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Emergency! Just had a bad tutor experience and now in a rush to get this discussion assignment done before this Sunday 7:30 pm London time.


This is just a short one-page discussion. I'm going to attach everything. Video link will be also submitted but there's also a transcript. Video is about 7mins long. In the video it's quite sad cause the boy looks so young still and didn't have a mother or father around to raise him.

Please take the time to read all information and write in a natural way (discussion based – like I’m talking to you). APA format is required and I will also use Grammarly to check and then have a second tutor to check your work.

I have also provided examples of what other people have done to give you and idea.

I need to have this done by Sunday 13 Jan 7 pm London time please.

Title of the Video

Write a brief description of the video you selected for this discussion.

Interest Description

Explain why this client issue and/or population interests you.

Insights Gained

Explain any insights you gained or conclusions you drew about working with that client issue or population.

Personal Response

Explain how this video and chapter may have confirmed or challenged your interest in working with this client issue or population, and explain why.

Discussion: Client Issues

Clinical mental health counselors, like doctors and lawyers, practice in specialty areas. These areas are specific to client issues or populations for which the counselor has had advanced clinical training and experience. Often, counselors enter a training program with an idea of the client issues or populations for which they have a passion. These specialty areas include, but are not limited to, drug and alcohol treatment, eating disorders, trauma, crisis management, depression, and/or anxiety. You might not know what area of counseling you’d like to practice, and that’s OK! Feel free to pick a topic that is most interesting to you at this point in your training.

For this Discussion, you will explore various client issues and analyze a video concerning a client population or issue that interests you. Your analysis, and the resulting dialogue with your colleagues, will help you as you work to determine the client issue or population with which you would like to specialize.

To Prepare:

Review Section 3, “Client Issues and Advocacy,” from the Erford course text.

oIn addition to the assigned reading (Chapter 8), select one additional chapter from Section 3 to review and incorporate into this discussion: Chapters 7, 9, 10, 11, or 12.

Search the Walden Library and choose a video that demonstrates a client population or client issue that interests you. Think about why you selected this video. The video should align with the chapter you have selected.

Also, as you review the video, notice what the clinical mental health counselor does during the session.

After reviewing the video, reflect on anything that surprised you in the video.

Think about any insights you gained or conclusions you drew about client issues and this population from the video and the chapter, noting specifically if anything reinforced your desire to work with this client issue or population.

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Post the following:

The title and a brief description of the video you selected.

Explain why this client issue and/or population interests you.

Explain any insights you gained or conclusions you drew about working with that client issue or population.

Finally, explain how this video and chapter may have confirmed or challenged your interest in working with this client issue or population, and explain why.


**In addition to citing the video you selected, be sure to support your postings and responses with specific citations to the Learning Resources (chapter readings) and additional scholarly resources as needed to support your perspectives.

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WK 7 Discussion Draft This is just a short one-page discussion. I have paid extra due to required reading. Please let me know if I have offered a sufficient amount? Please take the time to read all information and write in a natural way (discussion based – like I’m talking to you). APA format is required and I will also use Grammarly to check and then have a second tutor to check your work. I have also provided examples of what other people have done to give you and idea. I need to have this done by Sunday 13 Jan 7 pm London time please. Title of the Video Write a brief description of the video you selected for this discussion. Interest Description Explain why this client issue and/or population interests you. Insights Gained Explain any insights you gained or conclusions you drew about working with that client issue or population. Personal Response Explain how this video and chapter may have confirmed or challenged your interest in working with this client issue or population, and explain why. • o • Discussion: Client Issues Clinical mental health counselors, like doctors and lawyers, practice in specialty areas. These areas are specific to client issues or populations for which the counselor has had advanced clinical training and experience. Often, counselors enter a training program with an idea of the client issues or populations for which they have a passion. These specialty areas include, but are not limited to, drug and alcohol treatment, eating disorders, trauma, crisis management, depression, and/or anxiety. You might not know what area of counseling you’d like to practice, and that’s OK! Feel free to pick a topic that is most interesting to you at this point in your training. For this Discussion, you will explore various client issues and analyze a video concerning a client population or issue that interests you. Your analysis, and the resulting dialogue with your colleagues, will help you as you work to determine the client issue or population with which you would like to specialize. To Prepare: Review Section 3, “Client Issues and Advocacy,” from the Erford course text. In addition to the assigned reading (Chapter 8), select one additional chapter from Section 3 to review and incorporate into this discussion: Chapters 7, 9, 10, 11, or 12. Search the Walden Library and choose a video that demonstrates a client population or client issue that interests you. Think about why you selected this video. The video should align with the chapter you have selected. • • • • • • • Also, as you review the video, notice what the clinical mental health counselor does during the session. After reviewing the video, reflect on anything that surprised you in the video. Think about any insights you gained or conclusions you drew about client issues and this population from the video and the chapter, noting specifically if anything reinforced your desire to work with this client issue or population. By Day 3 Post the following: The title and a brief description of the video you selected. Explain why this client issue and/or population interests you. Explain any insights you gained or conclusions you drew about working with that client issue or population. Finally, explain how this video and chapter may have confirmed or challenged your interest in working with this client issue or population, and explain why. **In addition to citing the video you selected, be sure to support your postings and responses with specific citations to the Learning Resources (chapter readings) and additional scholarly resources as needed to support your perspectives. I’d like to focus on Drug and Alcohol (addiction) Treatment Approaches I have copied Chp 8 and attached as a zip file. There are also other examples of this topic from Section 3 in other chapters. Personally I was especially interested in the treatment/education/prevention of drugs/acholic with youth. I liked the chapter that mentioned “wilderness counseling” (where they take troubled youths out in nature to reconnect). Along with using traditional treatments. One of the things that surprised me with the video is how it seemed (from my perspective) that the counselor was drilling him w lots of questions. I’m not experienced to know if this is done on purpose to help the client (the young boy in video) to see his areas of concern or if the counselor becomes maybe a little too detached? I could see how denial played a part in this as you could see the areas where he was putting himself at risk and how is life was becoming unmanageable (in car while others under the influence were driving and that was normal to him, doing orgies when he was too high to realize at the time (something he wouldn’t have done sober) and hitting his girlfriend. Additional example in Section 3 can be taken from Chapter 12, “Voices Frome the Field 12.2 , A Case of Mistaken Identity” page 388 to 389 Transcript of video (I will also try to upload it) Volume 2 New Releases: Assessment Tools: Substance Use Assessment Series, Volume 2, Episode 62, Substance Use Assessment A-3 in Volume 2 New Releases: Assessment Tools: Substance Use Assessment Series, Volume 2, Episode 62 (Carlsbad, CA: Symptom Media, 2014), 7 mins https://search-alexanderstreetcom.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/view/work/bibliographic_entity%7Cvideo_work%7C3408919?s ource=relateditems Abstract / Summary Upon questioning, Shane, a teenager, describes his casual relationship to several substances including alcohol and marijuana. Shane also admits to trying other drugs such as ecstasy. Despite using daily, he does not feel he is addicted and finds no reason to stop his drug use. The absence of his parents and his living in an unstable home reveal a lack of structure and support in his life. Field of Interest Counseling & Therapy Copyright Message Copyright © 2014 Symptom Media Content Type Counseling session Duration 7 mins Format Video Original Release Date 2014 Publisher Symptom Media Place Published / Released Carlsbad, CA Release Date 2014 Series Number Volume 2, Episode 62 Subject Counseling & Therapy; Psychology & Counseling; Health Sciences; Addictions; Theoretical Approaches to Counseling; Substance abuse; Vícios; Dependencias; Teoria do Aconselhamento; Teorías del Asesoramiento; Alcohol abuse; Drug abuse; Intoxication; Substance abuse counseling Series / Program Volume 2 New Releases: Assessment Tools: Substance Use Assessment Series Keywords and Translated Subjects Vícios; Dependencias; Teoria do Aconselhamento; Teorías del Asesoramiento [sil.] 00:15SymptomMedia Substance Use Assessment A-3 00:30OFF CAMERA What types of substances do you use? 00:35SHANE This is between us, right? Okay, well I don't know, like weed, beer, I mean that's the usual but I've tried other stuff like Ecstasy. 00:55OFF CAMERA How many days per week or month do you use? 01:00SHANE Um, I don't know, maybe like once like a month or something, two, twice a month. It really depends. 01:15OFF CAMERA How much of the thing that youprefer the most do you average using and how often and what is it? 01:25SHANE I don't know, well, I smoke weed, like, every day after school. You know, whenever. Itdoesn't hurt anything. 01:35OFF CAMERA What is the lowest amount you use in a setting? And how often that amount? 01:40SHANE The lowest? Probably, like, a bowl, like before I go to class, or something, you know, just to chill me out. 01:50OFF CAMERA What is the highest amount you use in a setting and how often? 01:55SHANE (sighs) Endless. Sometimes at parties it doesn't stop coming. 02:00OFF CAMERA Estimate how much money you spend per week or month buying the marijuana. 02:10SHANE I don't know, maybe 3, 400 dollars. 02:15OFF CAMERA How often do you become intoxicated, high, stoned, or altered? 02:20SHANE Every day. OFF CAMERA How often do you have blackouts, not remembering? 02:25SHANE Maybe like once, twice a month. 02:30OFF CAMERA How often do you pass out, become unconscious? 02:35SHANE Hasn't happened yet. OFF CAMERA How often do you use the marijuana and drive, still under the influence? 02:40SHANE Every time I drive. 02:45OFF CAMERA How often do you ride in carsdriven by someone else who is influenced? 02:50SHANE A Lot, um… I only drive with people that I smoke with so whenever we're driving we're already high. 03:05OFF CAMERA Has anything bad happened to you while you were having blackouts or passed out; like being robbed, raped, injured? 03:10SHANE Yeah, uh, I passed out in an alley, onetime, and I got my wallet taken and beat up. 03:20OFF CAMERA Describe any aggression, neglect, or bad behaviors you remember doing while using. 03:25SHANE I think I hit my girlfriend one time. I don't really remember that well. It was kind of a crazy night, but ... 03:35OFF CAMERA Describe any aggression, neglect or bad behaviors other people reported you did but you do not remember while using. 03:45SHANE Like I said, when I hit my girlfriend. I barely remember that. She broke up with me because of that. 03:50OFF CAMERA Describe any sexual events you participated in, which you would not haveparticipated in in had you not been using the substance, and what your feelings were like later. 04:00SHANE This is between us? I've done a feworgies. 04:10OFF CAMERA Do you have any substance related legal charges? 04:15SHANE No. OFF CAMERA How has the marijuana impacted your health, including sleep and appetite? 04:20SHANE It helps me sleep and eat. That's all I know. 04:25OFF CAMERA How has it impacted your relationships? 04:30SHANE Pretty well. Most people I know smoke, so it's ... 04:35OFF CAMERA How has it impacted your school work, work and social life? 04:40SHANE It helps all those things. 04:45OFF CAMERA Do you, or did you, have relatives who used marijuana? 04:50SHANE Yeah. 04:55OFF CAMERA In childhood, did your role models avoid using substances or use substances? And what did you learn from your role models? 05:05SHANE Probably used, uh, I don't know. My mom left when I was young, so did my dad, so, I don't know, kind of grew up on my own. 05:15OFF CAMERA Describe any self harm or suicidalactions you took because of using substances. 05:20SHANE There hasn't been any. 05:25OFF CAMERA Describe accomplishments in life you would have made if you'd not been using substances. 05:30SHANE I'm not sure. 05:35OFF CAMERA What have you done to try to limit or stop your substance use? 05:40SHANE I haven't. 05:45OFF CAMERA What have you learned about medical and psychological causes of your substance use? And what do you plan to do about that? 05:50SHANE Nothing. 05:55OFF CAMERA What do you want your family, friends, co-workers, and other people to know about your substance use? 06:00SHANE I don't really care. 06:05OFF CAMERA Who are people who would support you in limiting, or stopping, substanceuse? 06:10SHANE Uh, maybe my teachers or I don't know, I mean ... 06:20OFF CAMERA Who are people who will try to keep you using substances? And what would your solutions be? 06:30SHANE Probably my friends. And, uh, uh, I'm not sure. 06:35OFF CAMERA Describe any bad experience from substance use that would motivate you to use medications or be in treatment or stop. 06:50SHANE There, uh, hasn't been any times that have made me want to stop, so ... 06:55OFF CAMERA What do you hope your substance use will be like one year from now? 07:00SHANE Probably the same. 07:05[sil.] PRINTED BY: Christine Corcoran . Printing is for personal, private use only. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted without publisher's prior permission. Infringements will lead to prosecution. PRINTED BY: Christine Corcoran . Printing is for personal, private use only. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted without publisher's prior permission. Infringements will lead to prosecution. 08/01/2019 Week 7: Counselor Roles and Client Issues Walden University COUN 6100: Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling A critical step toward becoming a counseling professional involves determining the client population and client issues that you would like to work with. Clinical mental health counseling involves programs and assistance covering a variety of populations and issues, and there may be more than one area or population that you have some interest in. You will have the opportunity this week to review these various issues and populations. This will provide you with additional information to help determine the subject for your Final Project interview. This week, you will develop a better understanding of potential issues that clients will be dealing with, and how to recognize these issues so you are better able to aid the client. In addition, you will identify the counselor you will be interviewing for your Final Project. Analyze client issues and challenges Identify an interview subject Justify your interview subject selection Photo Credit: [monkeybusinessimages]/[iStock / 360]/Getty Images https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201930_27/MS_COUN/COUN_6100_WC/USW1_COUN_6100_week07.html?course_uid=USW1.18… 1/7 08/01/2019 Week 7: Counselor Roles and Client Issues Walden University COUN 6100: Introduction to Orientation Clinical Mental Health Counseling Erford, B. T. (Ed.). (2018). to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, and essential professional foundations (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Chapter 8, “Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling” (pp. 249– 268) Document: Final Project Overview (PDF) Document: Final Project Interview Subject Template (Word Document) Walden Library. (2018). Counseling and therapy in video [Video file series]. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press. Note: You will access various media programs from the Walden Library databases. Clinical mental health counselors, like doctors and lawyers, practice in specialty areas. These areas are specific to client issues or populations for which the counselor has had advanced clinical training and experience. Often, counselors enter a training program with an idea of the client issues or populations for which they have a passion. These specialty areas include, but are not limited to, drug and alcohol treatment, eating disorders, trauma, crisis https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201930_27/MS_COUN/COUN_6100_WC/USW1_COUN_6100_week07.html?course_uid=USW1.18… 2/7 08/01/2019 Week 7: Counselor Roles and Client Issues management, depression, and/or anxiety. You might not know what area of Walden University counseling you’d like to practice, and that’s OK! Feel free to pick a topic that COUN 6100: Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling is most interesting to you at this point in your training. For this Discussion, you will explore various client issues and analyze a video concerning a client population or issue that interests you. Your analysis, and the resulting dialogue with your colleagues, will help you as you work to determine the client issue or population with which you would like to specialize. To Prepare: Review Section 3, “Client Issues and Advocacy,” from the Erford course text. In addition to the assigned reading (Chapter 8), select one additional chapter from Section 3 to review and incorporate into this discussion: Chapters 7, 9, 10, 11, or 12. Search the Walden Library and choose a video that demonstrates a client population or client issue that interests you. Think about why you selected this video. The video should align with the chapter you have selected. Also, as you review the video, notice what the clinical mental health counselor does during the session. After reviewing the video, reflect on anything that surprised you in the video. Think about any insights you gained or conclusions you drew about client issues and this population from the video and the chapter, noting specifically if anything reinforced your desire to work with this client issue or population. Post the following: https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201930_27/MS_COUN/COUN_6100_WC/USW1_COUN_6100_week07.html?course_uid=USW1.18… 3/7 08/01/2019 Week 7: Counselor Roles and Client Issues The title and a brief description of the video you selected. Walden University Explain why this client issue and/or population interests you. COUN 6100: Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling Explain any insights you gained or conclusions you drew about working with that client issue or population. Finally, explain how this video and chapter may have confirmed or challenged your interest in working with this client issue or population, and explain why. In addition to citing the video you selected, be sure to support your postings and responses with specific citations to the Learning Resources (chapter readings) and additional scholarly resources as needed to support your perspectives. Read your colleagues’ postings. Respond to at least two different colleagues’ postings by commenting on their choice of client issue or population, and/or explaining any new insight or curiosity that resulted from reading their post. Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources. Use proper APA format and citations. Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights that you have gained as a result of your colleagues’ comments. To access your rubric: Week 7 Discussion Rubric https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201930_27/MS_COUN/COUN_6100_WC/USW1_COUN_6100_week07.html?course_uid=USW1.18… 4/7 08/01/2019 Week 7: Counselor Roles and Client Issues Walden University COUN 6100: Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling To participate in this Discussion: Week 7 Discussion In Week 5, you began work on your Final Project by finding websites and online tools to aid in the selection of an interview subject. This week, you will put those sources to use by searching for and identifying your interview subject. For Part 1 of your Final Project, you will identify the mental health counselor you selected as the interview subject for your Final Project. You will provide a full description of the interview subject, and you will explain why you selected this counselor to interview. To Prepare: Review the Final Project Overview in this week’s Learning Resources. Identify the licensed mental health counselor you have selected to interview. Assignment (1 page): Using the Final Project Interview Subject Template in this week’s Learning Resources, write a one page summary and include: Who you are interviewing. https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201930_27/MS_COUN/COUN_6100_WC/USW1_COUN_6100_week07.html?course_uid=USW1.18… 5/7 08/01/2019 Week 7: Counselor Roles and Client Issues Describe his or her professional license, setting, population/specialization, Walden University and any other relevant information. COUN 6100: Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling Explain why you selected this counselor to interview. Even though this assignment is only 1 page, you are expected to apply the same APA format and style and scholarly writing requirements that you have applied to other formal writing assignments in this course. Support your Final Project Part 1 Assignment by citing all resources in APA format and style, including those in the Learning Resources. Be sure to include a reference page for your resources. Submit your Final Project Part 1 Assignment. To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following: Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK7Proj+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name. Click the Week 7 Project Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment. Click the Week 7 Project link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from thisarea. Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK7Proj+last name+first initial. (extension)” and click Open. If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database. Click on the Submit button to complete your submission. https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201930_27/MS_COUN/COUN_6100_WC/USW1_COUN_6100_week07.html?course_uid=USW1.18… 6/7 08/01/2019 Week 7: Counselor Roles and Client Issues Walden University To access your rubric: COUN 6100: Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling Week 7 Project Rubric To check your Assignment draft for authenticity: Submit your Week 7 Final Project draft and review the originality report. To submit your Assignment: Week 7 Final Project This week, you analyzed client issues to help you determine what area of counseling you may wish to pursue. In addition, you identified the counseling professional you will be interviewing for your Final Project. Next week, you will continue developing your professional counseling identity, and you will analyze multicultural issues in counseling. To go to the next week: Week 8 https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201930_27/MS_COUN/COUN_6100_WC/USW1_COUN_6100_week07.html?course_uid=USW1.18… 7/7 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... Christine Corcoran MY HOME PAGE 22 COURSES HELP ? COUN-6100-10,Intro to Mental Health Coun.2018 Winter Qtr 11/26-02/17-PT27 Forum: Week 7 Forum Discussion Board Thread: Discussion - Week 7 g Grading Information F Search r Refresh 17 Post(s) in this Thread 0 Unread Select: All None Message Actions Expand All 0 Replies to me Collapse All Anonymous 9 months ago Discussion - Week 7 Client Issues Clinical mental health counselors, like doctors and lawyers, practice in specialty areas. These areas are speci c to client issues or populations for which the counselor has had advanced clinical training and experience. Often, counselors enter a training program with an idea of the client issues or populations for which they have a passion. These specialty areas include, but are not limited to, drug and alcohol treatment, eating disorders, trauma, crisis management, depression, and/or anxiety. You might not know what area of counseling you’d like to practice, and that’s OK! Feel free to pick a topic that is most interesting to you at this point in your training. For this Discussion, you will explore various client issues and analyze a video concerning a client population or issue that interests you. Your analysis, and the resulting dialogue with your colleagues, will help you as you work to determine the client issue or population with which you would like to specialize. To Prepare: Review Section 3, “Client Issues and Advocacy,” from the Erford course text. In addition to the assigned reading (Chapter 8), select one additional chapter from Section 3 to review and incorporate into this discussion: Chapters 7, 9, 10, 11, or 12. Search the Walden Library using the link provided in this week’s Learning Resources, and choose a video that demonstrates a client population or client issue that interests you. Think about why you selected this video. The video should align with the chapter you have selected. Also, as you review the video, notice what the clinical mental health counselor does during the session. After reviewing the video, re ect on anything that surprised you in the video. Think about any insights you gained or conclusions you drew about client issues and this population from the video and the chapter, noting speci cally if anything reinforced your desire to work with this client issue or population. By Day 3 Post the following: The title and a brief description of the video you selected. Explain why this client issue and/or population interests you. Explain any insights you gained or conclusions you drew about working with that client issue or population. Finally, explain how this video and chapter may have con rmed or challenged your interest in working with this client issue or population, and explain why. In addition to citing the video you selected, be sure to support your postings and responses with speci c citations to the Learning Resources (chapter readings) and additional scholarly resources as needed to support your perspectives. Read your colleagues’ postings. https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_e… 1/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... By Day 6 Respond to at least two di erent colleagues’ postings by commenting on their choice of client issue or population, and/or explaining any new insight or curiosity that resulted from reading their post. Be sure to support your postings and responses with speci c references to the Learning Resources. Use proper APA format and citations. Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights that you have gained as a result of your colleagues’ comments. Click on the Reply button below to reveal the textbox for entering your message. Then click on the Submit button to post your message. REPLY 3 days ago Brooks Hanks Week 7 Discussion Outline Hello Everyone, I look forward to hearing more about what you found interesting in the various videos you review. I thought I would go ahead and create an outline for you all with all of the necessary information for this week's discussion post. Feel free to use it (or not) but it should help ensure that you cover all of the various elements for this week's discussion. Title of the Video Write a brief description of the video you selected for this discussion. Interest Description Explain why this client issue and/or population interests you. Insights Gained Explain any insights you gained or conclusions you drew about working with that client issue or population. Personal Response Explain how this video and chapter may have con rmed or challenged your interest in working with this client issue or population, and explain why. Hide 2 replies Brooks Hanks 1 day ago Counseling Apps and Free Student Counseling Resources Hey Everyone, In my announcement on Monday, I mentioned that I would be attaching a list of counseling apps that are available. This isn't an exhaustive list, I'm sure there are many more out there that you will nd. I wanted to just share a few that I have become aware of recently. Counseling APPS.docx https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_e… 2/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... Counselors as Clients I recommend that all counseling students participate in counseling for their own personal and professional growth (this is actually required in many clinical psychology programs). Even if you were a client in the past, participating in this role as a counseling student causes you to view the experience through a di erent lens and provides a whole new perspective. We all have areas we could improve upon, so why not take advantage of services available to you as a Walden Student? I have attached information on the Student Assistance Program, which is a valuable FREE resource. Exposure to counseling, from the client's perspective, opens your eyes to what it's like to sit in the hot seat and can provide more empathy, insight, and awareness than reading a dozen textbooks! Student Assistance Program.pdf I hope you have a great week and look forward to reading more about what you've learned this week. Warmly, Dr. Brooks Mary McNamara 16 hours ago RE: Week 7 Discussion I chose the video Counseling Theories in Action: Multicultural Feminist Therapy. I have a specific interest in Feminist and Multicultural therapy so I was intrigued by the title. This video demonstrates six interventions for use specifically with multicultural clients, including a) culturally sensitive engagement, b) language as an intervention, c) understand a client’s worldview, d) consciousness raising, e) strength­based empowerment, and f) the “loteria” which used to bring up memories. The counselor, Olga Meija, defines culture in the context of her practice as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, religion. She stresses that culture and context really matter (Microtraining Associates, 2018). Erford (2018) further defines culture as common values and behaviors shared by a group which serve to regulate and define how they think and feel and how that comes out in behaviors. In the video, Olga is counseling a young Hispanic woman names Jackie who was born in the United States to immigrant parents. His first language was Spanish. Jackie came to counseling because she has what she described as a problem with “my identity and my culture .” Jackie feels like she does not exactly fit in as an American or as a Mexican. She feels ashamed that she feels this way. She is also ashamed that she is seeking counseling, as that is not something her family would understand nor would they approve (Microtraining Associates, 2018). Interest Description My specific interest in multiculturism is personal and academic. I am married to a person of color. I have encountered racial bias and stereotyping because of my relationship. I am intrigued by the unique cultural differences we share, including the family dynamics on both sides. Insights Gained We are an interracial couple—part of only 2% of the marriages in the United States that are interracial (Erford, 2018, p. 357). The demographics are changing rapidly, and thus so is the need for culturally sensitive awareness in counseling. Inequity and other social and economic injustices such a as racism, discrimination, xenophobia, and oppression are causes for most of the behavioral and emotional problems unique to these populations (Erford, 2018, p. 368). As more underrepresented groups seek counseling, professional counselors must make the effort to https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_e… 3/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... understand they are culturally more concerned about the stigma of counseling. The goal should be to make them feel like the counseling session is truly a safe space. Personal Response Watching this session affirmed my interest in this area of counseling. It reinforced the importance of counselors to know themselves—to understand their own bias and to work at becoming more sensitive and more aware of those populations they will serve but about which they may know very little. Listening to Jackie share her story of visiting Mexico as a child to visit family and having them tease her for not being Mexican and then share how she was made fun of in elementary school in the United States for her accent was moving. To watch the counselor incorporate culturally sensitive interventions was informative and encouraging to witness. She made the client feel better immediately and thus she opened even more. Microtraining Associates (Producer). (2018). Multicultural Feminist Therapy [Video file]. Retrieved from Academic Video Online: Premium database. Erford, B. T. (Ed.). (2018). Orientation to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, and essential professional foundations (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Heather Markun-Heard 1 day ago Main Discussion - Week 7- Heather MH Working with gay and Lesbian People of Color 2 This video is an example of a counseling session with a male counselor and a female, Filipino, lesbian client. The point of the video is to see how the counselor develops rapport with a patient who identifies with a minority race as well as sexual orientation. Interest Description I’m personally interested in working with multicultural populations because these are very common where I live and where I’d like to work. I find it intriguing that there are some counselors who believe in the etic perspective while others use emic approaches to counseling (Nadal, n.d.). Etic perspectives suggest using the same approaches with everyone, whereas emic approaches suggest treating the client as an individual with cultural differences. I think it’s odd that there are counselors who use an etic perspective because I believe that everyone should be treated a little bit differently according to their individual cultural perspectives. Insights Gained The counselor in Nadal (n.d.) asked a lot about the client’s personal life story in order to learn about how this person views themselves. The counselor also asked what they view as issues in their lives and what they want to work on. Maybe a lesbian is comfortable with their homosexual identity, but they are struggling with identifying as an ethnic minority. I hadn’t thought of letting client’s choose which issue they specifically want to work on, but it makes sense. https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_e… 4/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... Personal Response The Nadal (n.d.) video further confirmed my interest in working with multicultural clients. The client in this video was mostly fluent in English so the counseling session went smoothly in English. But when I work in the future, I hope I work in a facility in which we can utilize an interpreter when needed, in order to help many other individuals. In Erford (2018), they state it’s important to use the native language when working with clients along with metaphors that are culturally based with the clients you’re working with. I feel that I can be very adaptable when I work with different people and how I speak with them, so this would be a good field for me. References Erford, B. T. (ED.). Orientation to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, and essential professional foundations (3rded.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Nadal, K. (Writer). (n.d.). Counseling Gay and Lesbian People of Color: Multiple Identities: Part 2[Video file]. Retrieved January 8, 2019. Hide 1 reply Briana Beverly 21 hours ago RE: Main Discussion - Week 7- Heather MH I also have interest in working with multicultural populations especially minority invididuals. I like that you mentioned that the counselor asked a lot of personal questions to learn more about the client. I believe the only way to begin to understand any viewpoint is with their story and their perceptions of the world. I enjoyed hearing the counselor not projecting their experience and assuming the client views the world as they do. It is also interesting how I also assumed that if the client fell into two minority groups that both would be something that the client would like to work on rather than the client choosing. Jessica Allen 1 day ago RE: Discussion - Week 7 Title: Client “YM” Session November 12, 2013: Client and therapist discuss how childhood trauma contributes to her anxiety, and how she has transferred her anxiety into school. This video is about a therapist counseling a young woman experiencing anxiety, and the counselor first begins the session with trying to get the client to realize her overthinking https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_e… 5/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... patterns through various methods including getting her to speak about what she did over the week in detail with her eyes closed. Later in the session, the counselor helps the clients realize that a past trauma she experienced as a child has led to apparent anxiety issues in school and is causing her distress. I chose this video because I would specifically like to help adults with anxiety issues and disorders. I was very excited to find this specific video because, as explained by Erford, anxiety disorders usually begin in adolescence or early adulthood as depicted in this video session (Erford, 2018). I have struggled with anxiety for most of my life due to a past childhood trauma and want to focus on this specific common client issue because I feel that I have overcome it with therapy and not medication which I believe is, unfortunately, the first widely known solution to anxiety disorders. I think that talking through past traumas, deep breathing, and power over the mind and negative thought processes to reduce anxiety is empowering, self-sufficient, and a long-term solution that can be accomplished through therapy. It allows clients to identify what causes the harmful overthinking, worrying, and negative thoughts and allow clients to leave counseling armed with the ability to help themselves and know themselves better. I’m also very interested in post-traumatic growth and feel that it has a special possibility in clients who are suffering from anxiety disorders that are a result of a childhood or young adult trauma. Not only do qualities that include reliance, confidence, self-efficacy need to be present in the client, but also a desire to become a better version of themselves and let go of past traumas (Erford, 2018). While delving deeper into my career chosen client issue, I did realize that this specific topic is personal to my own past struggles and story and has the ability to cause greater professional burnout than other client issues might. I need to monitor myself consistently through the counseling process and make sure I’m very active in self-care activities that allow me to decompress and recharge (Erford, 2018). References Erford, B. T. (Ed.). (2018). Orientation to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, and essential professional foundations(3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Helm, K. (2014). Client "YM", Session November 12, 2013: Client and therapist discuss how childhood trauma contributes to her anxiety, and how she has transferred her anxiety into school. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street. Retrieved from Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume IV database. Hide 2 replies Briana Beverly 21 hours ago RE: Discussion - Week 7 I did not know that most anxiety disorder begin in adolensce or adulthood. I wonder if this is due to someone older being able to more easily describe their feelings leading to a diagnosis or whether this is the age where the presentation truly begins Tina Wolf 5 hours ago https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_e… 6/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... RE: Discussion - Week 7 Hi Jessica, Great post. The video sounds like it aligns really well with what you want to do. It is awesome that you are totally aware of possible things like burnout and that you are taking some preemptive measures in practicing self-care. I have learned more about self-care from my therapist in the last two years than I had ever known or thought about. Tina Briana Beverly 21 hours ago RE: Discussion - Week 7 Assessment Tools Index: Suicide Assessment Tools, Episode 6, Suicide Assessment A In this video a client is being asked by a counselor about whether they have had suicidal thoughts or actions. The client states that she has had thoughts and actions after a series of questions. The client reports that although the last actions were four days ago, she no longer has any additional thoughts. Interest Description: My interest in this issue began after reading Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt by Kevin Hines. The writer of the book, in my opinion, provides an intensely emotional and vivid look into his mind before he made a suicide attempt. I empathized with his position and his viewpoint of believing in those moments before, that death was his only option. This author has a mental health diagnosis of bipolar disorder which presents with hearing voices that tell him that he had to die. In the book he states that as soon as he had made the decision to take his life, he regretted it, the voices were no longer there, but the action had already been completed (Hines, 2013). The client issue of thoughts and actions of self-harm or suicide is interesting to me because it can a ect so many di erent populations for a variety of reasons. Due to the thoughts behind this issue being so vast and heavily impacted by the client’s personal view of the world, coping skills, diagnoses and personal breaking points of stress, I nd it fascinating to hear di erent perspectives. According to the text, it is vital for mental health counselors to be knowledgeable in a wide range of disorders and outcomes to be e ective (Chang, McLeod and Garner, 2018). I believe that an issue and expansive as suicide should be included in the training of a well-rounded counselor. Insights Gained: Harrington and Daughhtee (2018), also spoke to the complex variety of reasons in which any crisis may occur. The trained counselor can lead the client into resolving crises and increase the client’s sense of self and problem-solving skills. This text also brought up a core aspect of Kevin Hines’ novel, thriving after a crisis. I found it interesting that hardiness, resilience and capacity to adapt to adversity is the de ning traits that can in uence the person’s ability to grow after an attempt (Harrington and Daughhtee, 2018). These aspects made me more interested in this issue because my previous understanding was very surface thinking. Previously, I thought in order to grow after a crisis such as suicide, the counselor would help the client identify thoughts, their origin or underlying cause of those thoughts and then work on reformation of perception in addition to learning additional coping skills. This challenged me to think of more of the client’s internal capacity to thrive in addition to interventions. In the video of the Suicide Assessment, I noticed that the counselor would help the client be more forthcoming of details to her story with his questions. Each question’s answer, led to another question that helped develop the client’s answers beyond a simple yes or no. The counselor would also restate her answers to several questions in order to try to understand the full picture of her attempts (Symptom Media, 2013). Personal Response: The text and video really con rmed my interest in this topic because I noted that part of a counselor’s skill set must be the ability to guide clients through crisis intervention including thoughts of self-harm. Although this topic is challenging because there is no speci c https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_e… 7/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... intervention that will work for each scenario, the assessment in the video may be very bene cial as a starting place to learn about the client and their story. References Chang, C., Mcleod, A. & Garner, N. (2018). Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling. In Erford, B. T. (Eds.), Orientation to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, and essential professional foundations (3th ed., pp. 249–279). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Harrington, J. & Daughhetee, C. (2018). Crisis Prevention and Intervention. In Erford, B. T. (Eds.), Orientation to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, and essential professional foundations (3th ed., pp. 219–248). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Hines, K. (2013). Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt. Rowman & Little eld. Symptom Media (Producer). (2013). Suicide Assessment A [Video le]. Retrieved from Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume V database. Tina Wolf 22 hours ago wolf, t Discussion - Week 7 Mindfulness and Helping Others in Addiction Recovery This is a session involves a recovering alcoholic and addict, who is dealing with several life stressors; nancial, job changes. The client voices several negative feelings about himself and his life in general. Feeling depressed and trapped Interest I hope to be an addiction counselor, and I expect to be working with recovering addicts who make up a very diverse population encompassing all genders, age groups as well as multiple cultures (Erford, 2018). Insights It showed how fragile recovery can be, it seems like this client recognized these stressors could pose as triggers for his addictions or alcohol, hence seeking help. The therapist really showed a genuine interest and concern without passing judgements as to the clients past or current situation which I feel is vital. The counselor also got him to recognize and acknowledge the good stu he has going on in his life; his dog, his girl-friend and spending time in nature. I noted how the counselor was good about keeping him on the positive track through the entire session. Personal thoughts I feel like I am discovering myself more with each passing assignment or discussion. I most de nitely still want to work with the diverse population struggling with addictions. I hope to specialize in addiction. I also want to look into specializing in the eld of transpersonal therapy to treat addiction, I believe that human spirituality needs to be considered as well. References Erford, B. T. , 2018, (ED.). Orientation to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, and essential professional foundations (3rded.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Mindfulness and Helping Others in Addiction Recovery, retrieved from library at https://psyctherapy-apaorg.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/view/work/bibliographic_entity%7Cvideo_work%7C1879714 https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_e… 8/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... Kristina Nazon 20 hours ago RE: Discussion - Week 7 The video I chose for the discussion for week seven is Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder & Conflict Resolution with Difficult Children (Stevens, 2010). This video focused on the population of children diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder, as well as those with Conduct disorder. This particular population interests me because often times adolescents with these disorders end up within the criminal justice system. I believe that while these clients are known to difficult to manage at times, that these clients often fall through the cracks because there is a lack of resources for them. The chapter we were assigned to read discussed counseling career choices, and I know that this is one of the population groups that I would like to one day be able to say I specialize in (Chang, Garner & Mcleod, 2018). My background with criminal justice from my undergraduate years, as well as work on an all­male forensic unit has shown me that often people who are considered to have mental illness often end up in the legal system. I would like to be able to counsel adolescents to stop the revolving door trend that tends to happen when these clients end up incarcerated. The video discussed changes in the forensic world, particularly focusing in on the fact that adolescents with these disorders are growing within the legal system. It shined light on more and more young girls displaying more violent behaviors within the juvenile detention system (Stevens, 2010). The youth needs more resources within their community in order to keep them out of the system and instead, focus on helping them resolve their conflicts. Adolescence is a pivotal time in everyone’s lives, and if it can be spent outside of a juvenile center, that is the goal (Stevens, 2010). This video and chapter only made me want to work harder in pursing this client population of interest. The book outlined more about how those who belong to a minority group are more likely to end up being incarcerated for things such as drug use (Chang, Garner & Mcleod, 2018). It also brought attention to adolescents who end up using drugs can have long term consequences to brain function due to the use of drugs (Chang, Garner & Mcleod, 2018). This is important to remember when targeting clients with Oppositional defiant disorder, or conduct disorder because if these clients end up within the legal system, it is often there were they learn about illegal drugs. I want to be able to narrow down my skills, and help keep as many youth from falling into the hands of the legal system. I want to help build and polish resources for a group of people whom are deemed trouble makers by society. The jail system does not need to be the end game for these clients. References PESI Inc. (Stevens, E.). (2010). Oppositional De ant Disorder, Conduct Disorder & Con ict Resolution with Difficult Children [Video file]. Retrieved from Alexander Street database. Chang, C. Y., Garner N. E., & Mcleod, A. L. (Ed.). (2018). Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling. In, Erford, B. T. (Ed.), Orientation to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, and essential professional foundations (3rd ed., pp. 249–268). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_e… 9/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... Terra Cizek 18 hours ago RE: Discussion - Week 7 Along with section 3 “Client Issues and Advocacy” in the textbook, I also chose to read chapter 11 “Multicultural Counseling.” Along with those chapters, I chose to watch a video titled “Overcoming Barriers to Effective Multicultural Counseling and Therapy” by Dr. Derald Wing Sue. I chose this video and Chapter 11 because working with different cultures and those from communities which are under­represented is something that I would like to focus on as a counselor. The video I discusses the fact that people from minority groups, whether it be related to their race, sexual orientation, etc., often find counseling and therapy to be ineffective to them. In this video, Dr. Sue discusses why this happens, and some possible solutions to these issues. He also discusses the different types of cultural biases within counseling. This client issue/population interests me mainly because I have many close friends who come from under­represented and minority cultures (they are mostly people of color and/or people who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community). I believe that people within these communities need to be just as well­represented as those within non­minority communities, and that they deserve to receive care that they find helpful and beneficial. I would also love to break the stigmas and separations within different communities so that we can all respect, appreciate, and understand each other and our different cultures. Upon reading chapters 8 and 11 in the textbook, and watching Dr. Sue’s video, I learned that clients from minority racial/ethnic groups “underutilize traditional mental health services” and that once they did utilize them, “they tended to prematurely terminate at a high rate after the first initial contact” (Sue, 2003, 1:40). He also stated that over 50% of clients of color terminated their counseling contact after the first initial meeting, while less than 50% of white clients terminated contact after the first meeting. In the class textbook, Chapter 8 discusses counseling for those with drug and alcohol addictions. Within that discussion, there is a section that focuses on culturally­diverse clients. In that section, it is stated that “racial, ethnic, and cultural minority clients are underserved by traditional approaches to addictions treatment” (Erford, 2018). While that is specifically discussing addictions, I imagine that those issues apply to all different types of situations, issues, and counseling. Chapter 11 in the class textbook focuses solely on multicultural counseling, and it discusses the importance of professional counselors being multiculturally competent. “Since the early 1990s, the counseling profession has expected professional counselors to be multiculturally competent” (Erford, 2018). This chapter states that there are three primary ways in which a counselor is culturally competent. These are: 1. “counselors are aware of their own values and biases” (Erford, 2018). 2. “counselors are aware of their clients’ worldview and whenever possible immerse themselves in diverse experiences” (Erford, 2018). 3. “counselors engage in culturally appropriate interventions, respecting indigenous methods of healing and being sensitive to preferred interventions” (Erford, 2018). After watching Dr. Sue’s video and reading chapters 8 and 11 in Erford’s book, my interest in working with multicultural clients has definitely been confirmed. I love learning about different cultures, and I think that being able to see things from the perspective of those from other cultures will be crucial to helping members of those communities, and it will provide me with wonderful new outlooks and perspectives of life in general. At the end of the day, we are all human no matter the color of our skin, what gender we identify with, who we love, or how much money we have in our pockets, and we all deserve access to quality mental health care that we are able to understand and apply to our individual lives. As a future counselor, I look forward to being able to serve clients from all different walks of life and providing them with effective mental healthcare that is applicable to their own cultures. References: Chang, C.Y., McLeod, A., and Garner, N.E., (2018). Chapter 8, Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling. In Erford, B. T. (Ed.). (2018). Orientation to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_… 10/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... and essential professional foundations (3rd ed.). (pp. 249–268). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Gray, G.M., (2018). Chapter 11, Multicultural Counseling. In Erford, B. T. (Ed.). (2018). Orientation to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, and essential professional foundations (3rd ed.). (pp. 337­372). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Overcoming Barriers to Effective Multicultural Counseling and Therapy. (2003). Alexandria, VA: Microtraining Associates. Retrieved from https://ezp.waldenulibrary.org/login? url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=edsasp&AN=edsasp.ASP1778791.marc&site=eds­live&scope=site Margaret Genevie 18 hours ago Main Question Post. Genevie, M. At-Risk Youth and Trauma. This week I chose to review Trauma 101, Understanding the Impact of Trauma (2008). In this video, trauma is de ned and the impact that trauma has on a person is described and treatment methods are discussed. I am interested in working with at-risk youth and I think that trauma counseling will be an important part of my training. Trauma is perception and varies depending on the individual. Not only can the perception of trauma vary but it is also important to understand that two people may have di erent reactions to a situation (Trauma 101, 2008). One person may have experienced trauma and the other person may not have been phased. People can experience signi cant growth after a traumatic experience (Erford, 2018). This is one of the reasons I am interested in working with at-risk youth who have experienced trauma. It is important for all children to know and understand that their life is just beginning, and they have unlimited potential. Unfortunately, at-risk are more likely to experience trauma and may be less likely to have the support system to overcome the aftermath (Butcher, et al, 2015). Any time that I look at the future, I have a tendency to experience anxious feelings and this time was no di erent but ultimately watching this video and doing further research rejuvenated my desire to work with this population. I am excited to make a di erence. References Butcher, F., Galanek, J. D., Kretschmar, J. M., & Flannery, D. J. (2015). The impact of neighborhood disorganization on neighborhood exposure to violence, trauma symptoms, and social relationships among at-risk youth. Social Science & Medicine, 146, 300–306. https://doiorg.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.013 Erford, B. T. (Ed.). (2018). Orientation to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, and essential professional foundations (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Missouri Institute of Mental Health (Producer). (2008). Trauma 101: Understanding the Impact of Trauma [Video le]. Retrieved from Academic Video Online: Premium database. Nicole Jimenez 16 hours ago Discussion - Week 7 Therapy Talks: How to Listen so Parents Will Talk: Strategies for Influencing Parents This video discussed counseling for parents. It discussed necessary strategies when working with parents by providing empathy, compassion, and support. It explained problems that parents are faced with and how society judges parenting and how parents feel “on the spot” as they should be living up to a parenting standard. It discussed the importance of having a loving positive relationship with your child and how to approach parents who are both going voluntary and involuntary to counseling. Interest Description https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_… 11/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... This video interested me as this is the current field I am in. I enjoy working with families and advocating for their children by providing strategies and support to help guide them in being the best parents they can be. Insights Gained This video provided excellent approaches when counselors are faced with working with parents who are unwilling to be apart of the counseling experience. Being positive and reinforcing that they are attending because of the love they have for their children. Personal Response This video inspired me to continue working with families. I enjoyed the approach of not being the expert right from the start but showing empathy and compassion as they are the experts in their own lives. Providing guidance and education comes later after you gain the parents trust. The additional chapter I choose to read was chapter 10, Human Development Throughout the Life Span. I picked this topic, as educating parents entails providing child development information. “Knowledge of what is developmentally appropriate provides the context for abnormal development and helps clients and counselors set appropriate therapeutic goals and objectives” (Eford, 2018, pp. 311). Each age comes with its own obstacles as a toddler you are faced with tantrums and high energy and early adolescence you are faced with mood fluctuations and feeling the need to belong. Reference Erford, B. T., & Bardhoshi, G. (2018). Becoming a professional counselor: Philosophical, historical, and future considerations. In B. T. Erford (Ed.), Orientation to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, and essential professional foundations (3rd ed., pp. 3–34). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Microtraining Associates (Producer). (2014). Therapy Talks: How to Listen so Parents Will Talk: Strategies for Influencing Parents [Video file]. Retrieved from Academic Video Online: Premium database. Hide 1 reply Tina Wolf 6 hours ago RE: Discussion - Week 7 Hi Nicole, Great post. It is great you want to work with families. The video you chose sounds great like it was a really good demonstration. Would you say the therapist in the video was using a person centered approach or a combination? I also chose chapter 10, I think I identi ed with it because i am middle aged, but also I think it is something that everyone can easily identify with. Tina Candy Lowery 15 hours ago RE: Initial Post - Counselor Roles and Client Issues - Discussion - Week 7 https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_… 12/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... Psychological trauma – refers to emotional and mental wounds that challenge one’s beliefs, security, thoughts, and feelings and undermines one’s ability to cope (Erford, 2018). Title of the Video: Trauma and the Body: A Psychodramatic Approach by Tian Dayton “The body remember what the mind forgets.” (Dayton, This video was about trauma and how it affects the body. In the video, a Psychodramatic approach in a group setting was used to explain how the body holds trauma even when the mind doesn’t remember the trauma. With this approach, the therapist follows the lead of the client and goes where the client wants to go. Role­play was a central part of this and using group members to represent elements of the client (heart, boss, etc) – wherever the client was or whatever the client needed to work through the trauma or a part of the trauma. Clients were encouraged to put words to feelings. The therapist used reframing to help the client look at the situations they were seeing and experiencing. Part of this was also allowing the client to dialogue with different parts of him or herself – the adult talking to the inner child. I found the video very interesting and liked the group approach to dealing with trauma. In the video, client population was a group of adults, I would be interested to see if this approach would be effective with children. I chose this video because of the trauma focus. Trauma is an area of interest to me. By working in therapeutic day treatment, I see high needs kids with a lot of trauma. I want to be able to do more to help them work through the trauma they are experiencing. Some of these kids go home each day and experience more trauma and in those cases, I want to be able to help them survive what they have going on in their lives. The insight or maybe more realistically the reminder, was that trauma if not dealt with when it happens or when people are young will follow them into adulthood and continue to effect the person until the trauma is dealt with and that person may not even realize what is happening or why he/she is the way he/she is. It served as an important reminder to me to get children in services as soon as possible after a traumatic event in their lives so that it can be dealt with and not have to follow them into their adult lives. I think the video and the chapter did both as far as confirming and challenging my interest in working with clients effected by trauma. The confirmation I see every day in the kids that come to therapeutic day treatment and the help that each of them needs and wanting to help them work through their trauma and be able to return to a less restrictive environment and the challenge is knowing how to help them heal so they can be successful and be able to do that. I know that if we aren’t able to deal with the trauma, it will follow them and end up causing them more emotional and psychological consequences later in life (Erford, 2018). One of my goals is to be able to do more than I currently can do to help these kids heal and not have to carry their trauma into adulthood. References Erford, B. T. (Ed.). (2018). Orientation to the counseling profession: Advocacy, ethics, and essential professional foundation (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&course_id=_16484203_1&forum_id=_6739217_1&discussion_board_… 13/14 10/01/2019 Thread: Discussion - Week 7 – COUN-6100-10,Intro to ... Psychotherapy.net. (Producer). Trauma and the body: A Psychodramatic Approach. [Video File]. Mill Valley, CA: Author. 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