Unit CMH 302 Understand mental health problems Unit aim This unit aims to provide the learner with knowledge of the main forms of mental health problems according to the psychiatric classification system. Learners also consider the strengths and limitations of this model and look at alternative frameworks for understanding mental distress. The focus of the unit is on understanding the different ways in which mental health problems impact on the individual and others in their social network. It also considers the benefits of early intervention in promoting mental health and well-being. Learning outcomes There are two learning outcomes to this unit.
Abstract In this paper, Tracy Freeland will be discussed from an adolescent psychologist’s perspective. Information about Tracy was gathered through watching the film, Thirteen, and through psychological interviews with Tracy in a client based setting. Using this information, a report of Tracy’s family and friendship background, her presenting issue, and an explanation of her behavior from a biopsychosocial perspective are given. By doing this, one should have a more complete understanding of the sometimes-perplexing phase that every human being experiences in life. This period of development is known as adolescence.
In other words, behaviors are controlled by whatever follows the behavior. In relation to psychopathology, it is our operant behaviors that effect who we are and our environment around us. These are considered our consequences, which then react again back unto us as a result of our behaviors. The overall goal is to help the client make the necessary changes in their behavior which can then provide better meaning and coping skills for the future. As the clinician, you will assess the behavior of the client and then define the problem behaviorally.
The aim of Hodges and Tizard's study was to examine the effect of institutional upbringing on later attachments. Related to this they were also investigating if early deprivation effects could be reversed or at least modified and investigating whether there are critical or sensitive periods for the development of behaviour. To study the effects of early experience on later development Hodges and Tizard used a longitudinal approach. A longitudinal approach is where a group of participants are followed up after a period of time, in this case 16 years. To collect their data Hodges and Tizard used various self-report measures, interviews, and assessment scales, with the participants themselves (adolescents) and their parents and teachers.
The first of the therapies is the Psychodynamic Theory. Psychodynamic psychology focuses on trying to get 'inside the head' of individuals in order to make sense of their relationships, experiences and how they see the world (McLeod, 2007, para. 3). Once or twice a week a psychodynamic therapist would meet with Sylvia face to face and try to figure out if her depression is the result of something that she experienced or witnessed in childhood. By exploring past relationship troubles clients may be able to understand the origin of their current difficulties (Myers, 2014, p. 548).
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).
CT261 Understand Mental Health Problems Aims This unit aims to provide the learner with knowledge of the main forms of mental health problems according to the psychiatric classification system. Learners also consider the strengths and limitations of this model and look at alternative frameworks for understanding mental distress. The focus of the unit is on understanding the different ways in which mental health problems impact on the individual and others in their social network. It also considers the benefits of early intervention in promoting mental health and well-being. Credit 3 Level 3 Learning outcomes Assessment criteria The learner will: The learner can: 1.
To what extent does Freud’s theory of psychosexual development help us to understand the way that a persons personality develops in relation to their childhood experiences? Psychologist Sigmund Freud did various researches into psychosexual development. While doing research into the physical symptoms of hysteria on women, he discovered talking to patients helped them to relax, thus aiding their physical symptoms. While talking to his patients, it became apparent that a recurring theme was talk of sexual abuse in their childhood. This resulted in Freud doing further research into psychosexual development and caused Freud to believe that personality develops through a series of childhood stages.
To begin, I would first like to define psychology and applied psychology, and explain how how it is applied. Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behavior. Applied psychology is the professional application of psychological theory and principles used to solve problems associated with human behavior. Clinical psychologists aim to understand and treat mental illness. According to Davey (2011), clinical psychologist, “...attempt to help people understand the causes of their difficulties, provide interventions that can help to alleviate specific symptoms associated with their difficulties, and provide support and guidance through the period to recovery”.
A Case Study focusing on a patient with Social Anxiety In order to meet the learning outcomes this essay will address the theory and principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and their application to mild to moderate common mental health problems, within the design of a case study. Following a discussion of the current status of CBT and review of the evidence, the essay presents a patients case from practice in regard to the application of CBT and the cognitive model to social anxiety also known as social phobia, while evaluating the processes of assessment, formulation, change mechanisms and evaluation. For the purposes of confidentiality, maintaining professional practice and in accordance with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) (2008) guidelines for good practice of CBT, the patient has been given the pseudonym ‘Jane’ and some of her personal details have also been changed, however all details regarding her presentation and interventions used remain unchanged. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) refers to the combination of cognitive therapy and behaviour modification strategies which have their foundations in the discipline of psychology. CBT it is an educational form of psychotherapy with a clear structure that focuses on current problems, using a collaborative approach encouraging patients to establish problem areas from their own point of view, in order to work towards treatment options and goal setting (Williams 2001).