Essay Counseling, Culture, Society, And Ethics Of Counseling

1246 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
Throughout the counseling in training program, students learn to increase their awareness in knowledge of counseling, culture, society, and ethics of counseling. Students also learn about themselves in the sense of their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as their desire as to what field and direction they wish to continue their education and possibly career in.
I have noticed out of the many helping fields, there are four which hold high positions in the mental health field, 1) Psychiatry. 2) Psychology. 3) Social Workers. And 4) Counselors. However, each one of them has their own different goals and responsibilities. Psychiatrists being more into working in the medical field and prescribing medications for mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar etc. Psychologists working more into the diagnostic area and working with clients who have a mental illness which may qualify the client for a long period of therapy. Practitioners in the psychology field may work more with clients who are dealing with a mental disorder which may cause severe distress in the client 's life. Social workers work with clients more so in helping them make sure they have the resources, services, and support in which they may live a healthy and stable life which will not cause them distress, or be harmful in any way (Gerig, 2014).
Finally, counselors, in the mental health field specifically, fall in the middle of a social worker and psychologist. Counselors do not focus on the societal…

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