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1. Group Facilitation: Engagement and Authority

Assignment Overview- mezzo class week 6

This assignment addresses the video,

Group Counseling With Inmates: San Quentin Prison

, to complete this assignment. You will focus your observation on group engagement and issues of in-group authority.

Group counseling with inmates: San Quentin prison

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By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following competencies and behaviors:

Competency 1:

Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior.

C1.GP.B:

Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations.

Related Assignment Criterion:

7. Describe facilitator use of self-regulation to monitor personal values, beliefs, and behaviors that limit effectiveness.

Competency 1:

Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior.

C1.GP.E:

Use supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behavior.

Related Assignment Criterion:

7. Describe facilitator use of self-regulation to monitor personal values, beliefs, and behaviors that limit effectiveness.

Competency 7:

Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.

C7.GP.A:

Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and colleagues.

Related Assignment Criterion:

2. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills during the group facilitation.

Competency 2:

Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice.

C2.GP.C:

Apply self-awareness and self-regulation to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse clients and constituencies.

Related Assignment Criterion:

7. Describe facilitator use of self-regulation to monitor personal values, beliefs, and behaviors that limit effectiveness.

Competency 4:

Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice.

C4.GP.C:

Use and translate research evidence to inform and improve practice, policy, and service delivery.

Related Assignment Criterion:

8. Demonstrate application of research evidence to inform practice.

Competency 6:

Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.

C6.GP.B:

Use empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage diverse clients and constituencies.

Related Assignment Criterion:

7. Describe facilitator use of self-regulation to monitor personal values, beliefs, and behaviors that limit effectiveness.

Competency 7:

Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.

C7.GP.C:

Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives based on the critical assessment of strengths, needs, and challenges within clients and constituencies.

Related Assignment Criterion:

7. Describe facilitator use of self-regulation to monitor personal values, beliefs, and behaviors that limit effectiveness.

Competency 8:

Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.

C8.GP.E:

Facilitate effective transitions and endings that advance mutually agreed-on goals.

Related Assignment Criterion:

7. Describe facilitator use of self-regulation to monitor personal values, beliefs, and behaviors that limit effectiveness.

Assignment Description

For your assignment, imagine the following scenario:

You have been accepted as a student in a special seminar on the formation and ongoing dynamics of a therapy group. As part of the seminar, you will participate in an observation activity. While playing the role of the supervisor, observe and analyze the facilitators’ performance, and then offer comments, ask questions, and make suggestions in relation to how the facilitators handle the aspects in question.

Assignment Instructions

Your assignment should include the following:

Short summary of the sessions.

Part 1: Group Engagement.

Description of all four observation parameters, noting specific strengths and suggestions for improvement:

Facilitator efforts to create a strong group foundation in the first session.

Facilitator use of empathy and other interpersonal skills.

Facilitator use of self-regulation to monitor personal values, beliefs, and behaviors that could limit effectiveness.

Facilitator recognition of diversity within the group.

Handling of co-facilitation.

Part 2: Group Authority.

Description of all three observation parameters, noting specific strengths and suggestions for improvement:

Facilitator efforts to help the group define what makes a group meeting successful for them.

Facilitation of discussion around confidentiality.

Facilitation of understanding who has the authority in the group therapy setting.

Conclusion.

Analysis of facilitators’ overall performance.

Explanation of facilitators’ overall strengths and suggestions.

A good supervisor should be able to back up his or her observations and suggestions with a body of evidence. Keeping this in mind, support your analyses with citations from both peer-reviewed literature and your textbook.

Submission Requirements

Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.

APA formatting: Resources and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting standards.

Number of resources: Minimum of five scholarly sources. All literature cited should be current, with publication dates within the past five years.

Length of paper: Minimum of three double-spaced, typed pages.

Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Resources

Group Facilitation: Engagement and Authority Scoring Guide

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Capella University Library

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Capella Writing Center

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Evidence and APA

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How Do I Find Peer-Reviewed Articles?

Social Work Masters Library Research Guide

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Group Counseling With Inmates: San Quentin Prison

2. Macro Analysis Presentation- week 6 macro

Assignment Overview

To implement new strategies at the macro level in social work, it is necessary to provide clear leadership and direction. It is also necessary to address how strategy changes are sustainable and improve the quality of social work services. The purpose of this assignment is to help you practice these skills.

By successfully completing this assignment, you demonstrate your proficiency in the following EPAS and generalist behaviors:

Competency 5:

Engage in Policy Practice

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C5.GP.A:

Identify social policy at the local, state, and federal level that impacts well-being, service delivery, and access to social services

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C5.GP.C:

Apply critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice

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Related Assignment Criterion:

1. Summarize the problem and relevant peer-reviewed literature.

2. Integrate best practice strategies and skills into a holistic plan to address the problem.

Competency 6:

Engage With Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

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C6.GP.A:

Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituencies

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Related Assignment Criterion:

1. Summarize the problem and relevant peer-reviewed literature.

2. Integrate best practice strategies and skills into a holistic plan to address the problem.

Assignment Description

In this assignment, you synthesize the best practice skills and strategies you analyzed in your Macro Analysis Paper in Unit 3 to address a social services organization or practice problem. In your presentation, you need to address the sustainability of the strategies and discuss how these strategies improve the quality of social work services relevant to the identified problem.

You present and extend your Macro Analysis Paper by narrating a recorded PowerPoint presentation. Be sure to incorporate any relevant instructor or peer feedback from the Unit 3 assignment into your presentation.

Assignment Instructions

To complete this assignment, design a narrated PowerPoint presentation based on your revised Macro Analysis Paper in Unit 3. In your presentation:

Describe the selected problem and the necessity of researching the problem (for example, why it is important to address this problem).

Summarize your peer-reviewed research on the topic.

Remember to provide APA citations on either the slide or in the notes of the presentation.

Present any theory or models identified in your Unit 3 paper.

Incorporate the foundations of current research, generalist social work practice skills, client advocacy skills, and additional macro social work resources into the presentation as well.

Present your integration of best practice strategies and skills into a holistic plan to address the problem.

Explain your reasoning using details and peer-reviewed literature.

In addition to synthesizing your Unit 3 paper, you also need to do the following in your presentation:

Analyze the sustainability of the proposed strategies, considering the available resources.

How will these strategies endure over a long period of time?

What are the long-term impacts on the macro practice?

Would you need to seek additional resources, and if so, how would you procure them?

Describe how implementing these strategies will improve the quality of social work services to address the identified issue.

What might occur if there is no intervention?

What is likely to change with your identified best practice intervention?

  
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