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Marissa Owens SOCW 6111-18 Week 5 Assignment Paula is an English speaking, 43-year-old HIV-positive Latina woman originally from Colombia. Paula lives alone in an apartment in Queens, NY. She is divorced and has one son, Miguel, who is 20 years old, a fulltime worker and college student. Paula maintains a relationship with her son and her ex-husband, David. Paula and David are no longer together due to his avid drug use and her no longer feeling safe. Paula reported that she was pregnant by someone who she thought was a good person. Paula has gone back and forth about what she should do about this pregnancy. After hearing a heartbeat and thinking about how she was raised in the catholic denomination she decided to keep the baby. Clinical practice focuses on the transaction between people and their environments but taking seriously the element of promoting social and economic justice in those transactions may not lead to a mainstream conception of practice (Cowger, 1994). The personal empowerment dynamic is one thing

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