Diagnose and take care the mental and emotional disorders, whether behavioural, cognitive, or affective, within the circumstances of marriage and household. Apply family psychotherapeutic systems and theories as well as techniques to serve individuals, couples, and families with the aim of treating the disorder that has been diagnosed. That is a description of Utah Family & Marriage Therapists.
Things to do include:
– Ask questions that will help clients to identify their feelings and behaviours.
– Advise clients on concerns about marriage and family, such as unsatisfactory relationships, divorce, child rearing, household management, and financial difficulties.
– Encourage individuals and family members to develop and use their skills to deal with problems in a constructive way.
– Maintain client case data covering activities, progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations.
– Develop and implement client treatment plans, to address family relationships, behavioural destructive patterns, and other personal issues.
In addition, the knowledge that must be owned, among others:
– Language – Knowledge of the structure and contents of several languages, including the meaning and spelling of each word, composition rules, and grammar.
– Psychology – Knowledge of human performance and behaviour; Differences in ability, personality, and individual interests; Learning and motivation; Psychological research methods; As well as assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders.
– Sociology and Anthropology – Knowledge of group behaviour and dynamics, trends and influences of people, human, ethnic, cultural, historical, and genetic migration
– Therapy and Counselling – Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunction, as well as providing career guidance.
– Active Listening – Giving attention to the words of others, taking time to understand the points conveyed, asking reasonable questions, and not interrupting at the wrong time
– Consideration and Decision Making – Consider the shortcomings and advantages of potential action options for choosing the most appropriate action.
– Persuasion – Persuade others to change their thoughts and behaviours.
– Social Sensitivity – Be aware of other people’s reactions, then understand why they act that way.
– Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.