Fall 2022 SOWK 486 Class 11 Weekly Email

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Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn

Week 11 is a continuation of the work we started in Week 10 Social Work Planning. This week takes some specific aspects of planning and getting started with the change process and has students dive into more depth with interactive activities. The plan is as follows:

  • The process of cognitive restructuring
  • Thinking distortions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Application
  • Goals & Objectives
  • Keeping everything organized

Unit Assignments

Attend class

Unit Resources

We will be talking some about documentation. Reamer provides a useful description of what social workers should be thinking about in regards to documentation. He reports about six primary functions of documentation. These include:

(1) assessment and planning; (2) service delivery; (3) continuity and coordination of services; (4) supervision; (5) service evaluation; and (6) accountability to clients, insurers, agencies, other providers, courts, and utilization review bodies. (Reamer, 2005, p. 326)

I would recommend student take some time and review the article and consider how it will impact their documentation (see article Reamer (2005) Documentation in social work.pdf).

We also watch a short talk by Burns (2014) during class that is a pretty powerful story. If you are interested in finding it later you can see it at Feeling good - David Burns - TEDxReno

The slides for this week can be found at presentations.jacobrcampbell.com. This week is Fall 2022 SOWK 486w Week 11: Lab Day - Social Work Planning.



Reamer, F. G. (2005). Documentation in social work: evolving ethical and risk-management standards. Social Work, 50(4), 325-334. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/50.4.325

TEDx Talks. (2014). Feeling good - David Burns - TEDxReno [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/H1T5uMeYv9Q

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