Previous problems might still be in effect. Likewise, any negative experience associated with the mental health specialist or the negative outcome of the treatment is most likely to influence the client’s attitude and cooperation toward both treatment and the therapist. Moreover, previous diagnosis and medication are essential data for the counseling process. Sometimes clients cannot name their previous diagnosis, and give details about past and current problems. Nevertheless, therapists can gain insight into the client’s mental health history by considering his/her medications and mental health report.
The NIMH says a helpful type of therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy. Which has several parts which include, exposure therapy, cognitive restructuring, and stress inoculation training. Exposure therapy helps people face/control their fear. This may involve taking them to the place in which the event happened and make them feel safe while there. The second part is cognitive restructuring in which the therapy helps people make sense of the bad memories.
Explained to Jason how behavioral therapy will help with his anxiety and it is focus on helping eradicate unwanted behavior. Jason will attend therapy in order to learn what thoughts and feeling has leaded him to feel anxious and be able to fully understand it. Explain to Jason the reason behind choosing this type of approach since a behavior is learned and it can be un-learned. The main goal is to help Jason learn a new positive behavior, which will lead to eliminate the issue of anxiety. Also explain to Jason I will incorporate a cognitive approach since it dealing with thoughts, beliefs and attitudes.
An OT may see shock, anxiety, fear on clients with chronic disorders with acute onset. These psychosocial issues are experiences are influenced by person, cultural and social demographics. In some cases, psychosocial issues don’t surface right away after the onset of the illness or disability. In other cases, the onset of the injury or disability cause individuals to feel depression and a change in self-concept. OT’s need to be flexible and knowledge about psychosocial issues so they can create a good client- therapist relationship.
The most effective type of treatment for PTSD is cognitive behavioral therapy. In cognitive therapy you talk to a therapist about the trauma and they help you to understand how to change your thoughts on the event and its aftermath. Exposure therapy’s goal is to teach you to have less fear about your memories. People learn to fear thoughts, feelings and situations that are a reminder of the event that happened. With exposure therapy you focus on memories that are less traumatic first then you will talk about the traumatic event, and this is called desensitization, which you will learn to talk about you memories a little bit at a time.
In turn, as a cognitive message, CBT and a client centered approach helped clients to also identify and respond to not only their individual need but the needs of others in a more empathic, compassionate, and accepting way. Each article includes a randomized cohort but combined the interventions and adaptation of CBT and a client centered approach in order to examine research and provide feedback to substance abuse clients. As we concluded in class often and integration of different models or techniques can play an important role in the application and delivery of a therapeutic intervention and after reading the articles I believe the integration was effective and helped limit the amount of drugs clients used during therapy. In the end, CBT and a client centered approach both take into consideration the conscious mind while allowing clients to examine their individual problems at hand and use of drugs. From what we covered in class and from reading the articles the evidence goes hand in hand and explores how these combined therapies help individuals explore they have the ability to determine their own futures and are not necessarily a product of their past or previous
Our counselors do a great job at mending these broken relationships currently, but there are some aspects of restorative processes that could be implemented. These processes focus on the importance of inviting all parties involved to participate in he restoration process. It recognizes that when crime is committed or someone is going through a difficult obstacle in life, the situation impacts more than one individual. When the different parties involved come together to find healing and offer support, this is called a restorative encounter (Van Ness & Strong, 2010). I believe there are some people who come to Battlefield Ministries for counseling who would benefit from an
Occupational therapist helps the patient learn how to identify distorted or unhelpful thinking patterns, recognize and change inaccurate beliefs, relate to others in more positive ways, and change behaviors accordingly by participating in meaningful activities for them. The main goals are to help the patient learn that OCD can lessen over time and give him or her the tools to cope with fear or traumatic memories. OT role is to establish routines and habits, meaningful activities that promote optimal levels of arousal or relaxation, and strategies for managing symptoms to enhance occupational performance. These services can help people build self-esteem and establish supportive relationships with family members, school/work personnel, and friends.
This is a good rule of thumb, but every client has a unique set of problems and symptoms that indicate relapse syndrome is occurring. 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
A caregiver not only has to perform outstanding medically, but also achieve friendly caregiving through personality and attitude (Manuella 1767). Caregivers must be positive and effective for better influence on the addict. Stereotypical thoughts about an addict are common in caregivers such as nurses Bartlett et al. 350). The National Drug Abuse Institute reported that, “A person with an addiction can recover with proper care, but an addicted person is unlikely to recover alone” (Bartlett et al.