Personality in Counseling Worksheet
Respond to the following questions in 100 to 175 words each.
Use references and citations when appropriate.
1. What is the philosophy of the counseling profession? How has this changed over time? Why is this important to study?
A. My practical view of the philosophy of the counseling profession is that each session is a journey of self-exploration by the client, meant to increase his/her level of self-understanding and self-awareness.
B. The counseling profession itself is a little more than a hundred years old. A license can be gained in almost every state for the profession. In order to unify the profession as a whole though there are still steps that need to be taken. But the only way to accomplish this is through placing the profession aehead of the agenda of the politicians or for personal gain. Counseling has gone global through the use of technology. Frequently used by many professional both national and international are evidence based and cogonitive based approaches. Both are effective but must be checked consistently for effectiveness for each client. The current state of counseling one could say was standing on a cliff. The future you could say is very promising and should be an exciting one with the new develoments in technology, neuroscience, and the unification of the profession. One significant threat to the profession is the splitting of some counselors into different groups.
C. It is important to study because it gives understanding, interpretation and, ultimately, action. Consistency and integrity are important in order to achieve goals in the most efficient and effective way.
Flanagan, J. S., & Flanagan, R. S. (2012). Counseling and psychotherapy theories in context and practice; skills, strategies, and techniques (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
2. How does personality apply to counseling theories?
An individuals personality will
References: American Psychological Association. (2015). Retrieved from http://apa.org/topics/personality/ Simply Psychology. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.simplypsychology.org/personality-a.html