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).
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.
Self-harm, suicide and intimate partner violence are examples in which a counselor should be actively assessing levels of safety and risk of a client. When it comes to members of one’s community’s safety being at risk, the community mental health workers and law officials approaches to mentally disabled members should be evaluated. Counselor Safety In the article, A Survey of Safety Training in Rehabilitation Counselor Education Programs by Davis, Schultz, Anderson, and Bartley (2009), the article discusses the importance of safety training including counselor competence in identifying and responding to threatening incidents, communication, critical incident debriefing, and prevention, as well as conflict and lifestyle management. The authors express the importance of infusing safety topics into counselor education programs. An important concern in the counseling and social work field is the counselor or social worker being a target of violence.
According to Bulman and Schutz (2008) the art of reflection can help students and nurses learn from experiences and improve their own practice. To do this they need a self-awareness that enables them to describe honestly how a particular exposure affected them (Bulman and Schutz 2008). In order for practitioners to reflect there are different theoretical models used as a framework for reflective practice. Gibbs (1988) developed a reflective framework involving six stages which aim to guide the practitioner by asking a series of cue questions. The first stage sets the scene of the reflection by asking for a description of the event, the second stage looks at what the practitioner was thinking and feeling thirdly
Educational Psychology is useful to determine how an educator and the students’ family can help and work with the student in order for the student to progress. There are also many tests that the student can take to see whether its a disorder that is causing the specific behaviors. Health Psychology. This focuses on how biological, social, and psychological factors influence and motivate health and illness. Health psychologists seek to understand and work around the effects that certain behaviors have on ones health.
This stage is to help the counselor to identify how the client is functioning socially, academically, occupationally, and behaviorally since the crisis. This stage also helps the both the counselor and client to explore meanings, cognitions, and perceptions. Helps identify distress (emotional distress), ethical concerns such as suicide/homicide assessment, and organic or other medical concerns. Also the uses of therapeutic interactions of educational comments, empowerment statements, support statements, and positive reframes. Using the Cognitive Tree, in Figure 5.1 on p. 80, in your own words, how will you identify the precipitating event, recognize the meaning or perception of the event from the client’s perspective, and identify the distress and other impairments in such a way
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.
unit 4223-315 Understand mental health problems (CMH 302) Level: 3 Credit value: 3 UAN: J/602/0103 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.
This will include my belief that each person deserves to have a careful assessment or initial consultation from therapist to client and after careful consideration of the clients needs and preferences that the most appropriate screed would be used to benefit the client. . I will also discuss two very different hypnotherapists namely Dave Elman and Milton H Erickson. Lastly I will discuss hypnosis and mental health, and the tools that are often used in Hypnotherapy for assessment of a client, and to score an individual, which aids the hypnotherapist in the decision as to which style of screed to use in their clients therapy. Returning to the essay title, analizing the question as
Cultural Immersion Project Part 2 Shanelle P Warren Liberty University Abstract In this paper, we will discovery several of real life situation that any therapist could find his or herself involved in. Understand the different ways to handle each situations. Working as a mental Health professional it is very important that we protect our patients. In order to protect them we have to understand what our state policy are regarding our patients confidentiality, privilege, reporting, and duty to warn. Make sure our patients are aware of the police before starting any therapy session.