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RE: Discussion - Week 8
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.