The care unit addresses drug addiction and mental health issues. The services also include family members in an effort to build a strong support team for the mother. In addition, counseling is offered to the family who is also affected by the mother's addiction. All of the participants needs and concerns are addressed. The program is beneficial for addicted mothers not only does the program offer treatment, but has the understanding that the mother has an illness. The expectation is to achieve a positive outcome for the mother, baby, and
Psychodynamic therapy has been around for ages, and has been very beneficial for clients who are suffering from an array of difficulties in life. This form of therapy has the client focus on the past and understand how it has positively or negatively affected his/her behavior and outlook on life. There are many advantages and disadvantages to taking this historical approach when working with families.
The purpose of this paper is to prepare an annotated bibliography on family therapy with emphasis on ethnicity and sociocultural influences on the problems of communication. This research includes twelve resources on authors with the following annotations: Delineation of the main focus or purpose of each author 's work; Background and credibility of each author; Intended audience for the work; Any unique feature of the work; Theoretical understandings; Family therapy strategies or techniques; and a Conclusion or observations presented in the work.
It was never my intention to work with addicted clients, but nearly every family therapy course I have taken has, either overtly or covertly, stressed the need to understand addictions. While I understand the concept on a cognitive level, I had judgements about the type of people that become addicted and did not feel compelled to work with them, until my niece died. Her drug addiction deeply affected all members of her immediate family. Her parents and her step-dad, my brother, each reacted to my niece’s addiction in different ways but none were successful and the family began to fail under the stress.
Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy employed to assist members of a family in improving communication systems, conflict resolution, and to help the family to deal with certain problems that manifest in the behavior of members. In most cases, deviance in a family member is an indication of underlying family dysfunctions. This paper looks the counselling procedure that can be applied to help the Kline family solve their problems. It answers certain questions including those of the expected challenges during therapy and ways of dealing with the challenges.
Interventions that counselors can conduct when working with families of substance abusing adolescents, is family therapy because it can focus on a wide variety of problems. Other
Family support and religion are strengths that Paula may utilize to reach her goals. Although Paula does not consider religion a big part of her life, she identifies with the Catholic religion. Religion and spirituality influences the effort and ability to cope with physical and mental illnesses, as well as, the motivation toward self- care, cooperating with plan treatment, and complying with the medical therapist (Burke, 2012, p. 277). Even though Paula has limited contact with her family, “Latino individuals share cultural characteristics, one specific characteristic is the importance of family, and the feelings of loyalty to one’s family” (Seipel & Way, 2013).
By getting the family involve it help to counter some of the sigma and shame of being hospitalized both for the patient and family. Because people are usually hospitalized during a crisis ( suicidal and homicidal ideation, hallucinations, delusions, substance abuse/overdose ect..), thought social worker works as part of a team- we must be deliberate in choosing the best approach specific to the needs of each patient and their family. Even though stabilization is the primary goal of the hospital. A multidisciplinary and modality approach is used including family meetings. Not everyone has family who are will to/or can partake in their treatment plans but we, try to incorporate family therapy interventions models as the treatment plans allow. BSFT seem to be a good model for our dual-diagnosis drug/alcohol and mental/ or medical illness teenage patients. Most the time drug and alcohol misuse are primary are coping mechanism for these individuals. This can also, be influence by peers, environment, and family life. According Horigian, Robbins & Szapocznik, 2004) Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) " is specifically designed to provide families with the tools to overcome adolescent behavior problems and the family dysfunctions...”. It is defined as, a family-focus, evidence-based intervention... (Robbins, Feaster, Henderson, Horigian, Puccinell & Szapocznik 2011; Horigian et. al. 2012). BSFT uses
The purpose of proposing a substance abuse treatment group was to break the barriers that mother-child relationships may face in result to maternal addiction and substance-abuse. Treatment that is geared for maternal addicted mothers can help them recover quickly and protect their infant children from the dangers of drugs and health consequences. The program will be gender specific, distinctively for substance-dependent women who are mothers. The group will conduct its work by following through a four step recovery process with professionals who will help facilitate the treatment. There will be Licensed Clinical Social Workers, welfare social workers, treatment clinicians, counselors, addiction treatment nurses, and lead administers and staff.
Chesterfield County Center of Risk Reduction (CORR) is an alternative sentencing program for offenders identified with underlying treatment needs for substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder that enforces community supervision and provides individuals, group, and family therapy. The treatment program is driven by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). As the social work intern, my role is to co-facilitate treatment groups, conduct individual and family sessions, case management, and complete clinical assessments, under the supervision of the treatment coordinator.
This writer has been able to incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy during field placement by engaging patients, and assisting them with ways of coping with difficult situations. Additionally, this writer has been using this intervention approach to assist patients with identifying underlying problems, as well as formulating solutions. The reason behind the incorporation of this type of intervention approach, is its ability to equip patients with skills of overcoming serious issues, like substance abuse, and drug dependency.
Psychoeducational therapy is a skill taught, educational style of treatment. With its unpretentious and direct thought process, it is easy to comprehend the concept of how and why it works. This is a relatively new style approach of family therapy, compared to the established schools like psychodynamic, transgenerational, experiential, structural, strategic, and behavioral and cognitive-behavioral models. I selected this therapy because it is straight forward like me. The subjects that will be discussed within this paper comprise of its history, families dealing with mental disorders, medical family therapy, short-term educational programs, and a brief summary.
More importantly, newer research has investigated the importance of family-based therapy for adolescents who practice drug abuse. Research by Liddle et al. suggests that multidimensional family therapy reduces substance abuse, delinquency, risks for future problems, and encourages the protective processes more than group treatments over the course of one year (21-22). Although previous research on family-based
This essay is intended to evaluate one therapeutic intervention or theory that may be used in Family therapy. The theory being examined is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or for short CBT. The essay will begin with defining CBT and discussing the underlying principles, techniques and concepts of the approach. Some practical examples and scenarios of utilizing CBT will then be explored. Then the essay will proceed to a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of this therapeutic intervention. Finally a conclusion regarding employing such techniques will be made.
More specifically, Freud traces the roots of all adult behaviors back to childhood impulses and showed how conflicts related to the development of sexuality in childhood subsequently results in psychopathology or neuroses. (Good & Beitman)