Unresolved grief is generally grief which is either delayed and experienced long after the loss or distorted grief, in which the person may not feel emotions, but instead experiences other symptoms. Role disputes - Role disputes occur when the patient and significant people in his life have different expectations about their relationship. Role transitions - Depression may occur during life transitions when a person's role changes and he doesn't know how to cope with the change. Interpersonal deficits - This may be an area of focus if the patient has had problems with forming and maintaining good quality relationships. IPT was developed for the treatment of depression and its efficacy for this application is backed up by several large-scale randomized control trials.
It is my desire to support clients' efforts to gain insight and identify solutions for their areas of concern and believe that most of the answers lie within. From my perspective, the counselor's role is to create a climate in which clients can examine their thoughts, feelings, and actions and eventually arrive at solutions that are best for them. As a counselor, it is important to be non-judgmental, when counseling or helping another person, regardless of how open-minded I may consider myself to be. Personality attributes of professional counselors has a great impact in the counseling process. Being nonjudgmental and accepting are important attributes in any of the helping professions.
Treatment planning provides a road map for the counseling process (Erford, 2010). Assessment and diagnosis play the most important role in case conceptualization and treatment planning because it allows the professional counselor to gain a better understanding about the client’s issues and needs. Professional counselors’ assessment involves intake interviews, test and inventories, behavioral observations and relevant information from other sources (Barlow & Durand, 2003; Nystul, 2006). According to Erford (2010) the assessment process helps the professional counselor put together a diagnosis and set up a treatment plan. Professional counselors also need to consider how issues such as race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, family structure, trauma, and sexual and gender orientation affect a client’s presenting concerns and what impact these variables have on the acceptability of , and the access to, counseling (Erford, 2010).
In severe cases help should be provided through the use of psychotherapy. The elderly take great comfort in others being interested in their life and what they have experienced. Talking about their past is very therapeutic for them and should be encouraged under this approach. Day care centres are places to socialise and opportunity should be provided for this. This perspective can also be used to explain phobias.
To support this, questions are asked about the client’s story, strengths and resources, and about exceptions to the problem. Solution focused therapists believe that change is constant. By helping people identify the things that they wish to have changed in their life and also to attend to those things that are currently happening that they wish to continue to have happen, SFBT therapists help their clients to construct a concrete vision of a preferred future for themselves. The SFBT therapist then helps the client to identify times in their current life that are closer to this future, and examines what is different on these occasions. By bringing these small successes to their awareness, and helping them to repeat these successful things they do when the problem is not there or less severe, the therapists helps the client move towards the preferred future they have identified.
Audiences enjoy the combines of magic, suggestion, and showmanship in order to seemingly predict and control human behaviour. This treatment can be used to help patients suffering from a wide range of physical and mental problems and sometimes discover that with its help they can aid clients suffering from a broad variety of anxieties and can be used to delve into the unconscious mind and reveal hidden memories, fears and suspicions. I myself wonder whether this form of treatment would be temporary rather than long term as it is used for phobias, weight loss, smoking etc. PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY - Deals with long-term deep-rooted issues usually family based with complex situations. Psychodynamics takes the approach that our pasts effects our presents.
Psychotherapy is generally considered to be the most important component of treating patients with DID. Psychiatrists often try to help patients build relationships with others around them and try to help patients cope with experiences from the past. This treatment could take anywhere from months to years because the psychiatrist does not want to overwhelm the patient with extreme feelings of anxiety from remembering any horrific experiences from the past. Psychiatrists often try to integrate all the personalities and have them work together to overcome a fear or anxiety, but sometimes psychiatrists try to “kill” the personality so that the anxiety is gone
Their goal for any client is to provide optimal mental health. A clinical mental health counselor provides services for those who are addicted to substances such as drugs and alcohol, those who have depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc., those who need or ask for family parenting skills, couples therapy for marital problems, those who no longer want to be in this world, those who have self-esteem issues, and for those who are aging and the issues that come along with the aging process (MyPlan.com, 2009; Gladding & Newsome, 2010). Clinical mental health counselors have many different job titles, such as counselor, consultant, case manager, clinical
On administrative matters, forensic psychiatrists are asked to give testimony at legislative hearings—for instance, prior to the enactment of laws governing the sexual misconduct of professionals and the right of an individual to refuse treatment. As a treating psychiatrist, I see patients with a wellness rather than a litigation agenda. Patients come to us because they are suffering mentally. They are depressed or anxious; they have feelings of panic and unbidden thoughts and actions, as well as personality problems that interfere with their day-to-day functioning and quality of life. Although some of these patients may, from time to time, put their problems into action, in the main their personal difficulties are contained within themselves, manifested only as unpleasant, painful
According to Solrac Selbor (2007), group therapies is a good form of therapy because people feel much better knowing that they are not alone while going through the ups and downs of recovering from drug use. In group therapy settings, people often feel a sense of connection with other members of the group because they cultivate, over time, a feeling of mutual support. In group therapy individuals have a chance to experience things that they may have never experienced before. They learn to develop new skills that help them in their recovery as well as in the real world. These learned skills can include social and communication skills and are understood by the individual because of the interpersonal setting of the group.