In completing this case analysis, one thing that will inform and influence my future social work practice is to always define the presenting problem first. Once the presenting problem is defined, one can come to a conclusion on what framework, theory and intervention will be most applicable more logically. With the presenting problem defined, it can be broken down into sections. The framework that is most appropriate due to the nature of the issue, what theory fits with the client’s situation best and what intervention will have the most impact with the client. I will also remember to discuss possible interventions with the client and discuss what would be the most appropriate. Once the problem is defined, the framework and theory has been
As social workers there will be numerous times in which one must do research on a certain topic or case they are working on. When conducting both qualitative and quantitative research, there is a logical sequence of events; both types articulating a clear problem statement must precede all other tasks (Yegidis, Weinbach, & Myers, 2012, p. 55). If one does not have a clear problem statement, then the results may not be exactly what one is looking to achieve. Time is a precious entity, whether you are a client, researcher, social worker, whatever the case; one must a clear research problem so that time is not wasted on other aspects that have nothing to do with the end result. Conducting research can be an intense process, in using the proper
The person-in-environment approach views a client’s problems by how they react to the environmental contexts within their environment and how they occur. According to Gordon and Richmond, it has been stated that the person-in-environment approach is the “cornerstone” of social work practice. (as cited in Rogers, 2016, p.24). A clients’ systems are the interrelated aspects of a clients’ lives where all parts come together to function. Social workers utilize and focus on a clients’ systems when applying the person-in-environment. A clients’ system is anything that they interact with and hold roles in their lives. These systems can be on a micro level which is the individual and their biology, personality, and genetics. The individuals’ mezzo level would include their immediate environment, family, school, friends, or work. A macro level would include the larger social aspects of a clients’ life such as government policies, discrimination, oppression, or social class. Social workers incorporate these interactions and how they impact clients’ and their presenting problems. This theory and approach are beneficial as it allows a social worker to find out what resources are available to the client during their time with the worker (Rodgers,
The social worker’s role relies on applying a Socratic method of questioning in order to allow the client to explore the reasons behind the thoughts instead of accepting them at face value. Socratic questioning allows for the client to challenge his or her own paradigms that have been embraced as fact resulting in a potential alternative truth that could be embraced. This form of questioning supports the inductive method of experimentation in which the client will test their truth (or hypothesis) with a potential variable to arrive at a realistic conclusion. Human nature favors accepting a negative truth rather than testing to evaluate the veracity of the truth. Studies have shown that it requires an average of seven positives to outweigh one negative paradigm. Through the intervention of CBT a client can confront and challenge their current paradigm to determine whether or not to retain the present or alter their thoughts through concrete homework assignments. Practicing techniques discussed during weekly sessions in their home environment will allow for trial and error to occur with a reduction in symptoms at a more rapid
The importance of social workers have on assessment as an intervention, I was able to develop the relationship Contemporary Theories have on most cases. Creating an easier way for social workers to tackle many different obstacles in their line of work. Ms. Chin was the Protective Services worker assigned to the Horney family pending child abuse case. The Horney family is a family of four. Mr. Chin the father was being accused of abusing his two children When Mr. Chin arrived at the resident she explained to Mr. and Mrs. Horney that she had come to investigate potential child abuse. Ms. Chin then proceed to make observations based on the surroundings. Ms. Chin started to ask questions and examine the children. She noticed physical abuse and
The case study I read involves three children who were under the Child Protective Plans and in April 2010 a social worker begun to take over their case. This case had been worked on by an assessment team who filed a core assessment prior to the case being handed over to the social worker. There was a two year old, four year old, and a seven year child who the social worker had to advocate for (CSWM, 2014).
“Is the client being currently abused and is their safety or health at risk?” This is a micro issue that is related to the core competencies of Assessing the Individuals and Families. By utilizing critical thinking and assessing the client’s needs the social worker will be more equipped in selecting the most suitable intervention for this client.
should be empowering, by so it provides resources, a relationship and sets the tone which people can enhance their own lives. It’s important for clinical social workers to emphasize on the clients strengths, positive reframing, and the use of language of solutions to guide clients in the direction to point out strengths and resources that are necessary for solving their problems and reaching their goals (Greene, Lee, & Hoffpauir, 2005).
Clinical social work practice involves a systematic process and activity that is designed to assess client situations and help clients achieve agreed upon goals to promote optimal health and well –being (n.d., 2013). In the vignette the therapist used various
A social worker must have the knowledge and skills to apply to intervention strategies that can address key issues through a wide range of tools (Miley, O’Melia & Dubois 2013, p. 7). To devise an intervention plan for the case study, Miley’s (2013, p. 112) four step model is utilised.
My reflection on carrying out an assessment and a clinical intervention is a complex process. Many factors are involved which creates lots of difficulties over the process, especially when applying theory into practice (Beder, 2000; Howe, 1987). Often these factors require a substantial effort of social workers to establish connections between them to gain a holistic view of a given situation, and to create a theoretically sound framework to guide their practice (Howe, 1987). I assign these factors into two categories: analytical and conceptual. I will now discuss my reflection on the two types of factors in more detail in relation to practise as a social worker.
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the knowledge of generalist social work practice, the nine core competencies, and component behavior. In doing that through identifying a client system that is served in my agency, analyzing the application of generalist intervention model in the client system served in my agency and then addressing the following areas; Engagement, Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation and Termination, follow-up and finally Supervision and Consultation. In using the Generalist Intervention Model, more in-depth information will be answered using a client at Impact Lufkin. The client will be used to answer questions as to how the agency helps their clients get the resources that they need in order for their
The purpose of this essay is to discuss theories and how they may be used in social work practice. I will address how various theories will be used with a variety of clients. Not one theory will fit every client and as a social worker we should not try to instill this perception with our clients. I will examine Marxist, Power Elite, and Interest Group (pluralist) theories. I will explain how these theories may be used coincidely with one another or may be used separately in order to work in the best interest of the client. I will discuss how we as social workers can then use these theories to work with our clients in practice.
The relation among social work and counselling has been interactive and complex. Because two different activities they share certain theoretical origin and approach of thinking. Professionals that qualify in 1960s and 70s were stranded in casework values dependent over psychodynamic theoretical foundations. Subsequently, the times training of social work has moved within the direction by adopting social learning theories, systems theories and ecological and wide range of derivative practice approaches. From Marxist and radical methods of 80s and the anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice development in 90s has reclaimed the real pre-occupation with social injustice, social exclusion and social inequalities, working with individuals