Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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How can your own preconceived ideas about complementary and alternative therapies affect the options that you suggest to a client? How important is it that counselors be well informed about alternative treatments? How can you expand your awareness of alternative therapies?

For this Discussion, select a topic to discuss:

  1. Alternative approaches used to treat anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders
  2. Complementary approaches in the treatment of anxiety and depression

Post by Day 3 a brief description of the complementary or alternative approach you consider effective in treating an anxiety disorder. Explain the benefits and limitations of the approach. Support the use of this approach with evidence from the Learning Resources and other scholarly sources. Explain the role of the counselor in the use of these approaches.

Readings

  • Perry, P. J., Alexander, B., Liskow, B. I., & DeVane, C. L. (2007). Psychotropic drug handbook (8th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    • Chapter 9, “Electroconvulsive Therapy” (pp. 506–547)
  • Preston, J. D., O’Neal, J. H., & Talaga, M. C. (2017). Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for therapists (8th ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
    • Chapter 20, “Over-the-Counter Dietary Supplements and Herbal Products” (pp. 239-242)
  • Pellow, J., Solomon, E. M., & Barnard, C. N. (2011). Complementary and alternative medical therapies for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Alternative Medicine Review, 16(4), 323–337. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Rondanelli, M., Opizzi, A., Monteferrario, F., Antoniello, N., Manni, R., & Klersy, C. (2011). The effect of melatonin, magnesium, and zinc on primary insomnia in long-term care facility residents in italy: A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59(1), 82–90. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Sierpina, V.S., & Frenkel, M.A. (2005). Acupuncture: A clinical review. Southern Medical Journal, 98(3), 330–337. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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