his the client has met his treatment plan goal regarding completing his second step. the client shared about the insanity of his drinking and the people that he had hurt in the course of his drinking, getting DUI's and being force to retire from his broker business , the huge financial cost of getting these dui's , and being selfish in his addiction. The client mention that he is 65 years of age and it's time to get a grip on this thing called addiction. The client also completed a list of triggers which were stress , and social gathering. The client has yet to come up with ways of dealing with this triggers. Client at this time seemed to genuine open and honest during his 1x1 session. However, the client needs to be connected to what
My strengths would be self-motivation, organization and great patient care. I am very self-motivated and I like to stay on top of my assignments. I tend to set goals for myself to achieve throughout the day. I also like to stay organized and know where everything I need is at just in case of an emergency or an issue. Patient care is another of my strengths, I like to make sure my patients are doing well and have no further needs. That would lean towards my weakness which is spending a lot of time making sure my patient is doing well and falling a little behind, but I am working to improve that.
A few of my foundational clinical skills strengths would encompass possessing a non judgmental demeanor, empathy, and genuineness. I have always had a nonjudgemental view going as far back as I could remember. Perhaps the reason stems from listening to extensive hours of gossip as a child during family events. I learned to despise conversations that focused on judging peoples reactions or behaviors. I believe this may be the leading reasons I can express empathy to others. In Fellers & R’s (2003) article, The importance of Empathy in the therapeutic alliance explains that empathy guides the therapist to evaluate the clients behavior and therefore be less judgmental. Empathy also leads to possessing a raw genuineness about one’s self
The client that I have chosen is a woman named Rhonda. Rhonda is a mother of two children, who is experiencing some difficulties in her life. Rhonda is a 32 year old woman who has a long-term history of depression and alcoholism. She has been suffering from depression ever since she was 13 years old. Rhonda also has been suffering from post-partum depression after the birth of her children.
One of my skills I used as a mental health technician is having the ability to listen on multiple levels , this allows me as a technician not only to hear what is said, but how it’s said, why it’s being said, and what it means in the context of that client. I also have a sense of humor, but counselors, I should know how to form a relational connection with someone to the point of developing a shared sense of humor in a therapeutic environment that the client can feel comfortable. Another strength is having patience with my clients as they process our discussion. Using patience can help build a good rapport with clients, and realize it may take them time to accept certain things and to move towards positive changes. Working in the field of behavioral health for 20 years, I work with clients that you need to discuss something many times before they were prepared to make a move in any particular direction. I also understand you are not likely going to see large changes in an individual client; therefore be okay with incremental progress in their lives and rejoice over small
Present Psychiatric Illness/Symptoms: Client reports episodes of feeling completely depressed to the point of having suicidal thoughts, difficulty focusing on set tasks at work, having emotional breakdowns during lunch breaks at work, and stabilizing moods. Has not attempted suicide in a year, but still thinks about it.
It is troubling that other clinicians allowed her to continue to practice when her competency was questionable. The clinician is putting the clients at risk and not taking time to care for herself. My concern is that she is using client sessions to vent about her own personal problems. Currently, she has poor judgment and may refuse to refer clients out, which would be reported before things worsen. This situation can intensity her mental state if the board rules against her and considers her incompetent.
1. Describe the qualities, skills, talents, and experiences of a good health care practitioner. How do you exhibit them?
Seldom do they work with an individual who is planning to end their life and not intervene. It is important for MHPs to set aside their personal beliefs and focus their efforts into the clients’ well-being (Kaplan, 2008). It is essential to remain ethical while practicing. Ethical guidelines can be interpreted in a number of ways. “Minimiz[ing] harm where it is foreseeable” must take into account the client and their unique situations (Kiser, 1996). If a client has decided to end their life by assisted suicide, they have already taken multiple steps and been declared competent by physicians. If a client requests the MHPs attendance at their assisted suicide, the MHP should attend and provide support, but know that it is imperative to never handle the medication. The client must always self-administer the medication under the Death with Dignity Act. The National Association of Social Workers allows “client self-determination if clients are competent to make their own choices and are not being coerced” (Kaplan). For a MHP, the responsibility to stay educated on the progression of assisted suicide must be owned. Continuing personal education and developing a network with other MHPs with knowledge of the issue, can provide more insight and assistance for your
The client which I worked with, R.C. was brought in by staff at her group home with the knowledge and agreement of her brother. The client in question began having an exacerbation of her psychotic symptoms which was observed by staff at the group home where she lived as well as her visiting nurse. The behavior which was of concern included increasing self-neglect by the client who was notably not performing hygiene activities. The client was also reported to have struck her visiting nurse and to have been smearing fecal matter. The client is in her mid-sixties, divorced, and has a son, three grandchildren, and two brothers. The client 's brothers act as her guardians and are involved in her care. The client 's guardian reports that the client has struggled with mental illness throughout her life. Past medical history for the client indicates a number of past hospitalizations in a few different institutions and a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder years prior. The client has had recent increasing difficulties with health problems not concerned with her mental illness. In addition to her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, the client also takes medication for hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and asthma. The client also has a history of type two diabetes, renal insufficiency, pancreatitis, and fatty liver deposits. The patient 's chart