The Concepts Of My Human Behavior And Needs

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Human Behavior and Needs My personal theoretical orientation can be best described as humanistic and existential. I believe we are innately trustworthy, positive and capable of making changes and living productive lives; however, we are the only one responsible for our actions. From our childhood we develop our unique way of living or style of life which shapes us into what we become. Additionally, our behavior is teleological and we are motivated by social-interest, by striving toward our goals, by inferiority and superiority as well as by dealing with the life tasks. I believe that we are continuously striving for superiority and self-actualization; however, we tend to prioritize the accomplishment of our survival needs.
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I believe some of my personal strengths are empathy and positive regards for others. I tend to keep a positive stance of others and life. It is very essential for me to be optimistic because if as a therapist my body language or non-verbal cues portray any types of pessimistic view, it can defeat the purpose of therapy The role of therapist in my perspective is to show the clients hope and light, which they are refusing to see because of the darkness caused by their faulty assumptions. My goal for therapy is to correct those basic mistakes and demonstrate hope. Additionally, I think it is more crucial to know your weaknesses than your strengths. Being aware of your weaknesses provides an opportunity to constantly work on strengthening them. For instance, I tend to become impatient when seeing someone struggling with something that I know I can assist them with. It is my biggest weakness and I have caught myself several times in a conflict whether I should help or not. I often see this with my little niece who is trying to do something but struggling with it. I have an urge to help her but I purposefully halt myself because I want her to explore and strengthen her self-exploring and healing capacities. Upon reflection, I think this might be most challenging for me as a therapist. Therefore, I should take in consideration the ethical guidelines for a therapist, so I am …show more content…
Consequently, I think it is important for counselors to have an open dialogue in the first session to discuss limits and expectations in the therapeutic relationship. It is easy to assume that clients seeking therapy understand the counseling process but many might have no idea what therapy is supposed to look like, what their rights are, or that there is a standard of care in place to protect them. Therefore, I believe it is crucial to clarify all these guidelines with my clients in the

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