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Unformatted text preview: Professional Skills test 20- 40 pts 6 (10pts each) short answers- 60pts What are ready made programs? • There are many ready made programs that have been developed to manage certain problems • “The economics of prevention far outweigh the economics of rehabilitation • Is it a treatment or a program? • Clients are not all the same; they don’t come in with the “same” issues • Outcome results don’t focus on the competency of the helper • Manuals focus on problems and not opportunities • Is this program useful to the client? • Honor the unique nature of the client situation What are some examples of ready made programs? Prepare and enrich • AA • PTSD programs • Depression programs What is client intertia (related to action and implantation) lecture of ACTION arrow movement we want them to move towards action • Client Inertia: putting off action (reluctance) • Passivity: failure to take responsibility; doing nothing; not responding; complacency; not working on little things that get in the way of bigger things • Learned helplessness: “there is nothing I can do about this”; identify what is and what is not under client control; optimism can also be learned; optimists often live longer and enjoy greater success than pessimists, yet pessimists are better at predicting what is likely to happen; maybe hopeful realism is a better way to go • Unconstructive self-talk: I can’t do this, This is too hard; I do not have what it takes; challenging these types of self defeating attitudes adds value • Vicious cycles: at times, client plans and action fail to get them what they want, they lose self-worth, and become mired in guilt and depression • Build self-efficacy step by step • Interrupt the cycle • Disorganization: no plan or strategy; no focus • Clients get used to living in disorganization • Unwillingness to get life in order • Client inertia toward staying disorganized (sometimes it even works for the client)— leading to more disorganization • Gain a picture of life without disorganization • Incentives and rewards What are some reasons, mentioned by Egan, that clients do not change? • There are many reasons why change happens or does not happen: • Discipline and self-control issues • Low commitment • Weak self-efficacy • Focusing on the difficulty of change and not the outcome • Failure to cope with relapse • Some clients need little assistance after the plan is set, some even after the plan is outlined do nothing; most clients fall between these two extremes • Procrastination is a major deterrent to change!!!...
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course HDFS 3523 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Oklahoma State.
- Fall '11