Self-reflection in Addiction Counseling


Discussion 1:1 page needed with minimum of 250 words and 2 references.
As you reflect on your experiences in this course, ask yourself the following questions and post your answers:
1. What new knowledge have I obtained that will contribute to my effectiveness as a group facilitator?
2. What characteristics do I possess that will enhance my group facilitation skills?
3. What skills do I need to continue to develop and enhance my effectiveness as a group facilitator?
4. What do I know about my ability to observe and apply relevant group dynamics?
5. What have I learned about myself as a group facilitator?
6. What have I learned about myself as a member of a group?


Self-reflection and self-assessment are important components of a counselor’s professional training and development. By using the two, a counselor or a psychotherapist is able evaluate areas of strength and areas or weaknesses and thus be able to improve appropriately (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2013). As such, self-reflection in addiction counseling is not an exception but a crucial part of winding up the course.