Can someone complete assignment?
APA style, double spaced, no less than 3 pages, not including reference page;
In no more and no less than a 3 page, double spaced paper, explore and assess where you see yourself as a counselor as compared to the information about “Characteristics of the Effective Helper”; please include the following characteristics: empathy, acceptance, genuineness, cultural competency, and embracing a wellness perspective. See below for information from the textbook about the listed characteristics.
Please know that no one expects you to have all these things figured out at this point. Becoming a professional counselor is a developmental process and very much an internal process as well. This assignment is really about you looking at yourself honestly and seeing where you are right now. There are no right or wrong answers, nor any “perfect” set of characteristics for the effective counselor!
More than any component, empathy has been empirically shown to be related to positive client outcomes and is probably the most important ingredient to building a successful working alliance (Elliot, Bohart, Watson, & Greenberg, 2011; Norcross, 2010). Understanding our clients, or being empathic,
…means that the therapist senses accurately the feelings and personal meanings that the client is experiencing and communicates this acceptant understanding to the client. When functioning best, the therapist is so much inside the private world of the other that he or she can clarify not only the meanings of which the client is aware but even those just below the level of awareness. Listening, of this very special, active kind, is one of the most potent forces of change that I know.
( Rogers , 1989, p. 136)