Closing the Helping Relationship

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Closingthe Helping Relationship


Closingthe helping relationship

ClosingSummary for the first scenario

Theposition was demanding for the reason that the client had no familysupport and they were elderly. It limited the options available thatcould help the clients. Relatives and closer family members of theclient mostly intervene in such a case of the elderly that cannotmeet their needs in life. Furthermore, the care needed by theelderly couples is specialized. A counselor, thus, has to use diversemethods and approach the case differently to realize positiveoutcomes. For instance, the communication strategies employed mustconsider the competencies of the elderly couples. It would enablethem to understand ideas and concepts shown to them. Moreover, theyhad a broad need base that included the social support services,accommodation, and food.

Thestrengths of the case rely on available government agencies as wellas organizations in the private sectors that intervene in such cases.It is through the social programs that help vulnerable groups in thesociety such as the elderly couples. The broad base made it easier toestablish contact, help and possible interventions in thecircumstances.

Theoptions existing in the situation was to ask for assistance fromagencies in the private sector or those funded by the state, inparticular, those concerned in such a case of assisting the elderly.Secondly, the couples had different needs that range fromaccommodation, food, and social support. Thus, to find anorganization that deals with each aspect or their concerns as awhole. However, when the needs are spread across the possibledifferent organizations, it increases the chance of successfulintervention because of the spread burden that reduces costs.

Organizationscontacts that would accept to assist the elderly couples would beretained. Moreover, get the contacts of social workers or communityworkers in particular from the government or private sector to updatethe counselor on the progress of the elderly couples in their newenvironment (Capuzzi, 2016). The counselor also has to keep thetelephone contacts of the elderly couples if they have one and tracetheir progress.

Encouragethe elderly couples to have a return visit and assure them of supportwhen they come back. Assure them that that door is always opened andthey might come at any time and share their experiences in the newerenvironment.

ClosingSummary for the second scenario

Itwas a reasonable case. The parent had a source of income that wouldhelp them sustain themselves while seeking for intervention.Accommodation and food among other basics essentials of life would beavailed. The single parent was also able to manage emergencies in thehealth from the low income. The case, thus, was not stern. Thedesperation element was absent that reinforced positive communicationand handling of the situation as well as limited needs of the client.

Theclient struggled but had the capability to address the needs. Manyorganizations arbitrate in kids affairs. The children factor, thus,made finding help easier.

Thepossibilities presented in the scenario were to split the issue anddeal with the children exclusively or generalize the entire family(children and the parent). The second option lies in the possibilityof approaching organization of the state or private sectors dealingwith children concerns. A successful intervention would be easierwhen the focus shifts mainly on children.

Thecounselor would track progress when they get in contact with theclient. Also, organizations that intervened contacts should beavailed to the counselor. Finally, social workers and theirdepartments when linked with the case would help track progress.

Guaranteeto the family of open doors and giving them confidence wouldencourage to think of visiting in the upcoming days even when theyhave a different concern. It would help keep an update of theirprogress and developments.

Descriptionof what might happen if the helping relationship is not properlyclosed

Inthe earliest context, the elderly pair might believe disheartened andmiserable for the reason that they have no additional support. Suchas relatives help that they can count on apart from the counselor orassistant. The type of their needs and their age might results in thedevelopment of health complications for them as a result of losing animportant person in their lives. They might publish the counselornegatively and discourage other people seeking similar services fromconsulting with the helper. If the closure might be worse, they mightconsider professional and legal interventions from agencies thatcontrol the profession.

Inthe following case, in the event of a bad ending the family mighthave an option of not returning for a visit again in the future evenwhen having a different concern. There are high chances that thefamily might be reluctant to recommend other people to visit thecounselor. The unfortunate closure of the helping relationship mightalso create a possible incidence where the client might withdraw fromthe availed help due to revenge, returning them to the pastchallenges. In the most awful they might opt for professional andlegal intervention from relevant bodies responsible for the practiceand licensing of the counselor profession.


Capuzzi,D. (2016). ACACounseling and Psychotherapy(6thEd.). Hoboken: Wiley.