Clinical Social Work Practice

Clinical Social Work Practice

 

Paper details:

1) All students are required to write a reflection paper on Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families (max: 1,400 words). Students are also required to include a brief discussion of: a) elements of student’s policy influencing and advocacy, b) key community partners & allies, c) policy change objectives in practice area, key messaging; etc. (max: 400 words). Maximum total paper length: 1,800 words All students will also be assigned some required articles to read for paper. Students are required to include a reference to three 3 articles, chapters, or videos from the classes in each of their 2 papers (total of 6 references across the 2 papers). About the Reflection Papers… The student’s working knowledge of the material can be partly demonstrated by the inclusion of some direct quotes (at least 5-6) from the readings that the student believed to be especially important to his/her learning. Students are asked to use the following questions as a guide for their reflection and writing of the paper: o What were the key learning moments or “sparkling moments” as you were reading the articles/chapters? o What effect did these moments have on you as a person and as a developing professional? o What are some (1-2) of the ideas that you found to be the most helpful in these articles? o What difference could these ideas make in how you “see” or perceive your work? o What are some of the related practices (1-2) that you find the most appealing? o How are these practices related to the ideas that you found helpful? 1) When students are starting to write the paper, they need to identify 3 (possibly 4) key learning moments, a-ha experiences, or sparkling moments as they were reading the book. Students are asked to use these learning experiences as the “spine” of the paper. 2) In response to each of the 3 learning moments, students need to include 2 sections or “streams”: 1) exposition & 2) reflection. 3) The exposition section needs to convey to the instructor that the student has read and understood the material to the degree that the student can communicate the essential elements of the material to a layperson. This section needs to be anchored in a small selection of direct quotes from the source material with the appropriate references in APA format. 4) In the reflection section, students need to focus on the significance of the 3 learning moments and a description of why the student believes this insight is important. In addition, students are asked to also describe the difference such insights would make to both a) SW practice and theory in general as well as b) their own future SW practice on all 3 levels of i) micro, ii) mezzo, and iii) macro practice.