I am not being a good counselling teacher at all! (for those new to blog, i am not a counselling teacher at all! just posting my homework on for those that follow along with me!).
I need to get a move on with this batch of homework as i start the next level on tuesday.
If you get confused read counselling homework 5 again:
Working in pairs discuss the groups of people below and choose those which you feel you may have a stereotypical attitude or prejudice towards. List your reasons for this on a separate sheet of paper
For this i just put what first popped into my mind, whether i was influenced by the medias perception or my own personal experiences.
*Lesbians short hair, mannish*Americans obnoxious *Doctors arrogant *Prostitutes abused women/drug addicts*Police arrogant *Young people*Catholics *Blonde women dumb*Gamblers selfish *Smokers selfish*Disabled people *Japanese*Drug users selfish*Jews *Teachers *Scousers *Black people *Asians *Gay men *Upper classes*HIV/Aids sufferers
With your partner, explore one or more of the following issues and write your thoughts and feeling about them below:
1. Attitudes toward alcohol
2. Lowering the age of consent to 14
3.The legalising of cannabis
4. Violence against women
5. Being able to choose the sex of your child
6. People smoking near you
7. Same sex marriages
8. Capital punishment
9. Gender reassignment
11. Animal rights
12. Whether people have a right to kill themselves
My partner and I chose the issue of:
Lowering the age of consent to 14.
Wrong, irresponsible, places vulnerable people at risk, children mature at different rates, peer pressure.
Anger, frustration, uncomfortable
People smoking near you.
Wrong, Dangerous to pregnant women and people with asthma, makes you smell.
Selfish, makes you feel uncomfortable, angry, frustrated, confrontational.
Of course many of the other issues evoke a lot of thoughts and feelings but in class we dont have that much time. I think everybody is always going to have an issue they cant work past, but hopefully when i become a fully fledged counsellor i will have the skills to overcome any prejudices i have.