Importance Of Techniques And Interventions In Counseling

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Techniques and Interventions
I often use free association with most of my clients. Many of my clients are hesitant to come to counseling and suffer from some form of low self-esteem. In using free association I am giving the client power to lead the session and it will “help the client learn more about what he or she thinks and feels in a nonjudgmental, accepting atmosphere” (Capuzzi & Gross, 2011, P. 67). If the client feels that they are not being judged, then they are more likely to face the conflict between what they need and their unconscious fears. I use the analyzing resistance technique with the client to address their self-sabotage in their view of themselves as the presenting problem. My two clients have remarked that they feel
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At my site I see client’s pro bono and see many people who would not receive counseling otherwise. Many of these individuals are hearing that they may have a disorder for the first time and that many of their behaviors had been blamed on someone else. I had a particular client that had been coming for individual counseling for some time and then I also began seeing her husband with the client in couples counseling. The client’s symptoms of major depressive disorder had become worse since the client had only started coming for couples counseling. I knew her symptoms could be very dangerous if they got any worse. In the couples counseling session I confronted her on her symptoms getting worse and how she needed to go see a psychiatrist for possible medication. Her husband supported her in seeing a psychiatrist and was interested in understanding what the diagnosis meant. In integrating her husband in the session and understanding what this wife was going through, he was able to understand how to help her. In working with these clients and promoting understanding of mental disorder there must be advocacy. In social change “advocacy requires continuous awareness of both positive outcomes and unanticipated negative consequences of efforts to equalize power and promote justice” (Chao, 2015, P.203). In monitoring my own clients, I am able to understand how incorporating family changes mental disorders, but also promotes change in how others may see mental

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