Assessment Planning Social worker conduct bio-psycho-sociocultural-spiritual assessments to gather information regarding all of the different dimensions of a client. This will allow the social worker to examine every factor that may or may not be contributing to the presenting problem the client is being treated for. For the purpose of this assignment, I will use the provided case study “Peter” as if I were conducting a bio-psycho-sociocultural-spiritual assessment.
Case management is a critically important modality in the provision of effective services for individuals who are experiencing difficulty. It is an approach to organising interventions that address the needs and circumstances that significantly impede the life chances of an individual through a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy for options and services. There are various forms of case management models and a range of theoretical lenses through which to view human development. However, these models can vary in accordance with the sector in which the dominant or priority issue is located, such as the health sector or the learning and development field. The variation within each of these areas implies that there is much discussion in the literature about the models that are most appropriate and effective for particular client groups, however, for this essay the Brokerage Model and Strengths-Based Model will be the compared models of case management.
Tim further explained that “I make it a policy never to do anything for the clients that they can do for themselves”. Tim identifies his clients’ strengths and work around that to enhance and empower them. Although, strength based proposed to work with the clients’ strength it must be elaborated that the approach must be a partnership with both client and social worker; it is a collaborative approach. People are seen as being experts on their own situation (Poertner & Ronnau, 1992; Saleebey, 1992c; Sullivan & Rapp, 1994; Weick et al., 1989) then
“There is growing recognition that health services must move beyond the responsibility of simply providing clinical and curative services to increasing attention on the benefits of promoting mental health and well-being” (Wand and White, 2007, p. 404). The focus of this
1) Discuss strengths in the profession and on-line program. I believe that my background as school teacher has allowed me to develop certain strengths that will benefit me as I enter the school counseling profession. Firstly, my communication style is versitile and enables me to appropriately instruct students, collaborate effectively with teachers, connect with parents, and rally support from administrators and stakeholders. Secondly, I am able to bring a creative, motivating, and caring spirit to the school environment, that fosters collaborative efforts among teachers, administrators, students, and parents to achieve the common goal of promoting the success of all students. Lastly, my experience working with underserved and underrepresented students in a Title I school has heightened the role as an advocate for students.
He’d say I had to move on from this for everyone, including my clients and self. He would be proud of how I’ve become a better individual since I gained the endurance to multi-task, focus, and deal with problems that come my way with less fear, especially as a single parent.” In the end the occupation of counseling influenced upon Awilda by her mother many years ago has affected her negatively and positively.
Additionally, the counselor will encourage the client to work on her own personal struggles (i.e., private experience). Session 5 consists of the brief value assessments in the various domains of her life (e.g., intimate/family relationships, friendship, vocational activities). The value assessment will be administered to identify the costs of cognitive rigidity and avoidance. Session 6 deals the legal crisis related to her financial problems. Session 7 consists of (a) ACT creative hopelessness and (b) brief introduction of control as the problem.
As social workers, it is important for us to work from a lens of the recovery model while doing case management. The recovery model, encourages clients to be actively involved in the development of their treatment plans and to help apply hope and self-determination to the client (Regehr, Glancy, 2009). This is often a different approach than is taken in medical settings. Often, it is reported that clients do not have much say in their course of treatment while they admitted to the hospital. On the contrary, the recovery model encourages the clients to realize their own strengths and building on them to create a road to recovery that is achievable for them (Regehr & Glancy, 2009).
An integrated team approach to mental health care management is perceived to improve quality of care and patient outcomes for chronic illnesses. However, limitations in the effectiveness of such management processes specific to the field of mental health exist. Primary limitations include the limited evidence supporting the use of integrated care model within mental health (Woltmann, E., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Perron, B., Georges, H., & Kilbourne, A., 2012). Additionally, research has shown that this model of care can be difficult to sustain due to limited resources including staffing, funding and administrative efforts (Johnston, Peppard, & Newton, 2015). Further limitations include stigmatization associated with various mental health conditions
Although the first attempt to seek counseling failed this not make them lost hope from seeking help again. It was great to see that the next time they sought help was very successful. As stated in the article, the counselor helped them see the walls they built between them. And that the key to make a relationship work is commitment. It is effective as Social Workers, when working with servicemen and spouses that may have strains on their marriage, that they are not alone and to help them achieve their set measurable goals to help fix their
Other strategy may begin a relationship with a client knowing that some degree of intervention will be required on a long-term, open-ended basis. Intervention may be needed due to the physical, mental, or emotional condition of the client or may be related to the client’s circumstances such as poverty, abusive relationships, or capacity. An example would be case management services offered to a person who is diagnosed with AIDS. The client may function quite independently except at various crisis points during which the case manager may need to provide fairly intensive
These are: diagnosis &early intervention; rational use of treatment techniques; continuity of care; wide range of services; consumer involvement; partnership with families; involvement of the local community; and integration into primary health care. The idea of community-based mental health care is a global approach rather than an organizational solution. Community-based care means that the large majority of patients requiring mental health care should have the possibility of being treated at community level. Mental health care should not only be local and accessible, but should also be able to address the multiple needs of individuals.
According to Jacqueline Corcoran (2011), people were basically viewed in terms of their pathologies, weaknesses, limitations, and problems. However, in strengths-based models, in contrast, the helper, in collaboration with the client system, identifies and amplifies existing client system capacities to resolve problems and improve quality of life. Strengths-based approaches can be viewed as respectful toward and empowering of the oppressed and vulnerable people to which the field of social work traditionally has been committed (Corcoran,
Something that I consider to be both a strength and a weakness in my social work career is my gentle and reassuring manner. On the surface, this may seem like an excellent trait to have. I am very much a “people person” and others are naturally drawn to me. I tend to look at situations in a positive light as much as possible and have become an expert in removing tension between family members or dealing with end-of-life concerns. The majority of the residents value this quality in me and seek me out when a difficult decision needs to be made. However, my demeanor may be a disadvantage if I were to be working with another population or in a different setting. For example, I do not think be successful in jobs at prisons or alternative schools because I may have to be more serious and assertive with my clients.