The approach focuses on maladaptive behaviors (addictive behaviors) by changing what it perceives to be the root cause of them (faulty thinking). The goal of the therapist is to encourage the clients to focus on their thoughts and actions. Advocates of this theory contend that only by modifying self-defeating thoughts and behavior patterns will the client truly be able to solve his or her own problems. Thus, the aim of the therapy is to eliminate troubling emotions or behaviors rather than to help patients gain insight into the underlying cause of their problems (Ford-Martin, 1999). Cognitive-behavioral family therapy (CBFT) is the extension model of CBT, however, it also focuses on the members of a family, considering them to be parts of a cohesive unit, and looking at such factors as interfamilial relationships, communication patterns, and other familial dynamics (Frey, 1999).
Discuss two psychological therapies of depression. (24 Marks) One psychological therapy of depression in Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy. This therapy was developed by Hobson, and focuses mainly on the relationship between the therapist and patient. When a comfortable relationship is established, past events that could be the cause of depression are relived and resolved to try and relieve the pressures that they may be putting on the individual. Hobson believes that because problems in our life are usually through interpersonal relationships, we should resolve these problems through a therapeutic relationship.
In this paper I will rebut the justices concerns about the competencies of human service workers. I will also provide quality supporting sources to illustrate the value that human service workers provide to the criminal justice system. Rebutting the justice’s concerns about the competencies of human service workers According to Justice Scalia’s Dissent in Jaffee v Redmond (1996), “Should there be a social worker client privilege with regard to psychotherapeutic counseling?” The answer to that question is yes. The job of a human service worker is to help, assist and support their client in the pursuit of living a better life. They are afforded the privilege to have intimate knowledge of the clients past, their present and their future goals.
I am going to explore the core conditions that Carl Rogers uses in his theory of person centred counselling. There are three core conditions: congruence, empathic understanding and unconditional positive regard. These conditions are what Carl Rogers believed are the skills a counsellor needs in order to be able to support the client in their process of healing themselves. I am then going to use my own experiences to discuss why I feel that only using the person technique, for certain clients, may not be sufficient to make the progress they require on an emotional level. On the other hand I am going to discuss how learning the person centred approach has affected my personal and work life in a positive way.
Essay Response: Crisis Counseling Lisa R. Jensen Liberty University With an example, consider the differences between crisis counseling strategies and psychotherapy. Crisis counseling strategies and psychotherapy share many similarities as well as distinct differences. Both are employed to aid hurting people. Both share a goal of restoring and building positive functioning. Additionally, both crisis counseling strategies and psychotherapy must be carried out in an ethical manner by individuals trained appropriately to render the aid.
I think there, precisely, lies our responsibility to use ourselves as effective facilitators and introduce certain concepts and interventions only when participants are ready for them. I think that a well attuned therapist who works collaboratively with participants will not introduce interventions prematurely at the risk of a potential serious setback for the therapeutic process. But this is why engaging, assessing and evaluating are ongoing transactional throughout the therapeutic alliance. I do, however, think CBT has limitations as does any other form of therapy. I think that working with participants who have severe mental illness might be a challenge.
It has been said that these organizations move persons from undesirable to desirable states. Petagaye “As a trained social worker myself, I know that the mission states that social workers employ a bio-psycho-social approach to restore clients to a state of social functioning” Response “Unique technologies are employed to help persons interact better with their families, neighbours and co-workers. They are enabled to be more productive at work and to be responsible citizens. Petagaye “Let’s go to the phone lines and then we will pick up later on those technologies that, I’m quite sure will enlighten our listeners on how social service agencies differ in function and characteristics from other
In accordance with Davidson (1997) ambivalence is the essence of the problem in addictive behaviors. Miller and Rollnick (2003) describe five principles that guide the technique of motivational interviewing and explain the therapeutic posture adopted in this model as follows: express empathy; develop discrepancy between the desired goals and the behavior to be changed; avoid confrontation to not increase the resistance to treatment; respond to sustain talk and discord to facilitate in the resolution of ambivalence; and evoke hope and confidence to help the client make the change when he/she lacks confidence to deal with difficult situations and
This essay is going to examine the key personal skills that are essential for the delivery of a successful and effective counselling session. I suggest three of the most important qualities to possess within a counselling relationship are trust, empathy and confidentiality without which, the counselling relationship would not survive beyond the first hurdle. I am going to therefore explore the key signs of an empathic understanding and the positive impact this can have on the client's wellbeing. I will then outline the hurdles that need to be overcome overcome to deliver a session effectively with specific focus on my own prejudices and communication barriers. In addition I am going to explore how the client might feel in a session and the blocks, fears and uncertainties they may encounter.
Barker (2003), defined empathy as “the act of perceiving, understanding, experiencing, and responding to the emotional state and ideas of another person” (p.141). Being able to understand, interpret and respond to the emotions of service users feelings, can be beneficial in achieving improved outcomes. Just as important as empathy is the ability to remain objective. Clients need social workers to keep a level head in order to help them deal with their difficult situations. Personal feelings cannot override the ability to make impartial, informed decisions on behalf of users.