This is a prime example of how imposing your own beliefs and values can cause ethical issues. If a counselor finds a client is challenging to work with there are a few different approaches they can take to get more out of the client. One important action a counselor can take is changing how the counselor interacts with the client. A publication on managing resistant clients found if counselors focus on organic interaction with the client and allow all course of actions to take place naturally this establishes a less resistant client and therapy is more effective. There are several laws that protect clients and less, that protect counselors.
they may be the victim or a witness of physical abuse, sexual abuse, violence in the home or in the community, automobile accidents, natural disasters (such as flood, fire, earthquakes), and being diagnosed with a life threatening illness). A child's risk of developing PTSD is related to the seriousness of the trauma, whether the trauma is repeated, the child's proximity to the trauma, and his/her relationship to the victim(s).” Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (2011, March). According to a meta-analysis study done by Pereda, Guilera, Forns, and Gomez-Benito (2009), 19.7% of women and 7.9% of men have a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Children that have been abused sexually before the age of 18 often live with detrimental consequences and show evidence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; Cutajar et al., 2010). There are various symptoms that contribute to post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of experiencing traumatic events.
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Mental disorders are described by not just one, but a set of syndromes as seen in the theory of multidimensional models (Barlow & Durand, 2012), and this is seen in Thabo as he suffers numerous abnormal symptoms. Initially he seeks help for his constant worrying and lack of concentration, which may potentially be a cause of his obsessions and compulsions, and this will be discussed further in the essay. He has episodes of depression, which at some point eve... ... middle of paper ... ...mptoms in patients with bipolar depression: a pooled analysis of results from 2 double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled studies. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 11:215-225.
The American Psychological Association definition of addiction is defined as “a state of severe psychological and behavioral dependence on drugs or alcohol characterized by compulsive use, a preoccupation with securing its supply and a tendency for relapse after discontinuation of the substance (as cited in Griffith, 1999). As the definition explains, addiction is strongly related to both behavioral and psychological factors, which can be developed at a young age. Psychological risk factors include “chaotic families and lifestyles, childhood victimization, and low sel... ... middle of paper ... ...99). Substance abuse disorders in nurses . Nursing Forum , 34(4), 19-28.
I could not imagine myself living life with Schizophrenia, because it really takes a toll on your mental well-being. Now that we have a better overview of Schizophrenia, I will discuss the Etiology and incidence of Schizophrenia. Etiology and Incidence of Schizophrenia According to Kyziridis (2005), Signs of Schizophrenia can be traced in written documents as far the days of Pharaonic Egyp... ... middle of paper ... ...row WE, Rae DS, Manderscheid RW, Locke BZ, Goodwin FK. The de facto US mental and addictive disorders service system. Epidemiologic catchment area prospective 1-year prevalence rates of disorders and services.
Service members feel the need to take up alcohol and drinking as a way to cope with the intense stress of the job. “Ultimately, diagnosis of a substance use disorder or PTSD relies on clinical assessment using DSM criteria. Screening instruments exist that can help uncover or point the way toward a potential diagnosis. For alcohol use disorders, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and the AUDIT-Consumption (AUDIT-C) have been widely validated as self-report screening measures. A single-item screening measure was recently validated for drug use disorders consisting of the single question, “How many times in the past year have you used an illegal drug or used a prescription medication for nonmedical reasons?” A response of 1 time or more yields a positive screen.” -Returning Veterans With Addictions.
Having the ability as a counselor to pinpoint that there is a moral issue requires the realization that your activity can be harmful or beneficial for the client. This helps you to realize that your moral outlook contains some truth to it. Also, I learned that you should never want to do anything to harm your client and be sensitive to their needs. Moral sensitivity protects the well-being of an entire society. Keeping our emotions together while performing our jobs shows that we know how to behave in an ethical manner.
The counselors should also check their counter transference responses and not to force the clients to quit societal interactions; whilst it can be personally disturbing when a client opts to remain in a violent relationship, the counselor must endorse the decision to stay or quit the association. The major worry for the counselors working with the clients in the societal environment should be promotion of their safety. The counselors can be useful in authorizing the clients to deliberately plan how they want to proceed in managing such relationships. The clients can establish how they will choose to deal with the risks of violence. One of the most useful methods the counselors can apply in supporting client safety is a detailed safety plan-a concrete plan that can assist in preparing clients to deal successfully with the family violence.
Moreover, an assessment is a more in-depth line of questioning of the client that goes in to the client’s background such as childhood experiences, social life and psychological health; the assessment can also go into a series of testing. Additionally, the assessment is also used to determine a diagnosis of the client (Substance Abuse Counselor, n.d.). Many times clients with substance abuse problems do have psychological issues. Further, after the assessment has been completed a diagnosis is determined by using the DMS IV. Patients must show signs of at least 3 of the following for 12 months: Tolerance which the drug has little to no effect, psychical or psychological signs of withdrawa... ... middle of paper ... ...y. References Boiling, K. (September 23, 2013).