The Importance Of The Wheel Of Wellness

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• Describe the counselor 's role in promoting optimal human development, wellness, and mental health through prevention and educational activities.
The counselor’s role is to work with the client to assist the client in overcoming any prevalent obstacles and challenging times, in order for the client to learn how to cope and deal with everyday life with peace. Though applying theories, the counselor can maximize the development of the client to a health state of wellness and mental stability. Wellness as defined involves a way of life, inclusive of mind, body and spirit within an individual and his/her surroundings. The Wheel of Wellness originally designed by Alder, and with additions from Meyer and Sweeney, includes different aspects of
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The Adlerian concept of social interest supports the theory’s focus on cultural Sensitivity-Social interest means individual are encouraged to move beyond themselves to learn about and understand different cultural groups and how the individuals could contribute to the greater society (Erford, 2014). Within each theory, there is a way a counselor can address cultural self-awareness. To name a few:
In psychoanalysis theory- a culturally sensitive counselor may encourage their client to develop an overall ego identity as well as a cultural identity; Many countries have adapted person-centered concepts in counseling as well as cross-cultural communication and education; Gestalt counseling is individualistic counseling that may conflict people from cultures that emphasize group values; behavioral counseling takes into account an individual’s environmental conditions such as sociocultural, political and social influences; Proponents of constructivist counseling hold that the exploration of beliefs can be the theory and can work effectively with most cultures (Erford,
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Erickson’s stages of development is an example of developmental stages of growth. Without knowing understanding human development and stages of growth a counselor can easily miss diagnose and working with developmental issues, it is crucial to remember how cultural and diversity factors affect the developmental process (Erford, 2014). Socioeconomic factors have everything to do with client’s participation. Socioeconomic status, oppression, racism, and prejudice might limit opportunities and result in depression, anxiety, and suicide (Erford, 2014). Within each stage of life cycles, professional counselors can teach about self-development and

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