Person-Centered Counseling: A Case Study

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It takes a lot of time and hard work to achieve the position of a Child and family welfare agent. Providing services to the populations takes a lot of skill, research, and compassion. Starting out in the human services field can be scary, intimidating, and difficult. Reaching out to the community and providing services is more than just helping a person in need. To reach to potential needed to become a supervisor, director, or possibly an executive director of a human services agency, one must first start at the beginning by serving the clients in need with effective coordination within the community and with encouragement. To be effective, it is important to get to get to know the community and its resources and it is important …show more content…
By the client offering different choices to best meet their needs, and letting them choose which one they want to use can give them the strength they need to better their lives. Together, the clinician and the client can discover what the problem is, find ways of helping, ways to control the situation, find ways to recover, and finally learn from the experience (Waller, Zhike, & Pratten, 2014). It is the duty of the clinician to find the services that are given, arrangements with other agencies, as well as checking in with clients throughout their treatment. Furthermore, to have meetings with clients throughout their treatment or services not only continues the rapport developed, but it also gives the HSP a chance to see whether or not the client is progressing. It also helps the HSP to see if there are additional services needed as their treatment continues. The client and the agent should also set a time limit for the client to meet certain goals agreed upon. When there is no time limit set, the client will feel there is no reason to try to work hard in order to see a change. Otherwise, there is no empowerment for the client to reach their potential. Setting a time frame should completely depend on the individual and their unique needs. The …show more content…
81). Part of being a human service professional is learning to advocate for clients. Many times the client’s needs are not met so this is when a HSP would need to serve as an advocate for the client. Rasmussen quoted Fiester stated (as cited in Rasmussen, 2012) “The need for patient-advocacy arises when the patient’s priorities are not getting proper recognition or consideration”. That is why it is the HSPs duty to with the permission of the client, talk to other agencies, to ensure that the client receives quality services and

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