The intake interview assists in establishing and diagnosing any problems the client may have. The therapist may then explain to the client what to expect during the interview, including the time duration. A good assessment/ or intake will focus on the individual situation, strength and coping mechanism. The intake form is for the client, it gives the therapist more information and an idea of who you are. The intake process that is considered of a series of questions and consent form that the client has to sign and agree to.
I learned how to work with self-of-the-therapist and signature themes. Moreover I learned how to use those signature themes to help me to implement therapeutic skills. These are skills and interventions that I have used in my personal as well as professional life hence this is a skill I hope to continue to learn and practice more. Thus I need a program that can help me to merge my personal goals as well as professional goals. Based on the research I have conducted through previous students and online information I feel I would be a good fit to this field.
Interactive reasoning helps the practitioner get to know clients and form a relationship with them and their caregivers in order to form a therapeutic alliance and help the client succeed in therapy. Interactive reasoning explores the best approach to communicate with the client and engage him or her in occupational therapy. This method helps to individualize therapy based on the client’s circumstances and form trust and respect with the client. Learning how to implement this type of clinical reasoning will help the student recognize client needs and dispositions and alter their approach to meet those needs (Lyons, 2001). Procedural reasoning involves thinking about a client’s disability or disease and deciding what procedures to implement to combat the diagnosis (Fleming, 1991).
“The goal of reality therapy is to help clients get reconnected with the people they have chosen to include in their quality worlds and to teach clients choice theory” (Corey, 2013, p. 183). Letting clients understand that they have a choice in their lives will help them gain control. Furthermore, “the goal of existential therapy is to challenge clients to recognize and accept the freedom they have to become the authors of their own lives” (Corey, 2013, p. 74). As individuals, we have to face different aspects of life such as isolation, freedom, and responsibility. Helping a client through their struggles and acknowledge these life struggles may help guide the client to a positive point in their lives.
The behavior therapist is likely to work with a client in identifying therapeutic goals through several means. Identifying therapeutic goals is one of his top priorities because only then can he truly go to work to help his client. He has his purpose in mind: to work through a systematic process to help his client to the best of his ability. The behavior therapist has confidence that the behavioral therapeutic models have been tried and tested. He understands that his focus is on his client’s current problems, specific goals and treatment plan.
As a student, it is important to be able to communicate with professors and other students in a professional manner, whether that be about a topic in class, projects, or getting extra help. It is also important to communicate effectively with physical therapists whom you are shadowing or working with during your time as a physical therapy
Family counseling is an option for counselors to partake in, but there are some considerations to contemplate before delving into this work. Individual and family therapy each have their unique qualities. Considering the advantages and disadvantages of using family therapy to address concerns as well as the challenges of working with an entire family to gain more insight will help you become a qualified counselor. We will explore not only the experience needed to become a family therapist, but also the role the counselor will play in the therapy. I will reflect on my own believed personal challenges of working in family counseling and give understanding.
Nurses spend a lot of time with patients and utilize a number of methods to provide patient centered education. To provide education that is beneficial to the patient you must determine the best time and topics to educate the patient on, and hope that the information is beneficial to the patient. Physically my family shows a readiness to learn in her ability to perform tasks and can meet the cognitive and psychomotor requirements to complete learning tasks. One possible physical barrier that can be identified is energy and comfort tolerance to complete learning needs and participate in meetings. According
Cultural Considerations in Building a Counseling Relationship Counseling is a process in which a counselor and client must build a good rapport and relationship in order to be successful in reaching the goal at hand. There are several stages of counseling which must be considered when counselors intend to build a relationship with their client, each stage being equally important in leading to the next stage. The stages of counseling include: establishing the working relationship, assessing or defining the presenting problem, identifying and setting goals, choosing and initiating interventions and planning and introducing termination and follow-up (Hackney & Comier, 2013). I will discuss each of the stages of counseling and cultural considerations that must be taken in building a counseling relationship. Stages of Counseling Establishing a relationship with clients refer the counselor building a rapport with their clients.
Gestalt therapy helps clients focus on the here-and-now experience and helps them recognize their awareness by using different techniques during therapy. The reason why I decided to focus on this theoretical orientation was because in contrast to other therapies, the client is deeply involved in the therapy; coming up with their conclusions and discovering their self-awareness in the process, which helps them recognize their self, instead of continuing to focus on their ideal self. With the client being aware of their emotion, thoughts, and their environment, they will be able have insight on what they can do to resolve their current problems and have a holistic view of life. The therapist’s goal is to facilitate the therapy, focusing on the clients verbal and nonverbal behaviors, assisting them to be more self-reliant, and helping them focus on the present. During therapy, there is a continuous dialogue between the client and the therapist, in which the therapist shows warmth and acceptance (Jones-Smith, 2012).