We talk a lot about our point of view to get the other person to see things our way. Everyone is a unique person. An initial reaction of the Western therapist may be that the partner has not successfully individuated from their family of origin. We have diversity of climate, landscape, flora, fauna, animal and human beings. Because of the perceived management pressures and expectations, women can deny themselves the opportunity to ask for changes. The following two quotations, set over 2000 years apart, one from the West, the other from the East, may help to set this training in its context.
Therapeutically induced changes in couple identity: The role of we-ness and interpersonal processing in relationship satisfaction. In order for companies to be able to compete they need to have a multicultural variety of employees. Remember that the person in front of you is your sole focus at this singular moment in time. In the past decade equal opportunities legislation and the need to be proactive in thinking about diversity has begun to make its mark. The issues of transference and counter-transference the latter is a major issue are also explored as they must be.
This includes; disability, gender, age, migration issues, race and religion, sexuality, etc. And this leaves both parties standing on equal footing, where empathy can occur. A wise organisation will have a policy which includes, ideally, an option to resolve problems informally, backed by counselling and mediation. Foster 2006 goes on to say that labeling things and people comes with many negative consequences. Sometimes good communication means knowing when to take a break.
If, however, the Counsellor does experience internal conflict, this must be questioned, whether this is transference, or projection, or something which the Counsellor needs to deal with, which could possibly be taken to personal therapy. I am an outdoorsman that enjoys hunting. She was however offered, and accepted, coaching with an executive mentor. They must ensure that anti- discriminative practice is integral to their work when using Counselling skills. Because it is often a subconscious process, it can be hard to spot. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences. Contextualizing selves of South Asian Canadian couples: A grounded theory analysis.
Often men perceive women as being over-emotional evidenced, for example, by women slamming doors. Other issues which can add to the conflict of priorities are being the sole breadwinner in the family, or being a single parent. Thus they can ensure they provide quality and service equally to all communities without favour or prejudice. The counsellor must therefore be sensitive to any. In line with these objectives, we will challenge discrimination based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation while actively promoting equality and diversity. It attempts to draw a link between diversity and counselling both by professional counsellors and those managers whose communication skills are facilitative and take their lead from counselling skills in the workplace.
Truly effective communication goes both ways. This identity was found to be central to how well the couple functions and the resulting satisfaction that partners have with their marriage at post therapy and gains made post therapy were significantly related to at 2 year follow up Reid et al. It shows the great effort put forth in fighting for equality. Individuals are engaged in a process of reflexively making sense of their ongoing flow of experience in order to adapt Wittezaele, 2004. Let us begin by defining the question: What is a counsellor? Department of Health 2003 Equality: Equality means treating equally regardless of their colour, age gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability etc.
In spite of having been recruited on merit and on her track record, she was repeatedly told by the chief executive that she was incapable of doing a satisfactory job of managing her people. You can address diversity by treating everyone the same, some people will have different needs, and we may need to adjust our environment to suit those needs. When I think of endings, loss comes to mind but also new beginnings. One after the other, her colleagues shunned her and she eventually found herself ostracised. This book is essential reading for counsellors and psychotherapists in training and for experienced practitioners whose continuous professional development will be enhanced by re-evaluating how diversity affects their practice. Storytelling: Moving the focus away from the other and back to your own experience. Ely, demonstrates the various types of diversity management, the ways in which they work, and how they can possibly have an adverse affect on companies.
This desire to analyze people in reductionist ways in order to identify internal basic, essential characteristics stripped of their social context is reflective of a Western idealistic view of people as self-reliant, behaving independent of their social milieu. In saying this, it is important to understand the benefits and process of Empathic Listening, because it plays such a vital role in the overall process of Empathic Communication. What gets in the way — unconscious bias Harassment, bullying, intimidation and victimisation are well known unacceptable behaviours, which now fall within the ambit of the law. Couples were referred for couple therapy at an urban university clinic in Toronto, Canada. These are where we encounter the greatest discomfort with our clients, although there are valuable examples of good practice in responding to individual needs.
We need to see people as their whole selves — i. Correcting: Giving the person your opinion or belief about a situation. She is the author of many articles in processional and refereed journals and has contributed to many chapters in books on counselling and supervision. Men have a different perception of gender issues. Unpublished Masters Thesis Ahmad, S. The latter is often still the greatest taboo. What this means is that our personal filters can, at times, prejudice us against people for any perceived differences, whether we are consciously aware of it or not.
Context and Importance of the Problem School bullying has become a serious problem in the United States Henry et al. The third group, with often visible differences but not necessarily so, are disabled people and recent legislation imposes new regulations on organisations, both for their staff and their customers. Pride, prejudice, and ambivalence: Toward a unified theory of race and ethnicity. In this essay I will discuss briefly the importance of ethics within the counselling profession, I will also outline a few of the major ethical dilemmas that might possibly arise while working in the field of counselling. Try not to bring up past hurts or other topics.