How My Perceptions Of Involuntary Clients And My Practice Essay

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Coming into this course there were certain elements of the course content that I have experienced in the past, or are ongoing experiences, that I have had the opportunity to further reflect on with the aid of the course readings and in-class discussions; there were some elements I did not know about or had not really thought about in this practical way before this course and have added to my social work toolbox; and there were some elements that I already knew of and furthered and/or clarified my knowledge and understanding throughout the semester. I have used these three components to explore how my perceptions of involuntary clients and my practice in this area have evolved because of this course.
A. Elements of the course content that I have experienced in the past, or are ongoing experience, that I have been reflective on throughout the course…
Throughout my educational career in social work, which includes a 2-year diploma program at Humber College in Toronto before studying at McGill, the following elements from this course were a review from previous learning: confidentiality and who has the right to information; ethical practice and client interactions; role of a social worker as a case manager; use of empathy, humour, and positive thinking in client relationship-building; working within various systems; fulfilling organization mandates, professionalism, and upholding agency values and theoretical approaches. In reflecting on these elements, I realized that, while…

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