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.
Patterns need to be considered, because the conditions within a family at times affect behavior development and personality. Understanding a client's past influences often helps uncover details that are insightful during treatment and can assist the clinician in treating the client. As a clinician, you need to establish a sense of how the client views themselves as a person, how they perceive their past, and who he or she would like to become in the future. According to the Adlerian theory, my role as a clinician would be to establish an understanding with the client, assess the client's circumstances, and use modeling to encourage the client in his or her efforts to reach their desired changed behavior. The function of
Assessments and treatment of mental illness are examined to find the most appropriate and effective diagnosis and/or treatment for clients and families. Prevention, restoration and resiliency are the expected outcome of effective treatment (Langton & Berger, 2011). Solution Focused Brief Therapy Solution-focused Brief Therapy is intended to encourage clients examine their strengths and resources rather than focus on their obstacles and shortfalls (Reiter, 2010). SFBT can help an individual or a family identifies what their intentions or preferred future. This can empower the client to visualize what this will look like when they have overcome their problems or challenges.
I would let him know that I’m a professional Social Worker that I’m here to empower him and that I have training in child warfare. What solution would you suggest? M y solution for him to remain in the home that he is in now being that he is happy. What would you do and not do to aid interviewee compliance? I would give him resources that could aid him and sign him up for recreational so he can interact with other children.. Motivational interviewing builds on optimistic and humanistic theories about people’s capabilities for exercising free choice and changing through a process of self-actualization.
The initial consultation is a chance for the person receiving therapy to understand is going to happen during hypnosis and what they can expect from the treatment An initial consultation form could be sent to clients to fill and return before the interview in order to give the therapist a better idea of the questions to ask when they meet. The questions asked in a initial consultation form should cover basic details such as the clients name and address and it is important to remember to ask what name they like to be known by and what is a suitable time to make contact and whether or not it is appropriate to contact them on the numbers given, there are clients who would perhaps not want to be contacted on a work number or in the evening in front of their family and it is important their wishes are respected as a matter of confidentiality. Many people are still wary of this kind of therapy and have misconceptions on how much control they have during the session and a usual concern for clients to have is could they be made to anything they wouldn’t do normally such as cluck like a chicken every time they hear the word lotto. This is a good opportunity to build up a rapport with the client and discuss any fears they might have and to reassure them. The client will often feel vulnerable and is to all intents laying bare inner secrets that would not normally share with a complete stranger so by reassuring
A counselor must not disclose information about the client to anyone without the clients consent unless it is provided by the law. It is the Counselors duty to inform the clients with clear restrictions about confidentiality. Both ACA and AACC state that the restrictions of sharing disclosed information is if the client speaks of suicide, harming someone else or any abuse that they are made aware of. Another similarity between ACA and AACC is that all client information should be withheld in a safe place out
Word count 1,883 Why is the initial consultation so important? What factors will an ethical therapist cover at this time? In this essay I will discuss the importance of client consultation, talk about the questions the therapist should ask the client and the ethical reasons and contraindications the therapist should be looking out for. When a person has a specific problem, whether it is a fear or phobia or something they wish to change about themselves, they may consult a hypnotherapist to help them overcome their problem, during hypnotherapy the therapist will address the clients specific needs. But before the therapist can decide the correct route to therapy it is necessary for them to conduct an assessment of the client during the first consultation.
A P Assignment #1 09/01/2013 1. Advocacy as a mental health counselor means to become an agent of support and social change through the lives of my client, but also through the world around me as a professional. Advocacy in mental health counseling profession is to fight for equality, empowerment, and awareness both in clients and through community. Also, self-advocacy should be an important role that I as a mental health counselor should practice in my profession. By promoting self-advocacy it will help clients to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate and defend their own interest and desires.
Treatment planning provides a road map for the counseling process (Erford, 2010). Assessment and diagnosis play the most important role in case conceptualization and treatment planning because it allows the professional counselor to gain a better understanding about the client’s issues and needs. Professional counselors’ assessment involves intake interviews, test and inventories, behavioral observations and relevant information from other sources (Barlow & Durand, 2003; Nystul, 2006). According to Erford (2010) the assessment process helps the professional counselor put together a diagnosis and set up a treatment plan. Professional counselors also need to consider how issues such as race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, family structure, trauma, and sexual and gender orientation affect a client’s presenting concerns and what impact these variables have on the acceptability of , and the access to, counseling (Erford, 2010).
Listening skills, open mind, look at both sides, no assumptions might be a few. You may utilize different skills depending on whether the conflict is between you and another or if you are trying to assist others where there is conflict between them. • Clearly describe the issue(s) • Stay neutral, calm and grounded; don't get involved in the emotion of the issue(s) • Don't worry that your needs will not be met or that you won't be heard • Clarify what your understanding is of what is being said • Re-state your understanding of what you heard to confirm your understanding in a non-judgmental way 207 3.1 Q. Explain the importance of establishing consent when providing care or support A. It is important to establish consent whenever possible when