Essays and Research Papers on Psychological Counseling

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Consumer Protection

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page paper considers the protection that is given to consumers under UK law when goods bought are unsafe. The paper looks at the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended) and the Consumer Protection Act 1987. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

A 12 page examination of the history and central features of Marital and Family Therapy as a social movement and an institution. Significant trends and contributions are highlighted including : Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, Transgenerational Family Therapy, and Behavioral Family Therapy. The writer also provides a brief overview of treatment modalities that ...

A 10 page paper discussing the utilization of therapeutic art programs in the rehabilitation of the emotionally-traumatized & disabled. Bibliography lists six sources.

Art Therapy

  • 14 page paper

A 14 page paper that discusses some of the aspects of art therapy and offers real-life examples of how art helped people overcome different crises. Art therapy is described as a type of psychotherapy or supportive therapy, which uses the creative process--art-making in addition to verbalization. One of the core concepts is the analysis ...

This 4-page paper addresses essay questions pertaining to issues arising in graduate counseling programs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 13 page paper that begins with definitions of group cohesion. The writer discusses the group development process through which cohesion is established. The essay reports research regarding the necessity of cohesion for positive outcomes. The essay also includes a discussion of the ways in which the therapist can help the group to become ...

A 6 page paper that reviews a journal article: School Counselors, Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, and Academic Achievement: Are School Counselors Promising More Than They Can Deliver? By Brown and Trusty (2005). The essay provides a synopsis of the article and the writer briefly comments on the value of the article. Unlike most article reviews, ...

An 8 page paper comparing the theories of 5 self-help relationship books to the findings of current communications research reports. There are very good self-help books available discussing the male-female romantic relationship, but the reader does indeed need to be aware of the discrepancies of many of them with both current communications research findings ...

“Self-Talk”

  • 8 page paper

An eight page paper which examines the process of self-talk as a form of intrapersonal communication and looks at the ways in which it can be utilised to facilitate the cognitive process, increase positivity of attitude and improve self-esteem. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 5 page paper dicusses the book "Therapeutic Communication: Knowing What to Say and When" by Paul Wachtel. This paper refers to many of his methods and provides examples of how to institute his ideas into the therapeutic practice. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 5 page report is written from the counselor's perspective after being assigned by the court to a case where a 35 year-old man is arrested for having intercourse with his 13 year old daughter. How should the situation be handled? Bibliography lists 5 sources.

THE RISE OF PSYCHIATRY

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper examines the rise of psychiatry as a field of study based on the writing of Roy Porter and Robert Fancher. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 3 page essay/research paper that expresses a position on the issue of whether or not professional psychological organizations should make continuing education a mandatory condition for licensing. The writer argues against this position. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 10-page paper focuses on a discussion of psychological and psychiatric group therapy in the Middle East. Also discussed are the histories of mental health in this region. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page overview of the manner race and gender can impact psychological diagnoses. This paper although there are specific criteria in place for psychological diagnoses, an individual’s race, ethnicity and even gender can result in inaccurate diagnoses in certain instances. That diagnoses can be impacted by the therapist’s understanding, or lack of ...

A 5 page exploration of the ways gender can impact the therapeutic goal. The emphasis is made that gender is not a biological issue but rather a sociological construct. Consequently, all types of considerations must be made in order to best design the therapeutic approach to be most effective for a specific client. ...

10 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses 10 legal and/or ethical vignettes pertaining to counseling. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page discussion of the state of mental care as it existed in the mid 1850s and how this care has evolved over time. Focusing on the Kalamazoo Asylum, this paper notes the inadequacies and the historical circumstances which created them. While facilities such as the Kalamazoo Asylum may have been considered ...

This is a 12 page paper discussing issues in regards to counseling Latino clients. Therapists who are counseling Latino men and women must take into account various cultural and ethnic values traditional in Latino families including adherence to machismo, marianismo, persondisimo, simpatia, respeto and familism; all of which define the gender, family and community relations ...

This is a 7 page paper discussing cost effective measures in mental health treatment. The Surgeon General in the United States has issued a report which estimates that “one out of every five Americans suffers from some form of mental disorder with direct and indirect costs to society totaling nearly $200 billion a year”. In ...

A 17 page overview of the move towards the emphasis of family in effecting client recovery. Discusses the President's New Freedom Commission's 2003 release of a report calling for the transformation of mental health services away from the fragmented service delivery and the stigma and limitations inherent in a system funded by private insurance ...

Mental Health Records

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper that discusses the confidentiality of medical records and in particular, mental health records. Laws regarding such access have been patchy at both federal and state levels. New regulations have helped standardize the rules but, according to mental health advocates, more needs to be done regarding mental health records. This essay is ...

A 5 page review of the article published in the January 2002 edition of “Scientific American” recounting these researchers experiences in stem cell research. This article offers a fascinating glimpse into many aspects of cloning and stem cell research. The author of this paper interprets the research from a mental health perspective. ...

A 10 page paper with four parts. The first part provides a overview of the history of prisons in the United States. The second part discussed when psychologists became involved in the correctional system and the differences between then and now. Next, the roles and functions of the psychologist are discussed. Finally, the writer ...

A 6 page exploration of the theories Jung presents in this book. "Modern Man in Search of a Soul" is largely composed of a series of lectures Jung delivered prior to 1935. The relevance of Jung's theories, however, is hardly relegated to the pages of history. They are, in fact, just as applicable ...

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