I read your posting and like your overall goal as Mental Health Counselor, so when you move forward as a Mental Health Counsel what will be your goals in help your clients overcome their problem in our today society problems. And what areas of counseling will you find to be most important to you as you move forward in your career as a Mental Health Counselor and how would you uses this in your every day Counseling arena? Good Posting
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Mental health counselor I have chosen to interview for my final project. In this paper I will include the specialties, the age groups and the modality of clients she services. Further I will explain, why I chose to interview Ms. T
While becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), it is important to follow the American Counseling Association’s (ACA, 2014) Code of Ethics when treating clients, making ethical decisions, and adhering to the professional standards set forth within the Code of Ethics (Remley & Herlihy, 2016). Another beneficial tool as an LPC, is joining the American Counseling Association, and other professional organizations. In this paper, I will discuss the membership benefits of joining the American Counseling Association and highlight the advantages of also joining the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).
My life experiences have shaped me considerably for career in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. At this stage of my life, I have interacted with a lot of people beginning from Africa to Europe and currently in the United States of America. Throughout my interactions, I have acquired skills and abilities for specific jobs as well as being able in identifying activities
Nursing has become a very dynamic role as it is constantly changing and evolving. The number of people entering the nursing field continues to increase. The responsibilities nurses are held accountable for are very diverse and demanding. Mental health nursing is one of the many diverse fields a nurse must be educated in. A nurse must be competent in attending to a patient’s mental health as it is something that pertains to all patients regardless of race, origin, or religion. “There is growing recognition that health services must move beyond the responsibility of simply providing clinical and curative services to increasing attention on the benefits of promoting mental health and well-being” (Wand and White, 2007, p. 404). The focus of this
I interviewed Dr. Serena Wadhwa who lives in Illinois, and works for the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. She graduated from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2007, and has been continuing work for 15 years. I learned that being a Substance Abuse counselor is a lot of work and changes your life. You work in a vulnerable environment and see different sides of people. “I learned human nature is evil, I learned through listening to the loss, trauma and pain other humans inflict on others” (Wadhwa). Being a Substance Abuse counselor takes a lot of dedication, but it’s rewarding in the end to help others.
A little over two years ago, I started working as a Community Support Individual for Pathways Transition Programs LLC. My primary responsibility is to teach children various coping skills to manage their behavior, I have determined that I want to be able to address the emotions behind the behaviors. My desire is to be able to help the children I work with come to terms with their past histories so they can move on in their lives towards adoption and other positive outcomes. Sometimes, the children are still going through issues such as, on-going traumas, the lost of a parent due to death or incarceration, etc and I would like to develop the skill set to be able to address these issues. I see pursuing my degree through Argosy University as being the next step to take in order to develop a competency in counseling.
After completing the readings in Chapters fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen, the Child and Family Services is the agencies I pursue to be employed. Gladding and Newsome (2014) address several communities have nonprofit agencies who specialize in treating the of children and adolescents (Pg.369) Multiple agencies funding accumulates from United way, religiously affiliated organizations, charities, private endowments, and/or grants (Gladding & Newsome, 2014, Pg. 369). Gladding and colleague state, Clinical mental health counselors who work in children and family agencies are to acquire to obtain a comprehensive apprehension of the systems-based counseling. Unfortunately, a disadvantage in behalf of managing children and adolescents who are experiencing
Additionally, as a counselor, it is important to be genuine with whatever feedbacks one presents to the patient and what one believes regarding the situation of the client. Mrs. Perez believes the more authentic and genuine he is with her patients, the more help he will be able to offer the clients. As a counselor, it is important to have a fine and professional interaction with one 's client but boundaries must be maintained. Through this, a counselor is able to demonstrate their focus on helping the patients by showing the client that they understand their problems. It also through such engagements that counselor is able to use the non-judgmental attention that does not require words for illustration in helping the patient. Lastly, being a
Like all form of disparities, mental health disparities is a serious challenge for minorities’ communities across America. Individuals with mental health illness how do not receive adequate health care due to variations can be affected in many ways. When their mental illness progress without any diagnosis they can easily be perceived as a threat to society. In cases where crimes are committed, and they cannot prove they are mentally challenged they can be charge and send to prison without being diagnosed which could affect their condition due to the lack of treatment. Without eradicating or implementing policies to deal with mental health disparities the probability of legally or morally assuming that people with mental health challenges are
I have always had a strong interest and desire to work in the health care field. My professional goal to become a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), along with the desire to acquire evidence-based knowledge, has been especially challenging as I searched for the right college for my advanced degree. The variety of colleges offering this course of study made it hard to decide on the school I wanted to attend. As I narrowed my search, my goal focused on the school that best met my nursing and personal goals, and desires to achieve a higher education as a PMHNP.
Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta will be examined in this agency assessment. This facility is located in Augusta, GA. This for-profit agency specializes in mental and behavioral health for children and adolescents. The services provided include acute stabilization, partial hospitalization, psychiatric residential treatment, and educational services. Lighthouse Care Center is accredited by the CARF, the Georgia Department of Education, and the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Previously, the agency employed between 100 and 249 employees at any given time. It also maintained between 60 and 100 clients. Since this is a for-profit agency, the budget is based on the amount of income the facility brings in each month. Current estimates
Samuel Seium. The theoretical orientation that I would use with Mary is Pryor and Bright’s Chaos Theory of Careers. Rather than develop a plan, I would prepare Mary to reinvent herself to be able to deal with the unanticipated changes in a plan that she will face, take advantage of opportunities when they come, and build resiliency so that she will be able to cope with any setbacks that may occur. This theory 's view on human nature is that it is unpredictable. Pryor and Bright claim that it is not possible to predict what influences people’s behaviors and or how they will respond to future events that they may encounter in life. However, patterns emerge from people over time but are always able to change from experiences. The theories view
Thank you for your informative post and sharing your story. I value your opinions and perspectives. This is exactly why we are having this discussion to learn from each other. My concentration is pediatric; therefore, I am not familiar with mental health. It is hard to believe you were only making less than 30,00 annually as a Licensed Professional Counselor after all the hard work and additional school you have gone through. I admire your determination in obtaining a career that you love and also provides a better income. I did not know about the low reimbursement rates and the high out of pocket pays for the psychotherapy until I read this article. This for sure can lead to public favoring psychopharmacology over psychotherapy. I
Over the past one and half month, the class of PDE 502 (Counselling and Career Education) has taught me some major lessons for life in dealing with the clients in response to their emotional needs. The role of a counsellor is not unlike that of a friend where by it is nurtured by being in each other’s company, talking over everyday issues and sharing feelings. However, what sets a counsellor apart is their experience and the ability to apply counselling theories and techniques to assist people in gaining awareness, insight and explore ways of solving their own issues.