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| Published: September 18, 2020

Crisis counseling for COVID-19 pandemic asymptomatic clients

Dr. Sheetla Prasad

Head Department of Psychology, Ewin Christian College Prayaraj (Allahabad), India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. (Ms) Alpana Paul

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Ewing Christian College, Prayaraj (Allahabad), India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.098/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.098

ABSTRACT

This study is based on a specific nature of the sample (N= 40) from the population who have stayed at home due to the Government of India (GOI) order for lockdown due to COVID-19 and feeling severe mental health crisis. Audio-visual hysteria has created an eerie in the cases (clients) and living in phobia life. The self-motivated for psychological relief in their observed abnormal behaviors have contacted for counseling. Case-history and Online counseling session’s interaction was found that negative drive was developed in the clients and symptoms as suicidal tendency, Death phobia, Psychosomatic symptoms, Furious dream, Disorganized thoughts, Aggressive behaviors, Philosophical mind, and Financial insecurities were developed in the clients. Clients symptoms were validated by the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), some more symptoms were also identified by scale state-of-arts. The strength crisis was weighted by clients with Codes A (very high), B (average plus), and C (down to the average) were given to the clients for the rating of the symptoms. Online Crisis Counseling sessions were administered onto the clients and it was found the in mid of counseling sessions (VIth session) a turning point was perceived. The risk rates in the clients were found diminishing. The impact factor of counseling was statistically analyzed and it was found that non-significant differences (Chi-Square test) among the score of HDRS in pre, mid, and post (after 11th session). The same was observed in their rating of crisis (A, B and C)

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.098/20200803

10.25215/0803.098

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020