CNSL503R Week 1 – Self-Reflection Paper


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CNSL503R Week 1 – Self-Reflection Paper

Self-reflection is a key aspect of counselor development. This assignment will enable you to practice self-awareness so that it can become a regular habit as you develop as a counselor. You may wish to review the Skills Assessment Rubric and the Professional Dispositions Rubric that your instructor will use in Week 2. Use the criteria as a guide while you develop your paper.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word self-reflection paper on your self-awareness, skills, and aptitude for counseling.

Include the following:

Describe the skills you have that are well suited to a career in the mental health field.
Describe your process for evaluating your effectiveness as a counselor.
As a counselor, you might encounter clients who may do or say something that could evoke conflicting emotions or reactions from you. How would you set aside conflicting values so that you avoid imposing your personal beliefs or morals on the client?
Provide an example that identifies a situation or experience that would create a value-based challenge to a counselor. Explain how a counselor should handle it.

Reference a minimum of 2 peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.