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How will the knowledge one learns, and the experience one has change the lives of other people and create a better community, so there's more unity instead of isolation if someone were to study psychology counseling?

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From a person who likes to observe someone's mental mind, how would knowing the mind, and knowing why someone does what they do help them in the future and make them become a better person. How will talking to someone and hearing their problems help you become a better person? How can sympathy create change in ones action. What makes a person unstable, and what makes a person want to become isolated? #school #counselor #social #therapy #counseling #worker #high #marriage

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Nancy’s Answer

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Dierra, you have a great question. Studying counseling and psychology helps you understand human behavior and theories and strategies for helping people change their behavior. Understanding their emotions and behavior helps people cope or change. Sometimes the understanding and behavior changes are small. Sometimes they are large. Sometimes a person doesn’t want to change or be helped. However, if they do, a counseling or psychotherapeutic relationship can help them a great deal to feel supported and to take action. I think that can help some people feel less isolated. If you are interested in a counseling or psychology career, try to do well in language arts, English, social science, science, and math. You will need at least a bachelor’s degree either in psychology or social work. A master’s degree is required for licensure as a counselor or clinical social worker. A doctoral degree is required in psychology in most states to be a psychologist at the independent practice level. That is at least four years after a bachelor’s degree.

Daniela’s Answer

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Hi Dierra,


Very complex and interesting your question.


Sometimes it's easier to talk to a stranger than to relatives or friends. During talking therapy, a trained counsellor or therapist listens to you and helps you find your own answers to problems, without judging you.
The therapist will give you time to talk, cry, shout or just think. It's an opportunity to look at your problems in a different way with someone who will respect you and your opinions.
Usually, you'll talk one-to-one with the therapist. Sometimes talking treatments are held in groups or couples, such as relationship counselling.
Although there are lots of different types of talking therapy, they all have a similar aim: to help you feel better. Some people say that talking therapies don't make their problems go away, but they find it easier to cope with them and feel happier.


Talking therapy is for anyone who's going through a bad time or has emotional problems they can't sort out on their own.
For many adults, they may be the same or more effective than medication.


At the first psychotherapy session, the therapist typically gathers information about you and your needs. You may be asked to fill out forms about your current and past physical and emotional health. It might take a few sessions for your therapist to fully understand your situation and concerns and to determine the best approach or course of action.


The first session is also an opportunity for you to interview your therapist to see if his or her approach and personality are going to work for you. Make sure you understand:


What type of therapy will be used
The goals of your treatment
The length of each session
How many therapy sessions you may need


Sources:


http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/psychotherapy/details/what-you-can-expect/rec-20197200


http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/benefits-of-talking-therapy.aspx


Emotional instability refers to rapid, often exaggerated changes in mood, where strong emotions or feelings (uncontrollable laughing or crying, or heightened irritability or temper) occur. These very strong emotions are sometimes expressed in a way that is not related to the person's emotional state.


When a person is emotionally labile emotions can be out of proportion to the situation or environment the person is in. For example, a person may cry, even when they are not unhappy - they may cry just in response to strong emotions or feelings, or it may happen “out of the blue” without warning.


Emotional instability can be caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, such as decrease in serotonin (as see in depression) and also fluctuating levels of dopamine and serotonin (as seen in conditons such as bipolar disorder).


Environmental causes can also create emotional instability. Causes such as grief and loss, abuse, abandonment and detachment can cause emotional instability.


Most people suffering from emotional instability disorder suffer from very low self esteem, which has a knock on effect on all areas of life and many sufferers are prone to bouts of extreme depression and a chronic sense of emptiness.


More information in:


https://www.medigoo.com/articles/emotional-instability/


Best!