The initial consultation can be a very powerful tool for both the client and the hypnotherapist (Allen P Roger 2004). First impressions will be formed during the initial conversation between the client and the hypnotherapist. It is where the client can tell the hypnotherapist about themselves and can also learn about the hypnotherapist therefore leading the client to decide whether hypnotherapy is the right cause of action for them. Potential clients may be hesitant, nervous, and or sceptical about the idea of hypnosis (Allen P Roger 2004). They may have certain preconceptions of hypnotism from how it is often portrayed in the media and for entertainment purposes etc and so the initial consultation enables the therapist to walk the client through the processes involved in hypnotherapy and to explain how it can help the client and hopefully alleviate any fears that the client may have so that the client feels comfortable and safe (Allen P Roger 2004)..
The initial consultation will usually be the first time that the client and therapist meet and therefore represents an opportunity for the therapist to assess the client and assimilate relevant information regarding a treatment strategy. Based on this, the therapist will be able to make an informed decision, firstly as to whether to proceed with therapy, and secondly how to proceed with therapy. The initial consultation is therefore vitally important if therapy is to be effective, beneficial and ethical. Clearly the more information that can be gathered regarding the client’s problem, the more the causes can be understood and the better the problem can then be defined and resolved . As well as the initial consultation providing an assessment forum for the therapist, it should be remembered that the client will also make judgements relating to the therapist.
2067 words WHY IS THE INITIAL CONSULTATION SO IMPORTANT? WHAT FACTORS WILL AN ETHICAL THERAPIST COVER AT THIS TIME? BY “Sometimes you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” Y Woon The initial consultation before therapy is one of the most important parts of the whole procedure, as this will form the basis of therapy. This Essay is written to address some of the ethical issues which may arise at the time of the initial consultation. It is the most important meeting and these issues addressed should be of benefit to both parties.
The research is, therefore, unrepresentative of interests of wider population. Secondly, the questionnaires are seen as being inflexible. When the questionnaire’s responses are finalised, the researcher can see little scope for formulating new interests or ideas and exploring them as it can be done in participant observation. Furthermore, the interviewer may collect biased data because in standardised questions he/she already imposes interests of their own and excludes questions that might be important to respondent. Thirdly, where the sociologist has interpretivist perspective, detachment may seem a big barrier to overcome.
History and Theory: Freud and Rogers PSYCH/504 May 13, 2013 Nancy Lees History and Theory: Freud and Rogers The article, “Using the Delay Discounting Task to Test for Failures in Ego Control in Substance Abuse” in the Psychoanalytic Psychology Journal talks about the study done on the self-medication hypothesis of substance use disorders (SUDs). It says that individuals use substances to mask un-pleasurable feelings or experiences. As a society we see this daily. People who have experienced tough times and do not want to feel pain any longer; emotional or physical, are more likely to abuse substances. Individuals do this to make the pain go away which ultimately they really just defense mechanisms (Gottdiener, Murawski, & Kucharski, 2008).
2248 words What Is Hypnosis? 1 This essay will attempt to explain what hypnosis is by discussing the technical processes used and some physical and psychological changes that occur to a subject when they are hypnotised. Some common myths and truths surrounding hypnosis will be explored as well as a brief history of hypnosis being told, including how it started and developed into a professional therapy that is used today. The potential for hypnotherapy to alleviate illness, change behaviour and work as a mind and body inclusive therapeutic treatment will be explored. Where hypnosis, as an alternative therapy stands with gaining acceptance from the medical model and it being offered as an NHS treatment will be discussed.
Secondly, the therapist and client forge what is called the Therapeutic Alliance, an agreement on the desired outcome and how they will work in partnership to overcome it. Costs, expected number of sessions and likelihood of a positive outcome will often also be discussed.”(Code of Ethics) Why is the initial consultation so important? This first meeting between therapist and client is probably the most crucial meeting of the
I will also be talking about two hypnotic styles that are permissive and authoritarian and describe their importance in the role of personalised induction. To finish off I will finally talk about mental health and how it may backfire. Some points that are taken into account when doing personalised induction are: * Every person is different in their own ways. * They also have different likes and dislikes. * They come from different cultural backgrounds and not have the same upbringings.
It has been criticized to be too complex and sophisticated for some of the sex offender population. It has been argued that the treatment’s main focus should not be to avoid certain triggers, but to set goals and healthy coping mechanisms (Saleh, et al., 2009). Avoidance strategies can be very difficult and hard to stick with, and results in lowering the self esteem of the offender. Another weakness of the didactic treatment models is that they do not take into account individual factors and treatment may not be really effective because of this (Saleh, et al., 2009). Chemical castration is aimed to reduce recidivism in sex offenders, as it has been thought that reducing or suppressing the production of testosterone will suppress an individual’s deviant fantasies, sex drive, sexual behavior, and
Denial is an outright refusal to admit or recognize that something has occurred or is currently occurring. Drug addicts or alcoholics often deny that they have a problem, while victims of traumatic events may deny that the event ever occurred. Denial functions to protect the ego from things that the individual cannot cope with. While this may save us from anxiety or pain, denial also requires a substantial investment of energy. Because of this, other defenses are also used to keep these unacceptable feelings from consciousness.