Every Resident Advisor (RA) answers the on-call phone with a bit of apprehension, but when the caller tells you that they are concerned that their friend may hurt herself physically, all your nerves stand on edge. It was this experience and others like it that reaffirmed my decision to pursue a career in the Healthcare field with a specific interest in mental health.
I attended an Alcoholics Anonymous group at Gateway Group within the community I reside. On arrival to the meeting I identified myself as instructed and state my reason for the visit. Immediately after I identify myself several individuals in the meeting had objections with me staying at the meeting because I did not state that I was an “alcoholic”. The group leader for this meeting asked for a vote in favor for all who wanted me the leave the session. The vote was in favor of me to stay with a seven to three vote, the individuals in favor for me to leave left the meeting. I attempted to leave the session on several different occasions because I felt uncomfortable that the members with alcoholic problem did not want me in there meeting.
My entire life I have wanted to help people. I have tried to stay current with world events and keep educated on how they occur and how best to fix them. I try to promote a progressive agenda and volunteer for multiple organizations. However, because I live a short bart ride away from San Francisco and because I identify as bisexual and most of my friends are on the LGBTQ spectrum, one problem that is very important to me is LGBTQ rights — in particular issues faced by LGBTQ youth. In 11th grade I gathered up the courage to join GSA. Within the club I worked hard to solve problems faced by LGBTQ youth in my community. I helped form the school's first pride event, organized a fundraiser for LGBTQ youth homelessness, taught my peers about LGBTQ identities and orientations, and proposed and helped lead a campaign to get gender neutral bathrooms on my school’s current and future campuses. While not a end all solution, this work
In the second week of September, Brian Burke came to our school to talk about acceptance of who you really are. The presentation was largely based around his son’s involvement in the LGBTQ community, and how you should not be ashamed of who you are. He correlated it to our unit “relating to others” by speaking about how when we accept others we become better ourselves. We should not turn away people based off of sexual orientation, culture, and general differences, but rather welcome them. No matter who you are you can have a normal life that even includes athletic activities. By accepting rather than tolerating others we decrease the risk of youth suicide, and through sports we can give young adults a safe haven. When we treat others with
Starting college can be one of the best times in young person’s life. However, it may be one filled with apprehension, angst, and confusion. Adjustment to college life is vital for all students, though the manner and amount of adjustment faced by each undergraduate will fluctuate contingent on a student’s upbringing, life-experience, and former education. Consequently, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) community knows this all too well. Therefore, the college counseling center will be offering a series of therapy groups for the incoming freshman that identify as part of the LGBTQ community in order to help them adjust to college life, the separation from home, and the stress of classes.
A. At my previous University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, I belonged to a student run organization by the name of S.W.E.E.T; Strong Women Empowering Encouraging Transforming. The mission statement of the organization is to create a diverse sisterhood that encourages Notre Dame women to honor themselves and instill integrity through community and charity involvement, as well as learning many ways one can express themself through creative outlets. The organization was composed of at least 30 members and 4 E-Board members one of which including myself.
Everyone needs a support system that they can trust, especially students. If a student does not feel comfortable in their own home, how can we expect them to feel comfortable at school? Some teachers assume that the parents of a child are someone that the child can trust and talk to, but that is not always true. It is important for teachers to realize the role they play, as a support system for many students.
Ahmed, S., Wilson, K., Henricksen, R., & Jones, J. (2011). What Does It Mean to Be a Culturally-Competent Counselor? Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 3(1), 17-28. Retrieved from http://www.psysr.org/jsacp/ahmed-v3n1-11_17-28.pdf
In the book Becoming Nicole states, “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height… The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the lord looks at the heart” (Nutt 1). I chose to read this book because I want to learn more in why transgender people change themselves and how people act towards transgender people. In the book Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt talks about a young boy named Wyatt changing himself into a girl named Nicole.
Adolescence is a developmental stage fraught with uncertainty, confusion, conflict, and growth. LGBT youth are unique in that face common challenges that are pervasive in most youth cultures, along with the difficulties encountered by the LGBT minority population. As a young person, common challenges such as grades in school, conflicts with friends and/or family, and struggling with romantic issues can become extremely difficult to manage when coupled with discovering and coming to terms with one’s identity. (LGBT, 2015) When engaging in a working relationship with young LGBT clients, the worker must tune in and understand the ways in which being considered a part of a sexual minority affects what some would consider the “normal” struggles of adolescence. A common therapeutic approach for working with teenagers is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but the question is if CBT will be a helpful tool as is, or if it needs to be altered in order to best fit the needs of young LGBT clients.
Imagine being in a high school cafeteria and not knowing why no one is sitting with you. You arrived exactly at the time lunch started, sat down at a free table, waited, yet no one came. Imagine that no one wants to be your partner for a group project. Everyone has to be in a group, you have a reputation for doing flawless school work, yet everyone seems to pair up without you. Imagine this happening every single day from 1st grade to junior year of high school. This was JD Mocini’s life.
In the news of 2017 there’s been quite an amount of bashing and opinionated laws being addressed. In the century we live in now you would think that everyone would be more open minded or more respectful to the point of where they don’t allow things to bother them. Transgender Equality Rights has been a powerful topic for ages and today the LGBT community are still fighting to just be treated like humans. People learn that “all men are created equal.” However, equality is something that men and women in the LGBT community struggle with and have yet to achieve. LGBT are fighting for bathroom rights, transgender marriage, and how transgender don’t qualify on health care.
Elements of Yalom’s therapeutic factors were apparent over the course of the semester while experiencing and conducting our breakout groups. Yalom refers to 11 therapeutic factors in the practice of successful group therapy with them being: installation of hope, universality, imparting information, altruism, corrective recapitulation of primary family, development of socializing techniques, imitative behavior, interpersonal learning, group cohesiveness, catharsis, existential factors. Below, will be a reflection of my experience in the group over the course of the semester.
Behaviour management is a tool, a system, generates learning environment to encourage positive behaviour and minimise the opportunity for negative conduct to occur. It is like modifying and change learner's action in a positive manner where the primary focus lies on maintaining order. Many theorists presented their views in their research work on the understanding of the nature of the behaviour