For this discussion, you will be creating a client scenario that would be especially stressful for you as a professional to work with.
Consider the client’s personal identity characteristics, issues, need for resources, values, and any other identifying factors that might be present in a person seeking your Human Services assistance. Write a brief scenario of this client’s first meeting with you, the professional. Then answer the following questions:
- What is it about this client that you find stressful? How does this client’s needs connect to your triggers?
- How might your personal feelings and stress level affect your work with this client?
- What are some specific self-care skills you would implement in order to handle working long-term with this client?