Clients seek us out. They seek us out for every private and painful reason. We must be able to tell then what we can do, what we can offer. If only for the ethics of the situation, people must have the right to know beforehand our personal values and objections. The following is an attempt to share my values, beliefs, and goals with the person who sits with me. The creed of a counselor allows counselors to know what is expected of them, and that they are only there to help the client change themselves.
Counseling is counseling is counseling. Counseling is consistent it never changes, either you can counsel or you can't. Once you've learned the necessities of counseling, you can counsel anyone. A counselor should be able to be given any particular case and have the knowledge to apply a variety of theories that would help the client over come their problem.
A particular client is severely depressed and does not know how to interact with other people. The client is a 14 year old boy. He was referred to the National Counseling Association, by the members of Family Care. The 14 year old boy has had a very rough and difficult lifestyle. His family consist of a father who is 37, a mother who is 34 and a deceased younger brother who died at the age of 12. His family lives and wonders the streets.The boys father is an alcoholic. Every cent of the families income goes to
providing alcohol for the father. The boys mother refuses to apply for jobs. She has the education of a Middle School student. The boys mother was never there to give the client any attention. She shows no emotions towards the client at all. The most important thing that...