Counselor Essays

Addiction Counselor

The Human Service Career of Addiction Counseling has inspired me to learn all I can to help people, and has given me the opportunity to make an honest living. I was in desperate need of a behavior and attitude change about my life, for I have received the information from others in the field and made a conscious decision to help others who have a desire for change and a new way of life. Substance abuse counselors advise people who…

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Professional Identity and Careers

The following paper will discuss the concept of professional identity and why it is important to the successful future of mental health counseling. This paper will also review the key characteristics or personality traits of a successful professional counselor and the duties and functions performed by a mental health professional. Last, I will evaluate the professional setting in which I would to like see clients. In the late 1970s, in-field professionals formed Mental Health Counseling (MHC), making it the youngest…

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Right to Counsel

1)   The right to counsel as guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution refers to the right of the accused to have the court appoint an attorney for him for his defense at the critical stages of criminal proceedings (West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, 1998). These crucial stages are arraignment, trial, custodial interrogation, police line-up after charges have been filed, sentencing and until appeal of a judgment of conviction (West’s Encyclopedia of American Law). The Right to Counsel…

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Counselors as Companions and Ethics in Human Services

Some of the things I believe that the counselor has learned from Steve are, it taught the counselor that you cannot help a person on their own life path. Only they can find their way. You just have to follow them and be supportive in the situation and on the path they choose. Some people may try to take the easy way out of everything. The counselor learned that you need to help them to take the long road, even…

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A Multicultural Counselor

It is crucial that a multicultural counselor have ample strategies in order to be effective in multicultural counseling. This is because the counselor handles clients who have diverse cultures and, therefore, need to be adaptive to the various cultural values and beliefs of the client. In order, for a multicultural counselor to be effective, it is vital that the counselor should first understand his or her own culture. This understanding of own culture comprises being aware of one own life…

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