At FUNVECA Clinical Psychology Center we offer psychological attention in response to demand from a person (the “patient”) who considers that he needs professional help to solve some kind of psychological problem (for example, he feels depressed and without strength, he is very anxious and he do not know how to calm down, he feels stressed by his work situation, he discusses too often with his partner, he has just been diagnosed with a serious illness and he feels dejected, he has been told that he has to change his lifestyle – diet, exercise, quitting smoking – because if he does not do it he could have more medical complications, etc.).
In the case of children/adolescents, it is usually parents, caregivers or legal guardians who request care for children because they observe changes in their behavior and habitual way of reacting or think that the children/adolescents need some kind of professional support (for instance, he has trouble performing at school, it is time to decide what he wants to study and he does not know what, he observes that he is very quiet and has virtually no friends, he has changed his mood and sees him very sad without apparent reason, etc.).
The psychological attention services we offer are framed in the cognitive behavioral approach of Psychology and the treatments are empirically validated, which means that they have scientific evidence on their effectiveness.
What is psychological attention?
Psychological attention is a therapeutic encounter between the psychologist and the patient, whose objective is to help the latter to solve some problem, situation or psychological disorder that he is currently facing. Generally, the patient has been dealing with this problematic situation or psychological disorder for some time, using all the strategies and resources at his disposal, without finding a solution, suffering an important psychological malaise and affecting his daily life and his environment (family, occupational, etc.).
Reasons to request psychological attention
The reasons for requesting psychological attention can be varied and in no case does it mean “to be crazy.” Basically, it is about going to a professional (in this case of Psychology) so that, together with him, he can analyze a problematic situation and understand how his actions and the conditions of his environment are contributing to this problem and of what way they could modify this situation or use strategies that allow a better adjustment if they cannot change them. This work approach is focused on problem solving and personal development of a set of skills and strategies that allow people to learn to relate better to themselves and their environment and, above all, that allow them to achieve their vital objectives.
Advantages of psychological attention
The most important advantage of receiving psychological attention (when being well taken advantage of by the patient) is that the person get to increase their ability to cope with difficult situations and their resistance to adversity, while reducing discomfort and psychological suffering and be one step closer to achieving their personal purposes.
Modalities of psychological attention
We offer two types of psychological care: