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Coun 405, Week 4 Notes

by: Joe Strano

Coun 405, Week 4 Notes Coun 405

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These notes cover Week 4 material in Dr. Etzbach's Introduction to Counseling course. The material discusses Understanding and Perceiving Others.
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Joe Strano on Thursday September 29, 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 2 views. For similar materials see Intro to Counseling in Counseling at University of Wisconsin - Stout.


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Date Created: 09/29/16
Understanding & Perceiving Others Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:02 PM - Seven perspectives used by helping professionals ○ Constructive  Identifies how individuals describe their experience in terms of personal constructs  Personal construct: Explanation of an event or series of events that becomes the lens  through which the individual sees the world  Develop and change over time  Give meaning to the events and experiences they have  Client's worldview  Worldview/Construct for relationships/interactions ○ Systems  Family systems  Organized by a set of rules or patterns that enable them to learn what is expected or  permitted  Changes to one part of the family system will result in changes to other parts ○ Ecological Perspective  View people and their environment is evolving, adapting and continuously interacting  Reciprocal relationships, between people and the environment  Adaptations  Life stressors □ Behaviors are not dysfunctional and maladaptive ○ Strengths Perspective  Views all people as having strengths  Identify strengths and abilities clients have in dealing with problems  Identify past successes  Challenges rather than problems ○ Resilience Perspective  Ability to "Carry‐on" despite overwhelming life challenges  Exploring risk factors and protective factors - Seven Perspectives used by helping professionals ○ Empowerment perspectives  Taking control of their circumstances and achieving their goals  Assisting clients to obtain a sense of power and competency using their skills and  knowledge ○ Dual Perspective  Views and individual as interacting and adapting to two surrounding systems of  environments  Nurturing environment and sustaining envrionment 


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