¶ … Duncan (2010) points out, therapists often neglect to pay attention to their own growth and personal changes during the process of working with clients over the course of a career. Focusing on our clients is of course the center point of our work. However, we can be far more effective as therapists when we are aware of what is going on inside of us. Awareness can lead to insights regarding how we can be of better service to our clients, while also preventing problems for ourselves such as burnout. These readings have prepared me to delve deeper into the profession via ongoing personal and professional development, enhanced by client feedback, active engagement with cumulative career development, and regular self-reflection.
Specific methods of tracking personal development, which have also been empirically tested, include the various types of feedback mechanisms, the Healing Involvement model, and also the process of cumulative career development (CCD), all of which reveal concrete ways of improving therapeutic outcomes (Duncan, 2010, Chapter 4). While some of these methods may seem to be based on intuitive responses, they are nevertheless rooted in concrete analyses of the therapeutic process and the ability to remain cognitively fresh and present.
My motivations for becoming a clinician are precisely echoed by Duncan (2010), who states that psychotherapy "provides the privilege of making a difference in the lives of those we serve," (p. 164). Having worked with disadvantaged and at-risk youth as a volunteer, I have become strongly motivated to make my own mark on the world by helping people strengthen their coping mechanisms and shifting their perspective in order to achieve personal goals like ...
I have also long been aware of the disparities in mental health services, some of which are based on cultural attitudes or beliefs about mental health. This is why I had always sought to work with minority populations, even those who were from different backgrounds than my own. I come from a mixed ethnic heritage, and as such, have knowledge of multiple cultural beliefs and backgrounds. I feel that I can make a difference in helping others who are from mixed backgrounds and struggling with identity and social issues. My background allows me to understand some issues better than others, however. For example, I have not worked extensively with a Native American population and might need to admit that the values, worldviews, and experiences of Native American clients are not going to be similar to those from other backgrounds. I do not come from either a high status or low status position, but I have to admit that my mixed background has allowed me to "pass" for many different ethnicities, and this has been both helpful and harmful in my ability to relate to others. Sometimes it can be helpful if not necessary to be more objective and to codify my perceptions and experiences. The ADDRESS model described by Hays (1996) can help therapists like me to situate ourselves in the world in an objective manner, so that we can become aware of the biases and beliefs we have toward clients who are…
These readings have prepared me to delve deeper into the profession via ongoing personal and professional development, enhanced by client feedback, active engagement with cumulative career development, and regular self-reflection.
P., Phillips, J.J., 2008, ROI fundamentals: why and when to measure ROI, John Wiley and Sons 6. Reliability and validity The concepts of reliability and validity are often used as synonymous, yet there are some notable differences between the two terms. At a general level, reliability is understood as the ability of a person, system, group or another construction to function at the adequate parameters and to serve the purposes for which
Previously the element of interest and personal motivation were found missing, the technical capabilities of the employees have never been a matter of debate, however the personal and mental capacities and limitations are either ignored or not respected which resulted in the poor performance of the organization. Apparently, the rise in the demands pertaining to the particpation of the employees and the industrial democracy has also distorted the professional
Fine Motor Skill Development in Children Fine motor skills are important for a variety of activities such as writing and feeding, so its important they develop properly in young kids. This paper talks about the importance of fine motor skills and how it can be improved with proper intervention and the right activities. Fine motor skills and their importance Fine motor skills are the skills that involve the use of small muscles in
Similarly, I have learned that counter-transference is also a risk within any relationship potentially prone to transference (Mitchell & Black, 2003). As a practical matter, I intend to maintain awareness of any tendencies on my part toward counter-transference by being aware of any tendency to think about clients in between sessions in any manner other than in direct connection to their clinical issues. At the first sign of any
Personal Model of Helping Therapists do whatever they can to help their clients overcome a wide range of problems ranging fromdeath of a pet to major life changing crisis, such as sudden loss of vision. However genuine a therapists' desire to help is, they will be limited by the tools he or she uses. It makes sense, then, as a therapist to design and integrate webs of models that have shown
There are a variety of approaches to diagnosis and treatment in American acupuncture that incorporates medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Vietnam, and France. " (2002) The American Medical Association additionally reports: "Acupuncture has been used by millions of American patients and performed by over 5,000 U.S. physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners for relief or prevention of pain and for a variety of health conditions. After reviewing the