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).
Research on Counselor and Client Safety COUN5252- Crisis Assessment and Intervention Abstract Within a therapeutic relationship, both counselor and client safety are crucial to success. Although not a priority in the past, mental health counselors should receive safety training within their counselor education program. Counselors can be targets to both verbal and physical threats. Counselors must do their best to evaluate client safety in crisis situations. 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.
She will need to review the legal requirements of keeping these records up to date. As a counselor it is important for her to stay consistent with the Code of Conduct (Bemister and Dobson 2011). If she does not stay on top of updating her client case files then adequate services may not be provided. Since Janice is rather new to being a counselor we can find the areas where she is uncomfortable and offer her training classes to help her become more comfortable. We will let her know that there is an open line of communication so if she ever feels uncomfortable or needs assistance on something that she does not feel knowledgeable or confident about then she can always go to a supervisor’s office.
Reflection as a learning tool allows me to identify the positive and negative aspects of my practice and to draw upon previous experiences and apply them to new situations “Reflective practice has, however, the potential to help practitioners in all fields unlock the tacit knowledge and understanding that they have of their practice and use this to generate knowledge for future practice”. (Schutz, 2007 pg.26) The clinical competency I have chosen in this report is Phlebotomy. As part of my role as a health care support worker within a District Nursing team Phlebotomy is one of my primary duties. The clinical skill I have chosen to reflect upon within this account is venepuncture. Confidentiality has been maintained throughout within this assignment and all names and locations are changed in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct (2008, Section: Confidentiality) and for this purpose I have chosen to name the patient as Mrs Jones.
Those clients who exhibit such issues are referred onto to mental health care professionals via their referral route, i.e. they are referred back to their GP, NRGDS or advised to seek GP assistance. 2.1 Explain the nature and constraints of the counsellor role within different settings. At the time of writing, Tyne Trans does not have the resources to offer a qualified counselling service. They are, however, attempting to instigate a “befriending” service whereby volunteers are to be drawn from the current membership and be given “key worker” roles within Tyne Trans, and receive some formal training in relation to this.
Occupational Therapy Speech 2 Outline Purpose Statement: By the conclusion of my speech, I would like the audience to be informed about what an Occupational Therapist does and what type of education credentials are needed to perform that job. Thesis Statement: Ever wonder how people with disabilities deal with everyday life? How do they take care of their homes? How do they adjust to the work environment? By reading this information you will find out that they learn to deal with these situations with the help of an Occupational Therapist.
Occasional arguments are good for friendship relationships. The trick is to learn how to do it fairly. Occasional arguments help us to learn how to better understand each other, gives us room to freely express ourselves, and they don’t allow problems about certain situations to build up one after another. An argument is defined as a reason or set of reasons given with the aim of persuading others that an action, idea, or thought is right or wrong. In order to have a friendship that works or is healthy you have to argue sometimes to better understand the other person.
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
Windy Dryden (2006) says it is basically a person’s desire to rid themself of some kind of personal pain due to life’s adversities, or character traits which may be hindering a fulfilling life (p.5). She also notes that attending counselling as a course requirement should be considered a legitimate reason. (p.5) As a course requirement I attended a counselling session with Annie Rabin, a professional counsellor. McLeod (2003) says clients want to resolve something, learn something or achieve social inclusion. (p.16) My primary aim was to learn but I also achieved a measure of resolve with my problem.
2) Discipleship Counseling Through the use of personal and professional experiences, Dr. Neil T. Anderson (2003) lays the foundation for future counselors to use as a guide to reach mentally ill individuals in his book Discipleship Counseling (Anderson, 2003). This instructional piece gives current and future counselors the instruction and information needed to reach out and counsel the spiritually oppressed. Anderson (2003) breaks this piece of literature down into three main focuses: defining and understanding mental health; counseling the spiritually oppressed; overcoming false guidance, deception, bitterness and rebellion—and helping others experience freedom in Christ. Discipleship Counseling also gives the reader a better understanding of how discipleship counseling works and shows them the basis of