Personal Characteristics and Faith Research Paper

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop awareness of personal characteristics that can be strengths and weaknesses as a future counselor. Another purpose is to consider how you will integrate your faith into your future counseling environment.
Parameters: You will write a 4-5 page paper, not including the title page, abstract, or reference page. You may use first person, but still be professional in your writing. Current APA formatting should be followed. You are required to have two scholarly references, outside of your textbooks. No more than 3 direct quotes are allowed. This assignment utilizes the SafeAssign originality tool. Upon submission, SafeAssign will generate an originality report that detects plagiarism. This report will be sent to your instructor.
Prompt: Consider the list of Personal Characteristics of Effective Counselors found in Chapter 2 of Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy. In your paper, discuss the characteristics from this list that you possess. Discuss the areas where you have some concerns and how you might work on those areas of concerns. Next look at the issues faced by beginning counselors in Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy. Discuss the ones that concern you the most. Based on the characteristics that are your areas of improvement and your concerns as a beginning counselor, discuss how your faith might assist you in these areas. Use biblical references to support your ideas. Self-reflect on what it was like for you to discuss your personal characteristics.Use the following sections as Level 1 headingsIntroductionCharacteristics I PossessCharacteristics for ImprovementIssues of ConcernIntegrating FaithSelf-ReflectionConclusion