Some people like to play a game that constructs a sequence of chemical elements where each element in the sequence begins with the last letter of its predecessor. For example,….
What qualifications would you like the therapist to have for you to consider the person competent to help you effectively?
A good way to appreciate the importance of ethics and the principle of competence is to consider the matter from a client’s perspective. Imagine that you are seeking a psychotherapist. What qualifications would you like the therapist to have for you to consider the person competent to help you effectively? As you answer this question, consider factors such as academic degrees, professional licenses, years of experience in general, experience working with clients with the same concern(s), amount of supervised experience, specialized training in the areas of your concern, and continuing education. Most interns who engage with these questions honestly experience a greater sense of humility as they evaluate their qualifications and competencies for working directly with clients