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clients was spot on. The social worker kept calm and unruffled while the daughter was yelling and showing her frustration. When the social worker went to talk to the daughter in her bedroom she showed the client that her concerns were being heard. Her demeanor was non-threatening and displayed her concerns for what the daughter was feeling. The ability to be genuine with clients is imperative. A client will pick up any sign that the social worker does not care, and if this occurs therewill be a real difficulty establishing a trusting relationship between client and social worker.ReferencesLaureate Education. (Producer). (2013). Parker Family Episode 1[Video file]. In Sessions. Retrieved from ReplyQuoteEmail AuthorHide 6 repliesMessage UnreadMark as UnreadMessage Not FlaggedSet Flag1 month agoMohammad Tirmazi WALDEN INSTRUCTORMANAGERRE: Discussion 2 - Week 3COLLAPSEMs. Tracy
Thank you for an informative post as you raise several essential skills for effective social workers. Understanding and being genuine definitely lead to a engaging therapeutic relationship. In addition, being genuine and understanding are primary skills social workers should aspire to develop. What do you think are some best ways to develop being genuine and being understanding?Prof. TirmaziReplyQuoteEmail AuthorHide 2 repliesMessage ReadMark as UnreadMessage Not FlaggedSet Flag1 month agoAccess the profile card for user: Roxanne TracyRoxanne Tracy RE: Discussion 2 - Week 3COLLAPSEProfessor Tirmazi,I think some things just cannot be fabricated. If you have an understanding nature, working in the field will only buff and shine what you already have. Being genuine is not something you can fake. I think that body language and facial expressions are something that can be practiced. Meditation is a great tool for social workers because it can teach you to be still. I think that the social worker in the video most likely used self care in this way. Her demeanor showed that she could settle herself, show no anxiety and use active listening skills. Those of course can be honed over time. Yet, to truly be a genuine and understanding social worker I truly believe you need to have some inherent
skills. I believe that is why we become social workers, to be helpers. You cannotbe a helper if your heart in not in it.Regards,RoxanneReplyQuoteEmail AuthorHide 1 replyMessage ReadMark as UnreadMessage Not FlaggedSet Flag1 month agoBrittany Sterrett-Jones RE: Discussion 2 - Week 3COLLAPSEI love the suggestion of meditation teaching you to be still. I think that is a problem for me. My facial expressions and body language may show somethingdifferent then what I am actually saying. I do not mean to do it , I know that is something that I will have to work on. Meditation is definitely an option.