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C6436 Individual Counseling Theory and Practices SUMMARY

C6436 Individual Counseling Theory and Practices SUMMARY

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C6436 Individual CounselingTheory and PracticesSUMMARY
James J. Messina, Ph.D.
The Effective Counselor 
The most important instrument you have is YOU
Your living example, of who you are and howyou struggle to live up to your potential, ispowerful
Be authentic
The stereotyped, professional role can beshed
If you hide behind your role the client will alsohide
Be a therapeutic person and be clear about whoyou are
Be willing to grow, to risk, to care, and to be
Personal Characteristics of Effective Counselors
Have an identity
Respect & appreciate themselves
Able to recognize & accept own power 
Open to change
Make choices which affect their lives
Feel alive & make life-oriented choices
Authentic, sincere & honest
Have a sense of humor 
Make mistakes & admit them
Live in the present
Appreciate the influence of culture
Sincere interest in welfare of others
Involved in & derive meaning from work

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