Respond to colleague by providing an additional scholarly resource that support


Respond to colleague by providing an additional scholarly resource that supports or challenges their position, along with a brief explanation of the resource.
The POST:
Biological Basis and Ethical/Legal Considerations of Psychotherapy
COLLAPSE
The process of having a group of clients in a therapy session to discover a solution to an issue that they all have is known as group psychotherapy. According to Sadock, Sadock, and Ruiz (2015), group psychotherapy is a method in which a professionally trained therapist selects, organizes, and supervises a group of people to work together toward the most outstanding achievement of goals for each individual in the group as well as the group as a whole. These folks have a common concern and are willing to collaborate with others to find better solutions. To treat the client and return them to their normal functional level, psychotherapy uses a variety of methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Individuals’ religious, cultural, and socioeconomic disparities influence how mental health problems are treated. The goal of this paper is to discuss the biological basis of psychotherapy. Examine how cultural, religious, and socioeconomic variables influence treatment, as well as the legal and ethical consequences of psychotherapy treatments.
Explain Whether Psychotherapy has a Biological Basis
Because it is used to treat problems associated to the mal-adaptation or malfunction of the human nervous system, psychotherapy has a biological basis. The ultimate goal of individual or group psychotherapy is to target the biological principles that regulate brain reactions. Psychotherapy is a biological treatment since it changes an individual’s behavior or attitude by targeting brain receptors and neurotransmitters. The goal of psychotherapy is to transform a person’s way of thinking and seeing things. The brain is affected by psychotherapy. According to Wheeler (2020), psychotherapy improves the brain’s development by increasing the reliance on neural networks that are poorly regulated or disconnected, allowing for continued growth and healing.
Explain how culture, religion, and socioeconomics might influence one’s perspective on
psychotherapy treatments’ value.
Individuals from various backgrounds and beliefs can be found all around the world. Culture, religion, and socioeconomic circumstances influence people’s opinions, attitudes, and behaviors. Distinct cultures have different perspectives on mental diseases, and these perspectives influence the therapeutic approaches they pick to address these issues. Some cultures and religions believe that mental diseases are manifestations of an evil spirit, and that the only remedy is spiritual, hence they would not seek therapy from a psychiatrist or psychotherapist. According to Bracke, Delaruelle, and Verhaeghe (2019), a fundamental principle in the social sciences is the belief that a person’s conduct is influenced by the culture to which they belong. Culture is defined as a set of beliefs, conventions, values, and attitudes that are shared by a group of people.
Education, income, and race all have an impact on how people think about mental health and where they seek care. People’s perceptions of psychotherapy are influenced by poverty, lack of education, and poor socioeconomic standing. According to Fendt-Newlin, Jagannathan, and Webber (2020), established traditions and customs, which may be founded in stigma and discrimination, affect access to treatment, care, and support at available locations. An inexperienced person may believe that seeing a therapist about his difficulties is unnecessary. Most people are hesitant to seek psychotherapy counseling because of the stigma associated with mental illness.
Describe How Legal and Ethical Considerations for Group and Family Therapy Differ from Those for Individual therapy
The therapist works with a single patient in individual therapy, but group and family therapy involve numerous people. Treatment of several patients entails legal and ethical problems that have an impact on practice. When working with a group, maintaining patient confidentiality might be problematic. Members of the group may reveal personal information to the therapist that they may not want the rest of the group to know. Setting boundaries and informing everyone that he will retain secrecy is critical from the start. Information that may jeopardize the safety or life of others, on the other hand, may be shared with other medical personnel. Because other individuals are present, it is impossible to maintain privacy in a group session. Whether in a group or individual session, the nurse practitioner must be aware of her clients’ ethical responsibility. A care professional is supposed to provide the finest treatment available to their consumers, according to Nichols and Davis (2020). Even yet, if they are not appropriately trained to deal with a given client’s circumstance, they should send the case to someone who is knowledgeable or skilled in dealing with the problem. Another key part of psychotherapy is informed consent. Before beginning treatment, it is critical to get the client’s authorization for psychotherapy. Clients should be respected if they do not want to participate in treatment.
Explain How These Differences might Impact your Therapeutic Approaches for Clients in
Group, Individual, and Family Therapy
Working with a group introduces a practitioner to internal issues that the members of the group may have. In treating people with mental illnesses, it is critical to be objective, firm, and maintain boundaries. We, as nurse practitioners, must be cautious while treating mental health illnesses. Maintaining the privacy and security of patient information is critical. Before beginning treatment, it is critical to gain the patient’s consent. Practitioners must always use their best judgment while treating patients and ensure that the care they provide is in the best interests of the patient.
Conclusion
Because of their culture, religion, and socioeconomic status, people with mental health issues may be resistant to psychotherapy. Social class has a long-standing negative relationship with mental health (Blackshaw, Evans & Cooper, 2018). When it comes to group psychotherapy, there are issues with privacy and confidentiality of patient information. Regardless of the legal and ethical challenges that group and family psychotherapy encounter, it is critical to be knowledgeable and forceful with clients in order to accomplish desired results.
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Bracke, P., Delaruelle, K., & Verhaeghe, M. (2019). Dominant cultural and personal stigma
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Fendt-Newlin, M., Jagannathan, A., & Webber, M. (2020). Cultural adaptation framework of
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