Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Case Study

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We have to be very clear sometime on person sending a message to another person with the conscious intent of affecting the receiver is communication (Weiten & lloyd, 2003). When the receiver interpreted the message the way to sender intended, effective communication have taken place. The messages the person send can be verbal are nonverbal. For sample and nonverbal message is body language. In a conversation of two-person more than 65% of the meaning carried not verbally. This nonverbal communication is also used when the client is expressing feelings such as crying, face expression, hurt, disappointed or even happiness. Verbal communications consist of words spoken. Feelings sometimes are express directly or indirectly like the case of Rachel,…show more content…
By helping the client to navigate through the intense feelings being experienced providing an announcer in reality, education on trauma/PTSD, support and coping instruments, the helper helps the client to pass through the current crisis stage. The crisis intervention helper can take several forms such as: a suicide hotline counselor, a counselor working at the VA with veteran’s experiencing PTSD or a helper working with recent victims of sexual assault or domestic abuse. The crisis intervention helper performs a critical function for those who are suffering from an acute mental health crisis by providing stability and coping instruments during the darkest hour of their clients lives. Through education, direct counseling, absolute acceptance, active listening and offering of coping mechanisms, the crisis intervention helper gives the client the tools they need to survive their crisis and begin their long term healing process. While not focused on long term therapy, the crisis intervention helper provides and valuable service to the individual at their moment of greatest suffering and acts as a compassionate healer when individuals feel they have nowhere else to turn. Most professionals in the field of human services would agree that this is a task that is often easier said than done during a crisis situation. Most professionals in the field of human services have witnessed the potent power of cultural competency in action when observing a colleague de-escalate a client whom no one else could assist. More often than not, cultural competence can account for many of the powerful connections we have witnessed between professionals and

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