Respect confidentiality: Therapist at all times must keep any identifiable information of the participants confidential and should encourage the patients to do sotto. Unless there is a direct threat to the patient, any parties involved or the patient or the law demands it, information must be kept confidential by the therapist. Ensuing confidentiality from the patient party might be difficult but always encourage patients to share and be confidential. Create an environment of trust and honesty
It is my belief that morality should be addressed in the context of Marriage and family Therapy as long as it pertains to the context of a therapist’s role in the therapeutic process relational to the client, client’s family, and associations of their subsystems. Contractual agreements for instance can offer a method of clarity for the client, so they understand through the entire therapeutic relationship, what boundaries are defined as and the consequences of breaching them. The issues of disclosure, association, the person considered to be the client, expectations of therapy, methods used, referrals, billing, number of estimated
Carl Rogers rejected the deterministic nature of both psychoanalysis and behaviorism. His theory implicates that humans behave they way that they do based on how we perceive a certain situation. As Rogers stated, “no one else can know how we perceive; we are the best experts on ourselves.” Carl Rogers believed that the one motive of humans was to self actualize; become the highest version of “human-beingness” possible. While this seems like a basic ideal in many psychotherapies, Rogers’ philosophy includes the idea that every person is supposed to develop differently based on their specific personality. Congruence is important in this actualization; people who are self actualizing have an “ideal self,” which is in line with their actual behavior.
Counselors must be aware of their ethical and legal obligations when providing counseling services, such as those related to crisis prevention and intervention. This knowledge can guide the counselor in making appropriate decisions to best assist the client. The American Counseling Association Code of Ethics (2014) provides counselors with the core principles of autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice and fidelity to guide them in decisions making. Furthermore, the following ACA (2014) ethical codes are applicable to crisis counseling:
Remley, T., P., & Herlihy, B. P. (2016). Ethical, legal, and professional issues in counseling (5th
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
Elements of Yalom’s therapeutic factors were apparent over the course of the semester while experiencing and conducting our breakout groups. Yalom refers to 11 therapeutic factors in the practice of successful group therapy with them being: installation of hope, universality, imparting information, altruism, corrective recapitulation of primary family, development of socializing techniques, imitative behavior, interpersonal learning, group cohesiveness, catharsis, existential factors. Below, will be a reflection of my experience in the group over the course of the semester.
In individual therapy, free association occurs between a client and therapist. Client are allowed to say whatever that comes to their mind and as a therapist, he or she has to listen attentively without interrupting. As compared to group therapy, sessions conducted are among those with similar disorder whereas members are expected to be quick in participating without censorship. Anyone is allowed to say what comes in his or her mind during the group therapy. At most, it might create confusion in a group that is not helpful enough but in this method, it promotes members to be actively participation in the group process (Corey, 2015, p.
In 1952, Eysenck examined 24 uncontrolled studies that looked at the effectiveness of counseling and Psychotherapy and found that “roughly two-thirds of a group of neurotic patients will recover or improve to a marked extent within about two years of the onset of their illness, whether they are treated by means of psychotherapy or not [Italics added]”. Although found to have serious methodological flaws, Eysenck’s research did lead to debate concerning the effectiveness of counseling and resulted in hundreds of studies that came to some very different conclusions:
Prescreening interviews will make or break the group. First, as the group leader I must go through the exclusion process, meaning that I must automatically eliminate clients that cannot possibly benefit from group therapy or fit in with this population. Yalom (2005) says that clients will fail in group therapy if he/she is unable to participate in the primary task of the group. For example someone that is deceptive, aggressive, or displays controlling behavior would not be a good fit for this group. Men on the basis of sex would be excluded. The risk of harm to the group is too great to accept a client that is not an ideal group member. Exclusion would also be applicable to anyone that lives too far away without a means for transportation, required to travel out of state for work frequently, scheduling conflicts, or any pending life changing
Therefore, we will handle issues of confidentiality with great caution. It is our primary obligation to protect our client 's information and to recognize the limits of the confidentiality. Since we will be conducting a group counseling session, it is not always guaranteed that the other individuals in the group will maintain confidentiality. Consequently, we would make it a point to discuss in every session the importance of confidentiality and the ethical component of their actions (McClanahan, 2014). We will be most understanding with their questions, doubts, and issues in the matter. We will encourage group members to maintain everything that happens in the group sessions confidential, in order to preserve the group 's dynamic.
A personal health inventory for spiritual and emotional assessment is important especially for health care workers to combat burnout. Overtime, caregivers especially nurses can build up anxiety, stress, and even depression due to exhaustion. Care giving work is physically, spiritually and emotionally exhausting (Grand Canyon University HLT-310V, 2015). This paper will explore the spiritual, emotional, compassion fatigue, and burnout inventory of this author. In addition, discussed will be ways to promote spiritual, and emotional growth while combating burnout.
One of the most basic aspects of life is work and having a job. It is usually a requirement for a stable life and of utmost importance to people. Richard Nixon’s “Address to the Nation on Labor Day” highlights the work ethic as “ingrained in the American character”. He explains that the competitive spirit is central to the character and takes another name as work ethic (Nixon). Work’s importance is also expressed through the cultural icon of Rosie the Riveter. The image reading “We Can Do It!” displays how the women valued the work which led to more equality in the workplace (Miller). Women in World War II felt pride in the ability to fill the industrial workforce jobs left behind by the men. Even today a person’s job has a considerable influence
The effects on children who are age five and older are a little different than those who are under the age of 5 and may affect areas involving psychological, social, physical, behavioral, and learning. The psychological effects of domestic violence include separation anxiety, low self-esteem, distress, PTSD and suicidal thoughts or attempts. The social effects may include aggressive play, isolation and bullying. The physical effects include bed-wetting and enuresis, hunger, and sickness. The behavioral effects may include extreme outbursts, poor attention and poor concentration. Finally, the learning effects may include delayed language and cognitive skills as well as not attending school (Sterne and Poole 36-37). So, while both age ranges may be affected the same in some areas those
Mental health professionals face multiple stressors while counseling clients in crisis (McCann, Beddoe, McCormick, Huggard, Kedge, Adamson, & Huggard, 2013). Choosing a model of crisis counseling congruent with a counselor’s therapeutic style promotes resiliency and a foundation for a strong therapeutic relationship when delivering trauma focused treatment to clients. Additionally, counseling professionals experience compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma when failing to address difficult thoughts and emotions in relation to a client’s trauma (Warren, Morgan, Blue Morris, & Mood Morris, 2010). Furthermore, mental health professionals developing and implementing a realistic self-care plan, aids in preventing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma to promote overall counselor wellness (Warren et al., 2010).