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1Running head: GROUP TYPOLOGY: CORTEZGermé PostonGroup Typology: CortezSOCW 6121Walden University
2GROUP TYPOLOGY: CORTEZCortezPaula Cortez is a 43-year-old Latina woman who originally is from Colombian but immigrated to New York. She lives alone in an apartment in Queens, New York (Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, 2014). Paula is divorced and a mother to a 20-year-old son Miguel. Paula was diagnosed with HIV, Hepatitis C, ulcerations on her feet, and bipolar disorder, and to further complicate matters, Paula is pregnant and is still inconsistent with any of her medical and psychiatric treatments (Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, 2014). Paula has a diverse treatment teamthat includes a psychiatrist, social worker, OB nurse, and physician who all have attempted to assist Paula in improving her health with little success (Walden University, n.d.). Paula is decompensating due to her continued noncompliance with treatment recommendations and lack of social support (Walden University, n.d.). Task Group and Model of TreatmentSocial work group work is designed as a goal-directed activity that helps clients such as Paula develop leadership skills that they can then take out into their community and implement what they have learned (Toseland, Rivas, 2017). For this essay, this writer would choose a taskedgroup with a focus on the clients' needs while engaging in treatment conferences. Task groups are designed to help generate new ideas and make decisions on a particular focus or issue by