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Many assessment models focus on the alleged pathologies of clients and may overlook valuable resources including both internal and external client assets.A contextual-constructional approach, in contrast, attends to client characteristics and circumstances including alternative behaviors that may be able to replace less desired behaviors, client strengths, environmental resources such as sources of social support, and policies and related legislationthat influence resources available such as health care and financial aid. It focuses on strengths and resources that can help in the achievement of client aims, as well as on personal and environmental obstacles. The aim is to discover and create positive “repertoires” that can be used to attain hoped-for outcomes, rather than merely eliminating negative repertoires.Learning how tomake a sound, evidence-based assessment decisions takes time and practice. But it is something that an ethically competent professional can, and should, learn to do.
The social worker’s skill and willingness to engage in evidence-based practice thus constitutes the micro context in which clinical decision-making takes place. Kirst-Ashman, K.K., & Hull, G.H., Jr. (2014). Understanding generalist practice (7th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.ReplyQuoteMessage UnreadMark as UnreadMessage Not FlaggedSet Flag22 days agoAccess the profile card for user: Tina JamesTina James RE: Discussion 1 - Week 7COLLAPSEHello class,The Micro approach of counseling should be utilized in the case of Pedroand is the best approach for assessment and establishing a good client rapport.Micro approach will allow for one on one interacting with the social worker andclient (socialworklicensemap.com, 2017). Focus on building a good rapportwith the client is easier and permits for specific issues to be addressed andresolution to modified to deal with the individual’s specific issues. Duringassessment of Pedro determining what his primary needs for assistance willalso help to create a good plan for aide. Gathering information about not justthis present family dynamics but also his previous marriage and drug abuse
history can give insight on his emotional and mental stability and needs(socialworklicensemap.com, 2017). With the traumas, he had experiencedacknowledging those things would be important in him creating a positive self-image.Pedro has had many emotional traumas that were a result of his drugabuse issues; these affect his self-image, ability to trust others and freelyexpress any type of dependency on others.Being able to properly assess theperspective of the client provides, great insight into how to implementtherapeutic techniques that will be beneficial to the client in their everyday life(Ruben, 2015). Pedro’s requires a large amount of empathy and patience, tomake a connection between social worker and client. Pedro’s reluctance to showor express any vulnerability or “need” for help is a great indicator of his actualneed for understanding and acceptance, which is what helps to build trust.