Reflection of our education<br />My education at Argosy University started off with a bang. My first class was probably the most memorable. My first class was counseling theories and it was focused on different styles of counseling and who invented them. It was interesting to learn that counseling is deeper than just having a person discuss their problems and the therapist listening but that the therapist actually has their own style of counseling and uses a variety of counseling theories. As an undergraduate I had no idea what type of counseling style would best suit me because I was not aware that there were so many to choose from. In the Counseling Theories class we covered several counseling approaches that helped me steer in the direction of what type of counselor I would like to be. <br />
I really enjoyed learning the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Cognitive Behavior Therapies are based on a structured psycho educational model, emphasizes the role of homework, place responsibility on the client to assume an active role both during and outside of the therapy sessions, and draw from a variety of cognitive and behavioral strategies to bring about change (Corey, 2009). I found this theory to be fascinating because it held the client liable for their actions and it is important for a person to be aware that they control their lives. Just in the quarter I strengthened my skills and learned what type of theory I would like to focus on.<br />
Reflection on being a lifelong learner<br />The topic I chose to discuss was childhood bullying. Bullying has become a popular topic and it has expanded from the old fashion bullying. . The victims of bullying in the past would simply wait until their bruises heal, currently the result of bullying can cause more than just physical damage. There are many factors that can contribute to the determination of bullies and victims of bullies.<br />
Reflection on being a lifelong learner<br />Throughout my experience at Argosy University I have been fascinated with how the type of environment we create for our children can affect them. The Children and Violence class helped me further my research on children and their environment. I learned early signs of anti-social and aggressive behavior. Dwyer, Osher, and Warger (1998) believe that we can diagnose potential violence as early as age of five but that few at-risk youth will commit serious violent acts throughout their life spans (Glicken,2004). The book assigned and the professor provided us with case studies that helped me develop my thesis for my final paper.<br />
Being a student has been a long journey that I have realized does not end. As a mother I’m learning how to better my parenting skills every day. Most students believe education is meaningless however college has taught me that this is not true. In every class I have taken I have learned a lot and as my college years continued I learned how each class ties in together. I have also learned to apply the skills I learned to real life situations such as work and parenting. <br />
School has taught me several valuable lessons and that I will use throughout my life. I have kept all my textbooks and I refer back to them when needed. Learning is a continuous process. We learn something new every day rather it is at work or at school. Learning is lifelong lesson because our world is constantly changing and we need to learn about these changes.<br />
Reference<br />Glicken, M.D. (2004). Vilent Young Children. Boston: Pearson<br />Corey, G. (2009). Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy. Belmont: Thomson <br /> Brooks/Cole<br />
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