SWRK 350 Intro To Practice
Sept 24, 2012
The Case of Ms. Margolise
You are a social worker employed by an outpatient psychiatry clinic. The
psychiatrist on your team asked you to see Lorna Margolise, a 45-year old woman
living with a mood di
Rupture and repair this is the mechanism of action for change. Client has a new
experience whereby the other person takes responsibility for their own actions, which can
often be something different.
Both parties contribute to it.
We live in a conflict av
Linking statements: I see that you have been experiencing distress at work, and at home.
Do you think they could be related?
Summarizing: What I am hearing is three main themes
FORMULATING THE PROBLEM: PATTERNS
When is the problem most/least present?
Do I get the gist of the articles, do I understand how to apply the concepts to practice?
-asks about key assumptions
-take three concepts from this model, define them and apply them
Perhaps look at the indiv/meso/macro level
Exosystem your parents workplace is an exosystem. (Meso system). What happens to
them there, may affect you.
How are we as individuals shaped by our environment.
TAMARA- stick with micro, meso, macro when talking about systems for her
SW 353 Intro to Practice (MONDAYS)
-hour lecture (look at WebCT)
-LOTS of discussion and interaction
-small group exercises
OCTOBER 15- In Class midterm (25%)
SW350 Intro to Skills (WED)
-some lecture webCT
SWRK 350 - Notes
17 octobre 2012
How does empathy inform you and how do you inform it?
How do you use your own experience to inform how you relate to your client informs
the questions you ask, the way you understand, etc
When youre at sympathy, youre no l
SWRK 350 October 3, 2012
Prevalence of DSM-IV Disorder in Canadian Adults
While 10% of the pop. has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, it is probably
more than that.
At least 50% percent of people will have at least one major depressive episode
I was 10 minutes late
We were talking about the role play we did on Monday
I was editing my paper (so was tuning in and out)
Katie brought up not feeling comfortable knowing how to ask cultural question.
Some Thoughts from Heather:
Focus in on the individ
Not expected to include every detail data that you choose to use to give evidence of
inference you want to make or that she seesm to make.
A number of different pieces of data can support the eveidence. Only use one or two
details not 4 or 5 if there are
November 21, 2012
Watched the rest of the suicide video
Time for Q&A
What is it about the suicide contract that is helpful?
Transitional object I have made a contract with my helpful therapist, therefore, I
should honour that contract.
Tamara: Stop sending me drafts on the 10th.
When you say something, ask yourself So WHAT. Why did I say that she was
The Client System
This section includes the combination of data reported by the client and observed by the
NO CLASS MONDAY due to Tamaras role with the assessment team.
Do readings and come up with examples from your stage to share on Wednesday.
Trauma: Subjective response to an event that the person identifies as traumatic. Event
destabilizes someone/thrown t