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DSST Fundamentals of counseling

The focus of individual therapy is to help the client

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Unformatted text preview: The focus of individual therapy is to help the client make changes by getting in touch with their own thoughts and feelings and then using that self knowledge to function better in society. Family therapy tends to be brief and focuses on resolution of a problem. Family therapy is generally short-term, results oriented. The Family therapist deals with current interactions and emphasizes how current family relationships contribute to and maintain the problems being experienced. How these interactions are assessed and analyzed is different based on the theory of psychology the counselor practices. Some theories and approaches look at historical behavior, others analyze nonverbal cues, and still others look for patterns of repeated behavior. In family counseling, the counselor's role is that of teacher . The family counselor acts as a role model or coach to help the family members learn new ways of interacting with one another. In family counseling, the counselor's role is that of teacher . The family counselor acts as a role model or coach to help the family members learn new ways of interacting with one another. The main purpose of career counseling is to help the client explore and clarify various career options and then choose from the identified alternatives. There are so many choices available to people and career counseling is designed to help a person identify and evaluate their options. Career counseling requires the same level of trust and openness as other counseling situations but the tools and strategies are career oriented. Career counselors administer aptitude tests to evaluate a person’s ability to be successful in various types of jobs requiring different skill sets. Aptitude tests are designed to measure what a person is capable of doing and learning. They are not a method of determining what the person already knows, but rather where their strengths and weaknesses are and what activities they are likely to excel in. Common aptitude tests are the Differential Aptitude Tests (DAT) and the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB). In order to narrow the field of suitable career choices, career counselors administer interest inventory tests to better understand the type of work environment is best for the client. Interest inventories measure the interest in various types of activities and then relate those activities to ones required in various careers. For example, some people like to work with objects (manipulate things, use tools…) and other prefer to work with people (counseling, negotiating, helping…) the interest inventory identifies those patterns and then matches the person with jobs that fit their interest profile. The Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory (SCII) and the Occupational Interests Inventory (OII) are two common interest inventories used in career counseling....
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