Please note that this is a master level course so master level work. Please check grammar and you have to use the reading that I have provided to you. You must answer all the questions that I post. I have uploaded the process recording templet that you have to use a must. Thank you.
Brief Description of Agency-GA Mentor is a therapeutic foster care agency that provides therapeutic foster care services to youth between the ages of 0-18. We offer evidence-informed training to foster parents to provide quality homes for foster children.
Services offered to children include 24 hours of home-based monitoring, therapeutic intervention, and access to community-based services, life skill development, and medication management oversight. GA Mentor ensures that the educational, mental health, physical health, and overall well-being needs of all children in our program are met.
I will be completing the following tasks:
-Completion of Risk Assessments and Crisis Assessment to determine the level of the client’s needs and services
-Demonstrate her ability to apply Family-Centred Practice, Systems Theory, and Strengths Perspective when assessing the challenges of the family
-Develop and implement Treatment Plans for client
-Train and develop foster parents in providing therapeutic foster care to foster care children
-Evaluate state and Federal Policies in Child Welfare
-Demonstrate her ability to link the family to resources with consideration to the family’s culture, social-economic status, etc. The well-being needs of all children in our program are met.
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Application: Process Recording
For this Assignment, you will submit a process recording of your field education experiences specific to this week.
The Assignment (2–4 pages):
Explain your interpretation of what occurred in the dialogue, including social work practice or theories, and explain how it might relate to engagement covered this week.
Describe your reactions and/or any issues related to your interaction with a client during your field education experience.
Explain how you applied social work practice skills when performing the activities during your process recording.
Process Recording Template
Student’s Name: Client’s Name:
Interview Date: Session #:
He did not want to accept help from his family and repeatedly affirmed that they would not be able to help him financially to pay to seek this help.
III. Content: This content is from the middle of the session.
|Interview Content/Interaction (Sw Intern Said, Client Said)||Skills Used||Your Thoughts/ Feelings/Reactions||Client’s Feelings/Affect||Field Instructor Comments|
1) What did you observe throughout the session — behaviour and affect; 2) was the behaviour/affect appropriate, explain; 3) how does this behaviour/affect fit with what you know about the client’s past behaviour/affect; and 4) identify the major themes/issues that emerged.
VII. Issues, Questions or Problems: (To explore in supervisory sessions.) Areas to explore in your supervisory conference: include issues of diversity, value dilemmas, counter-transference etc.
Dilemmas: I had difficulty with this session because the client was very emotional and kept breaking down in tears.
Do not complete anything below this line-these are explanations of the document
Explanation of process recording sections
Interview Content: Begin this section with a short description of where and when (the date and time) the interview took place, (e.g., standing in a hallway, meeting in an office, etc.), who was present, and its purpose. For purposes of confidentiality, change the name of your client or use initials only.
Select a 10–15-minute exchange and record word for word what happened during the interview including verbal and non-verbal content, which may include silence, gestures, and other details that occurred during the interview. The goal is to write the exchange as closely as possible to the actual interview.
Skills Used: Identify the social work skills utilised throughout the interview. Identify the skills you learned from your social work courses. Include the theory behind your practice and why you chose a particular technique, and what knowledge of human behaviour helps you to understand this interaction. This section will raise your awareness of the techniques you are using in your practice.
Your Thoughts/Feelings/ Reactions: Record how you were feeling as the interaction was taking place. Before you write this section, take a few moments to read through your exchange section by section and then reflect back to how you felt during that time. Describe your subjective reactions (thoughts, feelings, sensations) to your own words during this exchange.
How did you respond to your own words or those of your client? Analyse why you think your interaction with the client unfolded in the manner it did. What is your assessment of your client’s reaction(s)? Reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of your intervention and identify an area you would like to improve upon for your next session.
Client Feelings Affect: Interpret the interview. Include detail about the tone and climate of the setting, your initial impressions of attitudes and feelings of the client, what attitudes and feelings you brought to the interview, what significant changes in the client occurred during the interview in terms of appearance, gestures, and posture?
Field Supervisor Comments: Supervisor provides critical feedback in writing to the student, and discusses their review of the process recording with the student during supervision. The focus of the Field Supervisor’s analysis should be written in clear language so that the student understands the educational value of the feedback, including references to social work knowledge, values and skills.