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Half-Way Houses Short-term group living facilities for individuals making the transition from an institution (mental hospital, prison, etc.) to independent living Community Mental Health Centers Offer many health services like prevention, education, therapy, and crisis intervention Crisis Intervention: Skilled management of a psychological emergency Paraprofessional: Individual who works in a near-professional capacity under supervision of a more highly trained person Self-Management Covert Sensitization: Aversive imagery is used to reduce occurrence of an undesired response Thought Stopping: Aversive stimuli are used to interrupt or prevent upsetting thoughts Covert Reinforcement: Using positive imagery to reinforce desired behavior Other Therapy Options Peer Counselor: Nonprofessional person who has learned basic counseling skills Self-Help Group: Group of people who share a particular type of problem and provide
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Unformatted text preview: mutual support to each other (e.g., “Alcoholics Anonymous”) Evaluating a Therapist: Danger Signals • Therapist makes sexual advances • Therapist makes repeated verbal threats or is physically aggressive • Therapist is excessively hostile, controlling, blaming, or belittling Evaluating a Therapist: More Danger Signals • Therapist talks repeatedly about his/her own problems • Therapist encourages prolonged dependence on him/her • Therapist demands absolute trust or tells client not to discuss therapy with anyone else Evaluating a Therapist: Questions to be Answered During the Initial Meeting • Will the information I reveal in therapy remain confidential? • What risks do I face if I begin therapy? • How long do you expect treatment to last? • What form of treatment do you expect to use? • Are there alternatives to therapy that might help as much or more?...
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