My Beliefs

My Beliefs, Values, and Clinical Gestalt
Kris Halverson
Shawn Miller
June 25, 2011

      This paper will discuss my responses to my text exercises and journal entries for week one and two. It will discuss what type of client I find hard to accept, my clinical repose, and what type of human service staff I may have trouble working with
Human Services
The field of Human Services is a broadly defined one, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but by also seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery, according to Edgecombe( Human service workers job,┬ápara. 1   ).
For me, human services means helping people obtain the resources they need to live a productive life.
Beliefs and Values
I have many beliefs and values that I learned as a child and have learned some new ones as an adult. I believe in being fair and never judging others by race, gender, or economics. This does not mean that I do not fail when it comes to stereotypes.   I have changed many of my beliefs since becoming a substance abuse counselor. I believe that people with addictions need our help and should not be thrown aside. Growing up I believed that drug addicts were useless and a waste of economic resources. My other beliefs that have changed are with the homeless, elderly, and mentally challenged individuals.
Growing up I was raised to believe that we are all equals and should help others in need. My mother, who was an alcoholic, would bring strangers in need home with her. There was always someone new in the house and they would never stay...