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OF mental health care and mentally ill

March, 2014

cognitive behavioral therapy cbt training

cognitive behavioral therapy cbt training. Behavioural therapy is the treatment of the symptom/behaviour. The argument for behavioural therapy is that ‘it solves the problem without going into deep exploration of the problem or the history of the patient’; therefore it is usually a short-term intervention of between ten and 24 sessions lasting an hour each. […]

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Types of Psychotherapeutic Interventions

Psychotherapeutic interventions and Types of Psychotherapeutic Interventions Psychotherapy is: essentially a conversation which involves listening to and talking with persons in trouble with the aim of helping individuals to understand and resolve their predicament. Therefore, on an informal level, it is something many people undertake at times with friends and family, and all care professionals […]

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social interventions for the client

Historically, social interventions were undertaken by SWs but increasingly are now seen as an aspect of the care coordinator role undertaken by professionals from all backgrounds within the Care Programme Approach framework. Social interventions refer to assisting clients with their accommodation,employment, education and finances, social and family work. Having undertaken a comprehensive assessment of the […]

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leisure activities and health and mental well-being

An important aspect of health and mental well-being is having a balance betweenwork, leisure and ADLs. Leisure activities are those activities undertaken as a matter of choice and that are found to be pleasing and undertaken in free time. They can include entertainment, recreation, hobbies, sports, visiting and adult education, though this is not an […]

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Work/vocational/educational activities and mental illness

Work/vocational/educational activities and mental illness The links between unemployment and mental illness are well documented and researched. Work or productive activity that includes education and voluntary work provides an array of benefits from income, structure and enjoyment to a sense of identity and worth. Interventions that focus on work might include activities to increase skills […]

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Assertiveness Training Exercises

Assertiveness Training Exercises.Assertion training is a branch of social skills. Assertiveness is the ability to express feelings and ideas, both positive and negative, in an open, direct and honest manner while having consideration for the needs and views of others. Assertiveness skills training can be beneficial for a wide range of client groups, for example […]

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relaxation training for mental retardation

Relaxation training Relaxation training involves learning specific exercises and techniques to lessen both physical and mental tension. A range of relaxation techniques are used by mental health professionals and are taught on both an individual and group basis. The most widely used techniques can be categorised as follows: Physiological techniques • progressive muscular relaxation • […]

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anxiety management training examples

anxiety management training The aim of anxiety management training is to equip a client with a range of coping skills to enable them to have greater control over the levels of anxiety they experience. Anxiety management training requires the client to be an active participant in their treatment, undertaking homework tasks, practising techniques and strategies. […]

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social skills training for children with adhd

social skills training for children with adhd. The aim of social skills training is to help people to enter and be more effective in social situations. People who might benefit from this training may never have acquired the skills (e.g. people with learning disabilities) or lack confidence in their skills (e.g. anxious individuals). Trower et al. define those who […]

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Physical groups: sports/recreational games

 The psychological and physical benefits of remaining fit and active are well known and are therefore reflected in the choice of interventions for mental health service users. The range of sports used by mental health practitioners includes swimming, football, badminton, snooker, volley ball and air hockey. Increasingly, these activities when undertaken in an acute setting […]

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