Clients will likely then develop an internal locus of evaluation, become more open to experience, and achieve self-trust. Counseling will attempt to develop a safe environment for the client to create congruence within herself and seek self-actualization within all aspects of her life. Along with childhood neglect through the use of alcohol provided by her family, she was verbally and physically abused by her parents and grandparents. If stress goes unchecked, people may develop negative coping behaviors that can result in additional problems. The activities chosen vary from person to person.
During the second rape, at age 19, she was held captive for three days by a man who raped her repeatedly while he put a gun to her head. She thinks there is something wrong with herself because it has taken five marriages to find a man that will love her and her children. A similar correlation can be drawn between the relationship between the client and the counselor in Person-Centered Therapy. The client and counselor work to help the client find congruence. Some people come to therapy knowing what they want to change.
Again, use outside sources to support your conclusions. She works hard to do well in school, but has been referred for heavy sexual activity and trouble in her relationships. These are to be a mix of journal articles andbooks. Spiritual Application Compatibilities The first compatibility with Christianity is that the counselor practicing Person-Centered therapy is essentially displaying Christian love. Martha also bears the stress of having a child with drug and alcohol issues while she does not have a supportive spouse to help her during hard times with her adult child. Counselor: Can I be straight with you right now? Websites are not allowed, and neither are dictionaries, encyclopedias, or mass-marketed popular psychology texts. She is now abstinent from substance use with continuing care in support groups; but has a very hard time dealing with anger and frustration that she would historically sedate with one or more drugs.
Therapy is initially helpful because clients have a structured forum to talk and to receive objective feedback. But Martha is afraid to make a decision that she may regret. Being raised in a Christian home and having raised her daughters in a Christian home with the same values only adds to the hurt. Therapy should offer her the opportunity to recognize conditions she has internalized that have caused feelings of unworthiness or conditions that are unrealistic that must be met for her to experience a sense of self-worth. Until now, Tina has never given them any problems. Here, the trainee will report on the general intelligence or alertness of the client arrived at either by referring to test results or interview impressions.
She also presented as frustrated with her current relationship with her father and the inability to effectively communicate with others. You must also clearly define each intervention from the other i. Unconditional positive regard is the idea that the counselor is completely accepting of the client. He lives at home and commutes to a local university where he is a senior. Again, use outside sources to support your discussion of Goals and Interventions. She is expecting a baby and wants to provide the best possible situation for her child.
Congruence is the idea that the counselor should present themselves genuinely to their clients by being transparent and real. Focusing is a technique developed by Gendlin Murdock, pg. The client often rationalizes her actions as well as uses silence to prolong the process of engaging in the deeper emotional work during the session. This video contains original content. This process will occur with unconditional positive regard and healthy, therapeutic transference between the counselor and the client to enhance genuineness throughout the relationship. Interventions Creating a Therapeutic Alliance. In addition to her drug addiction, she also reports her overall lifestyle has been influenced by problem gambling during periods of active substance use.
Client maintains stable functioning from day to day, but is still experiencing maladjustment that warrants continuous therapeutic work at this time. From this perspective, Emily can be seen as someone who has the potential to function normally in social situations that cause her anxiety. She states that she often bottles up her emotions in order to keep peace in her relationships, but if she has a serious issue she consults with her mother for guidance. The client continues to work on her personal goals and still desires to repair her relationship with her father. Mental Health History: Client has had no previous mental health history. Areas Possibly Impeding Growth: Although client has high standards and boundaries for herself and her peers, she struggles with her self-esteem and confidence.
The client will learn components of healthy interpersonal relationships and how to implement her personal standards within those personal relationships. She is a child of divorced parents at the age of 13, and reports that she rarely speaks to her father, and has a strong, bonded relationship with her mother. What ties it all together? Client's ability to make decisions and carry out the practical affairs of daily living B. Christianity recognizes that human nature is entwined with sin; therefore, no human can create his or her own truth. Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy 9th ed. Instructions for supervisors can be downloaded.