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Discussion 2 - Week 3Actions for Content PageGrading InformationRefreshShowSearchContentSelect:AllNoneList ActionsMessage ActionsExpand AllCollapse AllThread 2 of 241Post(s) in this Thread0Unreadposted 4 years ago (last edited 3 years ago)AnonymousDiscussion 2 - Week 3COLLAPSEDiscussion 2: Using Engagement Skills in Social Work PracticeEngaging with clients is one of the most important skills you use as a socialworker in that it helps you build a strong rapport with clients. Engaging withanother person can be challenging because it involves several skills includingproper eye contact, attentive listening, appropriate body position, and tone ofvoice. How you exhibit these skills is equally important. If exhibited withempathy, genuineness, and warmth, these skills convey to clients that you wantto help, that you are there to work with them, that you truly appreciate whothey are, and that you value their concerns. Conveying empathy might notcome as naturally to you as conveying genuineness and warmth. How do youknow when you are conveying empathy or sympathy when working withclients? In your exchanges, it is important to convey a sense of understandingand caring, but not a sense of pity. It is likely that you have receiveddemonstrations of empathy and sympathy in your life. How did it make you feeland how did you respond to it? Most clients will come to you with concerns or
experiences you have not personally encountered. How might you convey asense of empathy, rather than sympathy? How might you tap into your ownexperiences to find a sense of understanding?For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources, including theParker Family Video case. Select one of the engagement skills (warmth,empathy, and genuineness) exhibited with Helen and Stephanie in the video.Then, consider how the social worker from the video expressed that skill whenworking with Helen and Stephanie. Finally, think about the effectiveness of theskill the social worker is exhibiting.Post by Day 4a brief description of the engagement skill you selected fromthe video. Then explain how the social worker from the video expressed thatskill when working with Sara and Stephanie. Finally, explain the effectivenessof the skill the social worker is exhibiting.Support your posts and responses with specific references to the LearningResources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.Discussion 2: Using Engagement Skills in Social Work PracticeReada selection of your colleagues' posts.Respond by Day 6to at least two colleagues who selected a differentengagement skill from the one you selected and explain how you might exhibitthat skill when engaging with Helen and Stephanie.

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Fall
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DEBORAH WHITLEY
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