Through this identification, the reader will attain a greater understanding of the requirements needed for competent mental health counseling. Role of Researcher Mental health counselors aside from specializations must be informed about the people whom they work for. Understanding the characteristics of their clientele, counselors seek to understand interests, attitudes, personalities and intelligent quotients (Sherpis, et.al., 2010). One method used to attain reliable and accurate data can be demonstrated through research within these areas. Variables within data both quantitative and qualitative must be approached from an unbiased perspective aimed at seeking relevancy to these clients.
These two models are proposed for measurement the victim’s recuperation and adaptive behavior (HI, E.1978). Client-centered approach and existential interventions are design to reduce and minimize symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and reduce psychological distress. Rape trauma is also targeted by these therapies through counseling. It is the goal to explain how these two approaches can change and improve the client’s life. Also, the goal is to help to understand which approach might suit best the client depending on their needs and specific situations.
Compare and Contrast Two Family Therapy Theories Professional counselors have many roles and responsibilities in the field of counseling. Professional counselors work with individuals, families and groups. Theories, principles and methods of counseling and psychotherapy are utilized to shape goals for the client (McGoldrick, Carter & Garcia-Preto, 2011). Implementing plans for action to prevent or alter the mental or emotional crisis will an area of focus while working with the individual or family. Assessments and treatment of mental illness are examined to find the most appropriate and effective diagnosis and/or treatment for clients and families.
The counselor then identifies any ethical or substance abuse concerns and uses educational comments, empowerment/support statements, and reframes as therapeutic interactions with the client. Finally, the counselor identifies the client’s current coping strategies and presents possible coping alternatives such as support groups, long-term therapy, legal referrals or referrals to other medical professionals or agencies. It is important that the counselor take steps to get a client’s commitment to follow-through with recommendations. Some may consider the six-step model a more straightforward and efficient intervention model designed to work as an integrated problem-solving process (James, 2008). All six steps involve an ongoing assessment, which is also a critical component of crisis intervention.
Identifying my preferred counseling specialization and how the specialization emerged My preferred counseling specialization is Mental Health Counseling, accessing clients with life changing events, such as: tragedy, death, and a broad area of mental issues in general; in order to give a diagnosis, and render a treatment plan (North Carolina Counselor-License). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the
Ethical Dilemma: Therapist and Confidentiality By Chrisnrue psych/545 May 6, 2013 Ethical Dilemma: Therapist and Confidentiality Confidentiality has been a cornerstone of psychological treatment and the relationship between the client and therapist. A client wants to know that there are boundaries and safety in confiding in their therapist. For the therapist this can become particularly difficult when dealing with adolescents. Teens are particularly concerned with confidentiality and can pose a particular difficulty for a therapist to maintain confidentiality with an adolescent who is not an adult or legal age within their state but is no longer a child and is moving towards a more independent life. In the state of Pennsylvania an adolescent has the right to health care, particularly health care concerning pregnancy, confidentiality, (ACLU, 2009).
McMinn (2011 p. 60) points out that there are three roles that counselors hold simultaneously. First, we as counselors are full participants in the interpersonal interactions that occur during sessions. Second, counselors serve as observers, we carefully watch and evaluate what is and is not going on well in a relationship. Third, we as counselors engineer the counseling relationship by being compassionate and understanding of our clients feelings. We must understand as counselors, the healthy boundaries when it comes to client-counselor relationships.
Running head: ETHICS IN GROUP COUNSELING Ethics in Group Counseling Arthur Silver Rio Salado College Group Interventions with the Chemically Dependent CHD 250 Sections 10929 Michelle McGuire August 15, 2011 Ethics in Group Counseling When confronted with the subject of ethics different people have different ideas or conceptions based on their own interpretation, morals, beliefs, cultural influences, and personal experiences. In the realm of group counseling a high standard of ethical behavior is essential to protect the members of the group, the facilitators and anyone else involved in the group dynamics. This paper will explore the subject of ethics in group counseling by looking at how we define ethics, the ACA code of ethics, the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and a brief interview with a member of the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Dr. Kirk Bowden. The paper will then focus on issues of informed consent, rights of group members, confidentiality, as well as cultural issues as they apply to ethics. Ethics can be defined several different ways.
Our own different and individual strategies for managing stress were discussed as well as how we learned these stress managing strategies. In the social learning activity, we conducted a survey to learn how individuals in our community experience and cope with stress. We acknowledged the importance of the federal laws and procedures created to protect patient privacy. We gained insight into the Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and practiced completing a patient consent and restriction information form. This allowed our class to become informed on the process of admitting a patient in the field.
CBT 2 Abstract Objective: Childhood psychic trauma affects several areas of the brain which in relation causes behavioral problems. Traumatized children who are victims of physical or sexual abuse, neglect or other traumatic event is generally evaluated and supervised by therapist who provides trauma focused treatment. I will be providing information on realistic strategies used for managing dysfunctional emotions and behavior problems which is broken down by the trauma focused evidence base treatment also referred to as (EBT) used for children who are highly distress. Methods: Cognitive therapy looks to help children defeat difficulties. Treatment planning includes a balance of both trauma and behavioral focal point, working on ongoing behavioral problems and behavioral crises, modify distorted thinking so that families could have the knowledge to transfer, and children can learn how to talk through their experiences.