Creating a comparison between individual and family modalities helps in understanding the client type and integration for their treatment. Individual therapy, also referred to as psychotherapy, entails a mutual process between the therapist and client that aims at improving quality life and facilitating change. This therapy is necessary in confronting barriers that interfere with an individual’s emotional and mental stability (Micheal, 2013). Conte (2009) claims individual therapy is designed to resolve psychological problems associated with factors such as feelings, experiences, behavior self-actualization, history, and growth of an individual. Individual therapy provides a framework through which weaknesses and strengths of one’s personality can be analyzed and evaluated to help overcome weaknesses and improve strengths.
The concept of Structural family therapy is how the therapist “view the family as a system structured according to set patterns and rules that govern family interactions” (2003, Gehart & Tuttle, p. 23). The therapist goal is to interact with the clients during the therapy session to obtain an understanding of the reported problem. This process will allow the therapist to assist the clients with changing their structure. Strategic family therapy concept is to attempt to address a specific problem of the family in a shorter timeframe than other therapeutic services. Both approaches strive to assist the clients with overcoming their family issues, however views the structure of the family differently.
I will reflect on my own believed personal challenges of working in family counseling and give understanding. Family therapy is an important aspect of your training as a counselor and increasing
It is the counselor responsibility to be sensitive and responsive when counseling individuals from different cultures. The APA guidelines require counselors to educate themselves about cultures and gain knowledge to benefit the client (APA, n.d.). I have gained insights through the colleague’s discussion of the difficulty of the client role shifting. It is important to recognize when these cultural difficulties occur in the counseling process. The counselor was able to identify the issue and present it to the client, leading the client to accept his culture
According to Douglas et al. (2014), there are several topics that are imperative for the nurse to learn in order to provide evidence-based care while maintaining cultural sensitivity. These topics include: 1) the impact of people’s culture on their beliefs, values, customs and ways of acting, 2) the way people from different culture seek and go about obtaining health care, 3) the need to be aware of communication styles, and finally the impact of health policy on different groups with special attention to those who are at a socioeconomic disadvantage or are
When there is a problem with a patient the nursing staff needs to try and resolve it to make all parties satisfied. When trying to solve a problem, keep in mind about the core attribute safeguarding patients autonomy. In this core attribute, it involves the patient wanting to be involved in their health care plan, as well as make their own decisions as long as they are competent. (Bu & Jezewski, 2006) Once the problem is identified the nursing staff along with the patient, need to form a plan or possible goals that will help solve the problem. There will be many problems that can’t be complete... ... middle of paper ... ...unication, influence, or collaboration everyone needs to work together to ensure everything is being done in the patients best interest.
Nowadays, nurses not only need to know how to care of their patients, but they also must be able to care of patients from other cultures with many beliefs and values. Cultural views of individual influence the patient’s perception and decision of health and health care (Creasia & Parker, 2007). In order to care for people across different languages and cultures, nurses need to develop cultural sensitivity, knowledge, and skills. Cultural sensitivity means being aware that cultural differences and similarities exist and have an effect on values, learning, action, and behavior (Stanhope, et al., 2005). Beliefs and practices about health and illness are different with different cultures.
I am able to see how these different scenarios could affect the nursing care provided by assuming that other people and families have the same beliefs that my family had growing up. However, this is why it is important to ask questions and do research about a particular culture before making assumptions. I also believe it is very important to avoid assuming that all cultures are the same just because they are of a certain culture or ethnicity. Beliefs and rituals can differ amongst people of the same community. Therefore, it is essential to get to know your patients and have an understanding of their beliefs as an
The paper will summarize the roles and responsibilities of a behavioral health counselor and provide current models of wellness and resiliency. Behavioral health counselors must be able to function in a face-paced primary care environment. Wellness and Resiliency Model When working with diverse populations it is vital as counselors to consider the whole person and be sensitive to cultural norms during the delivery of treatment services (“The role,” n.d.). This process can be confusing to clients and counselors provide structure to the nature and purpose of counseling. During the assessment phase of treatment, counselors distinguish the presenting problem, nature, severity, and duration of the consumer (Gladding and Newsome, 2013).
In this discussion I will explain my teaching plan on Healthcare-Acquired Infections (HAIs) and the evaluation methods that I chose to use in presenting this information. Healthcare-Acquired Infections can be devastating financially, emotionally and physically to the client, family members, and healthcare staff. My audience for my teaching plan is clients and their family in the acute care setting. The purpose of my teaching plan is to provide this vulnerable group of individuals with the information need to prevent HAIs. This topic is serious and is important in my everyday functions as a nurse.