Counseling Psychology Dissertation Example

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A Di ssert at i on Ent i t l ed The Benef i t s of Counsel i ng Psychol ogy on Anor exi a Nervosa Suf f er er s By Al f r ed Bi ggen PsyDi sser t at i on. com

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Abst r act About 14 mi l l i on women al l over USA ar e cur r ent l y f i ght i ng wi t h anor exi a ner vosa AN . Thi s di sor der i s of t en cons i der ed as among “ t he most i nt r act abl e and l east under st ood ment al i l l ness ” Sander son and Sel l man 2005 p. 138 . Most of t he vi ct i ms of t hi s i l l ness wi l l be f i ght i ng wi t h t hi s di sease f or t he r est of t hei r ent i r e l i ves . On t he ot her hand i f t hi s i l l ness i s di agnosed at an ear l i er t i me dur i ng t eenage year s f or i nst ance i t i s hi ghl y poss i bl e t o t r eat i t us i ng t he r i ght t r t r eat ment met hod. Thus women who ar e st r uggl i ng wi t h anor exi a ner vosa al so need compr ehens i ve t r eat ment . These days af t er about f or t y year s of st udy and r esear ch t her e has been an i mpr ovement on t he t r eat ment opt i ons t hat r ange f r om counsel i ng t o medi cat i on. Chapt er One Int r oduct i on Upon r ecogni z i ng t he sympt oms of Anor exi a Ner vosa whi ch of t en i ncl udes wei ght l oss st r i ct di et i ng bi nge eat i ng and f ast i ng depr ess i on and weakness member s of t he f ami l y shoul d al r eady st ar t seeki ng out t he counsel i ng of a heal t h car e pr ovi der st ar t i ng wi t h t he ass i st ance of a psychol ogi st . The psychol ogi st wi l l st ar t wi t h t aki ng a medi cal hi st or y al ongs i de a phys i cal exami nat i on Camer 2003 . Af t er compl et i ng t he pr ocess t he phys i ci an can st ar t t he t r eat ment f or Anor exi a Ner vosa wh whi ch may al so i ncl ude cer t ai n r ef er r al s t o a good psychol ogi st f or counsel i ng as wel l as ot her medi cal f i el ds . Counsel i ng One of t he st andar d t ypes of t r eat ment come i n t he f or m of counsel i ng of t en r ef er r ed t o as psychot her apy . The ai m of t hi s pr ocess i s t o wor k t oget her wi t h pat i ent s so t hat t hr ough t hi s pr ocess she can cont r ol her di et and mai nt ai n her wei ght event ual l y . Ther e ar e t wo t ypes of counsel i ng avai l abl e: i ndi vi dual and f ami l y t her apy . Indi vi dual Ther apy Thi s t ype of t her apy i nvol ves one on one counsel i ng wi t h t t he pat i ent . At t i mes t her e i s a gr oup of speci al i st s . However t he PsyDi sser t at i on. com Resear ch i n Counsel i ng Psychol ogy

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sess i on of t en happen bet ween t he doct or and t he pat i ent . I ndi vi dual t her apy of t en comes wi t h mi xed r es ul t s . As expl ai ned by an ar t i cl e f ound i n t he J our nal of Adol escent Psychi at r y 2001 t hi s t ype of t her apy i s gener al l y s uper i or especi al l y when t hey ar e used i n pr ovi di ng t r eat ment f or ol der pat i ent s as wel l as t hose who ar e s uf f er i ng f r om a l at e- onset of Anor exi a Ner vosa. Fami l y Ther apy Whi l e t he f act r emai ns t hat i ndi vi dual t her apy may not be ef f ect i ve on young adol escent s as wel l as t hose who ar e st i l l on t he ear l y phase of Anor exi a Ner vosa f ami l y t her apy i s of t en cons i der ed as s i gni f i cant when i t comes t o hel pi ng t hi s par t i cul ar gr oup. As a mat t er of f act accor di ng t o t he Psychi at r y J our nal of Canada “ wi t hout t he f ami l y’ s i nvol vement ser vi ng as al l i es t he goal of wei ght mai nt enance may be chal l engi ng t o achi eve” St evenson and Kat z men 2002 . At t he same t i t i me f ami l y t her apy may not j ust avai l of t he ass i st ance of t he pat i ent s as wel l as ot her member s of t he f ami l y but i t can al so wor k t oget her wi t h f r i ends and t he school as par t of t he st r at egy . Nut r i t i onal Ther apy Whi l e bot h i ndi vi dual as wel l as f ami l y t her apy ar e mor e of t he t r adi t i onal met hods i n pr ovi di ng t r eat ment t o Anor exi a Ner vosa nut r i t i onal t her apy whi ch of t en r ef er r ed t o as psychoeducat i onal t her apy can al so be used commonl y . The goal of t hi s t ype of t her apy i nvol ves pr ovi di ng counsel i ng on t he nat ur e of t he i l l ness wi t h t he hope of cul t i vat i ng bot h at t i t udi nal and behavi or al changes on t he pat i ent . Ref er ences Camer P . A. 2003 . Anor exi a Ner vosa. Ref er ence on Cl i ni cal Syst ems 2003 109. Sander son M. A. Sel l man B. W 2005 . Eat i ng di sor der s among chi l dr en and adol escent s : t her api es avai l abl e. Chi l d Adul t s Psychi at r y 11 110- 118. PsyDi sser t at i on. com Resear ch i n Counsel i ng Psychol ogy

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