A process recording is a written tool used by field education experience students, field instructors, and faculty to examine the dynamics of social work interactions in time. Process recordings can help in developing and refining interviewing and intervention skills. By conceptualizing and organizing ongoing activities with social work clients, you are able to clarify the purpose of interviews and interventions, identify personal and professional strengths and weaknesses, and improve self-awareness. The process recording is also a useful tool in exploring the interpersonal dynamics and values operating between you and the client system through an analysis of filtering the process used in recording a session.
For this Assignment, you will submit a process recording of your field education experiences specific to this week.
The Assignment: (2–4 pages)
- Provide a transcript of what happened during your field education experience, including a dialogue of interaction with a client.
- Explain your interpretation of what occurred in the dialogue, including social work practice or theories, and explain how it might relate to intervention covered this week.
- Describe your reactions and/or any issues related to your interaction with a client during your field education experience.
- Explain how you applied social work practice skills when performing the activities during your process recording.
My client is a 5 year old female(Mossie) who has been sexually abused by her older siblings(9 year old twins). She disclosed to me at school what had been happening at home. Her siblings were doing inappropriate things to her. I made a DFCS referral. She was removed and safety planned to her bio father. After two weeks she was placed back in the home with perpetrators. She asked to see me again the next week and she disclosed more information about being touched inappropriately. I made another referral to Department of family and children services and they did not remove her this time. They claimed they had services in place. The child asked for me a third time and I made another referral. Last week before we went on break for the holidays , her mother withdrew all three children from our schools and they moved to another county.