The responsivity principle states that clinicians should tailor treatment delivery that will produce the most effective outcomes depending on unique needs of the client. It is important that the therapist considers each offender individually and adequately assesses their cultural, mental, and physical needs. There are several advantages (pros) and a couple disadvantages (cons) to the therapeutic approach of the RNR model. The pros of this model are that treatment intensity is matched with individual risk level, dynamic issues that are directly linked with crime, and that specific treatment is tailored to individual offenders. By matching treatment intensity to risk level, offenders receive treatment that will be most effective in meeting their therapy needs.
Rehabilitation counselors facilitate folks trot out the extreme emotional and social effects that come back from addressing an incapacity. The role of a rehabilitation counselor is a necessary one within the rehab method. They advise and appraise folks with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities, whether they area unit the results of womb-to-tomb causes or a newer sickness or accident. Understanding the strengths and limitations of every of those people helps rehabilitation counselors offer a clearly outlined and personalized course of action, as well as suggestions for medical aid, housing, education, and job placement. A rehabilitation counselor’s main goal is increasing the independence and self sufficiency of the disabled person—making
Their work environment is sometimes very chaotic, stressful and unpredictable. They respond to psychiatric emergencies by determining risk and harm levels and initiating effective treatments. They perform intake evaluations with patients who may be highly upset and agitated. Because of this, this must have effective clinical interviewing and engagement skills that facilitate a positive therapeutic relationship. Based on their initial interview, they order relevant lab and diagnostic tests and interpret the subsequent results.
Physiotherapy profession has many clinical reasoning models which can be applied during the practice like hypothetico-deductive reasoning, pattern recognition reasoning, and narrative reasoning (Christensen, Jones, & Carr, 2002). The hypothetico-deductive reasoning involves that collected information from the client and creating a hypothesis which should be tested. Pattern recognition reasoning occurs when the clinician has an experience in recognizing similar clinical presentation seen previously with other patients. When same clinical presentations appear, the clinician may take similar clinical reasoning as taken before for similar cases. This model is possible to be applied by well organized knowledge base and experienced clinicians.
The core psychoeducational principle is education has a role in emotional and behavioral change. Having knowledge about the illness would help increase their understanding about the illness and symptoms. Particularly in group therapy, having all patients in the group informed about their condition would mean expanding awareness. Furthermore, psychoeducation can be given to patient family or who come along with the patients for treatment. Psychoeducation could begin with an introduction regarding the illnesses or conditions that the group demands.
In such cases, a clinical psychologist may have to take both the role of an assessor as well as a therapist, resulting in them having a dual-role. Yet another role that is closely related to the role of an assessor is that of a consultant. A clinical consultant is someone who provides “information, advice, and recommendations on how best to assess, understand, or treat a client”(TEXTBOOK). Hence a consultant often works with professionals from other disciplines one common example would be working a psychiatrist or even other clinical psychiatrist who may consult you for a second opinion on how best to treat a
The paper will be discussing the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) as it relates to an individual that has sought of therapy to help with their thoughts of feeling hopeless and suicidal. The paper will dive into the analysis of theoretical basis as it relates to the appropriateness of the BHS, the technicality of what the BHS assessment has to offer, the ethical issues as it relates to the clinician and client and lastly the multicultural and diverse populations the clinician are ethically obligated to honor and uphold not only by the rules and regulations that clinician are held to but also for the best interest of the clients well being.
This reflection paper is intended to examine various ethical solutions to a case study proposed by authors Sen, Gordon, Adshead, and Irons, who are forensic psychiatrist experts. Given the case study and solutions, this papers intends to seek the solutions that will closely follow the Bioethics principles studied in class (Nonmaleficence, beneficence, autonomy and justice) as best possible. The case study described below was selected from the article Ethical dilemmas in forensic psychiatry: Two illustrative cases. This particular case touches the subject of psychiatric disabilities, which would be one of the important focuses of my dissertation, and the main reason for electing such case. The paper will offer a case study description, a discussion
Treatment Modality Rationale When determining what intervention would be most appropriate, I was able to refer to National Institute of Health and learned that when medication is combined with therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, effective change can occur for clients diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Due to the numerous presenting problems of SW, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy would assist SW to “modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior toward solving current problems” (Beck). In other words, this treatment modality would target SW’s presenting problems to not only reach her goals but provide techniques to alleviate some of the more serious problems including suicidal ideation and substance use. Prioritization of Problems SW’s presenting
Mental health is a core aspect of the individual's functional level that must be considered throughout the occupational therapy treatment regimen. According to an article in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy entitled, "Specialized Knowledge and Skills in Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention in Occupational Therapy Practice": "The foundations of occupational therapy are rooted firmly in psychiatry. The profession brings a habilitation and rehabilitation perspective to mental health services in keeping with increased emphasis on recovery and functionality directed toward participation in daily life occupations." [Read Also: Physical Therapy vs Opioids: Can PT Help Alleviate the Opioid Epidemic?] Considering this
Professor Jules Angst, from the Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, comments about the new classification defined by the DSM-5 on Bipolar disorders. He discusses the criteria to detect signs and symptoms of the condition, and reinforces the need for future investigations on this matter. Despite the author opinion about DSM-5 weaknesses, he describes the new criteria as a reliable source for an accurate diagnose. His point of view is a valuable source for understanding the new diagnostic manual for Bipolar disorder. The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents an overview of Bipolar Disorder, to support bipolar disorder patients and their families with information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.