My Beliefs, Values, and Clinical Gestalt with Individual and System’s Paper
The Human Services field requires education, a thorough evaluation of your values and beliefs, and ongoing reevaluation of your own issues and personal growth. It also requires honesty, dignity, ethics, and a willingness to help others. One of the most important requirements of being a human resource worker is to be aware of your own feelings and beliefs. You also have to be aware of how your body language, nonverbal and verbal cues and tone of voice are perceived by others. To be an effective human service worker you must be able to set your own feelings and beliefs aside and focus on the client’s. Your focus is going to be on the clients’ values, feelings and goals. You also must be able to plan, implement, and evaluate interventions. You have to be aware of your limitations and to be able to recognize situations in which you may not be effective. The main purpose of human services is to assist the client in their process of self discovery and together deciding upon the best methods to go about changing the behaviors that are crippling them. (http://www.hscareers.com/careercenter/articles.asp?id=4) Preparation
In exercise 1.4, I attempted to identify my own personal value and beliefs. It is very hard to list such a personal thing on a piece of paper. It takes a great deal of thought and self-evaluation. I was raised in a very strict religious family. I was taught to never lie, steal, or mistreat another person. I took most of those values to heart and they are a big part of me today. I always knew that I was going to work in the human services field. As a small child I would bring injured animals home and take care of them until they were well enough to take care of themselves. My mother worked as a Nurse’s Aide at a local nursing home and I would go to work with her. I watched my mother as she cared for the elderly people there. She was always very...
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