One of my favorite aspects of being their health coach is just simply talking with them. Learning about their lives fascinates me and helps me with learning to converse with patients while extracting information. I’ve learned that having a simple conversation, and being interested in learning about the patient is an important tool in building a good rapport. My patient loves to talk about his time in the Army, and all the places he was able to visit while in the service. It is important to gain their trust so that they are more likely to adhere to their medical plan.
In addition to giving attention, from the patient’s perspective moderation is key. Patients do not want a dominate nor do they want a passive doctor. Most patients want a doctor that is a happy medium. A doctor that is too dominate can be perceived as aggressive and dismissive. Whereas a doctor that is too passive, this can be perceived as unknowledgeable.
Additionally, as a counselor, it is important to be genuine with whatever feedbacks one presents to the patient and what one believes regarding the situation of the client. Mrs. Perez believes the more authentic and genuine he is with her patients, the more help he will be able to offer the clients. As a counselor, it is important to have a fine and professional interaction with one 's client but boundaries must be maintained. Through this, a counselor is able to demonstrate their focus on helping the patients by showing the client that they understand their problems. It also through such engagements that counselor is able to use the non-judgmental attention that does not require words for illustration in helping the patient.
Whilst the theories and beliefs of existentialism and mindfulness are often perceived as being the exact opposite of each other, they are both focused to helping the client move on from difficult time. I.e. these therapies focused on helping the individual self-discover the healing process, leading to improve self-esteem. Both approaches aim to help the client to develop their behaviour and to heal and grow inside as individuals, accepting all the suffering such as fear and sadness and dealing with them; even though their execution is very different in both modalities (Langdridge, 2010, p.1). Existentialism is about acceptance of the fate and face the word with courage and passion. Mindfulness is focus on awareness of the present moment (Barker, 2010, p.).
For instance, “I can’t trust anyone” can be reworded to “I can’t trust all people, but I can trust my partner in most instances” (282 J.A. Schumm et al.). Working with vets with PTSD, you have to open to trying new ways of communicating with individuals from
For this interview assignment, I got the opportunity to interview Jeff Gatlin, MS, LPC, Senior Clinician and Assistant Director at UTSA Counseling Services. Additionally, Jeff recently earned his supervisor title and is now an LPC-S. Jeff talked about becoming interested in counseling first and foremost because he needed a career, and he desired a profession that allowed him to have financial stability, independence, and professional flexibility. Other deciding factors were more personal and included Jeff’s interest and desire to talk with others about subjects that are truly meaningful in life and listening to people’s life stories. This interest stems from early in Jeff’s life when he often received feedback from his peers that he was easy to talk to, receptive, and trustworthy. Jeff completed a one-year internship at the beginning of his career,
This experience has taught me a few truths that I intend to incorporate in my future practice. My biggest realization was to learn that patients have amazing intuition when it comes to recognizing if a counselor is invested in a conversational and genuinely cares about patient’s well-being. One of the most important and humbling moments during my Practicum was sitting across the table from a complete stranger, trying to establish certain degree of trust and safety by listening and attempting to understand patient’s story, and receiving “It seems like you care” affirmation from a client that I am trustworthy and
Besides being much more affordable than Individual Therapy, there is one primary reason why Group Counseling may be more effective than Individual Therapy, when treating Substance Abuse clients and that reason is collaboration. In a group setting clients are given the opportunity to work together with other individuals, who are suffering from similar scenarios and can confide with them to receive additional support. In addition, the self-efficacy of members is increased from observing the success of other members within the group, who have remained sober from using drugs. This provides other clients, who may have been doubtful, about their success, with the hope they need to achieve their goals. The connection that is built between members also helps when treating other issues that may be in conjunction with substance abuse, such as depression, anxiety and loneliness as well.
I think that perception checks are helpful to guide how the conversation will proceed, and this is why I decided to use this skill right at the beginning of the interaction. Following this, I asked the patient if it was acceptable for me to sit next to her and discuss the matter with her. This question, in addition to using the patients name in the beginning of the interaction helped to build trust. I think that without building this trust as a foundation, the conversation is bound to be unproductive. Throughout the conversation, I tried to ask clarifying questions when I was unsure of my interpretation of what was being said.
To let the client know that cultural teaching can be hard to adjust or tweak, but there are times when they might be necessary. The therapist would need to be careful in respecting the cultural difference though whereas not to shut down the client and also show no disrespect. The possible therapy techniques that might be beneficial here would be a combination of narrative and Structural. Kong might need a plan, since his son was taking care of many of his basis needs and Kong is aged, have the client talk it out, yet propose steps that can assist in goals for the
"Rogers believed that we are free to make choices and control our destinies despite the burdens of the past (book Citation here)". Existential therapy focuses on what clients are experiencing “here and now” which could bring both sides to an understanding of what’s going on. This encourages individuals to rely on their own values and develop themselves to their highest potential. The characters in the movie faced many hardships and endured much pain because of discrimination and prejudice so that is why they have that anger built in. The client centered approach would allow them to feel accepted and also feel like they have unconditional support as well as empathy.
Unconditional positive regard is a vital skill used in the person-centred theory. However if the counsellor uses conditional positive regard, this may break few ethical issues and result in the theory not being person-centred anymore, as the person-centred theory requires the client to be able to have their on control and be free of thought and make their own conclusions/decisions. If the counsellor uses conditional positive regard, by praising them or influencing the client answers, that the counsellor think is correct in their point of view. This can result in the therapeutic relationship breaking as well as the client will never be able
Demonstrating ‘respect for patients’ values, preferences and expressed needs,’ is one of the eight dimensions of person centred care outlined by the Picker Institute (ref). Morgan and Yoder (2012) described ‘respectful care’ as being an attribute of person centred and while the author does not disagree with this idea of ‘respectful care’ being inherent to person centred care, the author believes that Slater (2006) more accurately describes dignity and respect as being antecedents of person centred care. These antecedents drive respect of personal values, individual needs and decisions, a consequence of which is an improved therapeutic relationship and health outcomes. The author considers this view of dignity, compassion and respect as antecedents
Chapter 32 Assessment and Interviewing Heather J. Walter and David R. DeMaso It is estimated that 20% of children living in the United States experience a mental illness in a given year, at a cost of nearly $14 billion. In children, mental illness is more prevalent than leukemia, diabetes, and AIDS combined; far more money is spent on mental disorders than on any other childhood illness, including asthma, trauma, upper respiratory infections, and infectious diseases. Although nearly 1 in 5 youths suffers from a psychiatric disorder, 75-85% do not receive specialty mental health services.