Extrarapeutic Counseling Case Study

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Counseling is a specialized service of guidance; this process assists their patients with gaining practice on taking responsibility to make their own decisions. According to the article, ‘Babel’, every counselor should acquire all four precise elements into their therapeutic session to for a better overall outcome of the session. The first one is ‘Extratherapeutic Factors’. This entitles that the clients’ environment facilitates recovery (Vakoch,1998). This removes personal-bias so it does not alter how you communicate with the client. You must understand the cultural background, economic situation and religious boundaries, understanding the overall diverse background of your client to have a valuable conversation. The second element is …show more content…
This builds trust with your client so they can feel comfortable opening about troubling situations and not feel like an inconvenience. Third element is “model and technique”, this is the least important element to incorporate in your session. The patient doesn’t care how you are helping them they just need the help, being an active listener can be more beneficial than knowing all the techniques to a precise therapeutic model (Murie, 2016). The last element is, expectancy, hope and placebo. This gives the client a sense of hope that there is a possibility of recovering and moving on from their negative situation. If you can incorporate these elements into your session regardless of which therapeutic model, it will have a positive benefit on the relationship and quality of the counseling.

Carl Rogers discovered the therapeutic model this paper will be assessing, looking at his therapeutic model of Humanistic counseling it is classified as “Person-Centered Therapy”. Rogers first called his process ‘non-directive’ because the counselors’ main role was encouraging and listening. This model evolved into ‘client-center’ because of the greater responsibility placed on
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Start your session off with a set time limit, as well rule out any certain topics that should not be addressed in the session out of respect for both client and counselor. The most important technique to practice for person-centered is ‘active listening’ (Murie, 2016). The three phases include, phase one; where are you now in your life. Phase two is where would you like to be and Phase three is planning how to get from phase one to two. The more genuine you are, the more welcoming the environment becomes. Always remember the client knows best. Clients have a clear understanding of their difficulties; avoid telling them what the problem is and how they should solve it. You can help them explore the consequences of their decisions but ultimately clients choose what they want to talk about and they pick their resolutions. The counselor’s role is to empower the client by trusting their ability to choose their own path. Do not be judgmental, enforce they are accepted for who they are. Throughout the session focus on what they are saying. Explain what they sound like, for example if they are expressing excitement, you reflect excitement for them. How you use your voice is a larger contributing factor than what you actually say. Slow down your pace, allow reflection and silence isn’t always a bad thing (Murie, 2016). Lastly know your limits, if you cannot respond to the client with certainly, let them know you may not

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