Self Reflection Paper In Counseling

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Self Reflection Psychology 460 has been a wonderful experience with a growth in education development. This course has become an eye opener in the field of psychology with an emphasis in Christianity. I have learned plenty of different approaches and methods I did not know before. Throughout the course I have been able to learn how to identify the different methods used by a Christian counselor and different behavioral therapist. I have been able to grow tremendously throughout this course and learning about the integration of spiritual approach, counseling as a profession and most importantly myself.

Counseling as a Profession

I have learned that counseling as a profession and be a very difficult but rewarding job. The counselor makes
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Through the Christian approach a counselor uses their spiritual and religious beliefs in order to help a client but they also use different therapy approaches as well. I have learned that with this approach we can use biblical scripts in order to help the client and mix those biblical scripts with different therapy methods used to better ones mental health (Corey, 2009). An integrated therapist is one that can help the client with any type of issue because this txherapist is well rounded. For example, the therapist can help someone who is dealing with marriage issues, sexuality issues, divorce, mental health, anxiety or depression but this therapist can also deal with those who are Christian, Catholic, Buddhist or Atheist. A well rounded or better known as an integrated therapist can have its disadvantages and its advantages. An advantage would be that the therapist can help many different people and many more than other counselors. The therapist deals with different problems and it is never the same. Clients come do deal with all their issues not just one. The disadvantages are that the therapist has to learn many different approaches and this takes more time for the therapist to learn different diagnosis (Corey, 2009). The therapist has to be very attentive and not judge or come to fast diagnosis or conclusions. Being integrated with a …show more content…
It gave me a clear understand what counseling is as a profession and it gave me hope to use religious approaches in my counseling within Christianity. It gives me the opportunity to learn the advantages and disadvantages of this field. Through the behavior log, I learned what I needed to change in my behaviors and how I could cope with that change. My thoughts expressed how I have very bad anger issues I still need to deal with those issues, most importantly it let me discover topics about myself I didn’t eve realize I needed to change. This course was a tough course when it came to self-discovery because it touched roots that had to been touched before. This gave me a glimpse of what a client could potentially go through if they did a thought log or behavior log. I learned about building self-esteem and what it is. I also learned the different between the American Psychology Association and American Counseling Association and postmodern and family systems therapy. This course has taught me I am too hard on myself and I expect perfection but I cannot always be perfect and carry on too much on my plate. Sometimes I have to accept failure even if failure isn 't what I can

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