Explain Different Psychological Approaches to Health Practice.

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Afiya Hinds
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Unit 8
(P2) – Explain different psychological approaches to health practice.
(P3) – Explain different psychological approaches to social care practice.
In this criterion, the different psychological approaches to health practice and social care practice will be outlined and explained.
Health practice is the act of a care professional that performs activities, methods and treatments in order to keep an individual health whether it is to do with diet, exercise, or bad habits such as smoking and excessive drinking.
Social care practice is the act of a care professional that concentrates on and supports the social and personal needs of an individual. This can be demonstrated with activities and methods such as
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Social Learning
The social learning approach as explained in P1, suggests that learn new behaviours and information by observing other that are around them. This is also known as observational learning.
(P2) – This approach can be applied in health practice such as a health clinic. For example, if a service user is unsure of how to use a form of contraception, they can seek assistance in a health clinic. A nurse can demonstrate how to use different contraception, so that the service user is able to imitate and learn.
(P3) – This approach can be applied in social care practice such as within a school. For example, a care provider such as a teach may conduct experiments in lessons such as science so that service users such as children are able to understand and perform the experiments themselves by imitating what they have been taught.
Psychodynamic Approach
The psychodynamic approach as explained in P1, suggests that it is the brain that controls and determines the way an individual makes sense of their relationships, experiences and how they see the world. Therefore, the function of the individual is based upon the drives and forces within.
(P2) – This approach can be applied in health practice such as a Doctors surgery. For example, if a service user is diagnosed with cancer, their treatment may depend on the ill-strength of the individual and whether or not they are able to fight the cancer mentally.
(P3) – This approach can be applied in social