Counselling for Behavioural Assessment
Understand that I am growing up and changing very fast.
It must be difficult to keep pace with me, but please try.
Listen to me and give me brief, clear answers to my question : Then I will keep sharing my thoughts and feelings.
Reward me for telling the truth : Then I won’t be frightened into lying.
Tell me when you make mistakes, and what you learn from them : Then I can accept that I am okay, even when I blunder.
Pay attention to me, and spend time with me : Then I can believe that I am important and worthwhile.
Do the things you want me to do : Then I will have a good, positive model.
Compliment and appreciate me : Then I’ll feel good, and want to continue to please you.
Be an individual and create your own happiness : Then you can teach me the same, and I can live a happy, successful and fulfilling life.
Trust and respect me, even though I am smaller than you.
I have feelings and needs, just like you.
Help me explore my unique interest, talents and potential.
In order for me to be happy, I need to be me, and not you - or someone you want me to be like.
Thank you for hearing me, I love you.
(Free to Fly, Dare to be a Success)
From childhood to death, human beings go through several stages of life, such as adolescence, pre-marriage and marital life. Parents, relatives, friends, school pressure, social pressure and peer pressure all play their roles in each stage, creating different types of situations. To each situation - be it emotional, educational, financial or psychological - people react uniquely.
Behavioral psychologists analyse these reactions - ie, the way we outwardly behave - to understand the ways of the mind.
The areas a Behavioral psychologist focuses are :
When a repetitive & persistent pattern of behavior - such as physical threat or mental torture by bullies - forces someone into abnormal and anomalous behaviour, such as aberrant sexual activity, and others.
A pattern of negativistic, hostile & defiant behavior, where the subject :
This refers to persistent eating of non-nutritive substance, over a period of at least 1 month.
Developmentally inappropriate or excessive anxiety concerning separation from those the subject is attached to. This includes
This may include :
The period of rapid physical & mental growth between the childhood & adulthood is called adolescence. This is also a period when the subject is especially vulnerable to fluctuations in thinking, attitude and behaviour patterns
A juvenile is a person who has not completed 18 years of age. Anti social or illegal behavior during this phase is termed juvenile delinquency. It can happen due to a variety of reasons, such as family environment, mental disorders, and others. It is a condition which, if not attended to at the right time, can lead to extreme consequences, such as the child resorting crime or committing suicide.
Broadly speaking, this involved neglect, physical abuse, sexual harassment and emotional maltreatment.