"Regarding the example of the unmarried daughter, planning to have an abortion, I would first ask her why she is thinking of doing this. If her answer is shame or sin, I would counsel her on the fact that she has already been forgiven for her actions…"
"I've decided to go with "intense busyness and unusual hyperactivity", because if one fits how I might react, this is it. I believe that if this behavior becomes noticed, then "withdrawal and refusal to interact with others",…"
"Identify a grief experience of your own. Has this experience helped you to help others?
Having a tough time with this one, all I could really think of is my parents divorce. My mom, brother, sister, and I moved to Liberty in December of 1993. We…"
"Sounds like you are a big supporter of help groups, between your involvement in CR and your answer to number four. I agree with you, that being around others in your situation can be a huge help. Just knowing you are not alone can change everything."
"List the five responding skills:
1) Leading: Gently directing the conversation in the direction of useful information, staying on the subject at hand.
2) Reflecting: Letting the counselee know I understand what they're thinking or feeling
"Thanks for sharing your story, thankful your using your past to help others. I can't imagine the frustration you feel watching these "come and goers" but the fact that you know its never to late is encouragement, I'm sure they…"
"I do the exact same thing. Think everyone should work hard for what they have, or have nothing. Hard to remember that everything we have comes from God, and we don't deserve any of it. Thanks for sharing."
"This is a tough one. Working with kids at church, it is easy to get frustrated with thise who are "annoying", "disobedient", or just plain "knuckleheads". I find myself too often ignoring these kids, giving my attention…"
"Good job Kim. I'm guilty of the same thing. I tend to tell people what I think they wanna hear, avoiding conflict. I'm realizing that I am doing them a disservice, as I have opinions that can truly help them. Thanks for sharing, I always…"
"Please list the five key listening techniques. Choose one that you want to begin to practice and describe a plan of how you will practice it.
1) Pay attention: Be courteous to the speaker by giving your undivided attention. Ignore outside…"
"I'm glad to see you have a gift for listening. It's a valuable one, that seems to serve you well. I thought I was good in this area as well, until doing this assignment. I've realized some flaws, and look forward to getting better…"
"What does it mean to be an effective listener? What is it that hinders your listening skills?
To be an effective listener means that the speaker is aware that they're being heard. I had no idea how bad was at this till reading…"
I enjoyed reading your work, as i usually do. I agree with your comment about being a society of instant gratification. I feel like I always have to be doing something, when the best answer alot of times is to slow down. Thats what I…"
"What are the seven components that comprise the basic skill set for counselors? Of these seven skills, name one that you think is one of your strengths. Name one that is a growing edge for you.
1) Attending Skills: Not just being there,…"