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Interventions & Approaches in Social Work - Chapter Summary
This chapter ensures you have a complete understanding of interventions and approaches used in social work. Examine these lessons at any pace that suits your schedule to boost your knowledge of concepts that include mental health counseling, group therapy, permanency planning and crisis intervention treatment. Reviewing this chapter will enable you to do the following with confidence:
- Define and describe techniques for mental health counseling
- List techniques for coping with stress and managing anger
- Identify crisis intervention, cognitive, behavioral and psychodynamic treatments
- Discuss the use of task-centered approaches in social work
- Describe therapeutic approaches in psychology and techniques for therapeutic support and motivation
- Share some prevention and empowerment strategies in therapy
- Provide details about contracting with clients, permanency planning and family therapy approaches in social work
- Explain some benefits of group therapy when compared with one-on-one therapy
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1. Mental Health Counseling: Definition & Techniques
This lesson explores areas dealing with patients, mental health settings, and preventative measures that counselors can take when doing mental health counseling.
2. Coping With Stress: Techniques, Attitudes & Reducing Exposure
Work, school, and life in general have plenty of things that cause us a lot of stress. If you'd like to learn some techniques that help to deal with these problems, watch or read this lesson.
3. Anger Management Techniques & Therapy
In this lesson you will learn the definition of anger, aggression, and anger management. You will learn techniques of anger management and types of therapy that assist individuals with anger management. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz.
4. Crisis Intervention Treatment Approaches
As mental health professionals, we will inevitably find ourselves dealing with serious crises at times. This lesson discusses different treatment approaches that can be used in crisis intervention.
5. Common Cognitive Treatments and Therapy
How do you treat someone who thinks or acts in a negative way? In this lesson, we'll look at what cognitive behavioral therapy is and the six phases in CBT.
6. Common Behavioral Treatments: Classical Conditioning and Desensitization
When someone is suffering from a psychological disorder, they have many options as far as treatment goes. In this lesson, we'll look at aspects of behavioral therapy, including conditioning, counterconditioning, and desensitization.
7. Common Psychodynamic Treatments: Free Association, Therapist Interpretation, and Catharsis
Psychodynamic theory says that psychological problems come from a person's subconscious. But, how do you treat the subconscious? In this lesson, we'll look at three methods: free association, dream interpretation, and catharsis.
8. Therapeutic Approaches in Psychology: Definition & Concept
There are many therapeutic approaches to treating mental disorder. In this lesson, you will learn about the most prominent types of psychotherapy then test your knowledge with a quiz.
9. Prevention & Empowerment Strategies in Therapy
Mental health therapy involves a process that helps clients learn skills they can use to prevent issues related to mental illness and to build life skills. After working with their therapist, clients begin to feel empowered and confident enough to make important decisions that lead to big changes in their lives.
10. Techniques for Therapeutic Support & Motivation
Therapeutic support and motivation involves developing a relationship between the social worker and client that is based on a therapist openly communicating concerns and empathy for the client's experiences. This involves creating an accepting, trusting, and respectable relationship. This lesson will describe empathy, active listening, empowerment and encouragement, motivational interviewing, partializing technique, and evaluating relationships.
11. Group Therapy: Definition, Uses & Types
When an individual has personal problems they want to work on with the help of a professional therapist, they don't necessarily have to do it one-on-one. They could benefit from group therapy instead. When is group therapy a good option?
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