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07 Feb. 2017 - 14:26:46

Summary of Mental Health Therapy

Mental health counseling or medical counseling is a practice in psychology that helps ease psychological disorders or distress by promoting individual advancement. It also practices psychiatric therapy, consultation, forensic examination particularly forensic testament, formulation, implementation and examination of strategies and programs for treatment of mental dysfunction and research study. Since of the nature of this field, it is generally kept track of as a mental health profession.

Mental health counseling has its roots from the later part of 19th century. And as the field of psychology grew, branches started to develop, amongst them is counseling psychology and clinical therapy- both are helpful in mental health assessment and therapy.

While closely associated with medical psychology, there are still marked differences between the two practices.

For one, counseling psychology is used by psychotherapist and therapists to assist patients with milder psychopathological concerns. On the other hand, clinical counseling deals with more severe and advance types of mental disorders such as schizophrenia and psychosomatic disorders. Examples of conditions that could be dealt with by counseling psychology are the stress-related conditions. In essence, these are just small mental health illness that needs very little (if there is any) medical interventions.

This approach tries to address minor psychological concerns and use counseling strategies. This is possible given that clients subjected under this technique are still in control of their mind. For example, individuals who are distressed due to problematic scenarios might seek the professionals who could render counseling psychology.

Counseling psychology focuses more on the personal issues of the person that hinder his psychological health. It helps him deal with problems using non-directive approaches, therefore a therapy psychologist would only open alternatives that will assist deal with the issue without being suggestive or authoritative. Counseling psychology is more focused on rational thinking instead of unconscious performance.

Second distinction is that therapy psychology abides by humanistic or person-centered approach. Third, it has a various view on the developmental problems connected with psychological conditions.

On the other hand, clinical psychology deals more on serious mental disorders such as medical manic anxiety like unipolar and bipolar conditions, sexual dysfunctions such as exhibitionism, sadism and fetishism, fears, traumas and substance-abuse or dependence.

Since of a more intensive and comprehensive nature of this field, medical therapy makes usage of mental evaluation tools that even more validate the signs of disorders among individuals with interfered with mental health. Psychological health evaluation is a medium for examining symptoms that an individual provides. This provides insights to psychological health experts that will guide them in the preparation, administration and assessment of treatment techniques that are apt to the psychological health requirements of a client. The process of evaluation needs using interviews, scientific observations and physical assessments. Also, assessment tools such as intelligence, symptoms questionnaires, personality and neuropsychological tests are extensively utilized. All these contribute considerably to the diagnostic impressions that will be created after all data are gathered and studied.

Despite of these distinctions, counseling psychology and medical counseling are proven to be very efficient as mental health counseling techniques. Both advocates the use of talk treatment that could either assist fix the problem for the mental health patient or open up signs that may be mentioned as reasons for the development of the condition. In result, both kinds of counseling make mental health treatment and healing possible.

Psychological health therapy or clinical therapy is a practice in psychology that helps relieve mental conditions or distress by promoting individual development. Therapy psychology focuses more on the personal issues of the person that hinder his mental health. Because of a more extensive and intensive nature of this field, clinical counseling makes use of psychological evaluation tools that further verify the symptoms of disorders amongst individuals with disrupted psychological health. Despite of these differences, counseling psychology and scientific therapy are proven to be extremely efficient as mental health counseling methods. In impact, both types of counseling make mental health therapy and healing possible.
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