Personal Reflection Journal Analysis

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Personal Reflection Journal: Module 4
When reading the chapters for this module, I really enjoyed learning about the differing perspectives and theories around the world. Even though I believe in the Western theories prominently, I also like the philosophy within the eastern theories. When reading about Buddhist ethics and perspectives I really wanted to learn more. Although I identify as a Roman Catholic, I believe I can look at other religions and respect their differing beliefs. If I was going to change my religious preferences Buddhism is the one that I would convert to and most strongly identify with. I believe using mindfulness and meditation can be useful to every human being no matter if you have mental health issues or if you are of
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In the case of Frank, I believe the counselor did the best thing possible by not reacting to his inappropriate action (e.g. pulling his pants down and showing the counselor his genitals). In this situation I believe I would not know what to do at first. This case would definitely catch me off guard and I would have to take a moment before making a decision on what to do. In the second case with Jeff, who was a college athlete, who raped a young girl that was intoxicated in her dorm room. The counselor at first could not connect with him, until she could see his suffering in the situation that occurred. I believe that no matter what a client has done one must make that connection to feel empathetic for that client to build a working relationship. The last case is of Max, who fantasies about having sexual relations with young children, specifically young girls. I believe this situation would be very hard for me to deal with. I wrote about this topic in my ethical stance first draft as one of the topics that would be hard for me to deal with and I still believe that in this situation I would not know what to do at first. I believe that the counselor did the right thing in meeting the client where he was at and using self-involving statements that may have made the client feel more normalized (e.g. there may be an evil or bad part of the counselor