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Running Head: PERSONAL GROWTH PLAN OF A DEVELOPING COUNSELOR

Personal Growth Plan of a Developing Counselor

Abstract
The following paper serves a purpose of embarking upon information that has been personally learned and evolved overtime. The Personal Growth Plan briefly analyzes the counseling role that the learner anticipates as well as desire, while summarizing the mission of a counselor assisting within the specific field. As the learner illustrates a successful counselor, the personal learner’s role and characteristics as a counselor will be intensely evaluated. It is essential that the learner mentions a specific preferred work environment, in addition to anticipated client population that will benefit from the counselors overall personal growth. Overall, it is understood that planning has remained a strong component in career exploration and growth (Mitchell, Levin & Krumboltz, 1999).

Table of Contents
Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………2 Table of Contents……………………………………………………………………….....3 Introduction………………………………………………………………………………..4 Identified Chosen Counseling Field and Rationale………………………………….….4-5 Mission and Role of Counselors within Mental Health Field…………………………..5-7 Personal Counseling Role and Awareness……………………………………………...7-8 Self-Reflection, Self-Awareness and Developing Professional Identity………………..8-9 Intra-personal Aspects of Self Affecting Counseling………………………………….9-10 Working Environment and Anticipated Client Base…………………………………….10 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………….11 References……………………………………………………………………………12-14

Introduction
The major purpose of this paper is to discuss the personal growth plan which significantly defines the learner’s professional developmental success by analyzing the major connections between self-reflection, self-awareness, and developing professional identity. Having an accurate view of one's own strengths and weaknesses is important in numerous life domains, but perhaps most important of all in organizational settings (Edwin, 2003). Prior to, the learners identified chosen counseling field and rationale are recognized as a growth aspects in reference to counseling. During the discussion of the counseling field, the actual role of the counselor, in addition to awareness is respected. There’s certainly a vast influence of how one’s intra-personal aspects of self affect the tangible capacity to provide counseling services. Reviewing intra-personal elements definitely promoted the learners verdict concerning a specific working environment and anticipated client base population to provide services to. Overall, a great appreciation for several evaluated references that are appropriate for the topic and relevant to intra-personal aspects that will again impact the capacity to provide successful counseling services exist. Identified Chosen Counseling Field and Rationale

There are several reasons why the learner has a great desire to provide service within the counseling profession. Many close individuals within the learner’s family have psychological disorders or mental issues. The need for genuine care within this field has attracted the learner to entering. When providing service, the learner thinks of the client within the sense that this individual is someone’s mother, father, grandparent, sister, brother, great love one, etc. The learner embraces the field as it provides knowledge that is necessary to personally assist loved ones, in addition to all of the other special human beings within this world. The learner’s interest within the Human Services counseling field dates back to a younger age when the learner’s mentally ill aunt set the bed that they were sitting upon, on fire. If it were not for the learner’s father rushing in the room, lives would have been lost that day because the learner was too young to intelligently react to the situation. Currently, the same family member resides on the East Coast within the big city and due...
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