Here are my strengths: 1) I do a great job relating to the clients I work with 2) I have a flexible mindset on how therapy/counseling can occur and how the therapeutic relationship can be formed 3) I have a willingness to learn new techniques and try new approaches to problems that may arise with clients
To be able to see a really great example of a guy who has some awesome strengths, and who is also as human as the rest of us and does what he can with that but isn't perfect, check out the Dr. John Delony Show where you get your podcasts or on social media. He's definitely worth learning from.
Candice Robinson, BS, NCPT-4
1. Listening: Knowing how to actively listen with more than your ears, but also with your eyes for nonverbal cues. Ability to show empathy for the people you deal with. When listening, not feeling sorry for others but having the ability to put yourself in the person's shoes.
2. Communication: Using words to present your observations as well as provide new knowledge without sounding condescending or like a know it all.
3. Trustworthy: Patients must have confidence in their therapist so that they are able to open up. When you are trusted it opens the door for healthy conversations. It shows commitment to an open honest relationship.
1. Confidentiality: If one is unable to keep conversations & other matters private, being a therapist is not for them. It is part of he psychology code of ethics as well as HIPAA. Violations could have your license to practice terminated immediately & you could also face criminal or civil legal action.
2. Judgmental: You cannot handle a situation, especially a crisis effectively when you are being judgmental. Personal biases can be a barrier to the ability to be genuine, accepting, or act morally.
3. Boundaries: Creating boundaries with patients strengthens the stability of the therapeutic relationship. It helps assure that the relationship between the therapist and patient are not detrimental, inappropriate or too emotionally invested.