3:14-CR-85, the defendant was evaluated by Forensic Psychologist Jessica Micono. Ms. Micono’s professional role was to evaluate the defendant 's competency to stand trial, as well as evaluate the defendant 's sanity at the time of the offenses. She was to determine whether the defendant had a mental disease resulting from substance abuse, and if his mental capacity diminished due to a mental disease or defect he was suffering from. Upon completing the assessments, Ms. Micono found the defendant to be suffering from schizophrenia and recommended treatment and competency restoration. The role of forensic psychologist, often times are to provide a forensic examination.
Assessment of mental status will help to establish whether a mental disorder or other condition requiring the attention of a psychiatric is present. It also helps to collaborate with the patient to develop an initial treatment plan that will foster treatment adherence, with particular consideration of any immediate interventions that maybe needed to address the safety of the patient and others, or if the evaluation is a reassessment of a patient in long-term treatment, to revise the plan of treatment in accordance with the new perspectives gained from the evaluation. 9.5 Current Research. Mental status examination is a term which refers to determining whether a patient is experiencing abnormalities in thinking and reasoning ability, feelings
Having knowledge of this area can provide rationale for interventions and support the development of the therapeutic relationship (Larson et al., 2011). The LDNAT encompasses aspects from the Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (ref) and the Mental Health Clustering tool (ref) to assess the multitude of needs that may arise in an individual with a learning disability. It also highlights historical information that could still have relevance to incorporate into the care plan (Painter et al.,
How to Recover Repressed Memories & Heal from the Trauma? If a person wants to recover his repressed memory, he should be under the supervision of a highly-skilled psychotherapist, because the recovery of repressed memories may cause an emotional upheaval, if the person is not prepared to cope with memories and emotions. 1- Assess whether you are ready: you can recover your memory if your lifestyle is low stress and healthy, and you have social support. 2- Psychotherapy: if you want to recover repressed memories, you should do it with a professional psychotherapist. 3- Choose recovery methods(s): you can choose a method to recovery with the psychotherapist.
Some of these concepts may be changed slightly to be fully accurate for the social work field. Functionalism will be used to help patients and myself understand their mental processes and how it affects them. Behaviorism will be used to observe the patient and their family’s behaviors in order to determine the best approach to help them. Cognitive dissonance can be used to help a patient struggling with an addiction change their attitude towards their addiction and its surrounding factors. In the future, I want my career to be in the mental health department of social work.
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.
For faltering families the marital relationship is the most important locus: marriage counseling or marital couple therapy may be useful. For families with more serious problems, self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Parents Without Partners, and Parents Anonymous are available in most communities. Child psychiatrists deal with the range of child, adolescent, and family problems. The fit
If a child has issues with proper social interaction, they will most likely go to a speech language pathologist for services. Speech language pathologists will also need to work in collaboration with audiologists to create the best treatment plan for their patients
Measurement of self-reported pain intensity in children and adolescents Summary: In "measurement of self-reported pain intensity in children and adolescents"; the authors describe the different methods used to assess pediatric pain intensity and review the commonly used, self reported measurements of pain. The authors compiled the results of several systemic reviews to determine which pain assessment technique would deem most appropriate and accurate. The author recognizes that accurate pain assessment using reliable measures is of great importance in the healthcare of a child- since pain can be indicative of further complications, and children may be alleviated of pain to avoid discomfort. Whichever the case may be, it is considered important to determine the intensity and source of the pain so the health care team can be knowledgeable of the patients’ condition so the best possible health outcomes and comfort measures may be achieved.
By doing so I can understand the disorders that absolutely require medications to treat them and the ones that don’t. To begin with, the two overall classifications of mental disorders are called psychosis and neurosis. Psychosis is classifies mental disorders as critical and severe and relates to mental disorders with hallucinations, delusions, and/or altered perceptions of reality (Andreasen). On the other hand, neurosis classifies mental disorders as mild disorders usually linked with anxiety (Andreasen). Examples of mental disorders that fall under psychosis include schizophrenia and dementia; while examples of disorders that fall under neurosis are anxiety, depression or even substance abuse.
Dearden & Becker (2004) identified that the responsibilities exhibited by young carers depends upon the nature of the illness, which can include physical, mental, learning or sensory disabilities. Many researchers identify general caring responsibilities to include emotional support, domestic care, both looking after the adult and other siblings (Michail and Smyth:2010) However, as Becker and Aldridge (2003) highlighted the importance of establishing whether those caring for parental mental illnesses have distinct and particular needs. Similarly, Cox and Pakenham (2014) conducted research into measurement and structure of a measure called the Young Carer of Parents Inventory (YCOPI). The results suggest that there is a considerable difference in caregiving experiences within the range of young carers who were accessed by the YCOPI-A. The research proposed will hone in on the types of specific interventions available for young carers of parental mental
Influence of Imitate Partner Violence and Parenting Practices Summary The research explores the link between imitate partner violence, parenting practices, and the trauma symptoms in children. This area of study is important to observe so that psychologists are able to have some indication of factors that relate to children experiencing problems with stress, coping with trauma, perceiving threats, hyperarousal, avoidance, fear, security, interpersonal relationships, and negative self-attributions (Ehrensaft, Knous-Westfall, & Cohen, 2016). Also, this area is significant because psychologists can use the research to find methods to reduce the impacts of imitate partner violence on children psychologically and find which parenting practices