My Beliefs, Values, and Clinical Gestalt with Individuals and Systems
As a clinician I believe I should encourage the client to grow and develop in ways that foster the well being of the client and their friends and family. In order to be aware of my clients needs, I need to set aside my values, beliefs and behaviors that may impose beliefs and values that are inconsistent with my clients. I would like to create an ongoing sense of trust, partnership and appropriate boundaries with my clients to ensure that they are comfortable and trust my opinions. I plan to remain warm and caring, and show my client acceptance and responsibility. I will maintain confidentiality to my best abilities and establish a way that my client can communicate openly and freely with me as their therapist. My clinician gestalt will help me to motivate my client to move toward their goal on their own, not by me telling or showing them how to do it.
Gestalt Therapy is an existential and experimental psychotherapy that focuses on the individual 's experiences in the present moment, the therapist-client relationship, the environmental and social contexts in which these things take place, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of the overall situation (_Wikipedia, 2008_). Gestalt
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