Mental health professionals practice active listening and encourage the client to express their feelings. Mental health counselors develop and implement treatment plans based on the client’s physical or mental condition. Client information is collected through interviews, observations or tests which guide counselors in the development of therapeutic information strategies that will help clients deal with their problems by targeting at-risk behaviors which promotes optimum mental and emotional well-being of the client (Erford, 2010). Over the past decade organizations have come to the realization that mental health professionals need to become competent in cross cultural interactions. Competent multicultural mental health professionals play a key role in success of mental health counseling interventions (Connerley & Pederson, 2005).
Unit 3 Working Ethically with Counselling Skills Task 2 1.2 As a group we looked at an alternative framework agreement from UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy). This is a membership organisation, with over 70 training and listing organisations, and over 7,500 individual practitioners. UKCP holds the national register of psychotherapists, psychotherapists qualified to work with children and young people and psychotherapeutic counsellors, listing those practitioner members who meet exacting standards and training requirements. This is an accredited voluntary register with the Professional Standards Authority. UKCP produces publications and runs meetings and conferences to inform and consult on issues of concern to practitioners and support continuing professional development.
In this essay, I will present a clinical overview of a service user I worked with on my placement. In addition to this, I will demonstrate and evaluate my involvement in the assessment process using the principles of recovery .Finally; I will reflect and present a brief summary of the case study and any conclusions drawn. To ensure confidentiality is maintained the name of the service user has been changed to Jamal and to comply with to the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of professional conduct (NMC, 2010) for confidentiality. Using the information gathered from the assessment I will present a clinical overview of Jamal’s presentation and history . Jamal is a 23-year-old male of African descent with a diagnosis of psychosis.
Integrative Theory Paper Janelle D. Osborn Fort Hays State University Abstract Psychotherapy integration attempts to look beyond and across the confines of single-school approaches to see what can be learned from other perspectives and how clients can benefit from a variety of ways of conducting therapy. (pg. 466) “The majority of psychotherapist do not claim allegiance to a particular therapeutic school but prefer, instead, some form of integration.”(Narcross 2005; 2007) (pg. 466) This paper will inform the reader of this writer’s personal theoretical orientation, its key concepts, and the writer’s view of the role as a counselor, the therapeutic goals, its relationship issues and central techniques and methods. This writer’s personal theoretical orientation includes the integration of several theories and techniques from several counseling models.
Reflective Essay 1500 words Reflective Essay In this essay I will discuss a clinical skill, which I have become competent in. I will use a reflective model to discuss how I have achieved this clinical skill. The reflective model I am using is Gibbs model of reflection, Gibbs (1988) which uses the following, description, thoughts and feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and action plan. I will do a conclusion, which will discuss my personal and professional development, as well as my reflective skills. The clinical skill I have chosen to is the administration of subcutaneous (subcut) injections.
Including the Veterans Home and Hospital in Rocky Hill.Assigned to various units providing bedside care, med admin., dressing changes, Ivs and numerous inpatient and outpatient procedures and all other aspects of nursing care including education of patients and families. Admissions and discharges: prepared documentation and participated on interdisciplinary teams. 2007-20008 UNIT MANAGER, SUB-ACUTE UNIT ELLIS MANOR, HTFD. CT Served as unit manager in a 105 bed skilled nursing facility. Managed 52 bed unit of rehab and long-term care patients.
I saw a significant difference between my behavioral meetings during the first semester and those that occurred while I was in the Counseling Techniques course. When I asked a student how the year was going, or what motivated them to violate a policy, I started actually listening to what the student was saying. I paid special attention so that I could recognize any signs of a deeper
Mental Health Counseling: History and Development Laura Ritchason COUN 5223 Mental Health Counseling: History and Development Mental health counselors accept a developmental perspective in that individuals grow and change throughout their lifetime. Therefore the understanding of the principles of human development, psychology, mental health and change theories offers essential serving relationships with individuals from diverse cultures in order to provide assessments, diagnosis, treatment through cognitive, affective, behavioral and systemic strategies in order to facilitate change. Mental health counseling had not evolved overnight as it might appear but history will show us when and how clinical mental health developed and the contribution
Professional Goal Statement August 14, 2012 I am applying to Walden University's Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Forensic Counseling. I am interested in eventually becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, possibly having my own practice, and this particular program offers the credentials and accreditation needed to meet that goal. The decision to pursue Counseling in the area of Mental Health came from desiring a change, utilizing several different resources, and most importantly a self-analysis. I came to a place in my career, and my life, where I had to ask myself things like, “Where is this job going to take you next? Why are you not happy at your current position?
I believe that there is always an opportunity to help an individual and to make a positive impact on their life. I am eager to pursue a career in which I am able to help and care for people, becoming an occupational therapist would allow me to fulfill this ambition. Occupational therapy is a career for dedicated, reliable, trusting people who are able to develop relationships with patients quickly. I have these skills and I genuinely want to make a difference to people, & assist them to regain their independence. This will be achieved through a standardised approach to assessment, rehabilitation, education and health promotion.