1. Some clients ask clinicians to share details of their daily life or history. How would you answer these queries? Do you believe that more or less self-disclosure is appropriate? Why?
2. As a counselor, why is it important to consider the client perspective in a counseling session? Reflect on your previous learning in your Social and Cultural Diversity Issues and Co-Occurring Disorders courses as you respond to this question. Share your insights with your classmates.
3. Many times, clients have waited a long time to come into counseling due to feelings of fear of the unknown or fears of disclosing. In what ways can counselors overcome client apprehension in the counseling session? Identify ways in which you can help build a healthy client/therapist relationship. What type of client may challenge you the most? Share your insights with your classmates.