Essay on The Generalist Intervention Model And How I Changed My Mind

842 Words Jun 15th, 2016 4 Pages
In reflecting back starting the year I have to say I was extremely nervous. Many thoughts passed through my mind, “do I have what it takes for this career “and “am I able to influence change”. I knew I had to think back on some of the textbook information and how to apply it was another thought in my mind. Not only was I nervous I was petrified, I had been a stay at home mom for almost a year, I felt extremely shy and lacked adult social interaction. But I realized that I worked hard to get here and I was determined to finish.
Think back to textbook information specifically the generalist intervention model and how I was to apply these methods. The engagement, assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, termination, and follow up. For me the biggest factor was going to be engagement of the client how was I to get the client to engage? When I first start this was the biggest concern for me but once I got started it became easy. I think the main reason was because clients wanted to be there and needed resources. To start me always reviewed the referral information to prepare. What was the client’s main language and what was the referral for. Once I made contact and set up an appointment. I met with clients making sure to greet the client and making sure to disclose that I was an intern. Some of the skills that I demonstrated were listening carefully, making eye contact, and making sure to take notes. I also used body language to demonstrate understanding. I think that it…

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