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  • Cognitivebehavioral And Psychodynamic Models For College Counseling - 1,595 words
    Cognitive-Behavioral And Psychodynamic Models For College Counseling Short-term or Brief Counseling/Therapy: Cognitive-behavioral and Psychodynamic Models for College Counseling Abstract Short-term or Brief Counseling/Therapy and the current mental health system seem to be inexorably linked for at least the foreseeable future. This paper discusses the history, objectives, appropriate clientele, efficacy, and the other benefits, and short comings, of this therapeutic/counseling modality and its relevance to my present career direction, College Counseling. Cognitive-behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Gestalt applications of brief therapy/counseling methods will be addressed. For a working definiti ...
    Related: career counseling, college students, counseling, psychodynamic, crisis intervention
  • Homeless - 806 words
    Homeless There are too many homeless people; the government is not helping, and there are not enough shelters. Today there are some thirty thousand children living on the streets of New York City. With this many homeless children on the streets, the government should be helping more by building more shelters. The government is not helping in the building of shelters, so the people of our country must help. "A federal takeover of the homelessness problem, with gushing federal dollars ... will do little to help" (Berne 100). "(The) Government creates homelessness and shelter dependency when it provides too little money even to pay the rent" (Rossi 106). The government needs to help the homeles ...
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  • Homelessness In Our Nation - 1,232 words
    Homelessness In Our Nation Introduction Homelessness is not new to our nation, and it has greatly increased over the past ten years. (Hombs, 1-4) For growing numbers of people, work provides little, if any, protection against homelessness. Low national un-employment levels do not mean that all working people are well-off. (Blau, 21-24) What is homelessness? According to the definition stated by Stewart B. McKinney, for purposes of the 1987 McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, "a homeless person (homelessness)is one who lacks a fixed permanent nightime residence, or whose nighttime residence is a temporary shelter, welfare hotel, or any public or private place not designed as sleeping accommodat ...
    Related: homelessness, community mental health, supplemental security income, urban areas, assistance
  • Just A Mood Or Real Depression - 1,844 words
    Just a Mood . . . or Real Depression? How Do You Really Feel? Check off the ones that fit you. Top of Form 1 You feel sad a lot, and it doesn't go away. You feel guilty; you think that you're no good; you have no confidence. You lose interest in ordinary pleasures like music, sports, friends, or having fun. Most of the time you'd rather be left alone. You feel restless or tired most of the time. You're a nonstop partier, constantly moving around. You get unrealistic ideas about the great things you're going to do...things you never really could do. Thoughts just go racing through your head. You think about death a lot, or thoughts about suicide pop into your head. You seem to take pleasure i ...
    Related: major depression, manic depression, mood, mood disorders, health problems
  • Music Therapy - 1,527 words
    Music Therapy Music Therapy During the past thirty years, concepts in the mental health profession have undergone continuous and dramatic changes. A relatively new type of therapy is musical therapy, which incorporates music into the healing process. Music therapy also is changing, and its concepts, procedures, and practices need constant reevaluation in order to meet new concepts of psychiatric treatment. The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health and behavior is as least as old as the writings of Aristotle and Plato. The 20th century discipline began after World War I and World War II when community musicians of all types, both amateur and professional, went to Vete ...
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  • Therapeutic Approaches - 1,073 words
    ... rapeutic Day Services (TDS) run by the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) on a regular basis. These services consist of various groups such as art therapy groups, music therapy groups, anxiety management, and depression groups. This service also has a canteen and recreational meeting area, which is run and staffed by some of the long term clients as well as clients that no longer use the service but wish to continue to offer support to others. This will allow Joan to meet other people of a similar age group and circumstance to herself as well as benefiting from some of the therapeutic groups that are available. To help relieve the symptoms of Joan's depression she is prescribed two Lofe ...
    Related: approaches, therapeutic, john wiley, cognitive therapy, anxiety
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