Health psychologists seek to understand and work around the effects that certain behaviors have on ones health. They also study and focus on how a person’s health can impact their behavior and emotions. Their main goals are to prevent illness, help treat the illness, and overall promote good health. They are constantly trying to find treatments and influences in order to cure or help their patient(s) with their illness. Positive Psychology.
Through research I have found that my ideal job with these qualities is a Psychologist. There are many different fields of Psychology, but the field that appeals to me is a Social Psychologist. These types of Psychologist examine a person or groups of people’s behavior using experimenting and researching.They also study how people deal with each other and how they deal with the world around them. Psychologists study kinds of religious, political, educational, and family groups. In addition, they may teach at Universities or work for private companies or work in the government.
My name is ______ and I am a psychologist with expertise in the Gestalt therapy perspective. The Gestalt therapy perspective is a type of therapy considered to be existential and experiential forms of psychotherapy. This perspective focuses on personal responsibility of decisions made by the individual as well as the individual's experiences in the past and present. This form of therapy holds strong emphasis on the importance of a client- therapist relationship, and the experiences related to environment and society of the individual. The Gestalt therapy examines the adjustments the individual takes charge of, allowing the individual to make choices related to the situation of their life, overall.
Name Professor Course Date Relevance of Boundaries and Ethics in Therapeutic Relationship Therapeutic relationship is that connection that exists between healthcare provider who is a professional and his client, for it is a means through which the professional and patient hope to engage in an effort to affect a change that is beneficial to the client. This relationship is, thus, a vital element because it assists it helps in the reduction and resolution of difficulties of the client. D’Ardenine and Mahtani (1999, p83) state that, in the therapeutic relationship, the healthcare professional should find out the needs of their clients, as well as determine, the clients understanding of their own needs to come up with a workable solution. This is because it has been determined that during this engagement the clients appreciate getting to know the healthcare provider when he spends time with them to understand the interactions (Szasz, p1988, 12). According to Furedi (2004, p174) a typical form of a therapeutic process for counseling involving individuals is composed of different techniques and theories which are taken from different approaches.
Career Description The mental health profession offers several services for the purpose of improving an individual's mental health and/or the treatment of mental illness. This broad category includes psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, mental health counselors as well as many other professionals. These professionals often service the same populations, illnesses, disorders, conditions, and issues; however the scope of practice may often differs. The most significant difference between mental health professionals are the laws regarding required education and training in the various groupings. In my current profession I work as a Community Outreach Specialist for a network called CareLink which is a Manager of Comprehensive Provider Network (MCPN) that
Mental health practitioners have many functions and serve clients in a vast array of roles. This paper will discuss the historical treatment of those with mental health issues and transition into current trends in counseling, which include: mental asylums, outpatient counseling, managed care, integrative approach and virtual therapy. A discussion regarding the important elements of counselor identity, function and ethics as well as biblical and personal insights are also included. Keywords: counselors, mental health practitioners, avoiding harm History and Trends In Counseling Essentially all mental health practitioners, regardless of their area of concentration, have the same paragon, which is to help their clients accomplish their mental health goals (Rudow, 2012, p. 44). From today’s perspective, the early use of electroconvulsive therapy (which led to memory loss, fractured bones and other serious side effects) is considered draconian but during their era, clinicians used the technique in an attempt to help their clients achieve mental soundness.
I have gained an in-depth understanding of the role a Clinical Psychologist plays in promoting mental health. My area of work with Children at School and handling different kinds of cases in hospital settings involving all age groups is an evidence of my capabilities and experience as a Psychologist. My extensive practical experience has helped me enhance my communication skills. Dealing with the population having emotional and mental issues has given me an understanding of the influence of feelings, attitudes, thoughts and perspectives on the behaviour of others. Analysing personal problems and individual needs has become a part of life.
While psychologists and psychiatrists both conduct therapy and research, there are important differences between the two professions. EDUCATION The easiest answer lies in the educational background required for each profession. A “Psychiatrist” has a degree in medicine and a “”Psychologist” has a doctoral-level degree in psychology. Psychologists receive graduate training in psychology and pursue a “Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy” in clinical or counseling psychology.
This essay is a reflective piece on my clinical practicum, I will explain how my clinical practice reflected competence in two domains of the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council’s National Nursing Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse. Firstly, this essay with reference to current literature will define and describe the meaning and importance of competence for nurses as a student, and in the clinical setting. Secondly, I will relate my most recent clinical placements, theatre, rehabilitation and community to the two chose domains to show how I demonstrated competence. Domain one being critical thinking and analysis, and domain two, collaborative and therapeutic practice. Throughout this reflective piece I will discuss the positive and negative aspects of my care, how I demonstrated competence and what aspects of care I would change in the future.
Jeff Brown showed me how to conducts therapy sessions to improve patient’s mental and physical well-being. He also gave me an idea as how to serves geriatrics type of clients and organizes plans in the facility. The most amazing and innovative part was when he taught me, how to assist people of all ages who are challenged by varying degree of mental and social disabilities. In general, I learned that once a patient’s needs are assessed, therapeutic recreation specialists work with them in goal-oriented programs and document their progress along the way. They observe the programs and activities closely in an effort to monitor the patient’s progress.