For example, one psychologist may use descriptive psychopathology to which will strive to provide answers for symptoms or mental illness. Either way, psychopathology is formally used to study mental illness or the distresses which may be affecting an individual. The issues of the abnormal psychology will assist in the study by the way we would use it in the attempt to capture interest, trigger concerns, and demands our attention. It also brings us to form and ask certain questions pertaining to any study. Psychopathology is not the same as psychopathy, which has to do with antisocial
Such issues include client’s exhibiting behaviours that are not recognised by such a society. This, in turn can lead to miscommunication and misunderstanding between the client and the counsellor. For example LaFromboise argues that “Adherence to a specific counselling theory or method may also limit the success of counselling. Many cultural groups do not share the values implied by the method and thus do not share the counsellor’s expectations for the conduct or outcome of the counselling session. To counter these differences, effective counsellors must investigate their clients’ cultural background and be open to flexible definitions of ‘appropriate’ or ‘correct’ behaviour (LaFromboise, 1985).
CP: Conceptualization and Treatment Plan 2 Liberty University Abstract The purpose of this case study was to examine the presenting concerns of Sydney Jacobs and to develop and implement a treatment plan. A special session was held in order to conduct a formal comprehensive diagnostic evaluation with Sydney to understand her immediate concerns. Due to Sydney’s core self-concept and faulty informational process that resulted in emotional distress and a dysfunctional lifestyle, Cognitive Therapy was used in the proposed treatment plan. It was concluded that Sydney’s self-schema that led to feelings of inferiority were a direct result of how she came to conclusions about certain life events. This faulty reasoning caused emotional distress that led to discontentment and essentially paralyzed her from being able to meet the basic goals of survival, reproduction, and sociability.
The patient believes that A causes C but the therapist’s job is to show them that B – their irrational thoughts cause C – their mental distress. Therefore, the therapy works by helping the client change their irrational belief system (B) to improve the emotional consequences (C). This is done by disputing the belief system and proving their thoughts to be irrational – for example logical disputing, where the client must ask themselves “does thinking this way make sense”. The client and therapist must have a strong relationship to encourage the client to be open with the therapist who must show unconditional positive regard – be encouraging and positive towards the client to ensure they start to believe in themselves. The effort of RET is that irrational thoughts are restructured to more positive rational ones and as a
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.
(Example case studies) Analysis of qualitative data is difficult and requires accurate description of participant responses, also data and great care must be taken when doing so, for example; looking for symptoms of mental illness. However the participants are able to provide data in their own words and in their own way also qualities research explores new area of research. It also builds new theories and examines complex questions that can be impossible with qualitative method. On the other hand qualitative researchers cannot carefully look at the detailed structures original difficult natural relations. Quantitative research gathers data in numerical form which can be put into categories, or in rank order, or measured in units of measurement.
It would stress that he needed to examine what he is feeling and how to use those feelings in a positive way. Psychologists view this type of therapy combined with behavioral therapy as beneficial as you can isolate what is causing the anxiety by examining patient's cognitions and providing ways to alter that behavior into a positive one. The behavioral approach would focus on how negative thoughts were contributing to Jake's anxiety. The behavioral perspective contends that our thoughts affect the way we feel, that our thoughts could more or less contribute to the anxiety such as Jake is feeling. It would examine what would be the best way to modify his behavior.
Axia College Material Week 8 Checkpoint The DSM-IV The DSM-IV is an important tool for clinicians. It provides a listing of common mental disorders, diagnostic criteria, guidelines, and standard for diagnoses across the field of psychology. However, the DSM-IV is not as precise for diagnosing personality disorders as some psychologists would like. Review Chapter 13 in your text as well as Figure 13-1 regarding Central and Prominent Features of Personality Disorders (Comer, 2005, p.387). 1.
Psychologists who operate through behavioral, humanistic, and cognitive approaches all accept Jake’s diagnosis of anxiety as a condition that requires treatment. However, each branch has a unique belief as to where Jake’s anxiety is rooted, and what needs to be done in order to begin minimizing the effects in his life. I will be explaining the “why” and “how” that each of the three branches accept to be true. Behaviorism is the observation of external actions and reactions. Behaviorists believe that a person’s environment is what determines their behavior, so the first step to treating a patient with this approach would be studying their environment to search for triggers of anxiety.
“Medicating Ourselves” In “Medicating Ourselves,” Robyn Sarah is concerned about the medications doctors are prescribing us. She believes it is doing us more harm than doing us good. She questions two specific disorders, ADD/ADHD and Depression, and explains the key reasons why. To medicate or not to medicate that is the question. Robyn believes that medication can be helpful, but she does give valid points about how it is over used.