The outcome of post-combat rehabilitation counseling is directly dependent on the development of specific techniques and approaches conducive to their needs.
Conceptual Relevance to Mental Health Counseling and Professional Practice:
Antiquated or outdated conceptual approaches to rehabilitation counseling are less effective than those that correspond more closely to the actual needs of patients. As a professional counselor, it is important to understand the specific needs of patients to best assist them achieve the maximum possible reintegration into a fulfilling and productive life after their return from combat with serious injures or long-term disabilities.
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Summary of Major Findings:
A survey of enlisted members in the U.S. Air Force established that: (1) there is a general perception that seeking mental health counseling is associated with negative stigmas that are detrimental to career goals; (2) the confidentiality of counselor-patient disclosure is no greater than that associated with...
As a practicing professional counselor, it is important to be an advocate for the effective reduction of institutional stigmatization as well as for the maximum possible protection of counselor-patient confidentiality.
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However, integrated continuum of care networks presents a viable solution to mental health care delivery that properly allocates resources a collaborative and cooperative service delivery system. Needed, according to Mohatt (1997) is "vertical integration' in the "approaches to managed care" in networking a group of healthcare providers, at various levels of primary care and behavioral health, to form an integrated service network. They seek to develop, via cooperation, a coordinated,
Who lives with you in your household? Quien vive con usted en la casa? B. Tell me about your family. Cuenteme acerca de su familia C. What's a typical day like for you? With your Family? With your friends? Como pasa Usted el dia? Con su familia? Con sus amigos? D. Tell me about your friends Cuenteme sobre sus amigos E. Who are the people you can count on the most in time
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