Key Concepts: Self-Efficacy Resiliency The Tools: Communication Spirituality Behavior Change Grief and Loss
Self-Efficacy Perceived self-efficacy entails “judgments of how well one can execute courses of action required to deal with prospective situations”. Resilience centers on “people’s sense of personal efficacy to produce and to regulate events in their lives”.
Self-Efficacy cont, Judgments of self-efficacy determine effort people will expend and how long they will persist in the face of obstacles or aversive experiences. People with a strong sense of efficacy focus their attention on handling the task. People who doubt their efficacy tend to be consumed by their inadequacies and have little energy to deal with the task at hand.
Resiliency A person’s resiliency is based on their capacity and skill to overcome stressors. Factors that promote resiliency: a sense of autonomy or self-reliance; a sense of basic self-worth; good physical health; and good physical appearance.
Resilience cont, roles and relationships can range from close and intimate relationships to those with the broader societal system. problem solving ability, the ability to evaluate situations and responses, and the capacity to take action in response to a situation.
Resilience cont, Belief that positive meaning can be found in all experiences. The belief that self-development is important. The belief that life is purposeful.
Communication Goals of Communication: What is communication? Exchange of information Expression of thoughts and feelings
Spirituality What’s the difference between spirituality and religion? Religion: How we worship or acknowledge our Higher Power; structured; doctrine Spirituality: an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of his or her being; or the deepest values and meanings by which people live…meditation, prayer, contemplation.
Behavior Change Behavior is learned in relationships Intimate relationships Family relationships Workplace relationships How to act in certain company Behavior makes sense at the time we do it Behavior is subject to criticism
ABC/3 Emotional Killers A=AFFECT B=Behavior C=Cognitive Emotions Action Thoughts Feelings What you do Belief system 3 Emotional Killers Anger : frustration, resentment, guilt, hostility, defiance Anxiety: fear, nervous, anxious, uncertain; not knowing the turnout Depression: helpless, feeling useless, hopeless 15
Grief and Loss Why are people not prepared to deal with grief and loss? They have been taught to acquire things not lose them They have been taught that acquiring things will help them feel complete or whole They have been taught that replacing loss will make it easier
Motivation Sometimes advocates may tend to judge a person to be motivated based on a number of behaviors, such as the following: Agreeing with the advocate Expressing a desire or need for help Appearing to be distressed about his/her condition Following the advocates advice 17
Motivation Conversely, advocates may also tend to judge a person to be unmotivated based on behaviors such as the following: Disagreeing with the advocate Refusing to accept the advocates recommendations Expressing no desire or need for help Not appearing to be distressed about his/her condition 18
AWESOME Practically Awesome (listened to everything) PRACTICAL 21
Resources: NAMI - (National Alliance on Mental Illness) http://www.nami.org/ 211 - A program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission https://www.211texas.org/
Evidence Based Treatments for PTSD & Resiliency Jo Clancy, LCSW Houston V.A. Medical Center Trauma Recovery Program (MHCL-116A) 2002 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, Texas 77030 713-791-1414 ext. 6636 23
Contact Information: Rhonda Douglas Certified Peer Specialist Mental Health Advocate (512) 743-0603 Larry Alexander Jr., LCDC Training Specialist (512) 850-1694 firstname.lastname@example.org