WELCOME TO OUR SECOND MONTH OF CLINICAL ASSESSMENT! This month we will explore treatments and interventions in the contexts of the Diagonostic and treatment issues confronted in mental health work. We will overview the various models of treatment as we examine your own therapeutic and assessment styles and it is my hope that you will begin to develop and imagine the type of therapist you are becoming, explore the interweave of humanity and technology that is the art and science of psychotherapy.
Fun Facts About the Quizzes and Reaction Paper
Reaction Papers: Choose TWO (2) of the following three topics for your Reaction Papers:
1. Response to Video Presentation on Therapeutic Neutrality and Borderline Pers. Dis
2. RESPONSE TO VIRTUAL HALLUCINATION
3. RESPONSE TO TOPIC OF YOUR CHOICE IN CLASS
HANDOUTS FOR USE WIH REFLECTIVE PAPER on Self-Evaluation of your personal role-play experience. Please use the prompts in these evaluations to stimulate a reflective on your strengths and areas of needed growth. DO NOT FEEL THE NEED TO ANSWER ALL OR MOST, these are meant to be assistive and not mandatory. The prompts related to diagnosis evaluation assessment and relational interaction with clients will be most relevant this month. Keep these and refer to them as you go through other courses and role plays, and you should definitely see growth and change and areas to focus on in both your work and your therapy.
Bipolar Disorders and Schizophrenia/psychotic disorders
This is a discussion page on the topic of the 5 worst things a therapist can say or do. A layperson's discussion, and should be considered for what it is, given that people voice more negatives than positives on blogs of this sort, but the expository and subsequent commentary are provocative, and give us insights into the negative effects of poor training, lack of quality in our work and countertransference and other insensitivities.