For example, a conversation between a social care worker and an older person might trigger an unconscious response in the social carer that could lead to discrimination against the service user. Therefore, if the social care worker is not tuned into their own emotional needs, reflecting on a regular basis, being mindful and attending supervision, they could be placing the welfare and safety of their service users at risk of not receiving proper care and attention. The social care worker should be someone who genuinely wants to work with vulnerable older people. Be consistent and congruent in their careing roles. Good communication skills are essential and following guidelines and HIQA standard to ensure best practice at all time.
The higher the intervention method is on the pyramid, the less applicable the intervention is towards a population. The education and counseling interventions are at the tip of the pyramid, and these interventions are more applicable towards individuals as opposed to a whole population. This is because everyone receives education differently. Depending on the individual, education might be very useful to change a health behavior, whereas education could be essentially useless to another individual. As a result of this, I do not feel that education and counseling interventions have a large enough impact that is needed to change health behaviors.
The claim of the counselor was valid but what mattered more at the time? The feeling of empowerment by the mother or the safety of that mother and her son? The author argues that this is how many of us go about helping one another. Instead of helping because it is right, we often try help people based on their positions and social identities which in-turn often places this help on a conditional bases.
These findings reflect the characteristics of flexible therapeutic relationship to create good working alliance and suggest that rigid therapeutic relationship is not desired by clients. To further support this, Plexico, Manning, and DiLollo (2010) researched on effective and ineffective therapeutic relationship between therapists and clients with speech stuttering. The participants were asked to describe the experience with their therapists who effectively changed their stuttering and the experience with those who were unable to change their stuttering. Effective therapists were described as more competent because the therapists could show their understanding of the clients and willing to listen to the clients. On the other hand, ineffective therapists were described as the lack of competence due to the lack of understanding and willingness to listen.
This are mainly related to those clients or patients whose life problems are adversely affecting or maintaining a disorder. This type of counselling involves identification of problems by the patient and measures to solve it. The measures are then tried and reviewed. This method is very useful in treating mild mood disorders.
As long as human are in existence there will always be a need for a counsellor or a social worker. The intent of this paper is to provide clarity as it relates to the differences between counselling and social work as both professions sometimes overlap and persons are not able to differentiate between the two professions. Notwithstanding the fact that both professions have their differences it not be noted that both career paths is considered to be the helping profession where adequate training and preparation is needed in order to help their client improve their social, emotional and mental performance. The profession of counselling and social work is for individuals who are interested in becoming a catalyst for change or to help people
This in hopes to address chronic anxiety that is associated which is the reaction to an imagined threat and relieve symptoms. Also, to separate feelings from intellect and in the process detriangulate. This does not mean to cut oneself off from the family, but rather not have behaviors dictated by family patterns. Following these goals will alter the level of differentiation and help the individual to become more adaptive to stress in their lives and less reactive in relationships (Murdhock, 2013).
An important part of the work is to separate identity from the problem(s) in an individual life. As one works toward externalizing the problem(s) there is a focus on “social discourse”, that is questioning the way beliefs are formed from environmental and cultural beginnings which may or may not be true for an individual. The application of narrative approach to older adults suffering from the Substance Addiction Disorder reveals that when it comes to substance use addiction, younger people have different challenges compared to older adults. The narrative approach compartmentalizes problems in people’s lives in order for the individual to emerge from the merged view of disorders and this allows one to begin to see a new perspective. This is a drastic shift from the individual, which leads people to be seen as solely being responsible for their problems, allows someone to consider existing separate from their problem.
To prevent guilt and shame, a therapist that uses narrative therapy tend to shun away from diagnosis because of the possible labels that society places on them (Shaylee & Brownlee, 2007). The labels may keep the family from improving (Shaylee & Brownlee, 2007). One of the most important factors of narrative therapy An essential element of narrative therapy is making sure that the counselor helps the client recognize his or her strengths by encouraging the family to meditate on them (Shaylee & Brownlee, 2007). For example, the counselor may recognize that Helen is the commitment that she has towards relationships.
They are responsible for the activation and successfully bundling both basic and model-specific factors at the completion of effective treatment (Simon, 2011). The Therapist should avoid any form of disruption, because it will threaten the therapeutic process as well as alliance (Simon, 2011). Therapist should also create a safe environment where the patient can freely express emotions and thoughts. 4. The similarities and differences between counselling and psychotherapy There are obvious differences between the two and they have different purposes in different settings for different situations, but they do have similarities as well and in the following discourse both similarities and differences will be named and discussed with regard to counselling and psychotherapy.
It is crucial for a therapist to present a safe, peaceful and nonjudgmental environment to gain the trust of the client. When working with a crisis client, the therapist may have more of a challenge to obtain eye contact whereas a client that is not in crisis may feel ashamed. There is always a level of uncertainty with both the therapist and client in the first few initial meetings. The client may be wondering if they will be judged or accepted. Vulnerability is
Many ethnic groups are resistant to treatment due to mistrust of the system and stigma around mental health. The issue of trust should be brought up in the beginning of treatment in order for the client and family to feel comfortable and be more likely to disclose information. Therefore, the therapist should establish clear and effective boundaries to ensure the development of a safe therapeutic environment on which trusting relationship can be developed and provide psycho-education on mental health to avoid resistance to treatment (Harper & Steadman, 2003). It is also very important to establish a positive working alliance with the family system as defined by the client; they are the most important resources to the client and support system to help guide the client through the therapy process and for better success in
Counselors often first teach their DID clients affect and impulse control skills as well as skills for communication and cooperation among dissociated self-states that take place in the second stage. In this stage trauma may be processed in more detail, working through trauma-based feelings, thoughts, and impulses. Once again, it is important that sessions are carefully paced and some stability is maintained. (Brand p. 171) It is best for the trauma that caused the DID to be processed by the host identity, or the original person, otherwise traumatization may occur.
Client-centered, non-directive, or Rogerian therapy, which are all referred to as Person-centered therapy (PCT), is an approach to counseling and psychotherapy that requires the therapist to take a non directive role, while placing almost the entirety of the responsibility for the counseling and treatment process on the client. Some of the related changes that this form of therapy seeks to foster in clients include closer agreement between the client’s idealized and actual selves; better self-understanding; lower levels of defensiveness, guilt, and insecurity; more positive and comfortable relationships with others; and an increased capacity to experience and express feelings at the moment they occur. Increased self-esteem and greater openness
counseling, where the co-leader can take a few minutes work on some better communication methods so that the client can learn some new and healthier methods to communicate. When the co-leader does not have a client to work with, the co-counselor can be part of the counseling process with the leader of the group. When attracting group members, most counselors are attract group members by using printed materials and websites to attract group members. Counselor can also attract clients by word-of-mouth. By asking counselors if they would know people that would benefit from counseling (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2014).