Overcoming Challenges to Working With Life Transition or Developmental Issues Counselors base ethical and effective clinical practice not only on sound theoretically- and research-driven work, but also on self-awareness of the person inside the role of counselor. You bring your own couple and family experiences that may enrich or detract from your success as a marriage, couple, and family counselor. Contextualize these issues within your future clinical practice, and think about how your experience might impact your work with clients. Consider whether there are issues you might find challenging to work with because of your personal history, values, or beliefs, and then reflect on how you might address these challenges. With these thoughts in mind: Discussion
a brief description of the life transition/developmental issue you find most challenging to work with and explain why this issue is challenging for you. Then, explain professional development steps you might take to overcome this challenge.