Life Skills and Addiction

Common Life Skills Missing from Addiction Clients in Counseling There are a variety of life skills that are of necessity required for combating addiction. Self-help, cognitive thinking, critical thinking, job preparedness, financial training, and relapse prevention are all of the equal weight in the addict’s road to recovery. Often more than not some or allContinue reading “Life Skills and Addiction”

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”