This placement has also helped me to understand the values of the social work profession in a multitude of ways. It has strengthened my understanding of the overall core competencies of the Social Work profession. It has taught me skills to interact with diverse clients, and taught me to be understanding of my strengths and areas that needs improvement. It has also furthered my understanding of how to deal with ethical dilemmas that may arise during practice. I have learned the importance of seeking guidance and advice from my clinical supervisor when I am in need of guidance or support on how to handle unethical situations that may
Because the underlying reason of learning disabilities is related to genetics or with the brain, therefore, trying to challenge the thought of a client with this disability would be inappropriate. Furthermore, CBT emphasizes on assertiveness, independence, verbal ability, rationality, cognition and behavioural change of an individual and this might limit its usage on certain cultures which has different values and core beliefs (Corey, 2005). This can be a challenging task for therapist unless the therapist has dealt with a client of a same culture and has already have some understanding of the culture background and learned to be sensitive to their struggles. Besides that, people have different coping mechanism such as they cope either using emotions or cognitive. For client who uses emotional-focused coping mechanism, they would feel that CBT is not suitable for them as they are always being talked out of their emotions and are being forced to deal with problems in a more structured problem-focused way.
It tends to prioritise the views of the researchers and fails to reflect the voices of service users. Ferguson (2008) argues that ‘what works’ according to the research is not necessarily best practice. Outcomes are impacted by nuances and process of how practice is done. Much of what we do in social work may not fit in with the scientific notion of ‘evidence’ but it is the core of what social work is (Ferguson, 2008). Best outcomes are created when theories and methods are adopted to the context of the service user’s experience and understand what how they make meanings of those experiences.
When we hear, needs assessment we think about the importance of decisions and how it effects on what needs to be done and how it can be managed. When a problem is created, there has to be a properly designed solution that can simply address a certain policy or program that can work well with the plan. However, it can be critical because there needs to be an accurate understanding of how the problem has been created. Needs assessment has a plan that needs to be followed, which lies under design, data, analysis, and reporting. Homeless youth is a prime example of a real world experience.
Ethically, it is to provide a client with all relevant information needed to make rational decisions about their healthcare/situation. The mental health counselor must provide the information about the client's care and ensure understanding of their care. An example of this would be a client's diagnosis and understanding of their diagnosis and symptoms. This is important to those with multicultural clients because societal or cultural norms may change the direction of care. It also may involve language barriers which will need to be addressed to ensure the client’s understanding.
Introduction In any helping process, it should be guided by goals as they support the process ("Crafting Goals and Objectives", n.d.). Thus, as the head of the social service agency, I would work with both social workers to develop their goals. Goals The first goal for Mr A and Mrs B is to eliminate misunderstandings through effective communication and learning more about each other. By developing a common goal, it provides a platform for them to interact and lower communication barriers. Hence, this would enhance their understanding of each other’s perspective and rationale behind their decisions.
This plan is a way to a get perfection in life and accomplish my goals. The aim of this Professional Development Plan is to establish a process of self-management and self-development. To develop myself, it is important to have an idea of my strengths and weaknesses and how can I convert my weaknesses to strengths. It also contains the opportunities that I have in me, I can take advantage of them, and if any change happens in the environment, how can I face this change and get adjustable to these changes. This personal development plan is the key to carry out my goals.
The counselor needs to make sure to respect clients at all times. For that reason, the counselor should refer to the code of ethics for additional support. The counselor should have ethical and legal considerations when using research in counseling it is for the protection of the client. It is important to know what the population the counselor will be working to see if the research will be effective if there will be any barriers for the client. The responsibility of the counselor is to collect the proper pre and post-test of the client to show a difference when they first started therapy when they finished.
Often times, outsiders with good intentions of helping a community, are best suited by allowing space for the community to help themselves. It begs the question, however, of the role of the planner in such situations? Is there a positive role for planners in oppressed communities, or is their presence doing more harm? Is it effective to tell a community to help themselves, especially if they are unwilling or lack the skills? In sum, a willing community to make change means the dominant power structures need to take a back seat for successful
These people need to develop a reliable and significant association, so that they can offer them with the indispensable support and assistance. Further, the healthcare professionals need to be educated and provided with the basic recommendations, which will help them in helping in a better way to the victims of elder