Final Project- Health Psychology Committee Report-week#9-Gabrielle Jeffcoat

Final Project- Health Psychology Committee Report-week#9-Gabrielle Jeffcoat

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Running head: FINAL PROJECT: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY COMMITTEE REPORT 1 Final Project: Health Psychology Committee Report Gabrielle Jeffcoat University of Phoenix HCA 250 The Psychology of Health Wakita R. Bradford, RN, MSN May 5, 2010
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Running Head: FINAL PROJECT: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY COMMITTEE REPORT 2 Final Project: Health Psychology Committee Report The substance abuse counselors job is diagnose and treat patients coping with addiction to drugs, alcohol, and other specialized addictions.” The counselor will address problem drinking, use of stimulants and depressants, and addiction to cigarettes” (Sarafino, p. 1-404, 2006). The substance abuse counselor will work with caregivers at the hospital to ensure all health precautions are taken for the patient. The treatment is patient centered talk therapy with medication when needed. The goal is for the patient and the substance abuse counselor to create realistic goals for the patient to complete. The main goal is to have the patient discontinue his or her addictions and control triggers from the addiction. The counselor will give evaluations of patients, work with caregivers on medication use, plan post hospital care, and provide local social and clinical resources for patient support. The substance abuse counselor will facilitate group therapy, family therapy, and one-on-one communication with the patients.” Cognitive behavioral and pharmacological therapy methods are important to use together in medical treatment. Social networks are an important factor in therapeutic alliance to predict the treatment outcome” (Zywiak, 2009). The substance abuse counselor will work with the inpatient psychologist to address mental health issues that are caused by stress and the addiction. The substance abuse counselor will facilitate classes for the community and educate schools on the prevention and risk of becoming an addict. The counselor will research and provide post hospital care in rehabilitation centers and out patient care facilities. The substance abuse counselor will work with the out patient psychologist to create a plan to eliminate addiction in a patient life.” The counselor will teach the commonsense model and relapse preventions to the patient. The treatment will include alternative medicine, self-management, and detoxification. Under supervision the patient will have compliance to the structured addiction program” (Sarafino, p. 1-
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Running Head: FINAL PROJECT: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY COMMITTEE REPORT 3 404, 2006). The entire staff of caregivers will work together to ensure the patients safety and give structure to removing the addiction from the patient. Patient will have short-term and long- term goals made by the hospital team for long-term treatment and reduce the risk of relapse. The inpatient psychologist works with the substance abuse counselor to improve the risk of relapse by creating structure for the patient. The job of an inpatient psychologist is supervising a patient’s emotional and physical state
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Final Project- Health Psychology Committee Report-week#9-Gabrielle Jeffcoat

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