Essay Examples on Psychology

Counseling During the Initial Stages of a Psychopharmacological Intervention

Walden University, Counseling During the Initial Stages of a Psychopharmacological Intervention. The purpose of this assignment is to review a provided case study, evaluate the client’s depressive symptoms and provide potential medications that may be prescribed by a psychiatrist to treat these symptoms. Additionally, the role of the counselor during the initial stages of the psychopharmacological intervention will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of educating the client regarding potential side effects that may occur while starting the antidepressant medication. Lastly, possible challenges that are likely to arise during the implementation and initial stages of a psychopharmacological approach, as well as strategies for addressing these challenges, will be defined. Summary of Case Study. For the purpose of this assignment, the author was asked to select a case study to review three provided options. The case study selected is the case of John. John is a biracial middle-aged man. He is now coming to counseling due to concerns regarding his decreasing mood. He is also concerned as he has begun to have little interest in eating and increased difficulty falling, staying asleep. John is also experiencing a lower drive to do things he once found enjoyable such as spending time with family. John is currently single with no children. He has a tight-knit family that relies on him for assistance with childcare. John lives within a home that he owns and is able to maintain his needs through the finical gains of his employment as a handyman. Symptoms Indicating Depression. When assessing a client for depression it is critical to look at the symptoms that are present during the client intake and initial assessment.

2 pages | 554 words

Interview. Psychological assessment of an individual golf athlete

Background of Athlete and setting and approach to the needs assessment. Name F K Age 21 Gender Male Sport Golf Date of assessment 28 12 2017. Setting of assessment At the participants home.

Introduction. A psychological assessment of an individual athlete can take several forms, each contributing to an analysis of the individual's needs with respect to psychological well being, mental skills, development behavioural change performance enhancement participation and successful transitions. A variety of qualitative and quantitative practices may form the process of the individuals assessment. The collection of techniques that a practitioner can use the validity and reliability concerns accompanied with this are essential contemplations. For this written report the psychological profiling of an athlete referred to as F K will be assessed with suggested improvements and limitations. Ways of overcoming those limitations will be discussed and analysed through the use of performance profiling an interview process goal settings S M A R T and a sport anxiety test SAS. F K is 21 years of age competes at an amateur level in golf and has always had a passion for this sport but has only taken a playing role 10 years ago. The interview was conducted on the 28 12 2017 in an informal environment with semi structured questions and follow ups. The performance profiling and goal setting were both conducted on the same date as the interview letting the interviewer relate back to the performance profiling and S M A R T goal setting in an interview.
2 pages | 482 words