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PSY 337, Final Exam

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Introduction to Psychological Counseling
Samantha Lee
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Psychology, Counseling, Therapy
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Date Created: 05/02/16
Psychological Counseling FINAL EXAM— May 4, 2016 • Transference and Countertransference: form of projection • Transference: client redirecting feelings onto the therapist • Countertransference: when therapist redirects feelings onto the client • You may be curious about your client, but your curiosity should remain to yourself if it does not benefit your client— ask yourself if the statement/question is to benefit your client • Building Rapport: introducing perspective without minimizing, acknowledging without exacerbating, ask LEADING questions— ex. “do you drink a lot of alcohol?” vs. “how often/ much do you drink?” • Benefits: client will be more comfortable, and open • Interviewing Process: eliciting data • Invitational Skills: • nonverbal: eye contact, positive attentive silence, tone, physical distance, expressions, gestures, touch, etc. • verbal: open and closed ended questions Reflecting Skills: mirror the client to let them know you're listening • • Paraphrasing: briefly restating facts, and thoughts in a different and nonjudgmental way (reflect feelings, meanings and summarize) • Challenging Skills: giving feedback/confrontation— only after rapport is developed • “We’ve been meeting for ‘x’ amount of weeks. I hear you say that you want to change ‘x’.” • “I am wondering why you turn down ideas?” • “What are some steps we can take today/this week?” • Therapeutic Road Map: • relationship building assessment • • intervention/action • evaluation and reflection • giving feedback/confrontation • REBT: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy— by Albert Ellis • believes that people are irrational by nature • (A)ctivating event • (B)elief • (C)onsequence Albert Ellis term: “Musterbating”— this must happen, things must go my way, etc. • Therapeutic Alliance: rational agreement between patient and therapist where expectations of the experience, relationship, outcome and goals are established • 7 Elements of a Successful Therapeutic Relationship: • The Presence of Trust • Sincerity • Humor • Accessibility • Empathy • Expertise • Empathy: ability to understand and unconditionally accept the feelings of another • Sympathy: feeling pity and sorrow for someone else misfortune • Self-disclosure: • facts about themselves (counselor) • mistakes when disclosing: • too deep • poorly times • doesn’t match clients situation • examples of too deep self disclosure: • client reacts to helper, rather than focus on what they would benefit from • inappropriate: “when i was going through my 3rd divorce, i thought something was wrong with me” • appropriate: “i have been through a divorce myself, and i can relate to those feelings” • example of poor timing: • situation: clients mother died last week • inappropriate: i know how you feel because my mother died 5 years ago and it was a long time before i got over it” • appropriate: “i dont know exactly what you're going through but i do know a little of what it’s like to lose someone that close. i can guess it has been a painful time” • example of not matching: • situation: client receives sports college scholarship, but is having trouble achieving good grades to attend. no one in family has attended college.” inappropriate: once i wanted to go to a prep school that cost 20k a year but i couldn't go • because my family couldn't afford it • appropriate: i can relate to your story in that I've had goals in my life that i wanted badly. it must be frustrating • Attentive silence: • present without interference • allows client moments for reflection • used too much or too early can make the client uncomfortable • clients feel more positive about session if counselor talks 1/3rd of the time or less Reflecting Feelings: • • emotional intelligence: ability to monitor/acknowledge own feelings/emotions to take in and use as a guide towards actions and thoughts • this coveys to your client that you recognize how they are impacted by their own problems • allows client to attain deeper levels on disclosure teaches client to become aware of their emotions and to be able to report it • • Step 1: identify the feeling • Step 2: articulate underlying emotions • Understanding or Misinterpreting meaning: • counselor must be willing to go beyond facts/feelings to uncover deeper meanings • what actually happened is not as important as how the client interpreted the situation • Why reflect meaning: • the background of how the clients story is projected • story: perspective, not necessarily facts helps client understand the problem • • Inner Circle Strategy: challenging client to go deeper • D—C—B—A • World View: • individual view of self, others, and the world • Personal values: sources of meaning to bring to the surface • Cognitive Dissonance: inconsistencies in clients thoughts, feelings, and behaviors— creates tension that we are motivated to reduce • Constructive Goals: • specific • stated positively • simple • important to client • collaboration between client and helper • realistic • resources for identifying and clarifying • 5 Discrepancies: clients world views/beliefs • • clients previous experiences • clients verbal messages • clients nonverbal messages • clients behavior • 4 Steps to Confrontation: • understand the issue • present the challenge in a way that avoids defensiveness • observe clients response • follow up by rephrasing the challenge • Prepare client for termination: • reviewing counseling process • emphasizing client strengths/ end on a positive note • compare the clients functioning before and after address any unfinished work • • How to know when the client is ready for termination: (5 Questions) • Under control? • Reduced distress/coping skills • Achieved greater self awareness/relationships • Life and work more enjoyable • Client feels capable to move on • Termination: discuss a time frame— “next week we will wrap up” or “instead of once weekly, now 2x this • month until term” • Discuss relapse prevention: what can be done to avoid old habits. Role play possible future challenges • Self monitoring skills: keep records on progress after treatment (discuss a follow up?) self contracts (letter to self, as a reminder, or homework assignments for themselves) • Follow up: after termination. Brief, weeks or months later. • Ways to prevent premature termination • avoid delays in seeing the client • make contact and follow up with them between appointments make goals for the client to work on between meeting session • • stick with your client from start to finish • help orient that client in developing realistic expectations • use reminders • call your client if they don't show up for counseling • make it easy for the client to return or reschedule • talk about the therapeutic process and how it’s fitting their needs • Self Efficacy: feeling that depends upon the performance at hand • Self Esteem: permanent internal feeling


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