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Question Objective 1: Explore aspects of change from a holistic, systems-based perspective. The goal of this activity is to appreciate the power of the greater whole on the individual parts that it is made. The helping professions, especially counseling, are often noted for helping clients work towards effective solutions to their problems they present with. However, often times we need to look at the clients’ “bigger picture” to better understand what may be feeding into these problems. Understanding how important it is to get such a macro-view of clients and their situations will be stressed. Read pp 471-478 in Chapter 13 of your textbook by Mandell & Schram. Write a one-page journal that explores your personal awareness about how those and society around you have impacted your own personal development. To achieve maximum points for content and analysis, the following elements need to be thoroughly addressed: What does the quote “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” mean? After reviewing the reading, what can counselors do to help a client when it comes to focusing on the situation they are in vs. just the “problem” presenting to them? In your own life how have your family and environment impacted your personal development?