Coun 405 - Week 2 Notes
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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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