The Importance Of Intervention Strategies In Counseling

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At one time or another, individuals may find the need to enlist the help of counselors to resolve issues of loss. In situations such as employment loss, many people find themselves in a state of panic and often go through grief much like those experiencing loss of a loved one. People are often defined by their job and when it ends abruptly or unexpectedly, it can take a toll on one’s mental and physical well-being. Furthermore, when individuals experience loss, they often go through symptoms of grief that include, but are not limited to, anger, depression, low self-esteem and loss of self-control. When this occurs, it is important for counselors to utilize proper intervention strategies to help the client cope with the loss they have …show more content…
The counselor began to mention the aptitude tests and with new light shed on the subject the client was more than willing to continue with the test in order to build her packet together for new employment. The counselor used active listening strategies and was empathizing with the client in the midst of her irrational thoughts. The counselor also utilized cognitive strategies to change her negative thinking into more constructive thoughts. While many different crises were presented, the counselor used the different strategies in a tactful way to restore the …show more content…
This model as mentioned by Schneider is intended for clients that are experiencing loss, it is designed to raise as much personal growth as possible within the situation of stress, loss, and grief (Schneider, 1984, p.226). The client in the video already displayed a lot of anger and felt worthless. Throughout the session, she repeats that she put in a lot of hard work and dedication for twenty years and was let go like nothing. At this point, as her counselor, he could have avoided mentioning the aptitude tests for the reason that, it triggered the client to become more upset. That is why she tried leaving the session, she felt even more worthless after the test were mentioned. As her counselor the first approach would have been him letting her know that he is an advocate for her because as seen in the video the client became less agitated and was ok with staying for the remainder of the

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