Buros Institute of Mental Measurements

Learning Resources to use as references for work #1 and work#2

Note:  To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the  Course Materials  section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Congress, E. (2013). Assessment of adults. In M. Holosko, C. Dulmus, & K. Sowers (Eds.), Social work practice with individuals and families: Evidence-informed assessments and interventions (pp. 125–145). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Cowger, C. D. (1994). Assessing client strengths: Clinical assessment for client empowerment. Social Work, 39(3), 262–268.

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Mental Measurements Yearbook. (n.d.). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014b). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].

 

· Mental Health Diagnosis in Social Work: The Case of Miranda (pp. 7–9)

 

Note: Depending on your concentration, you may not receive a case study book until a later term. Therefore, if you did not receive a copy of Social Work Case Studies: Concentration Year in your previous course, use the linked PDF provided here. If you did receive the book referenced above, you may find the cases there or use the PDF.

Hawkins, R. L., & Kim, E. J. (2012). The socio-economic empowerment assessment: Addressing poverty and economic distress in clients. Clinical Social Work Journal, 40(2), 194–202.

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014a). Sessions: case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].

· The Cortez Family (pp. 23–25)

Work #1

Discussion Title: Assessment of Depression

1. Answer in a 3 page APA format paper with 2 citations per paragraph the depression scale you located, summarize how it is used, and describe the target population. Describe how you might apply this assessment to the course-specific case study of Miranda and include any additional questions you would ask Miranda to assess her level of depression. Then, identify the red flags that might cause concern and/or indicate significant depression. Finally, identify a scale that can be used to assess risk for suicide.

Support your posts with specific references to this week Learning Resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references

Work #2

Assignment Title: Comprehensive Assessment

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

2. answer under a separate order or file (this is a separate work with a separate TITLE page) a at least -6-page paper in APA format, complete a comprehensive assessment of Paula Cortez, utilizing two of the assessment models provided in Chapter 5 of the course text.

· Using the Cowger article, identify at least two areas of strengths in Paula’s case.

· Analyze the perspectives of two members of the multidisciplinary team, particularly relative to Paula’s pregnancy.

· Explain which model the social workers appear to be using to make their assessment.

· Describe the potential for bias when choosing an assessment model and completing an evaluation.

· Suggest strategies you, as Paula’s social worker, might try to avoid these biases.

Use the given resources at this week resources as references for this Assignment. Support your Assignment with specific references to the resources for this week. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

Learning Resources for work #3 and work #4

Note:  To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the  Course Materials  section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Christ, G., & Diwan, S. (2008). Chronic illness and aging: The role of social work in managing chronic illness care. Council on social work education. Retrieved from http://www.cswe.org/getattachment/Centers-Initiatives/CSWE-Gero-Ed-Center/Teaching-Tools/Gero-Competencies/Practice-Guides/Assignments-Measurments/CI-Sec2-Role-SW.pdf.aspx

Paveza, G. J. (2013). Assessment of the elderly. In M. J. Holosko, C. N. Dulmus, & K. M. Sowers (Eds.), Social work practice with individuals and families: Evidence-informed assessments and interventions (pp. 177–195). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014a). Sessions: case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].

· The Petrakis Family (pp. 20–22)

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013c). Petrakis family: Episode 3 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

 

Petrakis Family Episode 3 Program Transcript FEMALE SPEAKER: And you’re sure Alec is stealing from her? Pills. From his own grandmother. FEMALE SPEAKER: I can’t call the police. He’s still on probation! Possession. FEMALE SPEAKER: Have you spoken to him about it? FEMALE SPEAKER: He denied it. But I found them. He got her oxy prescription refilled so he could take them himself. How old are you? FEMALE SPEAKER: Excuse me? FEMALE SPEAKER: I said, how old are you? FEMALE SPEAKER: I don’t see what that has to do with anything. FEMALE SPEAKER: You’re too damn young to be doing this job. That’s it. You don’t know what you’re doing! None of this would have happened! It was your bright idea! You’re the one who told me to have him move in with her and take care of her! FEMALE SPEAKER: I did tell you to do anything! I only suggested it. And we talked about it together. FEMALE SPEAKER: No, no. That’s not true. I followed your advice. You’re going to have to fix this. You have to do something. I don’t know what else to do. I can’t call the police. He can’t go back to jail. Awful things will happen to him. I can’t let that happen. I won’t! Petrakis Family Episode 3 Additional Content Attribution MUSIC: Music by Clean Cuts Original Art and Photography Provided By: Brian Kline and Nico Danks

Work 3

Discussion 1 Title:  Self-Determination

3. Post a 3-page with 2 citations per paragraphs In APA format a summary of your assessment of Magda’s situation that addresses the seven domains. Fill in the gaps in content as necessary. Describe ways you would have included Magda in the original assessment and treatment plan. Include questions you would have asked Magda and her professional support system (doctors, nurses, etc.) to gain further insight into the situation.

Support your posts with specific references to the Learning Resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

Work #4

Discussion 2 Title: Elder Abuse

4. Post a 3 page in APA format a summary of the article you found. How does the article reinforce the importance of assessing potential abuse and neglect when working with the elderly? Describe prevention and/or intervention strategies on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels that can be used to address the issue of abuse and neglect of the elderly.

Support your posts with specific references to the Learning Resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

Learning Resources

to use as references for

work #1 and work#2

Note:

To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course

Readings List, found in the

Course Mat

erials

section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Congress, E. (2013). Assessment of adults. In M. Holosko, C. Dulmus, & K. Sowers (Eds.),

Social work practice with individuals and families: Evidence

informed assessments and

interventions

(pp. 125

145). H

oboken, NJ: Wiley.

Cowger, C. D. (1994). Assessing client strengths: Clinical assessment for client

empowerment.

Social Work, 39

(3), 262

268.

Note:

Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Mental Measurements Yearbook. (n.d.). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental

Measurements.

Note:

Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Plummer, S.

B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014b).

Social work case studies:

Concentration year

. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Uni

versities Publishing. [Vital

Source e

reader].

·

Mental Health Diagnosis in Social Work: The Case of Miranda (pp. 7

9)

Note

: Depending on your concentration, you may not receive a case study book until a later

term. Therefore, if you did not receive a co

py of Social Work Case Studies: Concentration

Year in your previous course, use the linked PDF provided here. If you did receive the book

referenced above, you may find the cases there or use the PDF.

Hawkins, R. L., & Kim, E. J. (2012). The socio

economi

c empowerment assessment:

Addressing poverty and economic distress in clients.

Clinical Social Work Journal, 40

(2),

194

202.

Note:

Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Plummer, S.

B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014a).

Sessions: case histories.

Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e

reader].

·

The Cortez Family (pp. 23

25)

Learning Resources to use as references for

work #1 and work#2

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course

Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Congress, E. (2013). Assessment of adults. In M. Holosko, C. Dulmus, & K. Sowers (Eds.),

Social work practice with individuals and families: Evidence-informed assessments and

interventions (pp. 125–145). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Cowger, C. D. (1994). Assessing client strengths: Clinical assessment for client

empowerment. Social Work, 39(3), 262–268.

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Mental Measurements Yearbook. (n.d.). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental

Measurements.

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014b). Social work case studies:

Concentration year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital

Source e-reader].

 Mental Health Diagnosis in Social Work: The Case of Miranda (pp. 7–9)

Note: Depending on your concentration, you may not receive a case study book until a later

term. Therefore, if you did not receive a copy of Social Work Case Studies: Concentration

Year in your previous course, use the linked PDF provided here. If you did receive the book

referenced above, you may find the cases there or use the PDF.

Hawkins, R. L., & Kim, E. J. (2012). The socio-economic empowerment assessment:

Addressing poverty and economic distress in clients. Clinical Social Work Journal, 40(2),

194–202.

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. M. (Eds.). (2014a). Sessions: case histories.

Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].

 The Cortez Family (pp. 23–25)