Question 3: What are the personal characteristics that you believe are most essential in order for a therapist to be authentic and client centered? According to Wampold (2010), authenticity refers to communication to the client that the therapist truly wants to know how the client is doing. While Rogers (1980) described client centered is primarily about relationship. He also shared that the more authentic the therapist is, the more they are engaged with clients and the more beneficial it will be for the client. The first most essential personal characteristic is empathetic.
Communication Is Key. In the medical field I believe there may be a common misconception that taking care of an illness is taking care of a patient. When a patient gets sick it is not only the illness the caregiver needs to handle. Patient care, in most hospitals if not all, is the number one priority. This is stressed so heavily because an adequate patient caregiver communication is the key to positive treatment and results.
Both require a significant amount of invested time before progress becomes evident. Both require a focus on the individual’s emotions and innermost feelings. Both require the attending psychologist or counselor to get to the root causes before a significant change can be made. Treating one without addressing the other will result in failure. Finally, both issues require the individual to obtain the life skills and coping capabilities necessary to keep things in check.
Involving the patient in goal setting was found to give patients a sense of ownership for their goals. Setting both short-term and long-term goals is more effective than setting only long term goals (Wade, 1998). In my clinical experience I know it is very important in practice to link goals one to another so the patient can see the connection between long-term aspirations and the more immediate suggested rehabilitation goals. In goal setting it is important to document any goals set and to
One of the key components in this career is the ability to explain clear procedures to your patient so that they know what is going on at all times. Along with clear procedures comes comforting them because most times a patient may be new to the surroundings. How you present yourself to the patient will play a big part in determining how relaxed they will be; although, this does not always go as planned. You will most likely get a few frantic patients either because of their current medical situation or simply because they are unfamiliar and nervous, so you must be mentally prepared to handle that situation with ease by being compassionate and always feeling empathetic for your patient. I also learned that being extremely observant by noticing the small details is another essential part in being a
Having the capacity to impart successfully is a critical necessity, in any kind of remedial counseling work. It is the therapist's obligation to give their client their full, unified, consideration all through the term of the counseling session. Listening makes the individual who is talking feel commendable, acknowledged and regarded. When we give somebody the majority of our consideration the speaker reacts decidedly by connecting on a deeper level, maybe by uncovering individual data or by getting to comfortable with therapist. At the point when a therapist gives extra interest to what the client is stating they are boosting the client to keep talking, and additionally making sure conversation stays open and positive.
Knowing that identity crisis are experienced by all is something everyone needs to know. The knowledge of knowing it is okay to experience an identity crisis can help a person overcome the crisis itself. It falls into the last solution Andrews mentions, social perspective taking. I feel the solutions that Andrews give are great ways to avoid depression and other hardships that a person will
In mindfulness therapy the therapist is a guide, the therapist’s aim is to improve the strategy to help sufferers to deal with all sorts of conditions and to learn and to live with, and accept their psychological and physical limitations. Mindfulness is also useful for therapists themselves to practice, also before session (Barker, 2010,
Existential Therapy and PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder where individuals have persistent mental and emotional stress that may cause a disturbance of sleep and have constant vivid recall of the experience. In Existential Therapy the aim is to “help clients face anxiety and engage in action that is based on the authentic purpose of creating a worthy experience.” In my opinion existential therapy can be a great way to assist clients with PTSD cope with anxiety and search for the meaning of their lives. It is crucial that in existential therapy to consider the therapist client relationship due to it being a journey taken by both. Therapist are encouraged to share their reactions with genuine concern and empathy with their clients. Therapist model authentic behaviors themselves which encourages their clients to grow.
Clinical pharmacists have better access and equipment to conduct therapeutic drug monitoring and determine the level of adherence to medication. f. The pharmacist is in the best position to follow-up with the patient medication by giving frequent reminders through calls or text messages especially for patients with a busy lifestyle to ensure medication adherence is