The approach focuses on maladaptive behaviors (addictive behaviors) by changing what it perceives to be the root cause of them (faulty thinking). The goal of the therapist is to encourage the clients to focus on their thoughts and actions. Advocates of this theory contend that only by modifying self-defeating thoughts and behavior patterns will the client truly be able to solve his or her own problems. Thus, the aim of the therapy is to eliminate troubling emotions or behaviors rather than to help patients gain insight into the underlying cause of their problems (Ford-Martin, 1999). Cognitive-behavioral family therapy (CBFT) is the extension model of CBT, however, it also focuses on the members of a family, considering them to be parts of a cohesive unit, and looking at such factors as interfamilial relationships, communication patterns, and other familial dynamics (Frey, 1999).
This stage is to help the counselor to identify how the client is functioning socially, academically, occupationally, and behaviorally since the crisis. This stage also helps the both the counselor and client to explore meanings, cognitions, and perceptions. Helps identify distress (emotional distress), ethical concerns such as suicide/homicide assessment, and organic or other medical concerns. Also the uses of therapeutic interactions of educational comments, empowerment statements, support statements, and positive reframes. Using the Cognitive Tree, in Figure 5.1 on p. 80, in your own words, how will you identify the precipitating event, recognize the meaning or perception of the event from the client’s perspective, and identify the distress and other impairments in such a way
As defined in the An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work Becoming a Change Agent textbook, “generalist social work practice is defined as social work practice backed with broad range of training an primarily used to guide and coordinate service” (p.155). To me a generalist social worker basically practice skills to help aid families, communities, groups and individuals with their life problems. There are several types of employment/occupational settings for social work practice. Some are child social workers, family social workers, school social workers, healthcare social workers, mental health social workers and substance abuse social workers. Child, family, and school social workers are pretty much in the same category.
Education is important with this form of treatment so clients can recognize how different factors affect the course of the disease and what they can do to manage these factors (Steinkuller and Rheineck 342). Family therapy is also a means of treatment where family members as well as the client see a mental health provider to find solutions and ways to deal with the disorder. Family involvement provides structure and could increase adherence to treatment leading to delays or reductions in relapses (Steinkuller and Rheineck 342). Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy involves stabilizing social and circadian rhythms based on the hypotheses that unstable daily routines result in increased bipolar episodes in individuals prone to them (Steinkuller and Rheineck 349). Social rhythm therapy recognizes the need for regular sleep/wake cycles, regulation of meals, exercise, sleep and plans for keeping rhythms stable when disruptions occur.
This assignment asks for a client assessment during a social worker and client interview. The assessment will include a written report of information that I collected from the client which is in need of assistance in the areas of child abuse, mental health, or substance abuse. The information that is covered in the assessment is on the client’s background and current needs. The final part of the assessment will include the goals that the client’s will need to complete his and his children to resolve their family relationship. As the assigned social worker I will schedule treatment and/or special assistance to help them accomplish their goals.
The child may have hurt themselves and by communicating with the nursery staff they can get the help that they need. They also need to be able to communicate with you if they are having any trouble at home or even at the nursery with other children or other members of staff, so that you can try your best to help them solve these issues or atleast get them the help and support that they may need. Communication is also very important as it is a form of learning this could be helping the child understand the difference between right and wrong and the helping them gain the educational knowledge that they should be recieving while they are in your care in an nursery. Staff - Staff: Members of staff communicate with each other so that the day to day running of the nursery goes to plan, it is important to talk to each other so that you can pass important imformation about the children to all the staff in the room that need to know ie: if a child is sick and has medicine that they need to be taking or if a child has any dietry requirements etc. They also should inform eachother of any falls or accidents that the child may have had so that if you are on your break or have finished your shift then atleast the handover to the childs parent or gaurdian can be as informed as possible so that anyone in the room can tell parents if their child had a fall and what happened not just say "i do not know i was not there when it happened but i think that they may have fallen etc" this makes the whole room look
SHC 31: Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Unit reference: J/601/1434 1. Identify the different reasons people communicate. The different reasons we communicate are to share and gain information with the children in our care, their parents / carers and other professionals we may have contact with throughout the child’s placement. We have to be able to share our experiences and mistakes so as we can learn from each other.
working with the individuals using the service can give information on about how they feel and what they would like to be done and a family member can give information and know the service user better than what social care workers do. The family can also give useful information and help us within the job by supporting the problems we face and give suggestions on how we can improve the services or use alternative to give the best care. For example If
We initially worked on strengthening the spousal subsystem and moved right into parenting issues. Enactment was implemented into the therapeutic sessions “as structural family therapy calls for its practitioners to gain insight into family patterns and intervene technically through relational postures they adopt toward families from both outside and within family enactments” (Aponte, 1992, p. 271). During this enactment, I as the therapist, entered or joined with the family system as a catalyst for positive change. This was done with the family to address parental authority and define the boundaries more clearly as part of the therapeutic task is to help the family define, or change the boundaries within the family. We made the generational hierarchy clear for Trey and Kita to understand.
THE CONTEXT OF SOCIAL WORK The aim of this essay is to seek to examine the roles,skills and functions of social workers in England and Wales.It will try to identify and discuss current changes in Children’s Services and the Personalisation Agenda in Adult Social Care.The essay will then try to relate social policy to social work,describe and explain some core professional principles and values of social work, and analyse the service user and carer expectations in relation to social work. Social work has been defined as a profession which promotes social change,problem solving in human relationships and to empowerment and liberation of people to enhance wellbeing,(International Association of Schools of Social Work and the International Federation of Social Workers).It is about enabling people to take action for themselves.Banks (2006).Thompson (2009) argues that part of social work is to do society’s ‘dirty’ work.He goes on to say that it involves carrying out tasks that the wider public will give a wide berth,and prefer not to know about or deal with,things like abuse,poverty,deprivation and exploitation.Some key roles and functions are to prepare for and work with individuals,families,carers,groups and communities,to assess their needs and circumstances.Social workers minimise and manage risk to self and others.A social worker is expected to be accountable for their own practice,having subject knowledge,managing,presenting and sharing records and reports with colleagues and other relevant professionals The skill to demonstrate professional competence by researching,analysing and using current knowledge to attain the best social work practice is also invaluable.As such,social workers need to have people skills to be able to work effectively with service users.As Parris (2012) states, being able to assess is a high skill activity