I would need to be structured, creative, and positive to help her find ways to deal with the Alzheimer’s. - Location of Treatment I will treat Mrs. Sanders as an out-patient unless her Alzheimer’s becomes so sever that she can no longer care for herself or is a danger to herself. - Interventions to be used I will educate Mrs. Sanders on depression and Alzheimer’s disease. I will do some individual therapy with her to help her deal with the problems in her life and to prepare her for what will come. -Emphasis of
This approach, often referred to as art psychotherapy, emphasizes the products--drawings, paintings, and other art expressions--as helpful in communicating issues, emotions, and conflicts. The art image becomes significant in enhancing verbal exchange between the person and the therapist and in achieving insight; resolving conflicts; solving problems; and formulating new perceptions that in turn lead to positive changes, growth, and healing”. ( Malchiodi, 2009). Art therapy is fairly new and has only emerged in the last century. However, art has been used as a therapeutic process across cultures for centuries.
1009). This indicates the complexity in managing bipolar disorder. Studies also show that psychotherapy is necessary to supplement and optimize the effects of medication (Steinkuller and Rheineck 338). Cognitive behavioral therapy helps patients manage the disorder by replacing negative behaviors with positive ones. 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).
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.
Studies clarify what art therapy is and how it can help. Through literature review, primary research, in-depth interviews and case studies, the results are expected to prove the proposition. Strategy conclusions and further guidelines are discussed. Chapter 1: Literature Review Introduction Art therapy can be understood as the remedial use of art techniques by an individual who is experiencing illness, trauma or struggles in living. This professional type of therapy incorporates psychotherapeutic methods with the creative process to improve physical, mental, and emotional health (Case, Dalley, 1992).
Art therapy is a form of therapy in making of visual images such as paintings, drawings, models etc. “A qualified art therapist contributes towards externalization of thoughts and feelings which may otherwise remain unexpressed (Waller & Gilory, 1992).” The American Art Therapy Association (n.d.) defines art therapy as a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals of all ages. Art therapy is a form psychotherapy that has been practiced for over sixty years and it has been promoted as a means of helping people who find it difficult to express themselves verbally (Crawford, et al., 2010). Art therapy sessions usually start with a form of relaxation such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or setting an intention for the session ahead (Hart, 2010). From a brain health perspective, the art therapist facilitates simple but novel art activities that are easily experienced by the amygdala as interpersonally safer, as well as help generate more active coping responses, this benign sub-cortical perception of the art product can stimulate an inwardly attuned, alert state that supports hippocampal processing of new information (Phelps, Delgado, Nearing & Ledoux, 2004).
After getting my results I reviewed my report and I went back to the book Strengths based Leadership by Rath and Conchie for further insight. As I read and explored the definitions of my strengths I was not surprised by some of my strengths but at the same time was a little in shock that I was not more rounded. I learned that I am strongly based in relationship building which as a psychiatric nurse and as an educator this is not shocking. I need to be aware that my strengths can also be my down fall, my strength of belief can set me up to have judgments and be set in stone with my beliefs. I need to be aware and try to be more flexible, this not easy due to my strong military background.
Not only occupational therapists incorporated art in their work. Before art therapy has existed as a profession psychodynamic therapists also used art to assess their patients. Psychotherapy is focused on talking through the emotional issues. The guidance and analysis are mainly based on verbal
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.
In the early 20th century mental health professionals took an interest in the artwork being created by psychologically sick patients. Art therapy is a new type of instrument being used in counseling field when traditional “talk theory” is not supporting the client-patient relationship successful in counseling sessions. (Rubin, J., A., 2010, pp. 64 - 66). Visual expression is not new to the progress of managing mentally ill patients it was used in the olden times for healing.