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Knowledge and Skills for Intervention Social Work 175 Week 5 February 24, 2010
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Purpose To continue the problem-solving approach with particular emphasis on how interventions are implemented based on the theories selected.
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Why this is important Client’s anticipation about the success of their work with a social worker is an important factor in achieving positive outcomes. Therefore, client’s questions and concerns ought to be addressed and the social worker should explain to them the model(s) and techniques of practice that will be used and how change is expected to occur.
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Ego Psychology Therapy and Techniques Review: Freud’s conceptualization of the Id, Ego, and Superego Ego psychology one branch of the psychodynamic model
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Ego-supportive vs. Ego- modifying Criterion Ego-Supportive Ego-Modifying Focus of Intervention Current behavior and conscious thoughts and feelings; some selected focus on past Past and present; conscious, preconscious, and unconscious Nature of Change Ego mastery; increased understanding; learning and positive reinforcement; emotionally corrective experiences; neutralization of conflict; better person-environment fit Insight and conflict resolution Use of relationship Experience of the real relationship; positive transference; corrective relationship; worker’s relationship with others in client’s environment Understanding of positive and negative transference
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Ego-supportive vs. Ego- modifying Criterion Ego-Supportive Ego-Modifying Psychological Testing Directive, sustaining, educative, and structured; some reflection Nondirective, reflective, interpretive Work with social environment Environmental modification and restructuring; provision and mobilization of resources; improving conditions Not emphasized buy may be used Appropriate client populations Those encountering life transitions, acute or situational crises, or stress; those with ego deficits; those with maladaptive patterns and low anxiety tolerance and impulse control Those with good ego strengths who have maladaptive patterns interfering with optimal functioning; in some cases those with severe maladaptive patterns, defenses, and ego deficits Duration of intervention Short term or long term Generally long term
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Critical Thinking Time! Why is ego-supportive approaches more suited for generalist social work practice? Do social workers engage in ego- modifying approaches? Where? When? What other sister fields of ours engage in ego-supportive and ego-modifying approaches?
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Classified groups of techniques, all which deal with communication: Sustainment Direct Practice Exploration, description, and ventilation Person-situation reflection Pattern-dynamic reflection Developmental reflection Relationship between client & worker; depends on how much the client will allow the worker to be an influence. Allows clients to
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