Peer Response 2 Week 5
Cynthia is a 27-year-old female who drinks four to five glasses of wine most days. She says it helps with the anxiety and sleep problems she has from a previous abusive relationship. She is in a healthy and loving relationship now and they are trying to conceive. See attachment
Respond to the posts of your peers and provide a suggestion for another appropriate intervention, or the treatment of a biopsychosocial factor that they may not have addressed. If you are able to, give an example from your clinical experience. How was your suggested intervention received by the client in your practice, and how did they respond to the treatment?
For Cynthia’s case, the addiction- specific therapies may include, behavioral counseling, detoxification programs carried out progressively to avoid withdrawal symptoms like nausea, depression and sleeping problems. Meditation can help by allowing her to concentrate on the want to drink to the point when the person sees the need as a wave that covers their entire body. This makes impulses less of a source of shame for the recovering addict and more of an expected normal occurrence.
For motivational interview strategies, clinicians employ a patient-centered approach to help patients examine and resolve their ambivalence about changing unhealthy or bad habits. It features a collaborative, autonomy-supporting, and evocative style (called “motivational interviewing spirit”). Clinicians strive to understand patients’ perspectives on substance use while directing them to explore changing behaviors. This may involve highlighting differences between the patient’s existing and desired selves. The physician avoids conflict and encourages optimism about progress. People who use unhealthy substances typically have mixed views about it. While they know the detrimental effects of drug use, they can’t seem to quit (intoxication, disinhibiting, and socialization). They’re generally ambivalent about changing their behavior until they see the dangers and benefits Motivational interviewing focuses on addressing ambivalence. Engagement, concentration, invoking, and planning are motivational interviewing techniques. Motivational interviewing clinicians develop rapport and are nonjudgmental. They elicit the patient’s thoughts and feelings regarding present actions, how they fit with hopes and ideals, and whether better possibilities exist. The clinician manages “sustained talk” by attending to it only as much as needed before turning to change talk. Clinicians should focus more on changing conversation than evoking, analyzing, and enhancing it. People can change on their own once they’re committed. Motivational interviewing might entail planning and activating changes. Motivational interviewing focuses more on the “whether” and “why” to change than the “how.” The clinician may continue to help the person while they make adjustments.
Specific techniques used in the scenario
The techniques that may be applied may include, engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. When the patient is thoughtfully engaged, it can pave the way for efficient development, however when it is not, it can lead to dissatisfaction for both the therapist and the patient. A patient interview can benefit from a number of methods, including collectively setting the agenda, respectfully providing information, and eliciting the patient’s strengths.
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