I know that I want to work with addiction and I am taking the appropriate steps to become a specialized counselor. It will always be my primary goal to work with the substance abuse population. As I learned more about the real world problems this population faces, I realized that some problems cannot be addressed with counseling alone. I have come to understand substance abuse as a public health problem. I believe that the outdated practices and policies can be improved to create higher levels of successful recovery.
Members of the treatment centre do not only have trouble with substance abuse but may have another problem along with it such as depression. Due to this, the therapeutic community model is the main model used because it is holistic. This model is also the main model used because the program not only focuses on helping individuals recover from substance abuse but also help them be able to become employed or go back to school when they set back out into the world. According to Mr. Jurawan, the centre wants to ensure individuals are able to get back up on their feet and have a better life. Evaluate the usefulness of the model(s) at the treatment center.
The core psychoeducational principle is education has a role in emotional and behavioral change. Having knowledge about the illness would help increase their understanding about the illness and symptoms. Particularly in group therapy, having all patients in the group informed about their condition would mean expanding awareness. Furthermore, psychoeducation can be given to patient family or who come along with the patients for treatment. Psychoeducation could begin with an introduction regarding the illnesses or conditions that the group demands.
The project itself demonstrated my support for individual, public and government relations, and equity among all. I described certain aspects of mental health and addiction such as protective factors, prevention, intervention and advocacy (C.1., C.10.). Being able to conduct research and prepare an effective plan through strategies to promote understanding of substance abuse and protective factors, shows improvement in my support for client advocacy (E.6). My attempt is to influence Greenville as well as other surrounding areas (E.6). Understanding my role as a counselor to advocate is stressed throughout my project, for instance the actual sending of these letters proves my strong desire to decrease substance abuse among
Regular depression screening is important in the healthcare setting since it helps the physicians treat depression and employ recovery mechanisms for the patients. This report will evaluate a strength-based model of care and explore how its supports nurses to work in partnership with children. The report will also demonstrate how health promotion and health education impact the health of children and their families. Furthermore, this report will identify issues that affect children and/or families and suggest recommendations for nursing practice. A strength-based model
In order to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the counselling process, the counsellor must employ a number of individual counselling skills. The effective use of these counselling skills enables the development a working therapeutic alliance therefore empowers clients to their perspectives regarding problem situations in their lives and create positive therapeutic outcomes (Egan, 2007). After watching and analysing my recorded counselling demonstration, I was able to identify the counselling skills that were used effectively, the skills that require improvement and the skills that were not demonstrated. Accordingly, this essay examines my ability to demonstrate basic counselling skills and the contribution of these skills to the formation
suicidal patients, safe administration of medication, carrying out duties as per my scope of practice, care planning and spending 1:1 engagement with clients to enhance engagement and compliance. My API skill is up to date and this allows me to safely manage aggressive patients who may need to be physically restrained without causing any physical harm. I also attend refresher courses to keep up with my skills. I have strong clinical skills in mental health and dealing with dementia patients. My understanding of the disease processes in mental health conditions and dementia helps me in managing patients safely and appropriately.
Their expertise is the real beginning into overcoming this condition. There are also types of therapy an individual can work on to help understand and overcome the symptoms. One type is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), used to understand and identify the symptoms of the disorder. This mainly involves reading about the condition, keeping records between appointments, and complete certain assignment the doctor or psychologist hands out. There is also a more interactive form of CBT called exposure therapy.
I thought that attending a support group would be an interesting experience where I would be able to meet people that struggle with an addiction face to face. I would be able to understand that those people are normal people that we see everyday and think that they do not have any problems. Attending a support group will help me open my mind about how to treat a patient with an addiction and have extra understanding of what they go through. My expectations are to be able to listen to their stories and learn how the addiction works and how they behave. Also, to learn their reasons for doing what they do and how difficult it is to stop without help.
Listen to them and understand their needs. Most times, they need someone to listen to them. I help my clients cope with their illness and improve how they function.” 6. Describe an example of how they impacted or influenced procedures or health policies in their work. (Refer to Ch 12 in textbook for ideas.