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Confirming Climate

Confirming Climate

Describe a time when you found it difficult to confirm another person when you disagreed with him or her. Considering the information from this unit’s Reading, how could you apply the concepts of recognition, acknowledgement, and endorsement? What is the difference between confirming others as people and endorsing particular ideas or behaviors?


Professional Boundaries

You have discussed how being culturally competent is important in terms of how you are able to view our clients and your own reactions to differences within the client-professional relationship. Please discuss the following this week:

  • How do you think culture relates to professional boundaries?
  • Which professional boundaries do you think will be easy to maintain? Which ones do you think you might have more difficulty with? Why or why not?
  • Why do you think professional boundaries are important in the client-professional relationship? How do they impact the professional interview?
  • Discuss your thoughts on the professional boundary of self-disclosure. When can it be helpful? When might it be harmful?




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Confirming another person

            We were once hiring a new group of interns and I was given the duty of confirming individuals, based on their personality. I had actually managed to confirm most of them but failed to confirm one individual because of personality clash. Her behavior was kind of weird and we could not even agree on most things. Our clash in personality contributed to our disagreement that made me unable to confirm her.

            In class we learnt various factors: recognition understands the concept behind something. I will use this to identify things. Acknowledgement…


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