Philosophy of Counseling Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. (ACA, 2010) Professional counseling is the application of mental health, psychological, or human development principles through cognitive, affective, behavioral, or systemic intervention strategies that address wellness, personal growth, or career development, as well as pathology and the primary purpose of counseling is to empower the client to deal adequately with life situations, reduce stress, experience personal growth, and make well-informed, rational decisions. (U.S. Dept. of Human Services, Mental Health, United States, 2002) As a counselor, I want to assist my clients in overcoming their problem(s) and provide them with the problem solving tools to conquer any future problems they may encounter. During this time, we will set short-term, long-term goals, and process goal to give us the direction of counseling and the purpose.
Windshield Survey Summary and Reflection Tara Washington NUR 405 August 24, 2015 Denise Wilson When looking at a community and the health of that community, it is important to define what exactly a community is and what community health is as well. A community is a group of people who live within the same geographic location and share the same type of lifestyle, values and norms. Community health then seeks to look at the general health beliefs and practices within that community. According to Stanhope and Lancaster (2008), “Community health is defined as the meeting of collective needs through identification of problems and management of behaviors within the community itself and between the community and the larger society” (p. 370). Community health is not limited to improving outcomes of an individual suffering from a particular disease or illness, but concentrates on the improvement of the community as a whole.
It was first recognized in South Africa in the 1980s during the struggle for democracy. There are two most recognized models in community psychology which are The Mental Health Model and The Social Action Model. The mental health model focuses on, “… prevention, immunization against rick for mental illness and skills-enhancement,” whereas the
The social and ecological influences are taken into consideration. Both form behaviours and principles of the community. From the 1940’s to the mid 1960’s gave rise to Community Health Psychology, as well as The Public Health Psychology. Neither draw solely from psychology alone, but also social, economic and political arenas when tackling cause and effect. Community Psychology strives for education and empowerment, focusing on health aspects concerned with behaviour, such as
According to the American Psychiatric Association's (2000) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (text revision; DSM-IV-TR), this mixed type is characterized by feelings of immense importance and feelings of being watched or victimized. Teddy experiences both; believing he is on the verge of a grand discovery and simultaneously is being conspired against by the doctors at the asylum. For those with Delusional Disorder, full periods of remission may be followed by subsequent relapses, as is Teddy’s case. Perhaps in response to his experiences in war and the death of his wife and children, Teddy creates an entirely different identity, complete with a new name, profession, past and present. To prevent the truth of his situation from shattering his newly constructed sense of self, Teddy believes any information provided by his doctors is merely part of the conspiracy to keep him in the
Assignment 306 Understand health and safety in social care settings Assignment composition Assignment overview In this assignment you will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of health and safety in social care settings. You will demonstrate your awareness of the legislative framework, identify hazards and risks and how these can be minimised. You will demonstrate you have the knowledge and ability to support less experienced colleagues. You will research topical issues, examine incidents and make assessments of the appropriateness of the actions taken and you will prepare materials to enhance the safety awareness of others. Learners will benefit from undertaking practical courses relating to moving and handling, food safety and first aid.
UNIT 8; PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Description of Unit The aim of this Unit is to introduce the learner to the different psychological perspectives and to encourage the application of these approaches to the study of health and social care. The value of psychological studies to the understanding of health and social care will be examined. You will consider the meaning of the term ‘theories’ in the context of psychology and begin to appreciate the diversity of psychological theories. You will examine the principal psychological perspectives and then apply them to the health and social care sector in order to gain understanding of the potential value of psychology in these sectors. SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES To achieve this unit a learner must: 1.
Community psychology also takes a holistic, systems-based approach to understanding behavior and how people fit in to society, much like related fields such as sociology and social psychology. Community psychology tends to be more centered on applying psychological and social knowledge to solving problems, creating real-world solutions and taking immediate action. Like public health and mental health counseling, community psychology is also focused on the prevention of problems and the promotion of health and well-being. It also has a very strong research-oriented component. Community psychologists often perform original research, develop theoretical frameworks and then apply this knowledge directly within public and private communities.
The Value Base of Social Work Historically the profession of social work has been devoted to enhancing the welfare of people who encounter problems and need assistance to overcome them. Such related issues include poverty, mental health, health care, employment, shelter, housing, abuse, domestic violence, hunger etc. Social work also looks at how society affects people with such circumstances and also how society responds to given circumstances and people thus a core principle is empowerment. Empowerment includes the concern of environmental factors i.e. family, friends, employment, social circumstances, community, and the whole of society and its well being.
Indira Gandhi National Open University School of Social Work Course code: MSW-001 Assignment code: Asst-1/TMA-1/MSW/2008-09 Enrolment number: Q .1. Briefly narrate the emergence and growth of professional social work in pacific region. To start with its professional concept, Social work is a profession committed to the pursuit of social justice, to the enhancement of the quality of life, and to the development of the full potential of each individual, group and community in the society. It seeks to simultaneously address and resolve social issues at every level of society and economic status, but especially among the poor. It involves the application of social theory and research methods to study and improve the lives of people, groups, and societies.