Sunday, August 18, 2019

Info for pastors, physicians, lawyers, educators, and other referrents

When should you as a professional refer for Individual, Marriage or Family Therapy? Symptoms of marital and family distress arise as individuals, couples, and families experience normal developmental stages, face special needs and problems, or confront unexpected crises.
Some signals to look for are:
  • Frequent office visits or phone calls
  • Patients who dont take medications or comply with treatment orders
  • Marriage and family conflicts/issues
  • Repeated requests for tranquilizers, energizers, or sleeping aids
  • Chronic abdominal pain, pelvic pain or chronic fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Reported sexual problems
  • Reported family violence
  • Recommended nursing home placement
  • Questions about child discipline
  • Death and grief issues
  • Diagnosis of depression, anxiety, panic disorder
  • Sexual, psychological and physical abuse complaints of unexplainable fatigue
  • Emotional distress when talking about one's fiancee, spouse, children, parents, or other family members
  • References to feelings of loneliness, isolation, moodiness, depression
  • Unexplained physical injuries to spouse or children
  • Repeated employment difficulties, frequent job changes, difficulty with co-workers
  • Victims of rape and their family members
  • Frequent references to a childs behavior, school adjustment, or underachievement
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Repeated legal entanglements
  • Self injury
  • Alcohol and/or drug abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Emotional trauma

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