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References Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2015). Understanding generalist practice (7th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. Reply Quote Email Author Message Unread Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 14 days ago Brittany Sterrett-Jones RE: Discussion - Week 8 COLLAPSE I chose the case of John (Plummer, Makris & Brocksen, 2014), who has an alcohol problem and is dealing with stress, a possible divorce and other stressors in life. The social worker definitely followed the GIM model. The GIM model is as followed: Engagement, Assessment, Strategy, Plan, Outcome, Wrap-up and then the follow-up. The social worker was very attentive to what the client wanted at this current time. It is important to make sure that we listen to the client and can work with them to come up with a goal and a possible solution. We have to make sure not to push the client too much within the first couple of visits to ensure the client will return. John was prompted by his wife and did not really seem he wanted to get help at this moment in time. John showed that he may be invested in the process by showing up to the next appointment.The social worker asked the proper questions to gain the information that she needed to make the proper strategy. The social worker supplied John with the tools and resources and continued to offer suggestions based on what John was willing to do. I think sometimes as a social worker we may need to reach out to other sources to get suggestions that have not been thought about.
The three planning tools I chose were 2-Prioritizing problems I think with John between the stress and the alcohol and maybe another issue that may be going on within his marriage. It has to be clear what problem is the most important that may be causing the other issues. 7-Establishing goals: After the problems are prioritized then we can establish goals that can be easily achieved together. I believe when a person sets little goals and meets them it gives a sense of encouragement and hope that bigger goal can be met 8- Formalize a contract I know that I am the type of person I like things laid out in front of me so I know what to expect from start to finish. If I am held accountable for my part in the process I am more likely to want to complete it. A contract would give the client a pathway and maybe some responsibility. Ultimately I would make sure that John is comfortable with every stage of the process. I would make sure that I continue to encourage and support him. I would also make sure that John would want his wife involved with the process and make sure he knows the pros and cons of involving his wife .If he wanted his wife involved with the process it is important that she comes in the process after some time to gain trust with John. Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2014). Understanding generalist practice (7th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. M. (Eds.). (2014). Social work case studies: Foundation year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].

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