When I look into the future and envision my career as a human service professional, I hope to be an effective and successful clinician. My personal model of helping includes pieces from several person-centered theories and includes high-lights from behaviorism, rational-emotive therapy, and reality theories. My view point was formed from multiple techniques and methods that I have chosen. I used several different theories and therapies since I feel that one theory or one form of therapy does not encompass everything that I believe to be important for a clinician to successfully treat a patient in need. In order to be an effective helper and human service professional, one must be open to many different schools of thought.
The patient needs to understand his new medical condition in order to gain understanding of the disease process, signs and symptoms, complications, medication regimen, follow-up appointment as well as the benefits of physical activity, diet and weight control. By explaining what causes a myocardial infarction, sign and symptoms, complications using educational video, traced of the heart to demonstrate how it functions will help the patient. Modifying dietary choices, weight control and physical activity will promote better health. This process should be repeated until patient and family voice understanding. Patient and family involvement in plan and care is very vital.
I could use my kind, caring heart, and give back to those ill, disabled, or near death. The second was saving lives. To be in the moment when someone’s heart has stopped and to see the benefits of the CPR performed to regain a heartbeat, a pulse, a life; who would not want to be part of this; thus began early goal planning, both personal and professional. I have read many books on goal planning, and one quote sticks out in my mind: “Values lay the groundwork for your goals; goals lead to the fulfillment of your mission; your mission leads to the realization of your life’s work-your legacy” (Blair, page viii, 2000). At age of 14, I began in a local nursing home as a certified nursing assistant, thus began my organization and focus on a career.
Clinical Observation Journal Practicum Journal #5 Marcos Rosa MFT 691.RA – MFT PRACTICUM 10/30/2014 MY EXPERIENCES IN THE CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS As far as I could observe by now, being a Marriage and Family therapist is a rewarding job, but it also comes with many challenges. Families are consistently going through many changes and the therapist and the clients may not be at the same point in the family life cycle; This can at times lead to conflicts that the therapist is unable to avoid. In order to be an effective therapist you must be able to perform self-assessments and strive to continuously build yours skills. As a student in training, I am having the chance to really appreciate and absorb as much as I could from my professors in the clinical observation room. Every observation I’m noticing some similarities that take place in every section.
Experiential Family Systems Therapy also identifies the importance of teaching families how to encourage and support one anothers individualism. During therapy a therapist must be genuine, collaborative, and rely less on techniques and more on their own awarenss (Berdondini, et, at., 2012). Multipgenerational Family Therapy is another theraputic treatment within the Family Systems theory, it investigates and identifies generalional roles in a family system. Murray Bowen, the founder of this therapy, identifies that emotional distress is often passed through generations (Corey, 2017). He further states that behaviors cannot be corrected without first changing family members (Corey, 2017).
Footsteps of a Mental Health Counselor: Week Eleven Application “I believe that the route people take in life depends strongly on the relationships they have with others, the obstacles they may go through, and how they find themselves in the mist of it all.” With this belief, I desire to someday focus my counseling on relationship issues and substance abuse counseling. However, I’ve found myself questioning what the life of a counselor looks like on a daily basis. Therefore this paper will unfold what life is like for a counselor, through the eyes of Marie Francis, an LPC and LCAS. Along with the information gathered, I will also incorporate the material learned throughout this course in order to provide a true reflection of what happens day-to-day for a counselor. Spending the day with Marie Francis really gave me a true insight on what the day-to-day life is like for a mental health counselor.
For example, in Irvine, California, teachers and administrators have begun a program specifically targeted at helping ADHD students in an educational setting These changes are crucial steps by society to realize and begin to deal with a problem that may affect a great number of Americans. While ADHD still remains somewhat of an enigmatic mystery, both in origin and in treatment, it is clearly an affliction that can be dealt with. It is important to continue research into the causes and treatment of ADHD, so that we can continue to help people with the disorder live normal, functional lives with little fear of competency or bias. The steps that we are making right now, such as accommodations in working environments and special education classes are the first steps toward this goal. Works
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING History of Marriage and Family Counseling Counselor Professional Identity Function, and Ethics Dr. Jeff Logue August 9, 2012 Abstract The counseling field has an enriched part of history in area Science and Christianity. The field of Psychology, and Counseling we find that in the same mental group. The counseling field has developed many groups that have response to the needs for mental health and guidance of many individual. All areas of counseling have helped individuals facing progressive milestones in their lives. In this paper you will have a focus on Marriage and Family Counseling or Therapist’s, the break down on its historical and what it contain for the development of the counseling profession.
Health and Social Care UNIT HSC01 Effective Care and Communication The care sector I have decided to choose is Health, and the care setting I am focusing on is CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service).The reason why I have decided to choose these in my portfolio is because as a future career I would really hope to achieve to be in the Mental Health Service, being involved in either art therapy or a counsellor/psychologist. I have travelled a very long, hard road to my present place of healing. I am still often amazed that I have survived the abuse I gave to myself, but I am now in a position to give back. My mission is to let those struggling with abuse/mental health issues know that you can climb out of the deepest, darkest corners of hell, and that there is still a life worth living inside you. Health organisation “The health sector is made up of the people, institutions and resources, arranged together in accordance with established policies, whose primary purpose is to promote, restore and maintain health.”  The health organisation consists publicly and privately, these include: dental practices, general medical and specialist medical practices, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health activities such as psychotherapy and physiotherapy.
Compared to coaching and mentoring, psychotherapy deals with more medical situations or cases. In general, psychotherapy helps people with mental health problems, usually their past experiences to determine the reason they developed this kind of illness and help them overcome their weaknesses and problems. It guides its clients to take control of their life properly and cope with their problems in more appropriate ways. Coaching however, is not like a therapy. It is done in more professional manner and it focuses more on the present and future.