Stereotypes Of Being An Only Child

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The first thing that comes to a person’s mind when they hear “only child” is probably the typical stereotype that an only child is spoiled, dependent and selfish. Now, I myself am an only child, nevertheless I believe being the only child in my house has shaped me into the dependent, hardworking, self-motivated person that I am today. As an only child it can be lonely at times because I never had siblings to be live in playmates growing up. I also feel like I grew up at an accelerated rate being around adults more than children my own age, and while back then seemed like a curse I now think of it as a blessing. I matured quickly by being responsible and getting a job as soon as I was old enough to work, I even started working for my father’s …show more content…
I thoroughly enjoy coming into work and seeing certain patient’s faces light up when they see me, because we always have great conversation and they know they can come talk to me about what is on their mind. I believe that building a rapport with your client is the foundation to being a successful counselor because if a client does not feel comfortable saying whatever it is on their mind then will be difficult to give them the proper treatment needed. I feel I have done a good job so far in the short amount of time at my current job building rapport with our current residents. I want them to be able to trust me and for us to have a mutual understanding with each other that they are welcome to come talk to me especially if they are having a particularly difficult day. I never realized how crucial relationship building and building a rapport was until I realized that patients act differently depending on how much they trust the person they are talking to. My goal is to make my client feel as comfortable as possible because that would lead to more information given to me which would create a successful treatment for the …show more content…
Since starting my job I have realized how crucial these two characteristics are to a successful treatment. Learning about the residents at my work and how the majority of their problems stem from deeper, personal issues that are not easily seen just by reading their chart, I have learned things about residents because they felt accepted by me and felt safe coming to talk to me. I had never worked in the mental health field prior to this job and since I just started a few months ago I feel like I have a great deal to learn still. By working with the residents at CKRC I am improving my ability to accept everyone no matter how different they are from me or if I do not understand exactly what they are going through. With each new resident that enters into our program I gain valuable experience working with all different types of people. There is always something new that I have not been in contact with or had experience with at my job. I also believe that the counseling program will provide me with valuable advice on how to keep an open mind and accept those that I normally would have a tough time accepting. I would like to continue to improve my ability to accept and keep an open mind by continuing my education with the counseling program along with my real world experience working in the

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