My emerging theory employed aspects of therapy from the humanism, existentialism, dialectical behavior, and when necessary exposure therapy. These theories have represented me as a person. As I have presented them here, they through the lens of each other, they work to form one integrative approach. As Rogerian humanism has laid the foundation for ways of being, this theory also incorporated Dr. Marsha Linehan’s structure of dialectical behavioral therapy’s and goals expressed by Yalom in existentialism with specific practices in Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy. I intend to present specific elements theory that I have used as well as their limitations, and present them working together.
The National Council has many ways implemented as the mental health realm goes through rapid changes. By operating the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions to provide nationwide technical assistance on integrating primary and behavioral healthcare and advocating on Capitol Hill for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use problems can access comprehensive healthcare services. These centers provides training and technical assistance to community behavioral health organizations, community health centers, and other primary care and behavioral health organizations and also provides support to communities to coordinate and integrate primary care services into publicly funded, community-based behavioral health settings. (2016) Behavioral health professionals can apply for up to $300,000 in funding for FY16 for workforce development to provide services to children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for developing or who have a recognized behavioral health disorder. Medicaid and Medicare also take part and plays a role in helping with the payments of these programs provided.
As a working nurse on a behavioral health unit, I service many patients that are disadvantaged and/or vulnerable harm. There is a large population of people that are susceptible to developing illnesses and diseases. This population includes people who are: “educationally disadvantaged, economically disadvantaged, mentally disabled, handicapped, homeless, pregnant women, alcohol and substance abusers” (Henry, 2012, table 8). These people lack access to resources needed for medical care and everyday needs to sustain good health. In most cases the disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals lack daily hygiene, nutrition, sleep and physical activity. As stated in an article on the National Institute of Health (NIH) website:
Behavioral analysis therapy is the career I have chosen to pursue. We will discuss the certifications, requirements, and what exactly the job description entails. More specifically I want to work with adolescence (11-22) therefore, I have conducted my research in order to fit this age category. Behavioral Analysis attends to the child’s actions and attitudes, in order to understand their behavior also, we analyze the child’s environment and situations that may reinforce them to act a certain way.
In Ohio, rising health care costs are driving initiatives to shift towards payment for value rather than volume. Ohio has initiated comprehensive reforms to expand access to behavioral health services to individuals including: (1) behavioral health redesign, (2) Medicaid managed care value based payment, and (3) State sponsored value based payment. The reforms modernize how services are administered and expand some services to fill gaps, both of which is necessary to further integrate physical and behavioral health care.
This article is discussing the impact that Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) group counseling can have on adolescents in Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP). The results show an overall reduction of student behavioral distress. As school counselors can only notice the augmentation of troubled students on campus, it is important to find school-based interventions, theoretically grounded, with a demonstrate efficacy to help them manage this issue.
At Amery Behavioral Health, the staff all work together to plan the care of the patients. There is a nurse manager who is in charge of the nursing staff on the unit, but she was more than willing to help out on the floor to get people out of bed, feed patients, hand out medications, and answer any questions. The charge nurse selects the care of a certain amount of patients, while the LPN takes a couple more than the RN depending on the amount of patients. There is also two CNA’s to help on the floor. Around 6:45 a.m. is morning report for just the nursing staff where they listen to report from night shift and then divide up the patients. At 8:30, there is a meeting with the social worker, occupational therapist, psychiatrist, and charge nurse.
Behavioral healthcare has morphed its face over the last century from one that was focused on inpatient psychiatric hospitals to community-based behavioral health centers. From the beginning, “notions that people with mental illness are sometimes unpredictable and perhaps dangerous to know”, has caused a large stigma associated with behavioral health (Lawrie, 2015). With these changing facets also come challenges. There are challenges of consumer expectations and the treatment of behavioral health disorders from primary care providers. Insurance access also raises another challenge, that has slowly changed, as well as the retention of staffing. The financial stability of a facility is also an important factor for healthcare and for the behavioral healthcare system.
The Behavioral Health Division is a county operated program that is contracted with several community agencies to provide short term and long term treatment for the emotional and mental-ly challenged residents of Milwaukee County. As revealed by intensive research the mental health system in Milwaukee County needs to be reformed. The current system is a direct result of state laws drafted by public defenders in the mid-1970, which ultimately has lead today’s cri-sis.
Behavioral health is a major determinator of health status and serious behavioral disorders have devastating effects on the well-being of individuals and communities. Behavioral health consequences
What is behavioral healthcare? In Psychology Today (online) Master of Public Health Elana Premack Sandler observes that behavioral health is promoting the well-being of clients “by preventing or intervening in mental illness”, substance abuse, as well as it focuses on decreasing the stigma that surrounds the term mental health (2009). Behavioral health includes: finding what works best for a patient, include that patient in the plan of care, and be attentive in improving the behavior that is causing issues or habits. Hippocrates was one of the first to treated people with mental illnesses aside from religious beliefs or the stigmata of sorcery (Unite for Sight, n.d.). Behavioral health professionals and services have come a long way from the time of Hippocrates.
A behavioral health professional (BHP) is responsible to use systemic therapeutic framework to conceptualize and manage family dynamics in a primary care setting. The BHP must review the contextual dynamic between the patient and family members. To address this, the BHP must utilize core traditional and behavioral health competencies to develop targeted systemic assessment and interventions for the family members and the patient. Target systemic assessment and interventions, relational management and systemic leadership can help the BHP acquire and understand family dynamic patterns and appropriate interventions for the care plan (McDaniel, Campbell, Hepworth and Lorenz, 2005; Robison and McDaniel, Doherty and Hepworth, 2014).
The scope of this paper covers the veteran’s behavioral health crisis from three points. Firstly, providing a description of post-traumatic stress disorder as a worst case frame of the behavioral health issues faced by service men and women. Next, it approaches the consequences of these problems suffered by the afflicted and their families. Lastly, a brief critique of the primary care resources available assessing their good and bad points. Concluding with a synopsis of the covered material, culminating with a call for greater communication, outreach and community support.
The company that I previously worked for provided behavioral health consultations via telemedicine to individuals in long-term care and correctional facilities. Due to a shortage of psychiatrists in the industry, there has been a real problem provided care for individuals in need of behavioral health care. Many liken the shortage of doctors in the field to the Affordable Care Act. The ACA helps to provide coverage to those individuals who previously were unable to receive care for mental health issues (“Healthcare Industry Facing”, 2016). Another factor in regards to the shortage is that psychiatrist are paid lower wages than their counterparts in the medical field (“Healthcare Industry Facing”, 2016). By utilizing telemedicine, those in need were able to receive the care they needed.