Clara Hill Helping Skills Analysis

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In chapter 3 of Clara Hill’s “Helping Skills”, she discusses ethical issues in the helping process. Initially, upon beginning this week’s reading I wondered what more I can learn about ethics. Nevertheless, within just a few pages I realized how mistaken that thinking was.
When Hill discussed the ethical principles and following the laws and rules of the profession, I could not help but reflect back to our 665 class the previous week. We discussed how one of the primary reasons that helpers could lose their licenses. This tends to be due to the desire to help clients who might be in need of self-improvement or couples therapy; however, do not require a diagnosis and cannot afford the treatment without insurance coverage. The helper might
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I understand the importance to tell clients the truth and how powerful the process can be. Nonetheless, I find myself slightly nervous to upset the client in such a way that they might not be responsive afterward. On the other hand, it may be difficult to provide feedback to clients who may not be improving; however, it is important to be genuine and have fidelity in the relationship to further the client’s progress. I understand that this process should not occur until the relationship between the client and the helper is strong. Thus, allowing the outcome to have a positive impact on the client and increase insight and possibly even achieve progressive …show more content…
Hill mentions how this is an important adjustment in the therapeutic world when referring to the helpers behaviors. Since ethics lack in exact specifications for behaviors, to act virtuously refers to striving to be the most positive moral person. This distinction is very important to me because it seems to bring back the human quality or desire to be the best that we can be for the client. Additionally, acting virtuous helps us make decisions out of being a good person rather than just what the laws and codes require us to be. It appears to me that sometimes people can lose some of their authentic selves, become burnt-out, and thus lose sight of the reason they wanted to become a helper initially. Therefore, one final thought is how important it really is to take care of ourselves as we care for others, sometimes called self-care. I am already beginning to see some people in my cohort become overwhelmed due to their genuine concern and care for their client. It is truly my hope this section of the chapter resonated with them. Self-care is something I think we, as Americans, are not used to in our fast-paced future seeking culture. Nevertheless, if we are truly to be present active listeners for our clients, our well-being also needs to be looked

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