My Values, Beliefs, and Clinical Gestalt
By Heather R. Goods
BSHS 322/ University Of Phoenix
The success of a human service professional comes from education, interpretation of one’s own personal values and determination of beliefs. A person must possess qualities of being genuine, honest, and able to uphold ethics through a strong understanding of how they can help others. Human service professionals have to be aware of their own beliefs and feelings. Talking to clients is important in this field. Having control of one’s own conversations through personal body language and tone will make the help that is being offered to others more effective.
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I found myself reaching out to others to help them which gave me the strength in turn to help myself. In the exercises I learned that I the things that I take personal and how I can choose to help others. I have strong values and ethics. I think for my life experiences I would find it hard to deal with someone who has or is abusing a family member. On the flip side of this I know I have a lot of insight and knowledge that will be strong for those in these abusive situations or for those who have been there. My father was an alcoholic for most of my childhood, and then he became a recovering alcoholic who never recovered completely. I gained knowledge from living under the same roof for so many years while he hit rock bottom, stopped, relapsed and started all over again. I feel this personal knowledge is an insight that may help me to relate to on and what they may be going through with an addiction, a behavior or a situation. Children are another part or aspect that I feel I have strength in. Both of my children have been diagnosed with ADHD at a young age. As individuals and family they have been in therapy or counseling for behavioral problems and other things they have encountered as they have grown. I found in my girls how I see them suppress things that they are faced with and push it down inside of them only for it to return in some manner.
I am an honest, caring, understanding and truly genuine person. I have compassion for others and their needs.” Helping others helps me to gain knowledge for life in general. How I choose to interpret what a client may be saying with their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors will give mea n understanding of ways to provide help to my client” (Southern Regional Education Board). Whenever dealing with a client or sharing a presence with on, it is important to stay relaxed, in control with confidence and openness. I will give my clients a supportive presence with my personal warmth and self control in a caring natural manner.
Human service professionals are “characterized particularly by an appreciation of human beings in all of their diversity, human services offer assistance to its clients within the context of their community and environment” (The search for...