Leadership in Group Therapy

Introduction Group counseling attends to those that could benefit from a social group of individuals with common issues that have a desire to reach a common goal. Group therapy tends to be anywhere between five to fifteen people, with at least one health professional presiding over the group. Group therapy sessions are created to treatContinue reading “Leadership in Group Therapy”

Personality Testing

Introduction Personality Tests are a way of determining the human’s constructs of personality. Most tests are of self-assessment with some outside observers. However, the self-assessment method can be misleading. It allows for improper motivation and poor self-actualization for answering self-identifying information. In addition, a self-assessment can lead to deception of test results to hide trueContinue reading “Personality Testing”

Tenets and Treatment Through Positive Psychology Strategies Involving Multicultural Aspects

Short Introduction and History Positive Psychology is relatively new in the field of mental health treatment; the idea gain some inclination prior to the Second World War and died off. Only to be reinvigorated in the early 1950s. Enthusiastically, Positive Psychology was brought back into the limelight by Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, and Erich Fromm.Continue reading “Tenets and Treatment Through Positive Psychology Strategies Involving Multicultural Aspects”

Assessments

Introduction (A Brief History of Assessment) Psychological assessments are an important and integral part of the psychiatric care. Psychological assessment garden information from a client in an effort to determine their mental framework. Through the process of interviewing we can gain insight to the clients family history such as: mental disorder (schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, autism,Continue reading “Assessments”

Positive Psychology

Short Introduction and History Positive Psychology is relatively new in the field of mental health treatment; the ideal gain some inclination prior to the second world war and died off. Only to be reinvigorated in the early 1950s. Enthusiastically Positive Psychology was brought back into the limelight by Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, and Erich Fromm.Continue reading “Positive Psychology”

Assessments in Addiction Counseling

Assessment are the development of gathering data through multiple facets. Assessment allow the clinician to gain critical information of their clients. Often this information is personal in nature, but provides the base for allowing a diagnosis to be determined. Assessment can lead to the determination, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, addiction, bipolar, or personality disorders suchContinue reading “Assessments in Addiction Counseling”

Comparison of Professionals

Social Work Compared to Substance Abused Counseling In the late 1800s the concept of social work was born with the first course in social work being offered at Columbia University (National Association of Social Workers (NASW), n.d.). This course was supported by an increasing number of volunteers who were reaching to meet the social needsContinue reading “Comparison of Professionals”

Consultancy Service

Consultancy services are the enter exchanges and interactions between a social worker and a “client”. Through this exchange and interaction, the two will develop and set a path of discovery and development of a plan establishing a pathway forward. The social worker provides expertise in skills, values, and knowledge to aid in developing a planContinue reading “Consultancy Service”

Adaptive Relations

Relationships A relationship is the interpersonal connection between one or more individuals and on a macro level it is the connection shared between nations, cultures, or associations. A Relationship is profoundly interconnected to mankind’s social adaptation and interaction with other humans. A relationship can be positive full of passions, closeness, happiness, and exchanges of idealsContinue reading “Adaptive Relations”