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as the company we work for authorizes that action. We have to remember we cannot take action if it violates policy or if that practice isn't recognized at all. As Trotter (2006) elaborated on positive reinforcement, Trotter believes the most "powerful reward or
reinforcer available to the social worker is praise"(Trotter, 2006). I firmly believe Trotter'sposition; if our clients are doing well, we should let them know. ReferencesKirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H. (2015).Understanding generalist practice. Boston, MA:CengageLearning.Trotter, C. (2006) Working with involuntary clients: A guide to practice (2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ReplyQuoteEmail AuthorMessage UnreadMark as UnreadMessage Not FlaggedSet Flag19 days agoMohammad Tirmazi WALDEN INSTRUCTORMANAGERRE: Discussion 1 - Week 7COLLAPSEMs. CarpenterThank you for an informative post of the case study. You offer some great suggestions in addressing micro and mezzo level factors. Do you think generalist intervention model is able to address macro related factors as well?Prof. TirmaziReplyQuoteEmail AuthorMessage UnreadMark as UnreadMessage Not FlaggedSet Flag18 days ago
Access the profile card for user: Tiffany MorganTiffany Morgan RE: Discussion 1 - Week 7COLLAPSEMa'dea,The first step of the center base approach is important for all clients to receive.It's easy to go into a session as a social worker thinking you have all the answers or knowing the issues of the client. By providing non-judgmental enviornment, clients are more likley to release critical information needed for the assessment. I agree with your soft approach however its important to emphasize heavily of the consequences if he doesn't get the support he needs to complete his goals.ReplyQuoteEmail AuthorMessage UnreadMark as UnreadMessage Not FlaggedSet Flag22 days agoBrittany Sterrett-Jones RE: Discussion 1 - Week 7COLLAPSEI chose Pedro’s case study. This case study hits close to home. I have a family member that haslived with HIV for over 20 years. At times he has dealt with depression, alcoholism and other
health issues. This family member is compliant with taking his medication and keeping his doctor’s appointments. He still continues to drink, does not attend a support group or individual therapy. This family member isolates himself from the family and does not really have any friends. He goes to the casino every chance that he gets. He gets help from the government to help pay for his medications and his health insurance. When a Social worker does an initial assessment on the client it is important that the social worker is very detailed and thorough. Thesocial worker must be careful with what is said until trust is established. I feel like it is very important to approach Pedro with caution because I think he does not trust in the process at thispoint.