Assignment 1: Discussion Question: Repressed Memory
By the due date assigned, respond to the discussion question. Submit your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area. Start reviewing and responding to your classmates as early in the week as possible.
Discussion Question: Repressed Memory
Do you believe in “repressed memory”? Why or why not? What are the controversies that surround this issue? Discuss and provide examples to support your answer.
Assignment: Application of Crisis Theory and Resiliency Theory to a Case Study
It is common for social workers to be presented with a crisis situation brought forth by clients, families, communities, and/or organizations. The ultimate goal is to restore the client to equilibrium. The five stages of the crisis are (1) the hazardous event, (2) the vulnerable stage, (3) the precipitating factor, (4) the state of active crisis, and (5) the reintegration or crisis resolution phase.
There are times when a social worker will use more than one theory to assist in conceptualizing the problem and intervention, particularly if the theories complement each other. For example, resiliency theory can be used alongside crisis theory. To prepare: Review and focus on the same case study that you chose in Week 2. (Case of Jake Levy)
Prepare- Submit a 1- to 2-page case write-up that addresses the following:
•Map the client’s crisis using the five stages of the crisis.
•Describe the client’s assets and resources (in order to understand the client’s resilience).
•Describe how you, the social worker, will intervene to assist the client to reach the reintegration stage of the crisis. Be sure that the intervention promotes resiliency.
•Evaluate how using crisis theory and resiliency theory together help in working with a client.