Assignment 1: Managed Care in Counseling
In this module, you learned about topics and issues in counseling that impact how counselors perform counseling and related services. You were provided with a glimpse into how counselors conceptualize and treat the whole person; incorporate wellness, spirituality, and mindfulness into the counseling approach; and engage in crisis intervention, disaster response, and suicide risk assessment. These professional topics have resulted in extremely popular services provided by clinical mental health counselors. How counselors define, identify, and combat fatigue, stress, and burnout through self-care and wellness was also emphasized in this module. Finally, the pros and cons of managed care and the relationship between evidence-based practices, managed care, and treatment outcomes were introduced to you. As counselors-in-training, it is important to remain constantly updated about the field. Being familiar with specific topics in counseling will inform your practice and help you identify areas of interest for additional training.
Managed care is a frequently discussed and debated topic among mental health professionals. Managed care organizations encourage short-term, brief therapy and mandate the use of evidence-based practices. Using the Argosy University online library resources, locate one peer-reviewed journal article that describes the use of brief or solution-focused therapy with a client or population of interest to you. Post your article as an attachment in the Discussion Area.
In a minimum of 200 words, post to the Discussion Area your response to the following:
- Summarize the article you selected by describing:
- The purpose of the article
- The client/population mentioned in the article
- How brief or solution-focused therapy was used with the client/population
- What other theories could apply with the client/population
- The outcomes/results of the use of brief or solution-focused therapY
NEED THIS DISCUSSION DONE BY 6PM ESTERN TIME