P1: Explain the requirements for two different careers in the health sector. Job description Child and adolescent psychotherapists offer psychoanalytic treatment to children and young people with emotional or behavioural difficulties, including: * * depression * anxiety * development delay * phobias * aggression * gender dysphoria * consequences of child abuse * self-harming * learning difficulties and disabilities * eating disorders * Psychosomatic disorders Child and adolescent psychotherapists are skilled in the assessment and treatment of children and young people, and are trained to carefully observe them and respond to what they might be communicating through their behaviour and play. They tailor their approach to the individual child and work in an age-appropriate way. Younger children, for example, may play with the toys provided or draw, whilst teenagers might talk about their feelings. Infants and parents are seen together so that their patterns of interaction can be considered.
Education is important with this form of treatment so clients can recognize how different factors affect the course of the disease and what they can do to manage these factors (Steinkuller and Rheineck 342). Family therapy is also a means of treatment where family members as well as the client see a mental health provider to find solutions and ways to deal with the disorder. Family involvement provides structure and could increase adherence to treatment leading to delays or reductions in relapses (Steinkuller and Rheineck 342). Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy involves stabilizing social and circadian rhythms based on the hypotheses that unstable daily routines result in increased bipolar episodes in individuals prone to them (Steinkuller and Rheineck 349). Social rhythm therapy recognizes the need for regular sleep/wake cycles, regulation of meals, exercise, sleep and plans for keeping rhythms stable when disruptions occur.
Infant and Toddler Mental Health Tamara L. H EDUC- 3203-1 Infant and Toddler Mental Health 1. In your own words, define and explain the term trauma. Then, based on pages 7–9 of Hope and Healing: A Caregiver's Guide to Helping Young Children Affected by Trauma, explain how risk factors and protective factors related to children, families, and communities can influence a child's reaction to traumatic events. Trauma is when an event plays out that is both shocking and stunning. Trauma can be sudden or over a long term period resulting in both mental and physical reactions to it.
Associate Level Material Appendix C Psychotherapy Matrix Directions: Review Module 36 of Psychology and Your Life. Select three approaches to summarize. Include examples of the types of psychological disorders appropriate for each therapy. |Psychodynamic Approach |Behavioral Approach |Cognitive Approach | |Summary of |This form of therapy tries to bring unresolved past |This approach assumes that both normal and abnormal |This approach tries to teach people to think in more | |Approach |conflicts from the unconscious to the conscious, where the|behaviors are learned. This form of therapy builds on a |adaptive ways by changing their dysfunctional cognitions | | |patient can deal with the problems.
Unit CMH 302 Understand mental health problems Unit aim This unit aims to provide the learner with knowledge of the main forms of mental health problems according to the psychiatric classification system. Learners also consider the strengths and limitations of this model and look at alternative frameworks for understanding mental distress. The focus of the unit is on understanding the different ways in which mental health problems impact on the individual and others in their social network. It also considers the benefits of early intervention in promoting mental health and well-being. Learning outcomes There are two learning outcomes to this unit.
The cognitive strategies will help the person with intense anxiety to learn good coping skills, effective problem solving, and how to avoid the physiological distress in their life. The procedure should enable the therapist to treat the social disorder person in an effective way. These procedures will also help the social disorder people to learn how to use the cognitive behavior therapy to treat their anxieties. For example, incase of a child treatment, the therapist will teach the distress child the skills that are necessary for coping with his or her anxiety, from where the child will be given a chance to exercise the skills learned as they approach the more problematic situations that incite their distress
The ‘medical’ model looks at the child for a diagnosis such as ADHD or depression. It sees the problem as being inherent to the child. Medication or behavioural therapy may be prescribed to modify the child’s behaviour [Woodhead, M et al 2005]. Alternatively there is the ‘social environment’ perspective. In this model the causes of the child’s disturbed behaviour are sought in their daily surroundings- poor or abusive parenting, neglect or lack of discipline in school.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps people with bipolar disorder learn to change harmful or negative thought patterns and behaviors. Family-focused therapy includes family members. It helps enhance family coping strategies, such as recognizing new episodes early and helping their loved one. This therapy also improves communication and problem-solving The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar ... - Page 193
It permits the child to work off excess physical energy and to release unexpressed tensions. In fact, people who are interested in working with children diagnosed with mental health problems use sometimes play as therapeutic tools to allow the child to work off frustrations, and to analyze the child’s conflicts and ways of coping with them (Life-Span Development, p. 27). Therefore, Psychologists define play therapy as a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. This is thought to help them towards better social integration, growth and development (Association for Play Therapy, 2006). What are the implications of play therapy in child development?