Using your textbook reading and video content for this module, write an essay that addresses the following:
A title page;
A well-developed introductory paragraph explaining the purpose of the short essay and briefly referencing some of the main points/contentions offered in the essay;
The body of the essay should consist of your effort to best answer the primary questions from the assignment prompt and should consist of at least 500 words of text (at least 2 pages of double-spaced, 12 point font).
PBS News Hour correspondent Jeffrey Brown discusses the topic of violence and mental health with Barry Rosenfeld, a clinical forensic psychologist at Fordham University, and Dr. Paramjit Joshi of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Original broadcast date: January 17, 2013 (they basically discussed mental disease and children that are potentially homicidal).
For those who have never faced deep-rooted emotional or psychological problems, it can be difficult to see why maintaining mental health requires more than the capabilities of any one individual. While personal accountability remains an important step toward wellness, the complex demands of society do contribute to mental illness and create obstacles to healing. This program examines mental health at the personal level and in a social context. It discusses key processes for recovering and maintaining mental well-being; helpful information concerning depression and drug and alcohol abuse; and the importance of diet, exercise, meditation, social interaction, and community resources and structures. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. (28 minutes)
Based upon your working knowledge of the difference between counseling and psychotherapy, provide at least one example of a negative behavior or circumstance from each video, and explain whether a counseling approach or psychotherapeutic approach would be more effective.
Next, directly referencing the textbook material, explain how a neurobiological perspective toward mental health would interpret the impact of violence upon the individual.
Given a scenario in which a person is repeatedly subjected to violence, choose one counseling approach from our textbook that would be the most effective. Justify your response.
Finally, provide a brief conclusion in which you reflect upon how the counseling profession changes according to changes in society.