K. Kustyarini


Counseling is a communication process between counselor and client. In the counseling process, a counselor's skills in responding to client statements and communicating again are needed. To make a professional counseling service, it is hoped that the counselor will have the ability to choose specific interventions through counseling with the latest approaches that aim to help the counselee's problems. Therefore, to conduct individual counseling, counselors must look for an effective and efficient approach and some of the approaches used are Solution Focused Brief Therapy. In its application, Solution Focused Brief Therapy has weaknesses which include: it does not completely solve client problems; limited time into which to use it; demand counselor skills in using language and using mind skills techniques. Language is a communication tool used in education, guidance and counseling. Through language, individuals will produce new skills, such as: way of thinking, how to communicate, and manipulate the educational atmosphere or educational situation. Language is closely tied to human feelings and activities or behavior, so that language can reflect an individual's personality and the individual's perspective on the world. The function of language in guidance and counseling has various aspects, including: language as a means of self-expression, language as a means of communication, language as a social control and language as a means of social integration and adaptation.

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