Nursing. | NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy With Individuals | Walden University
It is crucial to identify the cause of disruptive behaviors in clients before determining the most appropriate therapeutic strategy. This could involve gathering information such as family history, any past experiences that may have triggered their issues, and possible triggers that could be avoided in the future—all of which should help paint a clearer picture of why this particular problem exists. After a diagnosis is made, the appropriate treatment can be started. This may include a referral to a psychiatrist or psychotropic medication depending on severity.
CBT can also be effective in managing disruptive behavior. It helps individuals identify maladaptive patterns, and then replaces them with more healthy coping techniques. Other forms of therapy, such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), or exposure therapy, may be helpful if circumstances warrant it. These modalities address core beliefs and emotions associated with distress rather than simply suppressing symptoms. Ultimately though, each person’s needs will vary so it is important to remain patient during this process and tailor treatments accordingly until satisfactory outcomes are achieved.