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The counselor as a human being: A personal perspective

Ruggiero, Sherri (2011) The counselor as a human being: A personal perspective. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal, 2. pp. 40-45.

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The purpose of this paper is to elicit careful consideration regarding life-experience and personal mental health on the part of counselors and counselors-in-training. Counselors-in-training can gain much insight by considering their motivation for entering this profession. They need to assess their ability to enter the counseling relationship with a priority on the client’s empowerment, and not personal fulfillment. Careful consideration must be given to the client as a multicultural being, requiring the counselor to have an awareness and willingness to invest themselves in their client’s experience. Counselors-in-training should strive for personal mental wellness and an ongoing pursuit of emotional expansion.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is published annually and dedicated to publishing refereed articles related to professional counseling in general and issues and counseling approaches that focus on wellness and personal adjustment. Publication priority was given to current Masters and Doctoral students from CACREP-accredited Counseling Programs with active Chi Sigma Iota Chapters. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is the official publication of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Northern Arizona University.
Keywords: wellness, counselor, life-experience, personal, mental, health
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Department/Unit: Journals > Counseling and Wellness Journal
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 21:09
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2585

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