When Taking The Attitudes And Beliefs Inventory By Corey And Cory

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After taking the Attitudes and Beliefs Inventory by Corey and Cory (2011), I have found that there are several situations in counseling that I feel uncomfortable with or unequipped to handle. In most of these situations it is due to my personal beliefs on the situation that I feel uncomfortable. I have learned and established these values, with the help of various people in my life. There are several things I need to work on personally, in order to overcome and be able work through these situations should they arise in my counseling profession.
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There were several questions from this inventory that evoked a strong reaction from me. Most of them were due to the fact that they went directly against my personal values and beliefs. The first question that I struggled with the most was “A gay or lesbian couple wanting to work on conflicts in their relationship” (Corey & Cory, 2011). This one was really hard for me, because I believe that it is unbiblical for people of the same sex to have a relationship with one another. Therefore, because of this belief I do not think that I would be the best person to counsel these people. According to the ACA Code of Ethics, a counselor is not supposed to impose their own beliefs or values on a client (ACA, 2014). I am afraid that in this case I would be unable to avoid imposing my beliefs on the clients, because I feel very strongly about this situation.
The next question that was hard for me is “A person who shows…

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