Why is Psychological Fitness Important?
Psychological fitness is about strengthening your performance and resilience. It involves the way you:
? Think and process information
? Feel about yourself, others and your environment
? Act in response to your thoughts and feelings
When you think, feel and act positively, you help protect your psychological health and build overall strength and stamina.other positive aspects of being psychologically fit include:
? Strong coping and decision-making skills
? Mission focus
? Engagement and interaction with others
Consultation and Assessment / Activity Pacing & Coping Strategies / Wellness-Anger-Stress Management/ Assertiveness Training / Cognitive Behavior Therapy / e- Strike out Therapy / Psychotherapy & Counseling / Marital/Relationship Therapy / Lifestyle Management / Relaxation Therapy-To Rejuvenate Mind-Body-Soul /Sleep Hygiene for Sound Sleep / Social Skill Training / Stay Fit and Healthy
Genesis Psychology & life skills clinic provides a wide range of diagnostic services. If you are experiencing feelings of stress, depression, conflict, or feel you are not living up to your potential, you might benefit from our services.
A psychological assessment the techniques and tools of psychology to learn either general or specific facts about a person, how they function now, or to predict their behavior and functioning in the future.
CORPORATE PSYCHOLOGY - EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
- Getting social support
- Reappraising an event
- Spirituality and faith
- Problem solving
- Comparing oneself to others who are worse off
- Altruism or helping others
- Using defense mechanisms
Types of Therapy
- Individual Therapy: In this form of therapy, the session is a one on one between the therapist and the patient. The treatment is focused only on the problems of one patient.
- Group Therapy: In this form of therapy, the session is between the therapist and a group of 4-5 people participating in the therapy. The group gets to exchange ideas, problems, coping skills they share experiences and learn that others also face the same issues and traumas and feel the same way.
- Marital/Couples Therapy: In this form of therapy the therapist helps the partners understand where they are going wrong and how they can understand each other better and make their relationship more beautiful. In other cases the therapist also talks to the couples about what kind of mental disorder their partner has and how they can help them cope with it.
Types of Treatment
There are many different types of treatment for psychological disorders, all of which fit into three broad types: insight therapies, behavior therapies, and biomedical therapies.
- Insight therapies involve complex conversations between therapists and clients. The aim is to help clients understand the nature of their problems and the meaning of their behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Insight therapists may use a variety of approaches, including psychodynamic, cognitive, or humanistic.
- Behavior therapies also involve conversations between therapists and clients but attempt to directly influence maladaptive behaviors. Behavior therapies are based on learning principles. (See Chapter 7 for more information on learning.)
- Family Therapy: In this therapy the entire family is involved in the sessions to understand how they can help their loved ones cope with the disorder and what various kind of support they can extend to the patient in order for him/her to recover soon.
Psychological testing is divided into four primary types:
- Clinical Interview is a core component of any psychological testing. Some people know the clinical interview as an ?intake interview?, ?admission interview? or ?diagnostic interview? (although technically these are often very different things).
- Achievement and aptitude tests are usually seen in educational or employment settings, and they attempt to measure either how much you know about a certain topic (i.e., your achieved knowledge), such as mathematics or spelling, or how much of a capacity you have (i.e., your aptitude) to master material in a particular area, such as mechanical relationships.
- Assessment of Intellectual Functioning (IQ) is a theoretical construct of a measure of general intelligence. It?s important to note that IQ tests do not measure actual intelligence ? they measure what we believe might be important components of intelligence.
- Personality Assessment is designed to help a professional better understand an individual?s personality. Personality is a complex combination of factors that has been developed over a person?s entire childhood and young adulthood. There are genetic, environmental and social components to personality ? our personalities are not shaped by one single influence. Therefore tests that measure personality takes into account this complexity and rich texture.
- Behavioral Assessment is the process of observing or measuring a person?s actual behavior to try and better understand the behavior and the thoughts behind it, and determine possible reinforcing components or triggers for the behavior. Through the process of behavioral assessment, a person ? and/or a professional ? can track behaviors and help change them.
- ?Neuropsychological tests attempt to measure deficits in cognitive functioning (i.e., your ability to think, speak, reason, etc.) that may result from some sort of brain damage, such as a stroke or a brain injury.
Diagnostic Services: Initial Evaluation and Assessment Psychiatric Evaluation Psychological Testing Cognitive Evaluation Personality Evaluation Neuro-psychological Evaluation Educational Assessment Learning Disability Evaluation Special Education Evaluation Marital/Premarital Assessment Personality Assessment Rorschach Inkblot Test (Exner Administration) Thematic Apperception Test (TAT).
The Genesis Center provides specialized individual and group services for people who are experiencing a wide range of mental health and/or substance use and addiction problems. We offer comprehensive assessments, individual, group, family, and couples therapy, and medication services. We assist our clients in developing skills to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. We are experienced in the treatment of trauma and abuse, relapse prevention, chronic disease and pain management, relaxation and imagery, and such diagnoses as ADHD, Bereavement, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Panic Disorder. We are diverse and family-centered and involve cultural dynamics, issues of immigration, acculturation, and assimilation a part of all treatment planning.
Counseling is an immense source for those seeking advice from a professional specialize in the mental health field. There are many different types of counseling offered including career counseling, teenage counseling drug and alcohol counseling, marriage and family counseling, youth or adult counseling, relationship counseling, and more.
Individuals looking counseling can expect a safe and secure environment where they will be encouraged to share and explore their feelings and past behaviors that have led them to counseling. Counseling offers a great opportunity to receive unbiased advice from a third party whether it is a counselor, psychiatrist, and psychologist. There are a variety of settings in which counseling can take place such as in hospitals, office building and financial counseling, treatment facilities, in groups, private practice, churches, or medical offices. Counseling is a step in the right direction for those who have become lost in life and do not know where to turn, have lost a loved one, are overcome by stress and anxiety, confused by difficult life decisions, or just need someone to talk to.