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Coun 405 - Week 2 Notes

by: Joe Strano

Coun 405 - Week 2 Notes Coun 405

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These notes are covering Week 2 material. The topic of Week 2 was Developing Working Relationship.
Intro to Counseling
Dr. Colleen Etzbach
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This 2 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 3 views. For similar materials see Intro to Counseling in Counseling at University of Wisconsin - Stout.


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Date Created: 09/28/16
Developing Working Relationships Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:41 PM - Presenting You ○ Professional ○ Setting aside your own feelings and concerns ○ Focus on the client - What is a helping relationship ○ Relationship in which the attitudes, thoughts, and feelings expressed by the practitioner are  intended to be helpful to the client - What Counselor qualities are needed ○ How do you assist clients in feeling comfortable? ○ What qualities assist ineeling a connection? - Core Interpersonal Qualities ○ Warmth  Showing kindness and acceptance in a non‐judgmental way  Ways to show warmth include ‐ Display interest, acceptance and concern  Nonverbally, showing facial expressions that match what the client is expressing,  giving full attention to client, tone of voice, body positioning ○ Respect  "Unconditional Positive Regard"  Accepting others  Looking for the good in others  Seeing others strengths  Acceptance and support of a person regardless of what the person says or does ○ Empathy  Ability to understand another person's emotions, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors  from their view  Understanding another worldview  Appreciate how others perceive their world  Empathy is not the same as sympathy ○ Genuineness  Displaying sincere and authentic behavior  "Being real"  Being forthright, natural, honest - Common Mistakes in a helping relationship ○ Telling a client what to do ○ Reassuring a client ○ Offering excuses for their situation ○ Asking leading questions ○ Dominating ○ Labeling ○ Interrogating - Interpersonal Skills for Helping ○ Accurately Observing  Noticing all the behaviors that accompany communications  Attend to inconsistencies between verbal and non‐verbal communication ○ Attending to Clients  Being completely focused on the client  Facial expressions, maintaining eye contact, minimal encouragers ○ Listening  Fully focusing on what the other person is attempting to communicate  Don't just hear the words; what are they communicating to you; what are they really  trying to say  Listening in groups ‐ hearing what each person is saying ○ Expressing Warmth  Displayed in the way practitioner looks at the client, pays attention to the client,  and/or the facial expressions  Tone of voice


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