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This assignment is an opportunity to think critically about selecting your practice framework when working with clients. In your work with the client you will practice from the strengths and ecosystems perspectives and base your intervention in person-centered theory.
You will use the action plan that you created for your client as the basis for this assignment. The goal is to determine what practice model and culturally responsive techniques you will utilize to help your client most effectively reach their goals, and how you will evaluate progress towards the goal. Think about where the client is in terms of their readiness for change and what kinds of conversations you would need to have with them to intervene most effectively in their change process.
Select one of the identified goals from your action plan and build your intervention and evaluation plan around the work you will do with your client to help them meet that goal.
Introduction: Discuss your client’s presenting problem and the goal that you have chosen to focus on for this intervention and evaluation plan.
Select one model from the options below and discuss why the model is most appropriate for a generalist practitioner who is working with your client. You will use the information in the textbook to discuss why this model is appropriate (and would be helpful) for use with your client. Cite the textbook in your paper.
Crisis Intervention Model, Task-Centered Model
Discuss how you would use psychoeducation with your client as part of your practice framework. The psychoeducation model is not meant to be standalone, but rather complements the work done in other practice models. How would you use psychoeducation to support your crisis intervention or task-centered work with your client? Select one worksheet/activity from com (Links to an external site.) that you would use with your client and discuss how you would use it in your work. Cite the website and textbook in your paper.
Select and discuss three intervention techniques that are listed in the textbook (ex: role play, decision-making matrix, envelope budgeting, etc.) that you will use with your client during the intervention that will help them move along in their planned change process. Discuss why you selected the intervention technique and how each technique will be helpful towards working on the changes/tasks that are on their action plan. Also discuss how you will use the intervention techniques you selected in practice with the client.
Example: Using role reversal and/or role play to practice a job interview with a client to help them understand and practice what that encounter will be like with the hopes of helping them decrease their anxiety about the encounter.
(Cite the textbook when discussing the intervention techniques.)
Discuss how you will ensure that your intervention plan is responsive to your client’s intersecting identities (age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, ability, etc.).
Discuss how you will evaluate if the intervention plan is effectively helping your client meet their goals as identified in the action plan. Cite the textbook.
The evaluation should include specific outcomes (increase in positive behaviors/feelings, completion of tasks etc.) and ways that you will utilize evaluation tools such as scales, frequency counts, standardized assessments, documentation of completion of tasks, etc.
Will you use a subjective rating scale every time you see the client to evaluate their feelings (ex: confidence, preparedness, anxiety)? Will you ask the client to use a frequency count to track how often they complete a task? Be clear about the evaluation tool you will use and how you will use it in your work with the client.
You must also discuss how frequently you will collect evaluative information (weekly, monthly, every three months, etc.). The evaluation should not be based solely on client self-report or social worker observation.
Conclusion: Summarize what you discussed throughout the paper.