Superiority is demonstrated by non-LBGTQ people as perceiving themselves as more desirable, having more privileges, and receiving more societal rewards, due to the fact that they are part of the majority group. In contrast, they see people who identify as LGBTQ as less desirable, deserving of less privileges and less societal rewards. This example of perceived “normalcy” as superior clearly demonstrates how the rights and comfortability of the majority is superior to the rights and comfortability of an individual from the LGBTQ community. Oliver is extremely uncomfortable using the girls’ restroom when he is dressed as a boy, yet his concerns are dismissed and the school still forces him to use the girl’s restroom in order to preserve the comfortability of non-LGBTQ members.
Authors Sands and Gellis (2012) state, the initial biopsychosocial assessment gathers information, summarizes and analyzes the findings related to the initial interview with a client. Other sources of data such as significant others, medical results. In addition, other data sources can be utilized such as neighbors, coworker’s friends, and medical results (Sands & Gellis, 2012). The biopsychosocial-spiritual, and spiritual components of an individual. It is imperative that when completing an assessment the mental health care provider focuses on treating the client like an individual and a diagnostic category (Sands & Gellis, 2012). This paper examines and discusses the narrative of Ashley Peterson; a pseudonym name has been assigned
A physician has an unenviable position. He is closest to man approaching a god-like stature and when that god stumbles, the consequences can be disastrous. This is even more so in the field of psychiatry where the fact that mental illness exists is not disputed, but the diagnoses and treatment is often suspect. However, despite the demise of 'doctor knows best ', we still need to trust a psychiatrist since diagnosis is based on a patient 's expressed thoughts and overt behaviours rather than solely on biological phenomena. This requires not only that the patient trust the doctor, but even before that, the doctor appreciates and understands the context of those behaviours; behaviours that are influenced by the patient 's environment.
This paper focuses on person-centered therapy. Person-centered therapy is an approach to help individuals develop a sense of self. This therapy is different from others as the client is responsible for improving his own life, not the therapist. However, it is important for the therapist to create a conducive environment for the client so that the client feels safe and secure and will be at ease to share problems or issues during therapy sessions. Three core conditions that will aid the therapist in doing so is being congruent, having unconditional positive regard and being emphatic. This paper explores the effectiveness of person-centered therapy in creating therapeutic alliance. It also explores the necessary conditions for constructive personality change to occur, exist and continue over a period of time as well as the personal characteristics that are most important for a person-centered therapist to be genuine and lastly the personal characteristics of the writer, which might assist or hinder ability to work with clients effectively.
Clients diagnosed with a mental disorder is something that is viewed differently from the perspectives of others. This occurs when others lack the knowledge and/or empathy of those affected by their presenting problems. Some individuals may "identify and label individuals with mental and behavioral illnesses as unequal" (Ahmedani, 2011). There are clients that are affected by that perspective from able-bodies individuals; however for R.P., he is accepted as a person over his mental disorder. He is a human being working on improving his mental and physical health. As R.P. is an African American, homosexual man; two trait groups that are controversial issues in society, due to "negative social attitudes directed towards them because of their
Therefore, we will handle issues of confidentiality with great caution. It is our primary obligation to protect our client 's information and to recognize the limits of the confidentiality. Since we will be conducting a group counseling session, it is not always guaranteed that the other individuals in the group will maintain confidentiality. Consequently, we would make it a point to discuss in every session the importance of confidentiality and the ethical component of their actions (McClanahan, 2014). We will be most understanding with their questions, doubts, and issues in the matter. We will encourage group members to maintain everything that happens in the group sessions confidential, in order to preserve the group 's dynamic.
Therapeutic communication is a core factor in mental health nursing. It is important for a mental health nurse to have knowledge and interpersonal skills to communicate with a client who is experiencing a mental health disorder. Therefore, it allows a good relationship between a nurse and a client. Communication is an involvement with thinking, feeling and behaviour either its verbal, in writing or non verbal. Therapeutic communication is mostly client focused and is towards patient’s “goal directed”. Therefore, it is essential for a nurse to review any relevant medical histories or clinical data regarding the client before an assessment and by talking to other caregivers’ information can be collected as a result of any arising or concerning
Hispanic woman in her thirties recently struggling with alcohol and drug addiction since the loss of her job. Client has been living in this country for a few years and married to American-born citizen for fifteen years old. Husband travels frequently for his job which makes for little time together. The client has not attempted to make friends and feels alone. Client has made mention of waiting to go to sleep permanently. Husband has been concerned for wife’s safety and has brought her into therapy for assistance.
The Bradley, Whisenhunt, Adamson, and Kress, (2013) study suggest that caring for the self or self-sufficiencies approaches encourage therapist to experience physical and psychological wellbeing and averts burnout and damage. When therapists are compromised, they have a weaker capability to deliver the proper attention to their patients (Bradley et al, 2013). Therapists perform at their best when their mental and physical health is met; furthermore, they are capable of giving valuable healing amenities (Bradley et al, 2013). Additionally, there are chances of experiencing a breakdown and diminished capacities, and there are repercussions for not participating in self-repair, and they comprise of secondhand distress,
This assignment will provide evidence and knowledge of understanding the concept of care based on a service user who has a long term condition of mental health and was diagnosed of severe Depression with Psychosis. In order to maintain confidentiality a pseudonym has been used throughout this essay to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (last modified date June 2011) and the NMC code of confidentiality (2015).
The stigma that surrounds mental illness often prevents people from seeking treatment. Without family support, the consequences of untreated mental illness can escalate to unnecessary mental disability, homelessness, unemployment and even suicide. It is of utmost importance to incorporate family psycho-education intervention as it is an evidence-based practice that has consistently been shown to reduce relapse rates for schizophrenia. In order to involve the patients and their family, nurses in the community who are in greatest contact with patients are described as being uniquely positioned to assist people with schizophrenia in dealing with the challenges of the condition arising from having to negotiate the world as it is (Coffey, Higgon,
The substance abuse counselor is not merely a guide for the individual seeking a path out of the darkness, but a trained professional that utilizes the combination of education and experience to help in the healing process. To ensure that proper and effective behavioral health care is provided, there is a governing body for licensing and certification. In Arizona, the organization responsible for overseeing the proper credentials of a licensed counselor is the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE). Their mission is to establish and maintain the qualifications for the licensed behavioral health professionals in the fields of counseling and to regulate these professionals for the protection of the public (AZBBHE, 2013). The standards
Mental sicknesses/problems threaten (firm and steady nature/lasting nature/strength) and order, and media coverage worsens this situation by equating mental illness with violence. As a result, mark of shame is widespread and growing, helping/encouraging family silence, (treating certain groups of people unfairly) laws, and (being totally separate from others). The pain of mental illness is burning enough, but adding the layer of mark of shame affects personal well-being, money-based working well and getting a lot done, and public health, fueling a (situation where a bad thing causes another bad thing) of lowered expectations, deep shame, and hopelessness. (Stephen P. Hinshaw). My conclusion is learning what researcher is finding out about Mental Health Stigma is to become the best Human Service Professional and do my best to be humble to
THRIVE Counseling Services is committed to maintaining confidentiality in the therapist/client communications as prescribed by professional ethical standards and legal requirements. A commitment to confidentiality is essential to create an environment in which the client, in the context of a therapeutic relationship, can share private concerns. There are circumstances under which confidential treatment information may be disclosed. All information that is provided or collected on the client’s behalf will be carefully safeguarded. All information provided within the context of counseling, including the intake process, whether verbal, written, or otherwise recorded, will remain locked and isolated and will not be shared with anyone without
Family counseling draws on systems thinking in its perspective of the family as an emotional unit. When systems thinking, which assesses the portions of a system in relation to the whole, is related to families, it proposes behavior is both informed by and indivisible from the performance of a client’s family of origin. Families facing a struggle within the family unit and looking for professional help to address the problems may find family counseling a helpful approach. Within family counseling there are four family system approaches: systems, structural, strategic, and communications.