Hello, I am Mikayla Purvis ' aunt, and I am writing in reference to hercurrent court case. Rather than seek only a prison sentence, it could be beneficial for Mikayla to be sent to a drug treatment center like Pioneer Center North (http://pioneerhumanservices.org/treatment/cd/involuntary/pcn/). They offer involuntary commitments for inpatient substance abuse treatment. In addition, the location in Sedro-Woolley is a part of one of the nation 's few Job Corps programs. This would allow Mikayla, by choice or court requirements, to transition to a Job Corps program where she can learn a trade and become a productive member of society.
Quote #4 “For a habit to stay changed, people must believe change is possible. And most often, that belief only emerges with the help of a group.” pg92 Summary People who struggles with habits like smoking and drinking, it is recommended to find other who have the same problems for support and motivation. Study your habits, and find an alternative routine.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, I knew exactly what my purpose was. I’m going to become a counselor for troubled children and teens going through things similar to what I’ve experienced. It’ll be difficult, given that new things are terrifying for me, but I’m going to persist through, because too many kids are suffering from mental illness (often caused by environmental factors) that can be cured if they have the right tools. If there’s anything that I’ve learned in my life, it’s that any negative can be turned into a positive with a little
However, I need to get assessments done and show difficult patients, who is in charge at the moment. I know in the case of Margret, it was her disease, not her truly personality. Leading me to conclude, when I have difficult patients and I am not present and get anxious; they will feel this negative energy and possibly react in a negative way; just as Margret did. Not only did these horses confirm that I need to improve on being assertive; they also helped me to find an interest in my future career. My love helping people learn things about themselves through reflection; this could be through therapy or class.
The fact that I am male and my sister is female plays an important part in how we view life. There are certain situations that I will go through as a male that she will not understand and there are certain situations that she will go through as a woman that I will never understand as a male. This is important when it pertains to stress like situations. In the Therapeutic Communications for Health Care, the authors stated concerning stress “It is interesting to note that men and women respond differently to stress. Men often become physically or verbally aggressive, and may also use denial as a defense mechanism.
I believe that my ADHD creates challenges in my job such as getting off track, not always finishing everything assigned to me, and the tendency to talk with my coworkers instead of doing my job. Despite the challenges I face in the work environment, I have to give myself reminders on what I am supposed to be doing and try to make more of an effort to get my job done. In addition to the obstacles I face in the work environment, ADHD provides additional obstacles in the relationships that I have with my family and friends. I do not share the fact that I have ADHD with my friends and that I need to take medicine just to feel and operate normal, so I occasionally feel alone or bad about my schoolwork knowing that I have to work harder for the grades I receive. Similarly, issues arise within my family because my parents have the tendency to get upset when I forget to finish my chores, or my desk is a mess and unorganized.
In order to improve the quality of care and patients safety, the employee should operate within their scope of practice. Due to the incident which took place earlier, I would make sure the correct policy and procedure are put in place to eliminate any unauthorized staff from prescribing any form of medication. Medical assistants (MAs), are not license to prescribe medication (American association of medical assistants, 2017). The MAs administrative duties and clinical duties will be clearly outlined in the policy and procedure book. As the nurse practitioner, I would initiate a telephone triage line, which will give the patient access to a licensed personnel after hours.
The goal is to identify the residing trauma and any anger management issues that are included. We also strive to address the client's overall wellness, meaning their soul and spirit. Once the core issues are identified, we begin the process of developing a customized and personalized treatment program that includes therapy and problem-solving. The end goal is to leave our clients with the coping skills they will need to maintain a healthy recovery, void of any relapses. In fact, the success of our program is determined by our ability to place our clients firmly and permanently on the road to
Using my interviewing skills, I would like to identify common themes and goals within specific drug cultures and communities. I plan to use the scientific method, to create and implement community programs based on the acquired qualitative data. Board behavioral studies will be used to provide evidence for sensible policies. If we look at reproductive health as an example, the “just say no” approach did
Legal repercussions may drive some abusers away from seeking help as their fear of going to jail may override their desire to seek rehabilitation. • There is a social stigma associated with drug abuse that may keep regular customers away, hurting our business in the process. This may be the case until we establish a solid reputation within the community and show that we accept all patients in need. Internal SWOT Analysis Lastly we analyzed what we had going for us and what we had going against us internally.
The professional track I am pursuing is clinical mental health counseling. In regards to The American Counseling Association ethical guidelines, a counselor is to adhere to enhancing the human development, appreciating multiculturalism/diversity, advocating social justice, ensuring counselor-client relationship integrity, and practicing in an efficient and ethical manner (American Counseling Association, 2014). According to the American Mental Health Clinical Association (2016), the counselor is to be committed to their clients, committed to other professionals, committed to the clinical supervision, obtain professionalism, committed to the community they serve, and maintain integrity (American Mental Health Clinical Association, 2016).
1) My passion for serving the population affected by mental health issues solidified immediately after I experienced a personal triumph over depression, anxiety, and the stigma of having and addressing mental health concerns. Because I experienced firsthand restoration throughout the course of many therapy sessions, numerous psycho-educational classes, and intense study and practice of cognitive behavioral therapy, I set out to empower others the same way so many social workers had empowered me. Through obtaining a bachelor’s degree in sociology, I gained a more in-depth understanding of specific structural and institutional inequalities within society, developing a worldview that can respond analytically to the complex interactions of various
QUESTION TWO: Discuss how your life experiences have shaped you for a career in counseling. How have your personal experiences prepared you to deal with human and social problems? What has been the contribution of your family and your friends to your experiences? How do your personal values relate to the values of the profession of Clinical Mental Health Counseling?