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Discussion week 1

Yatavia Jones

Walden University
NRNP 6645 Psychotherapy with multiple Modalities
Dr. Harris
11/30/2022

Various researchers have tried to establish whether there is any link in psychotherapy. Understanding this biological association of complex behavior, how the human brain functions and the maladaptive responses will significantly aid in the transformation of the approaches to mental health hence improving the quality of life of most individuals. Psychotherapy is an individualized approach to the treatment of mental illnesses which takes advantage of a myriad of biological regulations linked to various complex brain responses which include different receptors, neurotransmitters, and neurological pathways.

Mental disorders occur as a result of disruption of the normal biological processes including limited neurotransmitters, disruption of the transmission pathway, and inadequate receptor binding capacity. Psychotherapy aims to return biological activity to normal through the manipulation of different body systems (Neurobiological models of psychotherapy, 2019). Understanding of the brain structures and functions and application of this understanding to psycho pathologies and other psychotherapeutic interventions can aid in transforming mental health treatment globally. The genetic, epigenetic, anatomical, and basis of behavioral manifestations can be accurately established by neuroscience.

Understanding the influence of culture, religion, and socioeconomic in influencing one’s perspective on the value of psychotherapy treatment will aid in adjusting the individual patient’s needs in a manner that will lead to patient satisfaction. Culture may for instance influence the patient’s health-seeking behavior. Cultures that belief in a holistic form of healing will positively incorporate psychotherapy as a form of treatment as they believe that the body can heal itself through the unity of body, mind, and soul (Matanovic, 2019). Religion influences how an individual can perceive psychotherapy in that, those religions that adhere to traditional religions may view psychotherapy as a taboo. However, modern religious practices can incorporate both religion and psychotherapy for healing (Matanovic, 2019). Socioeconomic status is a factor since individuals from a low socio-economic status have poor health-seeking behaviors compared to those from a high or middle status. This factor is because of the inability to pay for the services and inaccessibility to a decent mental health care facility.

There are major legal and ethical considerations for group and family therapy that are different from those of individual therapy. Informed consent is emphasized in group and family therapy compared to individual therapy. The therapist should get permission from the family members or the group members before engaging in any intervention (Turliuc & Candel, 2019). In most individual treatments, the therapist is the one who makes decisions for the patient and is expected to agree with the judgment made by the psychiatrist. Consequently, confidentiality is emphasized in groups and families before the members engage in a group session. The consequences of breaching confidentiality are highlighted, and all the members are requested to abide by the rules (Turliuc & Candel, 2019). Consequently, individual therapies enjoy the privilege of legal protection, unlike group and family therapies. These differences can impact the therapeutic approaches for clients in the group, family, or individual therapy in that, group and family therapy have more advantages compared to individual therapies. Patients can be actively involved in the treatment strategy employed and hence, have better therapeutic outcomes compared to individualized treatment.

Psychotherapy is an individualized approach to the treatment of mental illnesses which takes advantage of a myriad of biological regulations correlated to different complex brain reactions which include distinct receptors, neurotransmitters, and neurological pathways. Psychotherapy seeks to return biological activity to normal through the manipulation of diverse body systems. Culture, religion, and socioeconomics have an impact on the value of psychotherapy treatment. Understanding these implications can aid in providing patients with individualized care based on their unique patient needs. The legal and ethical considerations for group and family therapies and individual therapies also ought to be considered.

References

Matanovic, I, 2019. Influence of Religiosity and Fundamentalism on Attitudes Toward

Psychotherapy: Religion Related Barriers to Mental Health Services Utilization. Master’s thesis,

Harvard Extension School.

Neurobiological models of psychotherapy: How psychotherapy changes the brain. (2019). Frontiers Research Topics. https://doi.org/10.3389/978-2-88963-036-3

Turliuc, M. N., & Candel, O. S. (2019). Ethical issues in couple and family research and therapy. Advances in Library and Information Science, 226-242. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-6310-5.ch012