Flashcards in Session 7 Deck (15)
Three issues addresses in conducting assessments are
-What does the client see as his or her primary con-cerns or goals?
-What (if any) current or impending legal mandates must the client and social worker consider?
-What (if any) potentially serious health or safety concerns might require the social worker's and clients attention ?
-worker's attitude and demeanor invite the client to teach about his or her lived experience
View yourself as a ______ and engage those with whom you work for as __________.
Gain sufficient ___________ to eliminate the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups.
Social workers view problems as arising from the reciprocal interaction between the _____ and his/her ___________.
Strategies in conducting assessments
- assess client strengths and limitations
-interpret client data
-strive to see the world through the eyes of the client
-accurate assessment needed for proper treatment
In progress notes, the advice for writing proper assessments applies:
avoid conclusions, judgments, and jargon and substitute descriptions that would lead to such conclusions with more objective commentary.
SOAP notes refer to
Assessment involves synthesizing relevant factors into a ______ ________about the nature of problems and their contributory causes.
These are part of a client's ______ ______ and thus must be accurate, clear, and thorough, synthesizing various sources of data to provide a comprehensive portrayal of the case (pp. 241, 246).
Interventions then build on strengths and resources and strive to address __________.
Standards for written assessments
1. Remember your purpose and audience
2. Be precise, accurate and legible
3. Avoid the use of labels, subjective terms, and jargon