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If you go back to the W-09: 10/17-10/23 you can see the slides from last week and I posted the video in the lecture video’s section. I’ll get the slides to you for Wednesday hopefully before class this week.

Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn

Planning is an integral part of the process of working with clients. As the adage goes, “failing to plan is planning to fail.” We can do a lot to help our clients plan, and even the process of teaching them to prepare can have positive long-term impacts. Today, we will spend time looking at goals, and cognitive distortions and practice going through an eight-step process for planning.

The schedule is as follows:

Unit Assignments

A-01: Class Attendance and Engagement

Attend class

A–03: Reading Quiz

Complete W-10 A-02 Hepworth et al. (2022) Chapter(s) 12 and 13 reading quiz by 5:30 PM before class via My Heritage

Unit Resources

Almost everybody has heard of Maslow (1943) and the hierarchy of needs. It is a highly influential article that has been expanded upon for generations. We will be talking some about the needs, as they are interrelated with the goals and planning we must do as social workers. I’d encourage you to read the article.

The slides for week 10 can found on This weeks presentation is at Fall 2022 SOWK 486 Week 10: Planning

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Maslow, A. H. (1943). A theory of human motivation. Psychological Review, 50(4), 370-396.

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