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Depression Course for Adolescents (CWD-A) is a program for youth 14-18 (Consoli et. al, 2018). This program utilizes relevant media such as comic strips to teach material as well as quirky metaphors that help the clients understand the material (Consoli et. al, 2018). To reach adolescents whom struggle with depression, I would utilize either the ACTION or CWD-A program as I believe that these programs are more suitable for the age group. I also believe that
Week 10 Assignment 9they are engaging and effective. In fact, research has concluded that such programs have been found to be effective 7 years after receiving treatment (Consoli et. al, 2018). Outcome Assessment To ensure that the client is progressing, I would utilize tools such as the Beck Youth Inventory Second Edition. This assessment asks questions pertaining to anger, anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior, and self-concept (Beck et. al, 2005). This assessment is for youth 7-18 years of age (Beck et. al, 2005). It can be completed in 5-10 minutes and is written ona second-grade reading level (Beck et. al, 2005). Therefore, the assessment would be easy to administer and would not be cumbersome for the client. This assessment would be provided every two weeks. In the alternating weeks, CBT homework assignments would be utilized to determine progress. It would be important to conduct such types of assessments to ensure that theclient is progressing and to determine areas that may need more discussion. Cultural ConsiderationsWhen working with this population, it would be imperative that one considers cultural backgrounds to ensure that the interventions implemented are both effective and culturally sensitive (Consoli et. al, 2018). Therapist, clients, and their parents all have different life experiences and backgrounds. Therefore, it would be important that the social worker have a conversation with the client about their understanding of the issue and what it is they desire fromtherapy (Consoli et. al, 2018). It would also be important to have a conversation about the values of their specific culture and how such values can be integrated into the therapeutic services (Consoli et. al, 2018). Such conversations will convey that the social worker honor the client’s culture, will build rapport, and result in increased cooperation from the client.
Week 10 Assignment 10Code of EthicsThe NASW (2017) asserts that “Social workers draw on their knowledge, values, and skills to help people in need and to address social problems”. Therefore, in order to best serve this population, it is imperative that the social worker be efficient in the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively serve this population. This means that it is a social worker’s duty to stay abreast of knowledge and skills needed to serve such clients. Furthermore, the NASW (2017) asserts that social workers must be “sensitive to cultural and ethnic diversity”. To comply to such standard, it would be imperative that the social worker not try to force his/her ideas of happiness or success on the client. The social worker must remember that the client is