This assignment will allow students to practice and discuss concepts that are covered in class and related to individuals and families..
Help me study for my Psychology class. I’m stuck and don’t understand. This assignment will allow students to practice and discuss concepts that are covered in class and related to individuals and families. In this assignment, students will demonstrate competencies of working with diverse groups, engagement, assessment, theory, intervention and evaluation. To accomplish this, students will use a case they are working with at their current internship field placement. If the student is not currently attending an internship, the student may use a client at their current place of employment if their place of employment is social work related. The professor will provide case vignettes for students if needed. Assignment details are also posted on Moodle. This is a key assessment and will be submitted to Via. You can add you own little twist as long as it follows the story and makes sense: The Paper must follow the guideline of the paper. Case Scenario Brian Walls is now 43 years old and suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) and Paranoid Schizophrenia. He was originally diagnosed at the age of 28 years old. Brian has one older sister Tina who is 53 years old. Briana describes his relationship with his sister as estranged. Growing up as kids Brian and Tina were very close, however, once Tina got married and had kids their relationship changed. Brian and Tina talk from time to time, but Brian doesn’t feel comfortable sharing personal information with his sister because he feels that Tina judges him and puts him down. In October 2020, Brian started seeking psychotherapy and comes in weekly, every Tuesday from 5-6 pm. When he first started seeking therapy, he was very quiet and wouldn’t engage in the sessions. In January 2021, Brian started opening up and has been talking a lot about his experience in prison. Brian shared that while in prison he was raped multiple times. Brian also reports that he was beaten and bullied by guards and no one ever helped him. Brian reports feeling alone and not feeling safe. Background story: At the age of 30 yrs old, Brian was released from prison in 2007 after serving a 10 yrs sentence for strong-armed robbery. Following his release from prison, Brian was homeless, his sister denied Brian from living with her. After two years of being homeless, Brian was able to obtain housing and receive SSI. Brian was able to obtain housing through Our Space Inc; Our space is supportive housing for people who are struggling with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. They offer case management services, includes therapy, nursing, and other supportive services. While in prison Brian was taking psychiatric medication. However, in 2019, Brian stopped his medication because he reports that he doesn’t like how the medication makes him feel. In therapy Brian shares that his neighbor is trying to rape him. Brian reports that people see people talking, but not directly at him saying “Third” (which means rape). Brian is still refusing medication. Outline/structure of paper should be as follows:1) Title page (page 1)a. Include a running head, page number, title of your document, date of submission, course number, and professor name. 2) Abstract (1/2 page)a. Abstracts are typically written last and are a general summary of your assignment. It is included after your title page, before your introduction. Your abstract should be a single paragraph, written in 150-250 words and double spaced. 3) Problem statement (1 page or less)a. Provide an introduction including a discussion of the client’s presenting problem and any relevant information to help understand the nature of this problem. This may include the reason why the client has come to treatment, why they were referred, or why they need social work services. 4) Diversity (2 pages) a. Discuss how diversity and difference has shaped the life experiences of this client. b. Discuss how oppression, poverty, marginalization and/or privilege and power has influenced this client’s life experiences and presenting problem. c. Discuss any similarities or differences between the client’s culture and the dominant culture (if different) and how these have impacted the client’s social, economic and political experiences. d. Discuss how the answers above helped confirm or changed the way you understood the client’s presenting problem. 5) Engagement (1 page)a. What were your initial reactions when first working with this client? Identify verbal and non-verbal behaviors your client communicated in response to your initial reaction(s). b. Discuss how your thoughts, feelings and emotions changed when working with this client over time? Discuss what skills or strategies were needed to for you to manage your feelings? c. What verbal and non-verbal communication strategies did you use to promote engagement with this client? d. Discuss how you demonstrated to this client you value human relationships with him/her/them. 6) Assessment (2 pages)a. Complete an assessment tool and attach this as an appendix. You may be allowed to use an assessment tool used by your agency with professor consent. b. Explain why this assessment tool is appropriate for this client or case and briefly summarize the main findings from your assessment. c. Following the assessment, discuss what have you learned over the course of your work with the client that is different than what was initially apparent? Identify an example of why the assessment must always be an ongoing part of the treatment or service. d. Think back to your answer you provided about your feelings about engaging with this client. How do your feelings and personal experiences relate to your conclusions about what causes or maintains the problems impacting this client? How did you, and how will you continue to, manage the potential impact of your feelings and experiences on your professional judgement? 7) Goals or case plan (1 page or less) a. Based on information gathered from the presenting problem, engagement and assessment, discuss the goals you and your client have agreed upon. Develop SMART goals with the client. b. If there is disagreement with the goals, discuss why and what you did or will do to resolve this dilemma. c. Explain how these goals are related to the client’s presenting problem and assessment information. 8) Intervention (1 page)a. Discuss evidence that was made available to you that led you to select the final intervention? How did you evaluate or compare that evidence when selecting an intervention for the client? b. Discuss any evidence that was found to guide the implementation of the intervention that you selected or are considering? c. Discuss how your thinking about the most appropriate intervention for this client has changed over time. 9) Evaluation (1 page)a. Based on the goals selected for treatment or services, discuss how you did or will evaluate the success of your work with this client? b. Describe both quantitative and qualitative methods that could be utilized to evaluate the success of your work with this client. c. What are the implications of this evaluation(s) on your client? d. Discuss why must evaluation be a continual part of the therapeutic process and not just an end process.10) Theory (1-2 pages)a. Identify one or more social work or psychological theories. b. Explain how this theory might suggest you engage or communicate with your client c. Given the assessment data, discuss how this theory explains why the client’s problem was caused or sustained d. Explain how this theory guided, or will guide, you to select which intervention to use when working with your client e. How might this theory inform your decision making about when treatment is complete or successful and termination is appropriate? 11) Teamwork and interdisciplinary approach (1-2 pages)a. Identify ways in which other professionals might engage with this client prior to you seeing them. How might this influence the initial communication between you and the client? b. How has an inter-disciplinary teamwork and communication approach supported your engagement with this client? If teamwork was not present, discuss how an inter-disciplinary approach could support your work with this client. c. Discuss ways in which other professionals contributed to your assessment of this client. d. Discuss ways in which other professionals agreed or disagreed with the selection of the intervention. Why did this occur? 12) Summary (1 page or less) a. Provide a short summary of the main points of the paper13) References a. Following APA 7th edition, make sure that you have all of the in-text citations accounted for in this references section. 14) Appendices. Include any appendices such as your assessment tool or any other relevant or supporting documents. Requirements: 11 | .doc file