Psychosocial Assessment

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Psychosocial Assessment: Summary
When preparing to complete this assignment I had several road blocks. The first one was figuring out how to format the assessment, and what assessment style to use. St. Francis has a couple of assessments that they use, but they require training that I have not use completed. St. Francis is also in the process of update the assessments, and even pondering the idea of bringing in new ones. After I had completed this assignment, my supervisor told me that I would be one of the adoption workers who would kind of be the genuine pig for the new assessments starting in May. The other barrier that I would have to go through is that of confidentiality. I don’t have paper copies of the assessments that St. Francis uses
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I also liked this assessment, because it was more through compared to the other assessments I found. The assessment touched on all the areas in a child’s life that would suggest that they needed a counseling service, or was in need of crisis intervention. When completing this assessment for my client, I recognized that this assessment would be extremely helpful for a counselor, or therapist. I tried to not make my client too complex, but for a client who in crisis this would be a quick, and efficient tool to use to quickly get through the explanation stage, and to the healing stage of the…show more content…
Near the end of the assessment, there are three lines to write in three goals. When doing this assessment at the beginning, the goals that are written may seem like miracles that might not happen. The therapist can get that assessment out after a while, and see where the client is at with the goals. If the therapy was effective, both the client, their family, and the therapist should see improvement, or maybe even completion of at least one of the goals, and so on. I also appreciated that this assessment has a section about the strengths of the client, and their family. I think that including a positive light on this type of paperwork is important for both the family and the therapist. I believe that if a person always looks, and is presented with negativity, it is harder to grow and heal. This is because negative thoughts about a person, or their situation can throw the client into deeper depression, anxiety, or anything else they are struggling with. They may think “what is the point of getting better”? On the other hand, I do wish that this section was bigger, and allowed more room to write the

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