The article about the Transtheoretical Model of Change was educational and provided useful information. Information discussing the stages of change I was unaware of which takes place during an individual’s proposed behavior change. Therefore, I found it helpful the article named these different stages and explained the actions an individual demonstrates through each phase. Also, as well as suggesting different techniques in order to help individuals progress through these stages of change. Precontemplation, not yet acknowledging there is a problem behavior that needs to be changed, was one of the stages in the article I see most in many individuals. This is because individuals can become resistant when others suggest they change their habits. …show more content…
In order to encourage my uncle to reduce or eliminate his alcohol consumption the article has taught me to encourage self-exploration, not action. Instead of my family constantly telling him to change, it might be more beneficial for us to encourage him to self-explore and analyze the lifestyle he has developed. Approaching him with this mindset may be more beneficial due to the fact that he frequently shares how he is tired of being jobless, having little money to spend, and feeling less like a man. Self-exploration may be the appropriate way to help him move into the next phase of change, known as Contemplation. Self-exploration, along with re-evaluating current behavior, will reveal that his financial status does not improve due to alcohol consumption. Using this same approach in my field setting and with clients in the future will help in developing professional boundaries and disclosing my own personal values. Simply because this technique will help the client to understand on their own why change is necessary instead of telling them why to change. In other words, clients will be more determined to change when they are able to see themselves as having a …show more content…
This was helpful because with me planning to use this in order to determine where a client stands in the processes of change, it was beneficial that the article explained what to expect in each stage and made suggestions in order for the client to experience each stage to its full potential. An example being the Self-Reevaluation stage, which suggested value clarification, healthy role models, and imagery are techniques that can move people evaluatively. Therefore, exposing the clients to others who have succeeded in overcoming substance abuse and has developed a better life in doing so may encourage them to change their habits rather than having to verbally recommend why changing their habits is necessary. Overall this was an article that supplied great information and will not only be a reference I use in intervention, but will also be something I use in my personal
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Mr. Potters family members are all affected by alcohol in different ways most of the members are enabling him and his parents to drink by ignoring the fact that they need help. Potter’s family need a family interventions so that everyone affected in the family gets help and this will help Potter. Also Relapse prevention, Potter has relapse before and needs to develop strategies to deal with triggers and
Sanders’ essay, Under the Influence, forced me to understand the complexity of alcoholism by painting a graphic picture of a horrible situation. I will no longer accept society’s whimsical terms for drunks, alchohol, or alcoholism. I will see the disease as the ravaging monster Sanders’ suffers through. I found Sanders’ honesty to be appealing and the reason I enjoyed the miserable narrative. Sanders’ essay was an wonderful persuasive piece that did its job of forcing me to understand the true horror of
He surveyed citizens born between 1949 and 1972, a total of 24,088 people. In his research, he saw the correlation. Even though he saw that the lowered drinking age didn’t necessarily create greater alcohol consumption, but he saw that more people were binge drinking at a high level. He realized that since they were drinking before the age was increased, they were more alcohol dependent going into adulthood. He noted that college kids aren’t the only concern for binge drinking, but all of the people who have been drinking consistently for
Under the Influence by Scott Russell Sanders “Under the Influence” by Scott Russell Sanders is a poignant essay relaying Sander’s struggles with his father’s alcoholism. Sanders’ essay is revealing in ways that statistics and studies on alcoholism cannot possibly contain. Sanders’ essay is like a catalog of the devastating emotional effects of his father’s alcoholism. In his essay, Sanders convincingly counteracts misconceptions about alcoholism and supports the argument that alcoholism is more like a disease rather than the common misconceptions of alcoholism.
Throughout my whole life, my father has been an alcoholic. There have been times when he has tried to quit, but it never lasted for more than a few months. His addiction has brought on stressful times for my family. Some days we did not know where he was or if he was coming home. Although my father’s addiction might not have made the best childhood, he did show me the kind of person I did not want to be.
As a country, we need to redefine the culture surrounding alcohol so that we can create a society which breeds knowledge and understanding about alcohol. People are going to drink and get drunk no matter what the legal age is. Our only hope as a society is to address what it means to us to have “socially responsible drinking.” The next task is to figure out how to teach it. By generating informed citizens and exposing them to this knowledge at an early age, we can aim to demystify the term “drinking responsibly.”
My initial perception of the members in the room is that some members may be shy to disclose their stories, but was amazed that everyone came forth in the room to discuss their shortcoming. Furthermore, I did not have any stereotypes perception about alcoholism since I am aware that alcoholism is a disease that affects the brain. My understanding about alcoholism was confirmed by the various client verbalization of their stories and problems associated with
Attending the meeting taught me the importance of recognizing our assumptions and learning about the areas that require more work (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2014). Because the group was celebrating milestones, those individuals had the opportunity to speak to the group about their success; and, a speaker was invited to share his story. As the group members shared their success and the speaker told his story, I experienced a deep sense of humility. It allowed me to empathize and understand the challenges that addicts and recovering addicts are faced with on a daily basis. In conclusion of the group session, I felt that I gained a better understanding of that specific population and how I can help future
They will also feel like they are not alone and will not be embarrassed about their addiction. This program will allow safe discussions regarding their problems with people who have have knowledge on how to resolve their addiction. It is very significant
Take back the night was on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Western Illinois University, WIU, located outside the building of Sherman Hall. Most people know that October is Cancer Awareness month; some people don’t know that it is Domestic Violence Awareness also. Take back the night was directed to end the violence. The school has this event every year in October to support domestic violence survives. I thought this event was a great example of the Transtheoretical Model also known as the Stages of Change Model.
Resolutions for how Louisa should modify her indulgence is: Acknowledging her drinking problem. Even though, her social life may be amazing, Louisa’s academics and physique are suffering due to the extensive amounts of more than five drinks a weekend. If Louisa realizes that she needs to change her habits and prioritize her lifestyle, then she can begin to confide with support groups, friends, or at least family members in order to dispose of her dangerous habit; Focusing on the optimistic long-term outcomes and how they outweigh the short-term benefits of social drinking and going out to parties every night. Because a cutback in consumption will eventually lead to her participating, once again, in school-related events, obtaining satisfaction
ALCOHOLISM How many times have you heard about the consequences of alcoholism? Have you taken them into account? Alcoholism is one of the major problems in society. People don’t take it so seriously but it actually is a disease. The effects of this disease are really serious.
An obligation to act in the best interests of a client becomes the most important objective when working with clients in this