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We are in the last regular week of class. Hope this course has been a great learning opportunity for all of you!

Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn

You have made it to the end of this class, as week 15 is our final session. Assessments are an essential aspect of social work and direct practice with clients. We should be participating in assessments of our practice and the interventions that we complete with clients. There are many ways to go through that. The schedule for today is to look at the following:

Unit Assignments

A-01: Class Attendance Engagement

Attend class

A–02: Reading Quiz

Complete this weeks reading, and then W-15 A-02 Hepworth et al. (2022) Chapter(s) 19 which is due 5:30 PM before class via My Heritage

Assignment 04: Interviewing Skills Video Role-Play and Reflection Paper

Worth 200 points, or 50% of the student’s final grade, the assignment has two parts, each worth 100 points. The Interviewing Skills Video Role-Play is a key assignment 1 for the social work program. This assignment allows you to view yourself as a social worker conducting an interview. The Interviewing Skills Reflection Paper provides a space to self-critique your engagement and interviewing skills.

Assignment 04b: Interviewing Skills Reflective Paper

Meta: Points 100 pts (25% of student’s final grade); Deadline Friday 12/01/23 at 11:55 PM; Submission via Assignments section of My Heritage or Assignment Description and Rubric

Purpose: The Interviewing skills Video Role-Play Reflective Paper offers students a chance to reflect on the experience of their role-play after having watched themselves using a critical eye.

Task: After students have completed their role-play and had an opportunity to review their performance, they will individually author a reflective paper describing their experience and what they learned. The reflection should be between 500 and 750 words long, formatted using the APA 7th edition style guide. Abstracts are optional, and if your paper does not cite any sources, there is no need for a reference page. Students must include the following in their writing:

Success: Students will submit a paper demonstrating their ability to self-reflect and write using strong academic writing skills. Grades are assigned based on the Reflective Paper Rubric. Feedback will be provided with final grades due by the instructor no later than 12/13/23 at 5:00 PM.

Unit Resources

Hepworth et al. (2022) discuss outcome and session rating scales. There is some good discussion on the Social Work Podcast about how this can be implemented by Singer (2021). It is a good episode. You can find it at the website, on Overcast, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

We are talking about assessment in class this week. It is also time for the evaluation of the class. I do value feedback. The results of the survey tool are confidential, so I don’t receive any names related to specific responses. You should have a spot to take the evaluation on the sidebar or CourseEval.

For finals week, we are not having a test but are having a celebration. It will take place next Wednesday (12/07/22) at 5:30 in SWL 104 for an end-of-semester celebration. I created a Google Doc for planning - Fall 2022 SOWK 430 & 486w Celebration.

You can find all of the presentations for this course at You can find this week’s presentation, [Fall 2023 SOWK 486w - Week 15 - Evaluation and Termination]().

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You can find the recording of all of our classes in the lecture videos for this course. You can find [Fall 2023 SOWK 486w 1 - Week 15]().

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Singer, J. B. (Host/Producer). (2021, February 16). #131 - Feedback Informed Treatment: Interview with Scott Miller, Ph.D. [Audio Podcast]. Social Work Podcast.

To Do Lists

  1. Heritage University’s social work program selects assignments across the curriculum for students to demonstrate each of the practice behaviors defined by the CSWE to act as key assignments. These assignments are submitted to Heritage’s online portfolio, Anthology Portfolio, and given to all students at each site using the same grading rubric. Student scores help provide data for faculty to self-evaluate the program.