Chapter 11 Treatment And Intervention: Journal Analysis

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This journal entry will discuss the elements from Chapter 10 Problem Identification, Planning, and Contracting and in Chapter 11 Treatment and Intervention from the textbook that were covered for week four. In addition, when assessing my competence, it will discuss the process of problem identification, planning and the methods of planning, contracting and short and long-term goals, and written and oral contracts and identifying major barriers. Furthermore, the second part of this journal will assess my competence in understanding the cultural context in therapy, the impact of client motivation and resistance in therapy outcomes and the transtheoretical model of change and processes, and other brief treatment therapies.

4.3 Journal Assess
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Research consistently finds a correlation between goal consensus and mutual collaboration and positive client outcomes” (Tryon & Winograd, 2002). The planning stage helps the social worker and the client to develop strategies for change which are realistic and solution focused. “Without planning there is no direction for where to go and how to get there, however, all planning efforts should be done in collaboration with the client even if he or she appears apathetic and disinterested” (Cummins et al., 2012, p.219). In addition, when planning for change it is important to make sure the goals relate to what the client will commit to doing, otherwise, the client will not complete unrealistic …show more content…
In addition, the rules of three helps to limit the number of goals to just three so they are manageable and can be accomplished. When a client sets goals it is important that they have value for the client so they will achieve them. “Motivation is the key to achieving goals and set goals that relate to the client’s highest priorities because goal achievement requires commitment. To maximize the likelihood of success, the client must feel a sense of urgency and have an I must do this attitude. Otherwise the client is risking putting off what needs to be done and can leave the client feeling frustrated and disappointed and in a negative frame of mind” (Cummins et al., 2012 p.221). When assessing my competence on understanding and articulating the importance of planning in achieving goals and methods of planning, I believe that I can consistently identify the concept or skill when observing and analyzing practice activities, however, to be completely competent it will take time because I am not actively using these skills in a practice setting. Once

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