Psychosocial Intervention Model

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In part 2 of this assignment the author is going to reflect the use of a psychosocial intervention with a client they met while on clinical placement. Reflection is an significant aspect for a student nurse, as it provides an opportunity to learn from one’s own experiences (Schon,1983). For the purpose of this assignment the author will use the Gibbs Reflective Cycle as a framework (Gibbs 1988). The Gibbs model consists of six stages: the first stage starts with a ‘description of the situation, then goes onto analysis of my feelings, evaluation, analysis the situation, conclusion and the final stage is an action plan’ (Gibbs,1988). The author will describe their experience on implementing a psychosocial intervention approach, while on…show more content…
The author used the ABC-E model of assessment as a guide, to gain a better understanding of Shane’s illness and how it is impacting his life. The author picked a quite room in order not to be disturbed, thus been able to engage and create a therapeutic relationship. Kingdon & Turkington (2005) has outlined that building a therapeutic relationship to enable engagement is the central process in therapy. The author noticed that Shane had difficulty answering the questions been asked. He was talking really fast about of lot of different things and had poor concentration. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (2015) patients having a manic episode feel like their thoughts are going very fast. Shane had expressed remorse for taking his parents car. The author asked Shane if he noticed a change in his behavior to which he answered “No” and states that “he didn’t recognized the symptoms of becoming manic”. The author asked Shane about his sleep patterns before the incident to which he replied “that three to four hours a night would be sufficient” for him and that he would have “loads of energy”. It was explained to Shane that energized behavior is a symptom of a manic episode. Due to Shane’s self-harming and suicide attempt in the past, the author asked if he had currently any thoughts of self-harm, to which he replied “no and that he feels safe on the…show more content…
Study from Perry et al (1999) which focused on teaching patients to identify early symptoms showed that using psycho education had fewer manic relapses. Withnell and Murphy (2010) have acknowledged it is rare that patient’s live in absence of family and friends, hence working with families and staging effective family interventions is an important aspect in promoting
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