The statement is made that: by studying their own family of origin, counselors are better
able to understand how their early background may influence their professional work.
What are your thoughts on this?
- Our text (chapter 2) points out that in beginning to practice counseling, an individual may
adopt patterns of behavior from their family of origin. Provide an example of this.
- How might a therapist’s unresolved personal conflicts influence the counseling process?
- Personal therapy for those in the helping professions has many benefits including
ongoing self-care. Identify and describe a few other benefits that practitioners and
students in the helping professions may learn from their own therapy experiences.
- Erikson describes human lifespan development in terms of stages, each marked by a
transition (crisis) to be resolved. Per our text, what are some contextual factors that might
influence an individual’s course of development throughout the individual’s life cycle?
- Complete the inventory: Roles of Values in Helping (in our text). Identify your 3 top
values, and reflect on what your list tells you about the role your values will play in your
- Explain the difference between imposing and exposing values.
- Describe recommended best practices regarding making referrals.
- Our text describes significant court cases on values conflicts. Identify one of the cases
and discuss the relevance of the outcome.
- Identify Erikson’s stages of development (from Infancy to Late Adulthood) and the main
developmental/psychosocial tasks associated with each stage. (maiquke a chart for this)