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Developing Helping Skills: A Step-by-Step Approach to Competency 3rd Edition

Developing Helping Skills: A Step-by-Step Approach to Competency (3rd Edition)

Book Edition3rd Edition
Author(s)Chang, Decker, Scott
ISBN9781305943261
PublisherCengage
SubjectPsychology
DEALING WITH CRISIS
HOMEWORK EXERCISE
WORKING WITH CLIENTS IN THE PRE-CONTEMPLATION STAGE
WORKING WITH CLIENTS IN THE CONTEMPLATION STAGE
WORKING WITH CLIENTS IN THE PREPARATION STAGE
ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION
HOMEWORK EXERCISE
Chapter 12, DEALING WITH CRISIS, HOMEWORK EXERCISE , Exercise 01
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DEALING WITH CRISIS SITUATIONS

 

Describe a time when you or someone you know experienced a crisis. What helped most in resolving the situation? How did others help? What happened once the crisis was over? Sometimes unresolved feelings from our own personal crises can hinder our ability to handle the crises faced by our clients. What unresolved crises from your life might hinder your ability to effectively help a client facing a similar crisis?

Explanation

Hello,

 

I believe that your question is opinionated and must be answered base on your experience and insights. Still, you can use my answer as a guide and I made sure to somehow make it general in order for you to edit it whenever you want to change or add something.

The question is revolving on the topic crisis experience by other people and us, as a therapist and take note that there is no right or wrong answer as this is an opinionated question. My answer is a true to life story of my friend.

As you see,  we can answer this question in anyway we want as long as we express our opinions and as long as we answer the main question.

Crisis is anything unpleasant that we experience. It can be an event, a person, illness etc. If we are unable to resolve our crisis, then it would affect us negatively in many areas of life.

 

The link bellow is the reference I've read to somehow support my answer.

 

I hope that it helps you. Good luck! 😊

 

https://dictionary.apa.org/crisis

 

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-crisis-2795061

Answer

A friend of mine had once experienced a crisis and it was when she lost her job when the pandemic happened. She is the bread winner of her family. She supports her sibling's schooling and daily necessity of the whole family so it is really important for her to have a stable and high paying job. That is why when she lost her job, she experienced a great stress and a major changed in her body. She got skinny and pale and she seemed hopeless. Although she tried to find an another job, she kept on failing finding one and this added to her crisis.

 

What help the most in her problem is the moral support of her family and friends. She once had a discussion with her mother and she told her not to pressure herself and take a rest. My friend seemed to be convinced with what her mother said so she followed her advice.

 

As I've said, her family and us, her friends made a big role in helping my friend to recover from the sadness she had experienced when she lost her job. Her family helped by giving her emotional support. Us, as her friend helped through entertaining her, making her somehow feel happy by doing the things she likes. Also, we helped her look for a part time job.

 

When the crisis is over and my friend somehow recovered, she started all over again. She tried every job we recommended to her and although some of the employer rejected her application, we still made sure to support and look after her. Until one day, she got a call from a small company saying that she can start working and that made her and us happy.

 

Taking over the role of a therapist, even us also do experience some crisis. And I think that the crisis I once faced is my internal crisis. Questioning my ability to do a certain thing and not being confident on the things I do. It is my fear of being not good enough what's holding me back. And I think that if I wasn't able to overcome this crisis, then it would definitely affect my ability to provide a proper and competent service with a certain client. Thus, it is really important to make sure that we are psychologically healthy when we provide a service with a client.

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