If you or know someone is in need of our rehab services gives a call. The best way to live is with a sober mind. A cognitive therapist along with our friendly counselors and nurses are here to help anyone on their journey of sobriety. Our cognitive-behavioral therapist focuses on the way a person thinks, behave, and communicates. Initial assessments will be taken to assess your present problems and substance abuse.
She finds the Gestalt theory of Psychotherapy to be effective and uses the theory as part of her coaching methods as it helps individuals understand the present moment. Her style is conversational and interactive. She strives to give life coaching tools that are designed to give individuals the ability to discover a new path in life. Visioning, emotional freedom technique, assertiveness training, and progressive relaxation are some of the techniques she may use as part of her holistic method to lead her clients to overall wellness and to achieve balance in their life. As a cognitive behavioral therapist and a practitioner of gestalt therapy for many years, Dr Sheila Dancz serves the people of Morristown, Chatham, and Madison, NJ.
According to Miller & Rollnick (2013) MI is a counselling style in which is goal –oriented where the counsellor collaborates with a client to communicate using the language of change. Through MI a client’s personal motivation is strengthened and makes the client committed to a specific goal. It elicits and explores the client’s reason to change within an atmosphere of competence and compassion. Strengthening the client’s motivation for change is the primary purpose of this practice model. Rollnick & Allison (20 argues that MI is done ‘for’ and ‘with’ a person.
The approach is directed towards the attainment of objectives identified during therapy, that can lead to positive change for the client. Solution Focused Brief Therapy ( SFBT ) is a therapeutic method that empowers clients to construct positive change in their lives in a short-term period. SFBT holds two essential assumptions when it comes to creating change: 1) to facilitate the process where the client defines the outcome of therapy if it is to be effective, in other words, what will the preferred outcome be and 2) the therapist creates awareness about the strengths and resources and how it can be applied to create change ( Ratner, George & Iveson,2012
Therapeutic relationship is the relationship between a therapist and a client, where they engage and interact with each other, hoping for beneficial change in the client. This relationship mainly focuses on the client’s needs and goals towards the change. Therapeutic relationship began from psychoanalytic theories, which theorised the relationship into three components – transference, working alliance and the real relationship (Greenson, 1967). Transference is the transfer of positive and friendly feelings to the client. Working alliance is the agreement between the therapist and the client, in terms of tasks, goals and bond (Bordin, 1979).
The counsellor plans an intervention for the client as well as personalises the problem and goal. The client will be able to understand the path that he wants or needs to from the process of self-exploration. The counsellor summarised the issues and situation faced by the client and when the counsellor is assured that the client agrees with the summary given, appropriate goals and plans will be formulated for the intervention. To monitor the client’s progress of achieving his goals, specified goals which are set by the client are devised. The counsellor guides the client in making his goals specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and has a time frame for him to achieve the
As a counselor in training, I feel that I am aware of my personal perspective on both subjects; however, I am mindful that as I continue to learn, train, and develop there may be additional perspectives I come in line with. There is no doubt that as a counselor, I will focus on clients as a whole and develop a relationship with them by being empathetic, caring, honest, and respectful. I have a understanding that an individual’s thought process play major roles in the development of human nature, behaviors, and perceptions of certain situaton. As a counselor I wish to assist client into thinking more positively no matter what comes their way, and use technqiues that will help clients develop intrinsic motivation to want to change and
By advancing on into Graduate school, I can focus on strengthening the areas that needs more work such as enhancing my assessment skills. I am cognizant on the pertinence of assessments and how it establishes the needs and external and internal resources that may impact a client. Properly conducting an assessment is an important aspect of Social Work practice and is typically the first step in developing a strong clinician and client relationship. The findings from assessments are taken into consideration when developing plans of action, and goal setting. I will also continue to work on my advocacy and leadership intervention skills.
Therapist model authentic behaviors themselves which encourages their clients to grow. Schneider mentions the importance that therapeutic presence when assisting clients to reconnect to their pain and make them aware of the opportunity to transform their pain. Existential therapy and PTSD should include 3
I will be straight forward with the client in regards to understanding and know their current spiritual beliefs. In a counseling session with a client that is confronting their issue of depression or anxiety, probing them to elaborate on their answers may result in an undesirable session. Setting boundaries and expectations would be established for the benefits of the counselor and the counselee. Siang-Yang (2007) article would serve as a manual that would outline the phases and the requirements that will be needed to graduate to the next level. The patient would have to be actively engaged during our counseling sessions; I need to ensure the client that during our counseling sessions will be a no judgment zone.