Article, Tragedy To Triumph By Richard V. Halstead, Human Service Professionals Help Us Through The Tough Times

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There are many people in today’s society who undergo many horrible experiences and are able to overcome the hard trials that are placed in front of them in order to become successful in life. While some individuals suggest that these individuals will struggle throughout life and others saying that they just need a few words of encouragement in order to progress in life. Regardless of one’s opinion, it is very important to remember that no one person has to go through anything alone and that help and encouragement will always be available for those who seek it.
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Although it may seem like the counselor has been the one who has grown the most at the moment it is not the case, both individuals have had great growth.
For instance, because of the relationship that Steve had with the counselor he was able to become more open to receiving help in order to obtain his goal which he was so opposed to at the beginning of their relationship. Steve was an individual who was used to being told that he could not accomplish things, but through hard work and determination he was able to do many things. So I believe that he had become so used to being told no that he was unsure if he should accept the help. But thanks to the relationship he had with his counselor he was able to more open to the idea of receiving help. Steve also benefited a great deal from this relationship, because of this he was able gather the strength and motivation that was needed and given to him by his counselor in order realize that moving forward toward earning his degree was more important to him than the thought of being normal. This set off a chain reaction which led him to many things like getting his degree, a job soon after, developing his own software and then even owning his own company.
I believe that that every individual that we come into contact with have some kind of effect on us. My reason for this is because no person has gone through the same thing, each person you come into contact will have undergone a unique experience whether it be complicated, horrible, good and even disturbing. Every experience will allow you to progress by showing you how to better handle situations and people. For instance, upon reviewing the Ethical Standards for Human Service Professionals (NOHS) I learned that there were a number of ethical issues in the article, but one that caught my...

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