An aspect of healthcare that gets woefully underserved in our current times is mental health. Recent economic struggles all over the country has resulted in mental health budgets getting slashed. Mental health programs have been curtailed and many facilities permanently shut down. This has resulted in devastating effects on people that greatly rely on mental health services to remain healthy and productive citizens.
Ms. Smith reported severe sexual abuse by her biological father, between the ages 6-12. She attempted to advise her
REPORTER: The reporter/ Therapist (Felissa) called with concerns for the victim, Kalise. The reporter called to report lustful touching and possible physical abuse. According the reporter, in August of 2015, the child told her mother (Shanna) and grandmother (Chaundra), “J touched me, he pulled my diaper, he tore my gown’. They attempted to ask her more questions and she said “I don’t want to talk about it”. The reporter said the grandmother stated that the child didn’t want them to pull her bottoms down when she returned home. The incident took place at Jeremy’s (Father) home on 8/02/2015. The incident was reported to DHS in August of 2015, but there was not anything done about, per reporter. The child received a medical examination, and
On 9-17-17, the unknown male child's grandmother Faye; asked me to look at the child back. The child's left shoulder blade had a scar. The scar appeared to like someone used their two middle fingers and dug into his skin. The child was bleeding and scared. The child's grandfather (unknown) did this allegation. Faye called the child to come to her. The child was afraid to come to the grandmother. Faye stated told the child "I am not going to do anything to you." The child finally came to Faye. The child did not seek medical attention. The child's mother *(Santana) was not at home. It is unknown if Santana knows about this incident. Also, they are rumors going around that the child is being molested. It is unknown by whom. It is unknown if Santana
The reporter said Susan (victim) is afraid to stay there with Charles, but he’s afraid for the Home Health people to come out to the home. 3 or 4 years ago, the victim fell out of the bed and broke her hip, and Charles was in the household with the victim at the time. The neighbors have called the police out to the home, and the police have been out to the home several times, but it is unknown why. The reporter said they came out to the home, due to abuse (unknown when). The reporter spoke to Charles about the concerns, but he acts as if he didn’t do anything wrong. Charles says that Susan has lost her mind. The reporter last saw the victim 2 ½ years ago and discussed the allegations with the alleged
EREPORT # 19021 stated the following: The incident happened last night, 2/8/2016. Destiny's mother has "taken off" as evidenced by empty drawers and closets. Destiny stayed home alone all night by herself. The concern is that Destiny is not supposed to be alone with her dad, per DHS. Dad never came home last night, but the concern is 1) dad comes home and she is alone with him or 2) dad doesn't come home and she is alone again by herself all night. I found out abou the situation because the teacher told me. estiny disclosed to her teacher about being home alone, mother "taken off" and that dad may come home and she has to be alone with him. During the Summer of 2014, father sexually abused her. The prior abuse/neglect was reproted but I do
EREPORT # 19130 stated the following: The child is at Diamond Grove Center. Mya reported that 7 years ago her cousin Charron raped her when she was 8 years old. They stayed overnight with their relatives and Charron took off her clothes while they all slept in the same bed. Onautyca, Deja, her, and Charron slept in the big bed together. Mya reports thst she told her mother, but her mother didnt do anything about it. Mya reports that she sees Charron often at church or the weekends, and her mother continues to take her and her sisters around him. It was reported to the nurse and the nurse completed an allegation of abuse form and submitted it to me 0n 2/15/2016. Mya states that there is constant conflict with her mother, and she gets put out
Her friends lives right next door to each other and there windows are close together.One day the mom of the friend went into her friends room and looked out the window at night and saw the girl looking scared and on her bed waiting for something or someone to come in her room.Her step-father came in and close the door and turned the lights off and abused her and the friends mom saw it all!The friends mom knew something was going with her,but the girl didn’t speak up because she was petrified,confused,and trusted him.The friends mom contacted the police and open a case for the abuse from the stepfather.The speak father killed himself after finding out about this case and the girl was Adopted by the friends mom and the girl is still recuperating from the
Cognitive-behavioural therapy is widely short-term and concentrates on enabling clients to deal with very particular problems. Often six weeks to six months sessions of course depending upon the problem it is pacifically goal directed and places great weight upon self-help as a long term coping tool that the client can take away with them and successfully use. Cognitive-behavioural therapy believes that clients can learn the wrong ways of developing and making sense of information during their cognitive development. This can often lead to distortions in the way they identify reality, it’s the job of the therapist to enable them to work this out.
Counselling sessions can help us work through a range of personal issues from everyday hardships to potentially life threatening situations. In this reflective essay I propose to put theory to practice by analysing and reflecting upon a one hour session with a professional counsellor. The session is to be recorded so I can refer to particular instances during the session.
Mental health counselors work with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and to promote mental health. They are trained to address a wide range of issues, including depression, addiction and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self-esteem, issues associated with aging, job and career concerns, educational decisions, issues related to mental and emotional health, and family, parenting, and marital or other relationship problems. Mental health counselors often work closely with other mental health specialists, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, and school counselors. (US Department of Labor)
Ethical issues in a counseling practice lay the foundation of a therapist in practice. Ethics are at the center of how the counseling process functions and operates in a successful manner for the clients who seek help in such a setting. In order for the counseling profession to be ethical and hold professional recognition, there are many facets that need to be examined and outlined to make sure all counselors and practitioners are functioning at the highest level and withholding their duties required by the counseling profession. The first introduction so to speak of the area of ethics also happens to be one of the first steps in counseling, which is the informed consent. The informed consent provides the basis of what happens or will be
Most contemporary psychological treatment approaches are predecessors of the ancient and medieval philosophies and theories. Cognitive behavioural therapy as one of the modern treatment method in not an independently formed treatment, different theories have contributed to its present shape and application.