Quantcast PRINCIPLES OF COUNSELING

Share on Google+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Stumble Upon
Custom Search
 
  
 
Provide supervisors with a responsive and flexible on-line management tool for main- tenance, supply, and manpower functions Improve the accuracy and timeliness of existing off-ship data reports without increasing user workload COUNSELING PERSONNEL One of the most important aspects of the chief petty officer’s job is providing advice and counseling to subordinates. CPOs who make themselves accessible to subordinates will find they are in great demand to provide information and to help in finding solutions to problems. The purpose of this section of the chapter is to present an overview of the basic principles and techniques  of  counseling.  This  section  is  not intended to be a course in problem solving, nor is it intended to provide a catalog of answers to all questions. This section will, however, give you an overview of general counseling procedures, some guidelines to use in the counseling process, and a listing of resources available as references. A point to remember is that counseling should not be meddlesome, and the extreme, of playing psychiatrist, should be avoided. But neither should  counseling  be  reserved  only  for  a subordinate that is having problems; you should also counsel subordinates for their achievements and outstanding performance. Counseling of a subordinate who is doing a good job reinforces this  type  of  job  performance  and  ensures continued good work. Counseling of this type also provides an opening for you to point out ways that a subordinate might improve an already good job  performance. Counseling the subordinate who is doing a good  job  is  relatively  easy,  but  a  different type of counseling is required for a subordinate whose performance does not meet set standards. This  section  teaches  you  how  to  counsel  the subordinate whose performance does not meet established job standards. In general, this section can be used as a guide to counseling personnel on professional, personal, and performance matters. Also, the basics presented here apply to counseling subordinates on their enlisted evaluations. PRINCIPLES OF COUNSELING Counselors should set aside their own value system in order to empathize with the person during counseling. The things the counselor may view as unimportant may be of paramount importance to the counselee. We tend to view the world  through  our  own  values,  and  this  can present problems when we are confronted with values that are at odds with our own. If persons in your unit think something is causing them a problem, then it is a problem to them, regardless of how insignificant you might believe the pro- blem to be. The objective of counseling is to give your personnel support in dealing with problems so that they will regain the ability to work effectively in the  organization.    Counseling  effectiveness  is achieved through performance of one or more of the  following  counseling  objectives:  advice, reassurance, release of emotional tension, clarified thinking, and reorientation. Advice Many persons think of counseling as primarily an advice-giving activity, but in reality it is but one of several functions that counselors perform. The giving of advice requires that a counselor make judgments about a counselee’s problems and lay out a course of action. Herein lies the difficulty, because understanding another person’s complicated emotions is almost impossible. Advice-giving may breed a relationship in which the counselee feels inferior and emotionally dependent on the counselor. In spite of its ills, advice-giving occurs in routine counseling sessions because members expect it and counselors tend to provide it. Reassurance Counseling can provide members with re- assurance, which is a way of giving them courage to face a problem or confidence that they are pursuing a suitable course of action. Reassurance can be a valuable, though sometimes temporary, cure for a member’s emotional upsets. Sometimes just the act of talking with someone about a problem can bring about a sense of relief that will allow the member to function normally again. Release of Emotional Tension People tend to get emotional release from their frustrations and other problems whenever they have an opportunity to tell someone about them. Counseling history consistently shows that as persons begin to explain their problems to a 4-26



Military News
Senate OKs Syrian Rebel Train-and-equip Plan, CR
Approval of a package that averts a government shutdown and...
militarytimes.com
Newest attack sub named for Vermont
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has named the 19th Virginia-class attack...
militarytimes.com
TRANSCOM chief tells vehicle shipping company to shape up
The four-star chief of U.S. Transportation Command has personally told...
militarytimes.com
Nevada congressman promoted to 1-star in Army Reserves
Nevada congressman Joe Heck's promotion to one-star general now has...
militarytimes.com
SECNAV Mabus: Submarine to be named USS Vermont
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus used Lake Champlain, with its history...
militarytimes.com
Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet
The United States will provide $46 million in new security...
militarytimes.com
Senate voting on rebel aid after House backs Obama
Leaders of both parties expected quick passage Thursday as the...
militarytimes.com
British hostage appears in new video by Islamic State
The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing...
militarytimes.com
Dempsey: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months
Moderate Syrian rebels, once they are made battle-ready by a...
militarytimes.com
House Iraq, Afghanistan veterans divided on Syria rebel training
WASHINGTON The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved...
militarytimes.com
Odierno did not call for U.S. ground forces to fight Islamic State, spokeswoman says
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno believes that Iraqi...
militarytimes.com
Rare 'moment of stability' seen in 2015 budget
No need for troops to worry about the beginning of...
militarytimes.com
CFC changes will make donating easier
Troops who want to donate to a charity through the...
militarytimes.com
NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force
NATO's new rapid-reaction 'spearhead' force, meant as a deterrent to...
militarytimes.com
Mattis: Boots on the ground must remain an option in Iraq
The former Marine head of US Central Command said Thursday...
militarytimes.com
Series of attacks kills at least 15 in Iraq
A series of attacks, including several bombings in commercial areas...
militarytimes.com
Congressmen to Obama: Support new rocket engine
A bipartisan group of congressmen have written a letter to...
militarytimes.com
North Korea unresponsive to U.S. envoy offer
North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a...
militarytimes.com
Australian police thwart IS beheading plot
More than 800 Australian officers raided dozens of properties in...
militarytimes.com
Alleged IS recruiter in New York accused of trying to buy weapons to attack U.S. troops
A Rochester man is expected to appear in a federal...
militarytimes.com
 


Privacy Statement - Copyright Information. - Contact Us

comments powered by Disqus

Integrated Publishing, Inc.
9438 US Hwy 19N #311 Port Richey, FL 34668

Phone For Parts Inquiries: (727) 755-3260
Google +