Running head: ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES
Assignment 1: Engagement Strategy
September 23, 2016
Professor Allison Perks, LCSW
Engagement is the process by which social workers help make their clients
Running Head: FAMILY OF ORIGIN
Assignment 2: Family of Origin
October 21, 2016
Professor Allison Perks, LCSW
FAMILY OF ORIGIN
Families are a whole system made up of subsystems. In order to understand an individual
Provide a general baseline for assessment and subsequent intervention decisions.
Immediate intervention may be needed if a child is significantly behind.
Close observation may be the most appropriate when a child is mildly
All individuals form impressions of who they think they are.
This personal impression of ones unique attributes & traits, both positive &
negative is known as self-concept.
A basic concept of Carl Rogers (founder of person-centered therapy)
The facilitators decided to integrate activities into each session that were relevant towards
social skills. Each session touched on a specific behavior, that would teach the students how to
better their own social skills. Also, at the conclusion of each
Rita J. Hernandez
Judith S. Beck and Michael A. Tompkins
Overview of Cognitive Therapy
Cognitive therapy is an active, directive, time-sensitive, structure, and collaborative
Developed by Aaron T. Beck
Rita J. Hernandez
The Family Diagnostic Interview
Coming to Understand the Family (or the Assessment)
a. The initial contact.
b. Joining the family and establishing rapport.
c. Defining the desired outcome.
d. Reviewing the familys history, de
Early seventies you are still vital and a lot going on.
In late seventies it is very different.
o The single most important aspect of the therapeutic alliance
o Interpersonal communication
Text, email, n
Running head: HOUSING FIRST AS AN EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTION
Housing First As An Evidence Based Intervention
University of Southern California
Professor Ally Branzburg
SWOK 544 December 14, 2016
Housing First as an Evidence Based Interv
Social Environment Peers, Television, & School
Play serves several purposes.
-encourages children to use their muscles & develop physically.
-allows children to fantasize & think creatively.
-enables children to learn how to relate to peers.
Play is a maj
Asked elementary-school children how competent & confident they felt about 5
different areas of their lives.
1. scholastic competence: how well they felt about their schoolwork
2. athletic competence: perception of their sport
1. Freud = object is that thing or person which satisfies a need/drive
2. Erikson, although clear that interpersonal relationships are important in
a. concentrated on the development of more global characteristics in his
) Proper stages
a. Differentiation (5 - 8 months). The infant begins to
separate her self-representation from the representation of the
mother (the object) through a hatching from the mother-infant
symbiotic common orbit as her attention is increasingly d
a. On the road to object constancy (24 - 36 months). The
capacity to maintain a positive mental representation of
the object in the objects absence or in the face of
a.i. Child introjects the ideal state of self (the
symbiotic mother) and so
True Self vs False Self
a. true self: personal authenticity; being in touch with
ones own desires, interests, and needs and being able to
express ones unique personality and creative
b. false self: compliant faade of the self that is
1. Personal Background
a. Born 1907 to a prominent British surgeon, 4th of 6 children
b. Trained in classic psychoanalysis (Freudian theory) and child
c. Professionally affiliated with seminal thinkers in child psychologi
Bowlbys Theory of Attachment (first explicated in 1958)
1. Theoretical background
a. A way to account for the propensity of persons to
form lasting affectional bonds to particular others
and to explain psychological disturbances that could
result from unw
a. Attachment is a process of psychobiological
attunement whereby the mothers physiological and
psychological sensitivity to the infant regulates the
infants autonomic and behavioral responses (psych
aspect akin to Winnicotts emotional
preoccupation or eg
a. A secure attachment is necessary for healthy
emotional development and functioning
a.i. Encourages exploration and a tolerance for
separation without undue distress
(independence, mastery, emotional selfregulation)
a.ii. Lets child know she is worthy o
A) Human affect (emotion), behaviors, and cognition are
B) Mind-body dualism is a false dichotomy. Emotions, behavior, and cognitions
are not due to either nature or nurture, but rather are responses to complex
Children ages 9-11
MOTOR: Continue to refine & develop coordination & motor skills
-Gradual, steady gain in body measurements & proportion. Manual dexterity, posture,
strength, & balance improve. Transition period to the major changes that will take place
a. stressed importance of interpersonal, environmental, and cultural factors in a
lifelong developmental process
b. person more than just drives and defenses = focus on identity formation
c. tx can focus on developmental and adaptational issu