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THERAPIES FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS- PART 2

THERAPIES FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS - PART 2
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Linda Olson

on 26 November 2016

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Transcript of THERAPIES FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS- PART 2

THERAPIES FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS- PART 2
THE IDEAL THERAPIST - WHAT WOULD THAT LOOK LIKE?
"NO, NO'S" FOR THERAPISTS:
TELEPHONE & INTERNET THERAPISTS
CONS: Distance Therapy is limited by a
lack of interpersonal, nonverbal cues
(facial expression, body language).
Distance therapists may or may not
be trained professionals.
PROS: Persons in rural areas have access.
Clients can remain more easily anonymous.
May be less expensive.
Bring Your Best Game
SEEKING PROFESSIONAL HELP
Red Flags for Needing to Seek Professional Help:
Level of psychological discomfort (unhappiness, anxiety, or depression...) is comparable to a level of physical discomfort that would cause you to see a doctor or a dentist.
Significant Changes in Behavior - quality of work, absenteeism, use of drugs, relationship with others....
Friends or Relatives are recognizing a problem and suggesting that you seek help.
Persistent of Disturbing Suicidal Thoughts or Impulses, SEEK HELP IMMEDIATELY!
RESOURCES FOR LOCATING A THERAPIST:

Family Physician
College & University Counseling Services
Employee Assistance Programs at Workplace
Community or County Mental Health Centers
Mental Health Associations
Yellow Pages (Psychologists or Counseling Services
Crises Hotlines
Master Therapists:
1. They are mentally healthy and mature.
2. They are emotionally open and nurture their own emotional well being.
3. They have the ability to cultivate a
working alliance.
4. They have strong social skills and
expertly draw on on their social
skills in therapy.

SOME "NO, NO'S" FOR THERAPISTS:
1. Do not make sexual advances.
2. Do not make verbal threats or be physically aggressive.
3. Do not be excessively blaming, belittling,
hostile, or controlling
4. Do not talk about your own problems.
5. Do not demand absolute trust or tell client not to discuss therapy with anyone else.
The ethical principle of confidentiality
requires that information shared
by the client with the therapist in the course of treatment is not shared with others.
This is important for the therapeutic alliance, as it promotes an environment of trust.
There are important exceptions to confidentiality, namely where it conflicts with the clinician's
duty to warn or duty to protect. (Tarasoff)
This includes instances of suicidal behavior
or homicidal plans, child abuse,
elder abuse....
Confidentiality
Sun-Rise Program
Autism and Robotics Vanderbilt University
SOCIOCULTURAL APPROACHES IN TREATMENT
GROUP THERAPY
FAMILY & COUPLES THERAPY
SELF-HELP
SUPPORT GROUPS
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS
CULTURE & TREATMENT
Psychotherapies traditional focus on the individual may be successful in individualistic Western cultures. However, individual-centered psychotherapies may not work as well in collectivistic cultures ( Working with others and cooperating is the norm; everyone supports each other as a community, family or nation more than as an individual. )

Therapy is often more effective when there is an ethnic match between the therapist and the client, although culturally sensitive therapist can be provided by a therapist with a different background than the client’s.
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