Differences between an Adolescent and an Adult & quality of a good Counsellor for Adolescents

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  • Differences between an Adolescent and an Adult & quality of a good Counsellor for Adolescents

  • Symbolic stages of lifeChildrenAdolescentAdult??

  • ChildhoodFirst human life period, from birth to Adolescents.

    [children are considered to be small, naive, ignorant]

  • AdolescenceThe age that follows childhood and precede Adult age immediately after puberty. Almost from 12 to 18 for girls, 14 to 20 yrs for boys)

    [Adolescents are considered to be children, youths, small men or women]

  • AdultIs said to be a human being who has came to the end of growth Adult age, in a man. At the end of adolescence and at the beginning of old age

    [Adults are considered to be ripe, mature, wise]

  • Adolescents in our societiesWe shouldnt do as if they dont existWe should not try to do every thing in the place of adolescentsWe should guide them to take decisions by themselvesEven if they were to be considered as blinds, the blinds have options. They take decisions as to where to go and they are guided.

  • Do adolescents have any specific counselling needs?

  • Adolescents specific needs on counselling (1)Adolescents became very sensitive if they are been treated like children, ignorant, those who need to be educated. They are afraid that their secrets are not well kept and that their parents or others might later on be informedThey hate moralising and enhancing attitudes

  • Adolescents specific needs in counselling (2)Adolescents want:To be respected, Express in their own language their problems and their experiences. To be addressed in a simple language.Have possibilities to choose by themselves.Take decisions themselves

  • Quality of a good counsellor for adolesecentsAptitude to listen actively Showing interest for the Ado. problemBe patientBe available Be discreteHave some life experience (testimony)Respect confidentiality

  • Quality of a good counsellor for adolesecents -2KindPatientDiscretePoliteLife experienceGood behaviorJovialPonctualSympatheticdevotedResponsible (dressing)UnderstandingWelcomingBoldFaithfulExemplary lifeAttentiveSociableHumbleGenerous

  • Quality of a good counsellor for adolesecents -3FriendlyHave pleasureLovelyTruthfulGood guideNot discriminateReconcilingGet concernedConfortingIntelligent /wiseTactful

  • Thank you for your attention