By Jacqueline Corcoran
Direct perform beginning classes in social paintings organize scholars for each step of the problem-solving procedure, but too frequently emphasize the what and the why of perform on the rate of the how. This sensible, easy-to-use, and hands-on consultant bridges this hole by means of illustrating the assisting talents that practitioners can truly use to steer people's lives in confident methods. Integrating significant assisting models-motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy-it equips scholars with the recommendations and talents precious for activating customer strengths in the course of the problem-solving technique. Helping abilities for Social paintings Direct Practice offers a wealth of pattern discussion, workouts, suggestions, and do's and don'ts, all designed to motivate studying by way of doing. This workbook is helping make the hyperlinks among concept and perform with those targeted features:
- Chapters logically prepared by way of stages of the problem-solving process
- Case demonstrations regarding numerous roles, together with case supervisor, hindrance intervention counselor, clinical social employee, and college social worker
- perform workouts that suggested scholars to use and generalize talents to diversified perform settings and buyer problems
- indicates and mirrored image questions facilitate integration among lecture room studying and the internship experience
- a web instructor's guide (www.oup.com/us/helpingskills) with certain solutions to dialogue questions
From the 1st assembly with consumers, to evaluate, goal-setting, review, and the ethics that consultant the method all through, this can be the nuts-and-bolts consultant to assisting consumers utilizing a strengths-based point of view.
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A new perspective on the problem can generate new actions in accordance with this different frame of reference (Bertolino & O’Hanlon, 2002). An example of reframing can be offered with Beth, the adult caregiver who struggles to manage her elderly mother’s dementia. ” NORMALIZING Normalizing involves de-pathologizing clients’ concerns as normal life challenges. For instance, if an individual grieves the loss of a loved one and feels that she is “going crazy” because she hasn’t “snapped out of it,” information about the length of the grieving process and the phases that are common may reassure her that her reactions and concerns are typical of those who are going through the same process or life event.
In instances like these, the sanitary and safety conditions will be the first goal to work on with clients, helping them to figure out how they will organize and clean, as well as providing necessary advocacy (assisting the client or contacting the apartment manager about spraying for pests or fixing unsafe appliances or electrical wiring). I have not personally encountered any violations or threats to my safety, although I often made home visits alone into housing projects. I recognize that these may happen, but they are rare.
There are several ways to do this: • Simply place a “the” before the term the person uses to refer to the problem (the anger, the dementia). , “the nerves”). • Depending on the client’s age and preference, you can ask the client to draw a picture of the problem; in that way, the piece of artwork not only represents the externalized entity, it is concretely externalized as the artwork. • Ask the client to give you a name: “What do you call what we’ve been talking about? ” Children may select playful names, such as “sneaky poo” (for encopresis) [White & Epton, 1990], “the tornado” or “the volcano” (for anger), or “the crap” (for oppositional behaviors) [Corcoran, 2002].
Helping Skills for Social Work Direct Practice by Jacqueline Corcoran