Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and the client in an attempt to find solutions to the psychological problems that the latter is going through. People face many challenges and at times they are unable to handle the burden alone. We are there to help such people to solve the problems and also to understand that life has to go on despite the issues and the problems that they are facing. As a counselor, my work is to my work is to help the client in the identification of the goals as well as potential solutions to the problems that cause emotional turmoil. We also help strengthen self-esteem and ensuring that the clients have optimal mental health, help them promote behavioral change and improve the communication and coping skills. All the services are geared at restoring the dignity and the meaning of life.
Chapter 2: Ethics in counseling
Counselling has several ethical issues and concerns just like the other careers. The counsellors are expected to be malleable to a variety of clients’ personality traits to ensure that the counselor-client relationship is established. The ethical guidelines, the code of practice as well as the counselling micro-skills play an important role in supporting the decision making process of the counselor. In the case where an individual crosses the ethical line, it takes his career down. There are some cases when a counselor nay faces an ethical dilemma. Such situations are tricky because any decision that the individual takes has its fair share of consequences. A good example is where a client who has killed someone comes to the counselor for advice, the counselor will be caught between being a good citizen and report the wrongdoing or be a good counselor and keep it a secret. In this case not reporting to the authorities is an offense and reporting is a violation of the counselors’ code of conduct since the counselors are supposed to safely keep the secrets that the people give them.
Counseling career outline
This part of the presentation includes the identity of the speaker and an overview of what the talk will be about. It will be an ice breaker and will begin with a story that relates to the counseling career.
Career options within the counseling
The section will address a variety of career choices that are available for an individual to choose one he or she decides to pursue counseling as a career. The career options include mental health counseling, family counseling, career counseling, rehabilitation counseling, substance abuse counseling as well as well as genetic counseling. The part will also include an explanation of what each of the options involves.
My career preference
This section will talk about me and my career preference. I am Clinical mental counsellor counselor and my work deals with the patients as they receive their treatment. We also talk to those in the hospice whose chances of survival are minimal as they wait to leave the world. We basically help them to deal with the problems in the society. This section will give more information about what we do and the challenges that we face in our line of duty. It will also contain an explanation of the reasons that made me choose the career and what I like most about. The session is meant to give the audience information on what it looks like being a counselor. This section includes the abilities, skills, knowledge and work activities that we should have.