Team Presenation

Tracy Newman
BSHS322/ Communication Skills for the Human Services Professional
College of Health and Human Services
University of Phoenix
April 26, 2010

  As a human service professional we will have many clients that have different personalities, and that will have different situations that they will need assistance with.   While we have to hold our personal values, and morals to us, we at the same time have to remain professional in all environments and regardless of the client and regardless of what they may do during the therapy sessions.   During weeks one and two we have learned not only the different characteristics that our clients may have, but we also learned about different types of clients that there may be that may be more difficult to deal with considering our values.   Knowing our limits and what we are able to handle is very important in this type of career because some of the things that we may come into contact with may affect our ability to do our jobs efficiently.
    In chapter four our text reviews “Clients I might find hard to accept”.   During our professional careers there are a lot of clients that we may find it very hard to work with.   This is because some clients may feel that they don’t need assistance and that seeing a therapist is not for them, while others may think that it is for them and that the professional just doesn’t know anything about them or what they need. Exercise 4.3 gave a list of clients that we had to list from easiest to deal with to the hardest.   For this exercise I placed the Gay adolescent as the easiest to deal with because they are just coming into their own and doesn’t really know if this is a final decision.   These types of clients are also easier to deal with because they are adolescents and do a better job with listening to what the professional has to say rather than try to argue and think that they know it all.   The hardest, I listed as the drug addicted mother.   I placed this last because...