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Students Will Review:
- The intake process and initial interview in counseling
- Testing and assessment in counseling
- What the DSM is and how it works
- Classifying and diagnosing
- The middle stages of counseling
- Principles of counseling program development and service delivery
- Issues around the termination process
1. The Counseling Intake Process & Initial Interview
We will look at the counseling intake process as a person who is entering in counseling. Each step will be explained by a process we are all familiar with: medical doctor's office visits.
2. Testing and Assessment in Counseling: Types & Uses
Why do counselors test their clients? What kind of assessments are out there? This lesson looks into these and other issues of testing and assessment.
3. What Is the DSM? - Definition & Characteristics
How do mental health workers keep track of the hundreds of mental disorders in existence? When looking up and diagnosing psychological disorders, they refer to the DSM, or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
4. Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders
How do you diagnose something that you can't see? That's the problem faced by psychologists. This lesson will show you the tool they use to help diagnose their patients.
5. The Middle Stages: Working Within The Counseling Relationship
This lesson explores the process and issues concerned with the middle stages of counseling, which occurs between a counselor and the client. Ways to handle issues are also discussed.
6. Termination During the Counseling Process: Function, Timing & Related Issues
The process of counseling must eventually come to an end. This lesson explores the ways a termination may occur as well as minor ways to mitigate issues.
7. Cultural Competence in Nursing
An innocent word or gesture on a nurse's part can cause distress to a patient of a different culture. This is why cultural competence is so important. This lesson defines and explains this topic.
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