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Coun 405, Week 1

by: Joe Strano

Coun 405, Week 1 Coun 405

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These notes cover the week 1 topic of "What is Counseling" with notes regarding the "Aspects of Counseling."
Intro to Counseling
Dr. Colleen Etzbach
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Joe Strano on Wednesday September 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Coun 405 at University of Wisconsin - Stout taught by Dr. Colleen Etzbach in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Intro to Counseling in Counseling at University of Wisconsin - Stout.

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Date Created: 09/28/16
Aspects of Counseling Monday, January 25, 2016 12:44 PM - What counselors are NOT ○ Counselors are not experts "fixing" problematic people  Counselors do not solve client problems  Counselors do not give advice  Counselors do not judge people - Purpose of Counseling ○ Help people make positive change in their lives  Increase self‐awareness  Improve coping skills  Improve interpersonal effectiveness  Improve adjustment and satisfaction ○ Help people deal more effectively with problems in living - Role of a counselor ○ Client empowerment ○ Promote personal growth ○ Facilitate self‐awareness and self‐inquiry ○ Help client identify inner resources ○ Effect positive change  Cognitive, affective, behavioral - How do helping professionals effect change ○ All helper techniques share common therapeutic factors  Development of a positive working relationship  Increase client motivation  Enhance client sense of mastery  Promote new learning experiences  Increase awareness of emotional content and expression of emotion  Provide opportunities to practice new behaviors - Developing a Therapeutic Alliance (TA) ○ Importance of the quality of the working relations between counselor and clients  Some research suggests the TA is more important than techniques or skills - Therapeutic Alliance ○ Core conditions  Genuineness  Congruence  Unconditional positive regard  Empathy  Client characteristics □ Incongruence □ Perception of empathy and acceptance


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