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COUNSELING AND ITS

CLIENTELE AND AUDIENCE


BY GIBSONS AND MITCHELL 2003
1. PEOPLE WHO ABUSE DRUGS

•drug abuse is not just harmful to


our physical health but to our
mental helth as well.
•drug addiction create more social
problems and contribute to social
disintegration.
2. PEOPLE WHO USE TOBACCO

•many people still use and continue to


use tobacco even it is deadly.
•users find it difficult to stop smoking.
3. PEOPLE WHO ABUSE ALCOHOL

•this requires help from a proffessional as it


requires appropriate treatment.
•important paradigm is to look at alcoholism
as a weakness of self-control and self -
discipline.
4. WOMEN
•changing role of women in society, men
still predominantly control purchasing
and decsion- making powers.
•counselors are responsible in helping
women appreciate their own values,
abilities, aptitudes, and interest and to
utilize these to develop their full
potential.
5. OLDER ADULTS
•aging population is increasingly rising and demends
more attention.
•retirees who are adjusting to life outside work fell lost
and ignored.
•a trasition from a busy life to retirement stage must be
instituted.
•other aging issues thatrequire attention of counseling
include loss of a partner, decline of mental capacity ans
mobility, increased loneliness, decline financial security.
6.PEOPLE WITH AIDS
•ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY
SYNDROME( AIDS)
•most feared disease due to its incurability.
•victim of this disease are seeking help to
improve their quality of life and to handle
their emotional stress and low self-esteem.
•counselors may also help in assisting and
educating the victim's support system.
7. VICTIM OF ABUSE
•represent victims of domestic violence
characterized by spouse and child abuses.
•spouse abuse is often associted with poverty ,
drug abuse and career disapointments.
•abuse has also become rampant and has
caused psychological damage to the victims.
GAY MEN AND LESBIAN WOMEN
•are still sectors in the society, including heir
own families, tht avoid and discriminate
them.
•theyare usually the victims of harassment,
violence, discrimination, and isolation.

•gays and lesbians , like other sectors of
the society, suffer from peer denial,
family clash, health uncertainties and
prejudgement.
•counseling will focus on selg-
awareness, self- acceptance, and