Class 2: 8/31/15
Class 2: 8/31/15 Sw 322
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SW 322 August 31 2015 Chapter 1 Class 2 The Interactional approach The client and the worker play off of each other and the way that they are communicating The worker will respond appropriately to the body language and rapport of the client quotGive and takequot Elientl Why do we want the client to feel comfortable 0 Trust 0 Rappon o Create a relationship 0 Allow us to see the challenges but also the strengths of the client Approach allows you to build theory Theory the lens that you use to look at a problem pg 6 Models vs Skills m how you build the information that is given to you What do you do with the information you have Framework Ex Psychosexual theoretical framework client in domestic violence what stage is unresolved m Skills require action Intervention Very many influences on the client It39s not just them coming to you it39s also what they bring with them ie client system Example Client victim of domestic violence 37 yr old male white What else do we need to take into account socioeconomic status wealth upper class low class relationships extended family children health disabilities workplace coworkers mental health hobbies friend group related to hobbies transportation stressful educa on previous services hospitalization doctor care home life religion does he have a supportive religious community neighborhood o broader community government region 0 culture a male experiencing domestic violence may be unaccepted in his culture 0 media social media 0 legal criminal background All of these things influencing him but he is also influencing them ldentify challenges AND strengths EliElli Medical Model 4 components 1 Study Assessment is continuous throughout relationship We are constantly working to get the WHOLE story 2 Diagnosis 3 Treatment Treatments are social and behavioral interventions that are informed by a theoretical framework Everything you do with a client needs to be informed by theory 4 Evaluation agencies have systematic ways of evaluating their practice Ensuring that relationship with client has been beneficial P 7 last paragraph In the process of gathering information on a client don39t risk building the relationship with them VERY IMPORTANT Pg 17 Symbiosis each needing the other for its own life and growth and each reaching out to the other with all the strength it can command at a given moment ex in biology parasite and host look up example of symbiotic relationship for next class Client and Social Worker are each benefitting from their relationship Obstacles in building a relationship with client ex court ordered social worker 0 Increasing complexity of human social systems 0 divergents of self interest and social interest 0 problems of interpersonal communication Generalist Persbective not specialized in any certain field or skilled in many different areas general knowledge in different fields to assist in a small way 6 values discussed in 222 0 social justice importance of human relationships integrity competency service o human dignity and worth Commit these to memory Social Justice striving for fairness assisting oppressed populations equality challenging social injustice example with domestic abuse advocating for him for male victims of violence recognizing diversity resources distributed equally Human dignity and worth why important Building a relationship Selfdetermination does a client have the right to take their own life Yes Personal values and client determination will conflict Our role is to relay consequences of certain actions but do not agree or disagree with them What about in the case of suicide We are required to report but in the end they have the right to make that decision Definition of Social Work The social work profession promotes social change problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance wellbeing Utilizing theories of human behavior and social systems social work intervenes at the points where people interact with their environments Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work How do we achieve these 3 ways 0 Practice w individuals families groups 0 Policy 0 Research Practice linking people with resources my participate in policy development When you see that something is wrong try to fix it Research Why To know if methods are productive to further knowledge Levels of social work practice micro mezzo macro m individuals and families Macro Working with the big picture organizations Mezzo groups systemic approach Additional level of practice working within the profession itself Advantages of a multifaceted approach Generalist social workers see many possible angles from with to approach any solution They analyze the many dimensions of any challenging situation Roles of a social worker therapist advocate grant writing 3 categories of roles o consultancy enabler 0 resource management social activist 0 education researcher therapist Sommers book activity pg 30 in 5th edition 2 scenarios in exercise 2 Ethically speaking what went wrong Scenario 2 The woman should have received treatment early on to help her become more independent Mental Institution Counseling Her episodes diminished when she was surrounded by people
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