Integration of Skills for Exploration
When Has the Client Explored Enough?
o Clients have explored enough when helpers can answer the following questions:
What is the clients problem?
What is motivating the client to seek help?
What does the client thi
Skills of the Insight Stage
o Points out maladaptive thoughts, discrepancies, or contradictions of which the
client is unaware, unwilling or unable to change
o If clients can become aware, they can decide whether to change them
o Examples of Ch
Overview of the Insight Stage
What is Insight
o Seeing things in a new perspective
o Making connections, patterns, or links between things
o Understanding why things might happen the way they do
o May include aha experiences (sudden realizations)
Multicultural competencies for counseling
o Multicultural counseling: preparation and practices that integrate multicultural
and culture-specific awareness, knowledge, and skills into counseling interactions
Why is culture importa
PSYC 205- Introduction to the Helping Relationship
Introduction to the Helping Relationship
What is helping?
o Helping: process which involves a special relationship between someone who
needs help (the client) and someone who has been trained to provide a
The Exploration Stage
How does the Exploration Stage help clients?
o Develop a relationship
o Facilitate exploration of feelings and thoughts
o Assist helper in learning more about client
o Inadequate listening
o Too many questions