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).
Unit 501 Use and develop systems that promote communication (SHC51) NDAQ Number: F/602/2335 Level: 5 1.1 Review the range of groups and individuals whose communication needs must be addressed in own job role Being able to communicate effectively builds trust, respect, enhances learning and accomplishes goals. Within my job role the level of communication I have to uphold has to be one of massive importance. I have a role of great responsibility dealing with service users and their families or advocates, internal staff and external agencies. Therefore, my communication has to be clear and concise whilst I am conveying instruction and information. I consider communication to be successful when the desired objective is attained.
It's important that good relationships are had with colleagues and other professionals such as Nurses or Doctors, thus allowing people to work and communicate effectively with each other and share knowledge and information. A lot can be learnt from simply asking others with more experience and skills. People can communicate for a number of different reasons, these can include to show how we feel, to pass on information or obtain information, or for social reasons. Communication can be written, verbal or through body movements. 2) Explain how communication affects relationships in the work setting If there is effective communication and people work as part of a team and help each other with workloads, this helps to build a trusting relationship with one another.
Effective communication skills are crucial in jobs in the adult social care sector. As care professionals it is our responsibility to make sure that our communication skills meet the needs of the individuals whom we work with. We communicate with a variety of people whilst at work and it is essential we build the best communication relationships we can. Tenants. Having a good communication relationship with my tenants is a vital part of relationship building, good relationships with our tenants enables us to care for them in the best way as we gain their trust, a greater understanding of them and their needs.
Applying Psychology in the Occupational Therapy Field By Carrie M. Calvao As an Occupational Therapist, I will be treating clients who possess a variety of developmental, physical, and mental conditions. I will be therapeutically assisting clients who suffer from a disability, illness, or an injury. I will guide a client to develop, recover, and maintain their daily living, social, and working skills towards their goals. My intervention as an Occupational Therapist would be teaching the client every day skills, educating the client and their family of daily activities, and adaptation of the client’s environment. The Occupational Therapy field will allow me to work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics, and schools.
Important of Reflections Reflecting on my own practice is important because it allows me to assess what i am doing well, identify areas where you might like or may need more training or guidance in to ensure am performing to the best and meeting all standards and expectations within the care setting. It also helps me to think about what I am doing in the setting and always be aware of how I am working with others. Reflecting on my work practice can enhance and improve my confidence and self-esteem because I can look at what I am doing well, the things I have learnt and achieved and feel good about myself especially if I have been able to do something with ease which I use to find it difficult to do in the past, if I have been able to do something that I have never tried it before. This then gives me confidence to continue to work well and aim to try new things or use what new skills or knowledge I have gained in my care practices. Reflecting on my activities can help me learn from other people’s strategies.
I support effective communication by actively listening to what individuals are saying and by giving them time to respond and by showing understanding to what is being said or expressed. I support effective communication in my job role by recording information accurately and legibly and by having 1-1 formal or informal supervision. In my Job role I enhance my working practice in relation to effective communication by undertaking organisational and vocational training such as POVA and MAPA to enhance my communication skills in working with vulnerable adults with limited communication skills and NVQ 3. As an Assessor I am able to support others to communicate effectively with service users and
UNIT 501 – Use and develop systems that promote communication 1.1 Being able to communicate effectively builds trust, respect, enhances learning and accomplishes goals. Within my job role the level of communication I have to uphold has to be one of paramount importance. I have a role of great responsibility dealing with service users and their families or advocates / health professionals and external agencies. Therefore, my communication has to be clear and professional whilst I am conveying instruction and information. I consider communication to be successful when the desired objective is attained.
When communicating with service users, families and outside agency’s I use a wide range of communication methods including total communication aids to collate as much information as possible so that I can prepare the best care package for the individual and so the support team have all the information they need. This helps me keep up a good standard of communication skills and methods within my job role, this also enables me to keep up good positive rapports and relationships whilst building a trust with each individual that I work with. All though I use a range of communication methods I find that the most useful
My strengths are important to consider in my overall personality, the way I relate to other people, and how it affects my career pathways. The important strengths that I have include responsibility, organization, independent work, and my ability to work hard and stay focused. It is easy for me to accomplish tasks while others may try to distract me. For example, in class, I am able to complete my work on time without being sidetracked. I am a well independent worker because I use the amount of time I have appropriately and I follow the instructions with minimal supervision.