhancing Rona’s independency, helping her reconnect with her true self, helping her gain self-actualization, and helping her reclaim and take charge of her life. With that, Rona’s increased self-understanding and self-acceptance would allow her to be stronger, more confident, more determined, less anxious, and less distressful about her situations. Rona has to put herself together so she can support herself and the other three family members. She has to understand that she is capable of changing and controlling her life. Intervention TechniquesThe counselor intends to deliver sessions in a therapeutic environment that is supportive, accepting, peaceful, and empathetic and intends to maintain congruent while providing Rona unconditional positive regards and acceptance. During the sessions, the counselor would be present and promote immediate experience (Corey, 2017). Natalie Roger’s expressive art therapywould be applied to Rona. A series of guided imagery with music in art therapy sessions enhanced patients’ healing process (Kim, 2010). With the provided safe space, Rona could express herself and transform her thoughts through art and then she could reconnect with her inner self and resolve her suppressed feelings (Kim, 2010). Rona could be resisting to step up forherself and initiate change because of her past experience. Therefore, the counselor should apply reflective listening and change talk which are techniques used in Motivational Interviewing (MI) to Rona so she could express herself without being scared that she will be judged and could reflect on the incompatibility of her current behaviors and her future goals (Corey, 2017). The counselor has to discuss the changes with Rona and evaluate her readiness, willingness, and resistance to the changes. It is the counselor’s responsibility to motivate Rona to plan and make
PERSON-CENTERED CASE STUDY APPLICATION7substantial changes and to help Rona acknowledge her ability and resources that could help her with her goals (Corey, 2017). During the process, clients could contemplate on the inconsistency of their present behaviors and things they want to accomplish in their lives (Mason, 2009). For instance, the counselor could do that by pointing out, “Rona, you said you enrolled in this class because you dreamed about being a certified Medical Assistant but you told me that you have been avoiding to go to classes.” Furthermore, Rona is very spiritual. The counselor could encourage Rona to go back to her yoga, meditation practice, or prayers routine because those activities are the person-centered spiritual maturation which promote self-actualization (Kass, 2015). Cultural ConsiderationsSince Rona is Latin, her family is considered a very important aspect of her life (Sue & Sue, 2016). The counselor has to make sure that her concerns about her family are acknowledged. At a certain stage of counseling, Rona could feel guilty or worry if she sees her growth as her becoming more individualistic and being selfish (Corey, 2017). The counselor has the responsibility to help Rona understand that it is not the case. Sue and Sue (2016) addressed a