Chapter IV: Initiating and Maintaining a Working Relationship Forum Based on the


Chapter IV: Initiating and Maintaining a Working Relationship Forum
Based on the reading from Chapter IV, please answer the following questions:
1. If you were a client, what kind of relationship would you expect and value? What conditions would you probably put on the relationship?
2. What role has culture played in some of your past relationships with teachers, coaches, counselors? Have your past experiences given you any insight into how culture may influence your interactions with clients?
3. In the chapter, Gladstein’s (1983) counterintuitive comment that empathy can, at times, interfere with a client reaching his or her goals. What do you make of this assertion? Can you think of an example when this might be the case?
Chapter V: Assessing Client ProblemsForum
Based on the reading from Chapter V, please answer the following questions:
1. Defining a “problem” is a difficult process because different people see problems differently. How does a professional counselor view problems?
2. What kinds of information are useful in understanding a stranger’s problems?
Each question should be answered in a minimum of 2 paragraphs.


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