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.
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).
The research is written as such that the best interest of the service user is considered within the research highlighting the value principles of the researchers themselves, where there is consideration for equality, dignity and respect. Although the article does not conclude any evidence outcomes, it is still important to note that evidence based practice is often the basis for decision making and implementing research findings into practice. Evidence based research involves identifying the best available answer to questions that are raised on an identified need albeit that of a service user or organisation. It involves a process of evaluating the evidence and its effectiveness in informing practice and intervention (McLaughlin, 2007). One could argue that evidence based practice bridges the gap between research and practice with its focus on outcomes.
I am going to explore the core conditions that Carl Rogers uses in his theory of person centred counselling. There are three core conditions: congruence, empathic understanding and unconditional positive regard. These conditions are what Carl Rogers believed are the skills a counsellor needs in order to be able to support the client in their process of healing themselves. I am then going to use my own experiences to discuss why I feel that only using the person technique, for certain clients, may not be sufficient to make the progress they require on an emotional level. On the other hand I am going to discuss how learning the person centred approach has affected my personal and work life in a positive way.
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
By performing a self-assessment of my own critical thinking skills, I have revealed both strengths, as well as, weaknesses which have provided a basis for this paper. Flexibility has been defined by Rubenfeld and Sheffer (2010) as the capacity to adapt, accommodate, modify or change thoughts, ideas and behaviors. A strategy to diminish my predominant weakness of flexibility in my thinking will be introduced to assist in my journey to become a highly skilled and competent critical thinker in my clinical practice. Another strategy will be to improve my ability to use self reflection, which has been defined as “contemplation upon a subject, especially one’s assumptions and thinking for the purposes of deeper understanding and self evaluation” (p. 32). These strategies will be accomplished by keeping a written diary of items that I will evaluate based on the evidence and through the use of peer appraisals of my expanding ability to consider new ideas in order to enhance my critical thinking abilities and overcome my weaknesses.
I would say that some of these characteristics that I carry include: a curious and sharp mind, empathy, perceptiveness, humility, and self-reflection. Counselors must be curious about what makes people, groups, and systems do what they do and I am definitely curious about all of that. This trait is important both for learning more about others, as well as doing therapy and staying abreast of the ever evolving, new treatments, that are being created in the psychology field. A Counselor's primary task is to listen to others with empathy, and I enjoy doing just that! I believe that listening to others and being able to put yourself in their shoes in order to understand what they might be feeling is very critical.
With the help of a counselour we can find ways to accept and make peace with things we can’t change and make positive changes where we can. Counselours can quide us to explore what really matters to us, what and who we value, our beliefs, hopes and needs . ( I book understanding counseling) Mcleod 2010 suggets that by attending a counseling session you may be able to delineate on your own experience as a means of relating to the clients that are in need of help, gaining an understanding on what it is like to be a recipient of help and reflect on the implications of the experience for a better understanding of the helping process. My essay will focus on my feelings before, during, and after my one hour face-to-face session, I will also be focusing on the skills that my counselor used during our session that could often be overlooked, skills such as body language, listening, empathy, paraphrasing, knowing when and how to ask questions, just to name a few. These skills may seem insignificant when in-fact these skills determine the difference between a helpful or a non-helpful session.
The client must be ready for change, have psychological resources and social support in order to ensure a positive outcome in counseling (Neukrug, 2014). Introduction As a counseling student at Liberty University it is important to learning and understand how to be successful in producing the desired outcome when counseling clients. In counseling it is not beneficial to just counsel but a counselor must be effective and efficient in the counseling process. In counseling, the counselor and client have created an interactive relationship where both parties play pivot role is the success rate of treatment. Before counseling starts, an evaluation of the client is needed to determine possible obstacles
‘Compare and contrast the different ways the person-centred and cognitive-behavioural approaches to counselling understand and make use of the counselling relationship’ This essay will compare and contrast two of the many approaches to counselling available today. Firstly, we will briefly consider what counselling is and the relationship between therapist and client. We will then go on to consider the similarities and differences between the person-centred and cognitive-behavioural approaches. We will see how these two methods are used within the counselling relationship and consider their aims and objectives. In conclusion we will see why it could be argued that the latter approach is the most useful for many clients.