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This paper will summarize the article, focus on its critiques, and discuss the reasons why I chose this article.
The strength perspective promotes an ecological system approach where importance is laid on totality. The approach also spotlights client’s know-how on appraisal and intervention. The advantage of this perspective hinges on its ability to decipher and expand client’s strengths. Similarly, it assembles resources for clients to resolve their problems and accomplish their needs (Ross & Heath, 2002). Strengths perspective derives from the idea that client groups have immense resources of energy in their own lives. This approach is a radical shift from viewing clients as mere pathology units. This approach empowers and liberates the clients, as opposed to disease orientation, which disable.
The principles of the ecological approach encompass recognition that every environment is resourceful, and every group and community has its own strengths. Disease orientation on self-cutting behaviour views the clients as problematic and pathological. This approach regards medication as the only alternative in treatment and intervention (YIP, 2006). Clients are regarded as emotionally unstable and experiencing problems within interpersonal relationships. Its diagnosis of clients with self-harm behaviour is mainly borderline personality disorder. Hence, it becomes difficult for social workers to intervene since they conclude it is mental illness that requires psychiatrist intervention.
Medications to stabilize emotional fluctuations play a crucial role in the treatment of this behaviour. The label mental patient with borderline personality is despising. Most clients enhance their mutilation out of frustration and anger of being labelled seriously sick and problematic. Strengths perspective holds that, social workers should concentrate on the unsettled feelings,
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To this end, the authors distinguish between acquisition, which refers to the short-term acceptance of the disliked vegetable in exchange for a reward, and maintenance, which refers to the long-term acceptance of the disliked vegetable even after the exchange for a reward does not apply.
This article provides a critical review of the literature comparing the efficacy antidepressants and counseling for adults with depression. Highlighted are several issues that must be considered when reviewing the literature, including methodological problems, the placebo effect, trauma and depression, comparative safety profiles, and the marketing of antidepressants.
Ethical questions will be addressed, as will the samples identified and defined by the article itself. Keywords: critique, analysis, hypothermia, clinical practice, cardiac arrest, review, heart arrest, sudden death After a thorough reading of the article titled “Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest in clinical practice: Review and compilation of recent experiences,” it could be said that not only is the report well written, but the title is fitting to the contents of the report itself.
This is an important article in psychology studies as it evaluates the effect of reporting an emotional state that one undergoes, on the way the body reacts to emotional situations. Authored by Karim S. Kassam and Wendy Berry Mendes from Carnegies Mellon University, department of Social and Decision Sciences and University of California San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, this qualifies as an empirical article as it reports on the findings from a research conducted by these authors.
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