Counselor met with Pt. for his scheduled individual session for one hour. Counselor and Pt. discussed his progress in tx, any recovery concerns, current dosage of medication effectiveness and future goals. Also, Counselor provided him coping skills to recover from the damage that substances have caused in his life. For the first 20 minutes, Pt. and counselor went over his treatment plan update, completed take home request form and signed his record of service sheet.
Dr. Geyer The important fact for a professional counselor is to recollect that he or she should not force or impose their standards, values, principles or beliefs upon a client, so I will not take this personally, what this client aspiration is regarding his treatment settings are during the opening strategy for his professional counseling sessions. This is not about me as a professional counselor it is about this middle-aged man setbacks, annoyances, any obnoxious exchanges, differences of opinion, addictions and weaknesses he has encountered. It will not be significantly, what may have transpired prior, only with the exception of the difficulties or hindrances and problems or issues, which may require assistance, like his current battle with painkiller addiction. As a professional counselor, I will provide a general description approach like focusing on his warning signs of substance abuse and any other associated matters pertaining to his diminished functioning, in addition to the creation and subject matter in constructing this client a flexible recovery program.
Opioid Epidemic in Michigan A. Introduction a. Opioids include legal prescription drug like morphine, oxycodone and also includes illegal street drugs like heroin. Opioid are generally safe when taken for a short amount of time and is prescribed by a doctor, it becomes a problem when they are misused. They can be misused when they are taken a different way or in a larger quantity than prescribed. Opioid pain relievers can lead to overdose incidents and deaths.
In the United States alone, more than 36 million people abuse illegal substances, however, most of these are not caused by the prescription of opioids. A drug abuse crisis is overtaking the U.S. Drug abuse kills over 200,000 people worldwide each year, although only .002 percent of these deaths are caused by the prescription of opioids. 117 million people suffer from a chronic illness, many of which need the prescription of opioids to function on a daily basis. Even though many people abuse them, doctors should not stop prescribing opioids because they are necessary for many people to function, most people who abuse them have had problems with other substances, and most opioid-related deaths do not come from doctor prescribed pills.
Person Centered Therapy and the Case of Fritz Patient Centered Therapy (PCT) assumes that the patient is the expert on themselves. That human beings are naturally positive, trustworthy, capable of growth and they are drawn to towards realizing their full potential. In the right setting, we will become our most creative selves. PCT defies tenants of other therapeutic models, such as psychoanalysis, because it does not put the therapist at the helm.
As a society, we rely greatly on prescription medications to treat medical conditions and alleviate pain. Growing up, I always had the tendencies to avoid medication unless medically necessary. Fortunately, I was a very healthy child that rarely relied on any type of medication. As I got older, I noticed some of my family members having to take medication on a daily basis. I quickly realized that many people need prescription drugs in order to maintain their health when dealing with life-threatening conditions including high-blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Nowadays, one of the most prevalent disorders is depression. Depression can be defined as both as a syndrome and a disorder, which it consists of a set of symptoms and episodes that are described in diagnostic systems (ICD-10 DSM-IV). The phenomenological approach of depression includes these symptoms and episodes, due to emotional disorders, psychomotor activity and cognitive and behavioral functions. More specifically, as a syndrome it involves episodes of sadness, loss of interest, pessimism, negative beliefs, low self-esteem, changes in sleep and appetite , loss of sexual interest, behavioural passivity and suicidal thoughts. On the other hand, as a disorder have two types that are the unipolar type and the bipolar type.
Opioids are a prescription medication involving various forms of drugs, it can benefit patients as little as a few minutes, however, it can be extremely dangerous to patients without self-control. Morphine, heroin, oxycodone, and fentanyl are used for many different medical uses until companies started to combine these four ingredients into one small simple pill. The pill reduces chronic pain from a body in a matter of minutes taking a minimum dosage. The company that produces Opioids have discovered that for the most part opioids are healthier and safer than any other medications. Like other medications, opioids can also have its side effects too such as; sedation restlessness, respiratory depression, nausea, vomiting, constipation and much more.
Carl Rogers rejected the deterministic nature of both psychoanalysis and behaviorism. His theory implicates that humans behave they way that they do based on how we perceive a certain situation. As Rogers stated, “no one else can know how we perceive; we are the best experts on ourselves.” Carl Rogers believed that the one motive of humans was to self actualize; become the highest version of “human-beingness” possible. While this seems like a basic ideal in many psychotherapies, Rogers’ philosophy includes the idea that every person is supposed to develop differently based on their specific personality.
Presenting Problem Christina sought treatment from the PATHway program to address her opioid use disorder. She reported misusing benzodiazepines and heroin since the age of 15. Since the onset of her drug use, she reported experimenting with a myriad of other drugs before settling on the use of benzodiazepines and heroin as her primary substances. She reported her method of use for heroin is intravenous and orally for the benzodiazepines.