For example, when Jeff discussed how it is necessary to work with other mental health professionals to provide clients the best care possible, I remembered that in the text the authors wrote about the reality of working as an LPC often requires having a professional relationship with other mental health professionals for the benefit of the client as well as the mental health professionals. In conclusion, this interview assignment was one of those assignments that actually has real-world implications for us as students. Specifically, this interview with Jeff allowed me to have a chance to speak to someone working in an area I am considering for my future workplace setting. Additionally, I am so grateful I had Jeff Gatlin as an interviewee because his experience along with his generous mentor-like demeanor made me feel comfortable enough to be engaged in the conversation and absorb as much information as
I had already ruled out being a clinical counselor because I thought they only dealt with clients with mental illness. As I did more research I found that “Clinical counselors are concerned with the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. They predominantly help people deal with personal issues, such as divorce or the death of a loved one.” ( Dr. Barbara LoFrisco 2009). Once I learned that they handle more than just clients with mental
Treatment services are provided by Masters and Licensed Level Clinicians. TeamUP Counseling adopts a strengths-based, wraparound approach when working with youth and families. The TeamUP approach is to work together to unlock your UNLIMITED POTENTIAL (TeamUp).” Ms. Smallwood explain to me that every employee must keep an open mind and provide the best potential services to empower their client so that they can be and do all that they can
Part of the experience of being a student is the commitment to learning. In general, part of being a student in the health care profession is acknowledging the responsibility for their education. This includes recognizing short comings during struggles with courses. A professional student in the physical therapy program must show the initiative and the accountability for their education. Students must adapt to challenges and find effective use of time and resources to excel in the program.
Also being able to talk to people and develop positive mental health and personal growth. Some of the tasks a Counseling Physiologist must take on are undertaking assessments on mental health needs, risk assessment and psychometric testing. They also need to
My aspiration to become a Mental Health Nurse and to make my career in this discipline has formed out of my own experience of working in the care and education sector, being able help to solve the problems of individuals suffering from a various mental health illnesses. For many years I have worked in schools and institutions for those with mental health conditions, as well as caring for troubled children. This has given me hands on perception of the challenges faced by mental health staff, as well as achieving a great sense of the human satisfaction to be found in caring for such patients by being able to help them to live a more normal life, to achieve some equilibrium in their day-to-day existence and to preserve their self-respect. My ultimate goal is to manage a care home for those who suffer from mental health conditions, but At the same time I am mindful of the variety of roles which could be open to me with a degree in mental health. I believe Mental health problems are probably the single most common affliction in our population and do affect anyone regardless of age and class.
I have chosen to enter the clinical social work profession, specifically focusing on providing mental health counseling services for adolescents. Due to the fact that the social work profession encompasses many different careers and fields, there is a broad history surrounding the profession. I have chosen to specifically concentrate on counseling careers concerning the history of the social work profession. Mental health counseling initially began as “vocational guidance in response to the Industrial Revolution and social reform movement in the 1800s” (“History of the Field,” n.d.). The vocational guidance was necessary because in post-World War II America, there was a serious demand for counselors to aid in the government’s task of choosing
I myself haven 't done too much research on my family but I have done enough to know why my family so close, and to why my parents are so strict about certain things or situations about life. I will like to know more about my family, I also will want a therapist or a counselor to come in and have a session with my family to determine or observe my family on how we function. Traditional outcome research is the focus on demonstrating the efficacy of family therapy and seeks empirical validation fro various treatment approach ( cited pg 340). The more I am researching about my own family I feel as though may understand other families. Family therapy is helpful to families that have trouble, problems, or issues within the system, which helps with families members improve communication and resolved conflicts.
Learning from medical practice, I have put these skills into my life by applying them to my tutoring sessions. I have applied them by explaining concepts that may seem difficult to students and make them understandable to each individual’s unique style of learning. Also, I have practiced the concept of situational awareness. When having multiple students it is important to give them all equal opportunity and make sure they are not getting distracted. By being aware of their actions throughout the session, it places them all in a learning environment where the students and I work as a team to dissect and further analyze problems in their course.