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Recently, the mother lost her Uncle, whom she was very close to. The father had been laid off from work, their 17-year-old daughter had dropped out of school, and their son had been diagnosed with ADHD. Their daughter has also been diagnosed with OCD and has tendencies of depression. The mother feels that both are related to the stress in the household. Due to the stress in the household, and the recent loss of a loved one, Readiness for Enhanced Family Coping related to Self-Actualization Needs (Ralph & Taylor, 2005) would be appropriate for this family. With the help from outside family members, who are also dealing with the loss of a family member, the mother has someone to talk to help cope. The family also expressing the willingness to want to move
Family is something that plays a tremendous role in our life. Even though the structure of families has changed over the years, it is important to acknowledge that there many families out there whether they are traditional families, nuclear family, stepfamilies or others which tend to have different types of problems in their families. Therefore, many families attempt to go to family therapy in order for them to obtain help in solving the different types of issues they might have at home. As stated in the book Family Therapy by Michael P. Nichols (2013), “The power of family therapy derives from bringing parents and children together to transform their interaction… What keeps people stuck in their inability to see their own participation in the problems that plague them. With eyes fixed firmly on what recalcitrant others are doing, it’s hard for most people to see the patterns that bind them together. The family therapist’s job is to give them a wake-up call” (2013).
Counseling Specializations and Multidisciplinary Teams It is my belief, a school counselor must have the personality characteristics of an effective counselor and have a personal approach to treatment. Personal characteristics of an effective counselor are as follows: making life oriented choices, being authentic, sincere, and honest with students at all times. Other characteristics consist of appreciating the influence of different cultures and being passionate with students as they are counseled. Having the respect for others, regardless of culture, race, and ethnicity are also characteristics of being a great counselor. Being authentic, honest, and sincere helps build a great rapport with students, parents, and co-workers. Students need someone to be passionate and show genuine concern when helping them through their educational journey. Each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It should be a counselor’s desire along with teaching staff to help students meet their needs to their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites shared ideas.
The American Counseling Advancement of Excellence in Counseling and Human Development serves to help expand the areas of mental health, career and education. The California Counseling Association is a branch under the American Counseling Association, which also runs as a non-profit association (CCA, 2017). A family friend, D.L. has been a member of this association to help gain knowledge on the mental health field. It all started off by volunteering for the California Counseling Association in his area. He chose to volunteer for the CCA community because it allowed him to get involved in community outreach and membership management. The benefits of joining this association allowed him to further develop his abilities and skills. The focus
The services that are provided to the patient, its family and other significant individuals connected to the patient are strictly provided with a goal of meeting the complete needs of a patient. Procedures within the social services include: assessments, crisis intervention, support counseling, family counseling, bereavement and grief counseling and community referrals and core clinical services that are provided by the social workers. These services that are provided are available for patients and their families twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Abstract In 1981, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs was established (CACREP, 2016b). Before its official establishment it went through challenges. These challenges were for CACREP to be an accrediting agency for masters- and doctoral-level programs and establishing a Commission on Standards Implementation (Sweeney, 1992). CACREP
This week I assisted someone with filling out an application for the counseling center. I thought the experience went well. When I assisted the patient with filling out the application I noticed that the application was long and tedious. I think being able to assist patients with completing an application is beneficial for patients who cannot read or understand the questions. I also communicated with a person that was experiencing anxiety. The patient was crying in my office because she was experiencing anxiety about her diabetes. I discussed with the patient some of the challenges that she was experiencing in her life. I felt that I did a good job with assisting the person and calming her down. I also walked the patient up to the counseling center because she was interested in communicating with someone on a long term basis. At the counseling center the patient picked up an application which I thought was a good solution to her problem. I think I am getting more comfortable with communicating with patients on my own.
Historically, the field of social work and its practitioners have been concerned with the welfare of families and their functioning. When dysfunction is present, families often seek guidance through family therapy, which has become a strengths-based approach to intervention that emphasizes families’ resiliency and capacity to solve their problems. Within family practice, practitioners implement diverse theoretical approaches and practice models, which function as a foundation for family assessment and intervention methods. This paper seeks to explicate two family intervention models, Bowen family systems therapy and structural family therapy, and utilize the most effective approach to develop a treatment plan for a family seeking therapy.
Introduction The direct role of the strategic family therapist is more invasive than any other therapist. In the strategic family therapy the therapist spends most of their time giving attention directly to the family to focus on their challenges. The role of the strategic family therapist provides solutions to the client’s issues. As a strategic family therapist it important that the therapist focuses on the core issues within the family. The therapists will start interventions based on the needs of the family. The main concerns of the strategic therapist are the functionality of the family. The basic role of the therapist is problem solving in therapeutic sessions. This will enable the therapist to motivate family members to work towards
Main Idea This chapter is about the important ways the interagency planning team can improve the implementation of the student’s transition ITP. The different professional roles involved in facilitating the transition ITP are the state developmental disabilities agencies, vocational rehabilitation, community employment service (ESO), and the school. For each
ICM received a return phone call from Mr. Bonfonti and Mr. Rivas, therapist at City Wide Community Counseling Services. ICM had been attempting to reach Mr. Bonfonti in an effort to activate him for BHSI ICM services. During this conversation ICM discussed the services available to Mr. Bonfonti through BHSI. Mr. Bonfonti informed ICM that he was not interested in receiving services, stating that he was already receiving services through City Wide Community Counseling
Abstract Family Therapy can be implemented in a different ways in a program that provides a facet of services, but it’s imperative that the approaches used are appropriate for the individual or families utilizing services. Functional Family Therapy is used to help deal with substance abuse in families but can also be used to assist with behavioral issues in children. A well rounded family service program can not only use this one approach but utilize other approaches to meet the needs of the population being served. And while implementing the service ethics will play a major role in the therapy being providing.
Question 1: Measuring Counselor Competencies: You are setting up an assessment center to measure the competencies of current or potential counselors for an organization that provides marriage and family counseling for a population that consists primarily of immigrants and people with low-incomes. What types of assessments might you use? What competencies would you be looking for?
Running head: APPROACHES TO FAMILY THERAPY 1 Approaches to Family Therapy: Minuchin, Haley, Bowen, & Whitaker Running head: APPROACHES TO FAMILY THERAPY 2 Approaches to Family Therapy: Minuchin, Haley, Bowen, & Whitaker Treating families in therapy can be a complex undertaking for a therapist, as they are dealing not only with a group of individuals