Juan's Theory Of Counseling

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Juan is a 12 years old boy, in 5th grade. He is originally from Honduras, and lives in the United States for the past four months. Him and his family are living illegally in the U.S., but that does not impede an illegal immigrant child from attending school in the U.S. Juan cannot speak English to communicate, this lack of communication creates tensions between him and his peers in school. His peers are taking his silence and lack of communication wrong, and they began to bully Juan. Juan went to his school counselor, this learner, to ask for help with the bullying situation, and to seek help for faling his quizzes and exams. The counselor will be able to create an assessment to further help Juan. The counselor is also working closely with …show more content…
A strong relationship counselor-client is crucial to the success or failure of counseling. Henderson & Thompson (2011) explain that counselors focus all their attention to the child and not on the problem. Counselors “focus on the present than the past, feelings rather than thoughts and behaviors, understanding rather than explaining, accepting rather than correcting” (Henderson & Thompson, 2011, p. 193). This theory is relevant to the case because this theory is non-directive, it provides the client the opportunity to empower himself to achieve his full potential. This theory provides the client to become self-actualized, thus the counselor assists the client to achieve greater genuineness, learn to accept his present condition, and to understand his concept of self and his ideal self. This theory is a good fit, because the client lacks skills of communication in his second language, and he is extremely shy, which based on both problems, the child is having problems to fit in and to communicate with others. Person-Centered Theory (PCT) can help the client to be himself despite of his difficulty of communicating in English language rather than on his main language Spanish, and to break out of his shyness which leads to isolate himself, and to be targeted of bullying abuse. Also, the client can accept his problem, and can become motivated to learn his second language with diligence. As he surrounds himself with …show more content…
The counselor will refer the student to a professional that can help him with his dyslexia (ACA, ethical codes, 2014). Identifying and resolving the problem will help the client better his communication skills with others, he will be able to socialize with peers, and he will be able to communicate in the target language. The counselor will focus on how the child works with the problem, rather than focusing on the problem. The outcome will be the client improving his reading and writing skills in order to fit in with his

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