SSW 197 Assignment #2 Kirstin Cain 9000736 The skills I learned within the classroom that I utilized during my practicum were active listening, active listening and active listening, reflection and having empathy. I also used some paraphrasing and summarizing, particularly when a client was disclosing some previous trauma that he believed to have occurred during his childhood (the psychiatrist was uncertain as to whether these were actual events or delusions). I had the opportunity to do role play with an individual wanting to practice making phone calls inquiring about apartments for rent. I used sessional contracting with this individual, did perception checks and had him score his anxiety at various points throughout the role play.
Paragraph 1: I am intrinsically motivated to (extend or persist in) my social work education due to my difficult upbringing and my moral obligation to my community. In my (early days), I saw a heavy deal of instability. While my parents were hardworking, they often were unable to manage their finances. Our household was (driven) from our household many times due to eviction and lived in hotels or temporarily settled with relatives. I was uprooted repeated and this directly affected my academic performance, my social skills, and my ability to trust others.
In this reflective essay, I am going to discuss all about myself and my values, the skills required to be a good social care worker, why I chose social care, what I hope to gain from doing social care and where I hope to go with my degree. To be a good social care worker we must be self-aware. This is important as we cannot help other people deal with their emotions if we are not self-aware of our own emotions. To be self-aware according to (Burnard,1992, p.216) means that ‘it’s a process of getting to know your own feelings, attitudes and values. It is also about learning about the effect you have on others’.
When I began this course, in my understanding the purpose of social work was improving the physical environment of individual as in a micro level and to also promote the justice of society as in a macro level. As my learning about this profession continued to process, my ideas of social work purpose have expanded. According to the purpose for this profession which is defined by The National Association of Social Workers, the mission is to " promote or restore a mutually beneficial interaction between individuals and society in order to improve the quality of life for everyone" (Dubois, 2004), Thus far, my journey through the different courses at COSTAATT has yielded magnificent knowledge in the field. As I continued without prejudice,
The essay that follows will critically reflect on an account in practice, whist discussing an individual's scenario that has been observed in practice. I'm a Social Work Student (SWS) based on placement in a hostel that accommodates for vulnerable young people age range 16-25. The agency is a housing association that strives to help young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The confidentiality statement is as follows “ You must not disclose customers names, whereabouts or occupancy to outside callers, without permission to do so” (Agency, 2015). This essay will be presented in the first person.
After reflecting on all that you have learned in this course, share what you believe is one current trend in the human services field in meeting the needs of individuals, families, and/or the community. This course has been a revelation for me. In the past eight weeks, I learned many things about running a nonprofit organization, and I am sure I will learn a lot more. There are so many different elements that goes into managing an organization like how to build capacity, funding/budgeting, assessment tools, the role of the board of directors, and past/current trends in the field.
Social work is a career that I have recently become interested in pursuing. I spent many years with misconceptions concerning the sector. However, following three years of working close by these experts, I have picked up a more profound comprehension of the significance of the work. I am especially interested in working in child welfare along with terminally ill children. I have got to a stage in my career where I have started to search out instruction that will make me more efficient in creating plans and providing services for vulnerable people.
Assignment Part 1 Critically discuss the concept of reflection and indicate why reflection is important for your area of professional practice. Using a model of reflection reflect on a critical incident in your area of practice and provide a rationale for using the selected model. Part 1 In this part of the assignment students will critically discuss: their understanding of the concept of reflection• why reflection is important for professional practice• why the chosen model is suitable for analysing their critical incident• the anticipated learning from the process of reflection• Include relevant references from the literature in your assignment using the Harvard referencing system outlined in the Assignment Preparation and Submission
I very satisfied to working here at TCSC/DC. It has been great year for us here and continues to grow. And with the great news that we will be moving to Dell in 2018 I am humbled by the award I did receive this year for the Living the Human Care Promise 2017. And wow it was a surprise to get this award and the bonus was also surprising and great. I continue to make our patients our number one goal and keeping them happy and happy with our services we provide for them.
My name is Claudia Pinto. This is my second semester at Saddleback College. I decided to major in Social work when I came back to school. I work full time at Hoag Hospital I decided that after a few years it was time to go back to school and learn more about a social worker. One of my favorite quotes on social work is, “I want to inspire people.