The textbook and the readings for this first topic begin to describe some of the key elements for a successful therapeutic relationship.
Write a 1,200-1,500-word essay that describes the characteristics and roles you hope to embody as a counselor and the counselor dispositions that you want to bring with you. You may write in the first person for this assignment. Include the following in your paper:
- Your role as the therapist in the counseling process within community and private mental health systems
- Refer to the Counselor Dispositions. Which of these dispositions will you incorporate into the counseling relationship and how?
- Counseling skills you plan to practice for building rapport with clients
- Strategies to advocate for persons with mental health issues
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide