The providers of Pathways Mental Health Services are all licensed professionals such as marriage therapist and family therapist, health counselor, chimerical dependency, and one of them having a PhD in family psychology.
Ms. D. is a widowed 81-year-old Italian-American woman living alone in a one-bedroom apartment at a senior living building in a metropolitan city. She was born in Brooklyn, twice married but was the single mother of two children, and now has three adult grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Ms. D. is now retired but she worked as a registered nurse until her 60’s when she returned to earn her Master’s degree in Counseling and worked as a school guidance counselor until she was 73. She reports that she has an extremely supportive family who is actively involved in her life. Ms. D. enjoys singing, art, board games, gardening, and reading. Overall, Ms. D. is a charismatic, successful, resilient,
Program evaluations have made contributions to the Mental Health field for many decades. In the past program evaluations have been conducted outside the scope of a traditional Marriage and Family therapy framework. Sprenkle (2003) elaborates that MFT’s have been trying to move towards evidence-based research and evaluations. Trying to find the balance between evidence based and a systematic approach. What is also an area that poses some challenges is counselors and therapists trying to implement programs into existing organizations (Sprenkle, 2003). Program evaluations are able to provide useful information to MFT’s to aid in making improvements (Mertens & Wilson, 2012). Merton & Wilson (2012) explain that evaluations may also interfere
In order to determine the specific challenges of disaster mental health (DMH) responders, Hambrick et al conducted an audit. The data was gathered through semi-structured group interviews using open ended questions with nine clinicians at various Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC). All CMHCs had a disaster response team who completed at least six hours of Psychological First Aid (PFA) training. The PFA guide that was consistently reference is a guide used to direct posttraumatic distress caused by a disaster. The interview content consisted of questions about the organization they represented, the needs of the organization, and phone interviews asking about barriers of DMH at the organization they work. The purpose of this experiment
The CSE training program (Therapeutic Intervention). This program will be modified from Jacob and colleagues (2014). It is designed for the intervention group to control and stabilize the spinal structures including deep muscle and spinal vertebrae for decreasing back pain and enhancing the physical function of the spine (Kim & Yoon, 2015; Shamsi, Sarrafzadeh, & Jamshidi, 2015). Therefore, the CSE training program could be described as the reinforcement of the ability to enhance the stability of the neutral spinal position. The CSE training program is a 4-week program including supervised exercise training and home-based exercise training. The core exercise of the CSE training program focuses on 3 components of spinal stabilities as following:
Growing up as a child, many children would watch cartoons and play video games, but I took an odd liking into watching videos about different mental illness. For the longest, I have been fascinated with the human mind; trying to figure out how it works. Entering into my adulthood, I became an individual who was an open vessel for people to dump their problems into. I get gratification out of being able to help people with their problems and see them with a smile on their face. Being a counselor's is not just making someone's day or listening to their problems, but it is also about spreading mental health awareness to other individuals. I selected the Mental Health Counseling program because one day I seek to become a Mental Health Counselor. Having a Mental Health Counseling degree, will
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is intended to test your own thoughts. It is a type of therapy that can help people recognize and change damaging or troubling thought patterns that have a negative influence on their behavior. For example, addiction. An offenders thought could be “I need to get high.” A balanced thought would be, “I want to get high, but if I don’t, I will survive.” We can support that balanced thought with evidence. You do not need to get high. If you do not get high, blood will still pump through your veins and you will survive without it.
There is no known or possible cure for schizophrenia. This was the worse news that has been given yet. I have been switching between different medications and dosages to help my symptoms for years. I was happy to hear that in the 1990s, new antipsychotic medications were developed (S.A. Roberts, Personal Communication, March 15, 2016). These new medications are called second-generation or atypical antipsychotics (Schizophrenia. n.d.). These medications were offered to me in the form of a pill and an injection that can be given once or twice a month. Other than medications, I have also been offered therapy. There are different kinds for different aspects. Personally, I have been receiving psychosocial treatments and cognitive behavioral
The aim of this paper was to review the use and effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment option for individuals with intellectual disability. After an extensive database search, 1116 papers were identified and 32 papers were identified through other sources, during the search process. These were identified through databases, general-purpose search engines and reference lists of specific papers closely related to this paper After the application of inclusion and exclusion criteria, 16 papers were included, these papers were focused on individuals with intellectual disabilities and issues such as anxiety, depression and mood disorders, anger management issues, psychosis and sexual offending. A quality assessment was conducted
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy helps the patient establish a plan of treatment and takes action to prevent relapse. The therapist will work with the patient by isolating the root cause(s) of the addiction. In addition, to prevent a relapse the patient will be equipped with relapse-prevention training. Relapse-prevention training is where the patient will keep track of their additive patterns. Once the patterns are acknowledged, the patient can become more aware of what triggers their cravings so they can make adjustments accordingly.
The intervention most interesting to me in the Behavioral Therapy approach is the contingency contract. If used properly with defiant or rebellious children or adolescents the reinforcement rewards would be a motivating factor for change. Shapiro, Friedberg, and Bardenstien (2006) report, when developing a contingency contract the contract should be written so the child understands what is in it and it is age appropriate and fair for both parents and the child. Therefore, when the child is improving and making progress with their behavior in school for example the parents must reinforce their positive behavior with the agreed upon token of appreciation. Shapiro et al. (2006) reports, often when parents enter counseling with their child
Although the worker failed to identify with some of the issues the resident of the long-term care facility was having to be a potentially harmful situation moving forward it is evident that they used a lack of professionalism to report the matter due to future risks. “Patricia Stone, Arlene Smaldone, and Robert Lucero (2011) reports nurses are in the position of being “at the sharp end” of health care interventions by being the patient's advocate, providing care that may result in an error, or witnessing the error(s) of other clinicians. Accidents, errors, and adverse outcomes result from a chain of events involving human decisions and actions associated with active failures and latent failures. Many of these failures are associated with individual
Based on research, CBT is one of the successful therapeutic actions that have demonstrated usefulness to provide a measure to a wide variety of mental illnesses (Basco & Rush, 2007). Major benefiters of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy include patients with depression, mood disorders, and personality disorders. CBT has proved to be as useful as an antidepressant to some individuals with depression in addition to superiority in relapsing prevailing mood swings. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also applicable in treating anxiety disorders. Among the patients in this category of the disorder include those who experience persistent panic attacks. Through therapy, these people are encouraged to take tests of beliefs they have concerning such attacks