Assignment Wk. 7: Interview Subject The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Mental health counselor I have chosen to interview for my final project. In this paper I will include the specialties, the age groups and the modality of clients she services. Further I will explain, why I chose to interview Ms. T Licensed Mental Health Counselor Interviewee
Phase One (Sessions 1 through 3) • The session 1 and 2 consists of the assessment of the client’s clinical problems and background information. Questions relate to her clinical problems, including (a) the nature of her problems (depression and difficulty with making decisions), (b) reason of seeking psychotherapy, and (c) previous attempts to deal with the problems. For the background information, the client’s histories are assessed in the areas of intimate/family relationship, educational/vocational activities, past history of psychological treatment, and physical condition. Session 3 primarily consists on the further functional assessment around her coping skills (e.g., avoidance) in the areas of interpersonal relationships. Phase Two
Introduction Authors Sands and Gellis (2012) state, the initial biopsychosocial assessment gathers information, summarizes and analyzes the findings related to the initial interview with a client. Other sources of data such as significant others, medical results. In addition, other data sources can be utilized such as neighbors, coworker’s friends, and medical results (Sands & Gellis, 2012). The biopsychosocial-spiritual, and spiritual components of an individual. It is imperative that when completing an assessment the mental health care provider focuses on treating the client like an individual and a diagnostic category (Sands & Gellis, 2012).
Although Hansen (2005) recently discussed the role of the medical model within the counseling profession and the impact that this adoption will have on our future identity as counselors, there is little discourse concerning the problems associated with psychotropic medications and the adoption of psychopharmacology practices as part of the professional counselor agenda. In this article, I address this problem and encourage counselors to call into question the uses of technology (e.g., brain scans), research methodology, and treatment efficacy of these medications based on the examination of the existing research. Specifically, I suggest counselors investigate rigorously the uses and consequences of these medications regardless of their support
D: Client was on time for intake appointment. Together, discussed the assessment recommendation and barriers to successful treatment outcomes. Client reviewed and signed of all treatment admission paperwork, including treatment agreement, ROIs, THS treatment policies, THS alcohol drug Services patient rights, THS patient responsibilities, THS health and safety information, THS counselor disclosure information, patient grievance procedures, THS HIV/AIDS information, THS notice of privacy practices, referral to Quit smoking, and marijuana policy. Treatment plan was developed, which was focused on Dim 4, 5, and 6; focusing on developing readiness to change, identifying relapse potential, and building a strong family and social support system.
When the goal of addiction treatment is to provide a behavior change, it is necessary to gather important information that can be vital and increase the likelihood of recovery. Screening for addiction is appropriate when working with a diverse client population, to identify those whom additional evaluation is warranted. In "Chapter 5: Screening, Evaluation, and Diagnosis" of Treating Addictions: A Guide for Professionals (Miller et al, 2011), we grasp the concept that the functions of screening and evaluation depend on the context in which they are given. Some of these settings include emergency rooms, primary care and mental health clinics, agencies for social services, and correctional systems.
A physician has an unenviable position. He is closest to man approaching a god-like stature and when that god stumbles, the consequences can be disastrous. This is even more so in the field of psychiatry where the fact that mental illness exists is not disputed, but the diagnoses and treatment is often suspect. However, despite the demise of 'doctor knows best ', we still need to trust a psychiatrist since diagnosis is based on a patient 's expressed thoughts and overt behaviours rather than solely on biological phenomena. This requires not only that the patient trust the doctor, but even before that, the doctor appreciates and understands the context of those behaviours; behaviours that are influenced by the patient 's environment.
These can include external or internal situations, health problems, cognitive and emotional issues, poor judgment, and questionable behavior (Gorski, 1986). The client should be helped to compile a list of personal warning signs and taught how to manage them. It should be emphasized to the client that if he or she desires to remain clean and sober, new and better methods of handling the problems and symptoms on the warning sign list must be found. Alternative solutions to old stumbling blocks must be
Abstract Observation in the case of Bryon has been occurring over the last 26 months. Observation has occurred in the context of Bryon and a licensed counselor. Bryon appears to be physically, emotionally, and mentally in less than favorable health, and reports poor decision making skills, low self-image, as well as prior and current addiction to drugs, alcohol, and sex. He has failed to thrive in many of the areas that most adults find success and reports that although he feels he battles with obsessive compulsive disorder, he also finds himself suffering from hoarding symptoms.
The patient is a 18 year old female who presented to the ED with suicidal thoughts with a plan to cut her throat. The patient reports homicidal ideations towards her mother. The patient denies symptoms of psychosis. The patient reports depressive symptoms as: isolation, tearfulness, irritability, anhedonia, worthlessness, and insomnia. The patient reports recent stressors as family relationships, school, and her relationship with her current boyfriend.
To illustrate these examples, some clients may suffer from depression, bipolar disorders, or anxiety. If a client suffers from depression, then their personalized care would be therapeutic therapy. In addition, if a client suffers from bipolar disorders or anxiety the best way to treat those individuals may be to provide strong social support environment that regulate their moods. This can be done through recreational activities such as a baseball game or a walk with the clients. “Licensed professionals can address their clients’ specific physical, occupational, psychological and cognitive deficits to develop an individual plan to formulate a plan or services.
Therapists must access their own internal process such as their feelings, attitudes and moods. Therapists’, who are not receptive to the awareness of their flow of thoughts and feelings, will not be able to help clients be aware of theirs (Kahn, 1997, p. 40). Though congruence does not mean that therapists have to share personal issues with clients, a therapist must not conceal their inner process from the client, and not be defensive but transparent (Kahn, 1997, p. 41). By being open sometimes a therapist learns more not only about their client but about themselves
• Fear of psychiatric clients related to the stereotyped psychiatric clients abusive and violent behavior. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWhBc5d3KkQ Orientation: • The parameters of the relationship are established (e.g., place of meeting, length, frequency, role or service offered, confidentiality, duration of relationship). • Trust, honesty, respect,