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  • An explanation of the completion of your agency learning agreement, including a summary of the results of your evaluation

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MSW Advanced Clinical Concentration ‐Student Learning Agreement Walden University ‐‐ Barbara Solomon School of Social Work Used with SOCW 6520 and SOCW 6530 Agency Name: Heart to Heart Hospice Agency Address: 1 Heritage Pl Suite 107, Southgate, MI 48195 Student Information Instructor/Supervisor Information Name: Jeffrey Cochran Name: Randi Williams‐Toth Walden Email: Email: rwilliams2@htohh.com jeffrey.cochran@waldenu.edu Phone: 734‐282‐0209 Phone: 313‐286‐5389 Academic Term Example: Summer 2021 Course Number Example: SOCW 6520‐5 Faculty Liaison Information Name: Autry Byrd Email: autry.byrd@mail.waldenu.edu Phone: [Type here] Agency Info Description:the heart to heart hospice is an institution guided by the principles of compassion in provison of care. It is focused on providing effective care through partnership with the community nad organisations to end of life patients. Population Served: patients with life‐limiting illnesses. Proposed Schedule: The days and hours that I will be attending will be Monday and Wednesdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. I will also be doing task at home as needed. Describe what your regular tasks will be at the agency: I will be conducting psychosocial assessments for various patients though engaging with them and their families. Also I will be coordinating care by selecting evidence based practices effective for the clients. My role will also include interveining in crisis situtaions by offering emotional and social support and being there for the clinets in the difficult times. Similarly I will be communicating with the clinets and their families providing them with information on the treatment process. Also I will be educating the families on the available services and resources fundamental for their well being and the well being of the client. Importance of the Learning Agreement Purpose of the Learning Agreement: The learning agreement is designed to ensure students are mindful about the learning expectations in their field placement. It was developed to help students and supervisors/instructors plan a well‐rounded experience that will help students meet the learning objectives. Learning Objectives: The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) requires students gain competency in nine areas of social work practice. These areas of practice are defined as core competencies of the profession. Each core competency requires particular behaviors students should be able to engage and gain competency in. Students should provide examples of activities in the agency they can participate in to help them meet the learning objectives. Some examples of activities are provided. This is not an exhaustive list, so others can be added. Students must have an opportunity to complete tasks in all nine areas of competency. Connection to the Student Evaluation: Not only is the learning agreement a helpful tool to plan the learning goals for the term, but it connects directly to the evaluation points in the student evaluation. Field Instructors/supervisors will be asked to complete student evaluations. Each student is evaluated on the nine core competencies of social work. Having a solid learning agreement aligns the learning goals with the student's evaluation, so no areas are missed. Instructions Negotiating the Agreement: The learning agreement should be completed by week 3 at the agency. This is a collaborative process, where the field instructor/supervisor and student meet to establish goals for the term. The student will then submit the agreement to the faculty liaison for feedback and comments. Once everyone is happy with the agreement, all parties sign the agreement. During the evaluation session, toward the end of the quarter, the student and instructor/supervisor should meet to discuss progress and challenges with the plan and develop ways to adjust the learning for the remainder of the placement and the next quarter. Form Layout: Each page/grid is devoted to one of the nine Social Work Core Competencies. Students must have experience in all nine competencies. Section Descriptions: Expected Behaviors – the expected behaviors are those that are identified based on the concentration area. These behaviors should be demonstrated by students during the term of the field placement/internship. Agency Activities‐These are examples of particular activities that students can do at the agency to demonstrate the expected behaviors. Most of these are general to all settings. However, if they don't quite match, feel free to add/change these to fit with the context of your agency. Check all activities that apply. Field Course Assignments‐These are a few examples of field course assignments that help reinforce the Social Work Core Competencies. Students will be required to complete all field course assignments. How to Complete the Form: a‐ By week 2, students should complete all student designated sections on the learning agreement and discuss it with their supervisor/instructor. b‐ By week 3, students should upload the learning agreement to Blackboard for the faculty liaison to review. (Only upload agreements that have been approved by your supervisor/instructor). c‐ After the faculty liaison reviews and signs the agreement, the student and instructor should sign it. d‐ After the agreement has been signed, the student will upload it to Meditrek. Learning Agreement Social Work Core Competency 1 – Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior Expected Behaviors – You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarter Agency Activities to help you achieve the Field Course Assignments – Complete expected behaviors‐ Check ALL that these in the course when assigned. apply AND add other activities specific to your agency. a‐ Makes clinically appropriate decisions based on the NASW Code of Ethics, and other local, state, and federal legal statutes and regulations. Adhere to ethical standards outlined by the NASW and other social work organizations b‐ Identifies and manages personal values to provide clinical service delivery, according to professional values and standards. c‐Incorporates professional behavior when engaging clients, families, colleagues, and other professionals. SOCW 6520 (Field III) Assignments: Self‐Assessment Assignment (Week1) Discuss personal values in supervision when they conflict with the values of the profession and adjust practice as needed. Blog post on confidentiality (Week 2) Blog Post safety in field (Week 3) Recognize personal triggers that could impede effectiveness with clients. Discuss those triggers with your supervisor. Blog Post on Supervision (Week 4) Blog on Ethics (Week 5) Discuss case scenarios with my supervisor and faculty liaison that require ethical reasoning. d‐ Evaluate the ethical and appropriate use technology to facilitate delivery of clinical social work services e‐Integrates principles of supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behavior. f‐Demonstrates professional development by identifying the specialized skills and knowledge needed to practice clinical social work. Seek guidance when you experience and ethical dilemma. Use of Self Blog (Week 8) Maintain professional boundaries with clients and others and discuss and potential boundary challenges in supervision. Use professional communication and interaction with clients, colleagues, and others. Recognize your professional responsibility to the client, the profession, and the agency. Adhere to agency polices about technology and record keeping. Discuss with your supervisor any potential ethical challenges that may arise because of the use of technology. Add other activities here: For Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how these expectations and activities will help you increase competence in ethical and professional behavior. For example, how will you use your strengths, improve knowledge, develop skills, and address any areas you need to improve as a professional (be specific)? I will apply my knowledge from my experience as a family member to a hospice patient. This gave me an awareness of how their families will affect my work and how best to work with the families for the patient's good. Similarly, my experience in the death of a family member will help me better understand the grieving process of the family members and enhance my engagements with the families and help them during the grief period. For Student: Write two goals that you want to achieve to help you develop as a professional social worker (these goals should address areas of growth and professional development). 1. To improve my ethical decision‐making skills through feedback and consultation with my supervisor while working with diverse clients and their families. 2. To establish my personal values and their implications in my practice, especially when they conflict with professional values. For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison: 1. What are the best approaches to use when working with families that do not consider the patient's feelings during decision‐making? Instructor/Supervisor's Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during evaluation). Social Work Core Competency 2 – Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice Expected Behaviors – You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarter Agency Activities to help you achieve the Field Course Assignments – Complete expected behaviors‐ Check ALL that these in the course when assigned. apply AND add other activities specific to your agency. a‐Demonstrates cultural awareness by recognizing and integrating diverse populations' varying values, culture, norms, and beliefs throughout the therapeutic process. Practice with those who are different from you based on age, SES, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. b‐Demonstrates cultural humility by managing personal biases when partnering with clients. c‐ Communicates in a culturally responsive way recognizing various community structures, norms, and values. Discuss in supervision and in class the strengths of engaging diversity and the challenges you have when engaging difference. Engage in self‐refection about personal biases related to client population and discuss with supervisor and be able to demonstrate that you can have a personal view and a professional view in practice. Develop a diversity/cultural competency plan that allows you to learn about the cultural needs of client groups and be culturally responsive when communicating with clients. Add other activities here: SOCW 6520 (Field III) Assignments: Agency Assignment – describe the population (Week 4) Diversity Blog (Week 7) For Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how these will help you engage diversity and difference in practice. For example, how will you use your strengths, improve knowledge, develop skills, and address any areas you need to improve as a professional (be specific)? My understanding of the individual differences of people from various cultural and social backgrounds will enable me to understand the needs of each patient. Similarly, I will utilize this knowledge to respect the wishes of patients and their families regarding their care in hospice and their views on end‐of‐life care. Also, I will improve my knowledge in understanding and respecting the grieving process of families from different cultural and social backgrounds. It will help me engage with them respectfully and provide emotional support appropriately. For Student: Write two goals that you want to achieve to engage diversity and difference in practice (these goals should address areas of growth and professional development). 1. I would like to gain experience working with diverse patients and families to learn about typical ways of coping with end‐ of‐life care in different populations. 2. I would also like to be more aware of my own biases and their impacts on my practice. For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison: 1. What are the appropriate strategies as a social worker to help me identify my biases in working with multicultural populations? 2. What are the strategies I can use to overcome these biases in providing emotional support for the families? Instructor/Supervisor's Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during the evaluation). Social Work Core Competency 3‐ Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice Expected Behaviors – You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarter Agency Activities to help you achieve the Field Course Assignments – Complete expected behaviors‐ Check ALL that these in the course when assigned. apply AND add other activities specific to your agency. a‐Examines the effects of oppression, discrimination, structural social inequality, and historical trauma on clients/constituents and their systems to guide intervention planning. b‐ Chooses social work clinical practices that promote human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice. Identify barriers clients face when accessing services at my agency or at other agencies and discuss during supervision. Develop a plan to learn about the effects of oppression, discrimination, inequality, and trauma on clients. Use evidence‐based practices that consider the unique challenges clients have when faced with oppression, discrimination, social inequality, and historical trauma. Discuss with supervisor about how social, economic, and environmental factors affect client outcomes. Work with instructor/supervisor to engage advocacy for needs and services for clients. Collaborate with a local or national organization that advocates for your population. Add other activities here: For Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how these will help you advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice. For example, how will you use your strengths, improve knowledge, develop skills, and address any areas you need to improve as a professional (be specific)? I will use this knowledge to be a better advocate for patients' and families' wishes and educate other professionals about the barriers to care faced by others. Also, I will improve my knowledge in better understanding the different forms of oppression and structural obstacles in overcoming the oppression. This knowledge will help improve my skills as a professional social worker in advocating for social, economic, and environmental justice and respect for human rights for all people. For Student: Write two goals that you want to achieve to help you advance human rights and justice (these goals should address areas of growth and professional development). 1. To become aware of the common types of barriers to preventative care and end‐of‐life care experienced by patients and their families. 2. To improve my social work skills in working with end‐of‐life patients who have faced oppression and discrimination in their past life. For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison: 1. What are the best practices and strategies when dealing with clients who have faced significant oppression, discrimination, and abuse? Instructor/Supervisor's Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during the evaluation) Social Work Core Competency 4 – Engage in Practice‐Informed Research and Research‐Informed Practice Expected Behaviors – You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarter Agency Activities to help you achieve the Field Course Assignments – Complete expected behaviors‐ Check ALL that these in the course when assigned. apply AND add other activities specific to your agency. a‐. Critically evaluates evidence based and "best Research the evidence‐based treatment interventions associated with the context of your agency. SOCW 6520 (Field III) Assignment: Use critical thinking to evaluate the benefits and challenges of the evidence‐based interventions used with clients. Discuss your ideas with your supervisor. SOCW6530 (Field IV) Assignment: practice" treatment interventions b‐ Develops clinical intervention plans based on the best available research and "best practices". Intervention Treatment Plan Assignment Intervention Treatment Plan Assignment part II Develop treatment plans for evidence‐based clients. Add other activities here: For Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how these will help you engage in practice‐informed research and research‐informed practice. For example, how will you use your strengths, improve knowledge, develop skills, and address any areas you need to improve as a professional (be specific)? I will apply my evidence‐based practice knowledge in deciding the best intervention for individual patients based on their respective cultural and social needs. I will improve my knowledge in identifying the differences between the conditions in the available research and areas of my practice and how these impact the outcome of the intervention. This knowledge will help me in my future implementation of a research‐based approach. For Student: Write two goals that you want to achieve to help you improve use research in your practice justice (these goals should address areas of growth and professional development). 1. To improve my knowledge and skills on implementation of research‐based practice to enhance professional development. 2. To engage in constant consultations and utilize supervision feedback to expand my knowledge on the implementation of evidence‐based practice. For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison: 1. How to determine the likelihood of an evidence‐based practice intervention for the client based on available research? Instructor/Supervisor's Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during evaluation). Social Work Core Competency‐ 5‐ Engage in Policy Practice Expected Behaviors – You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarter Agency Activities to help you achieve the Field Course Assignments – Complete expected behaviors‐ Check ALL that these in the course when assigned. apply AND add other activities specific to your agency. a‐ Critically evaluates and creates awareness Consider policies that affect the lives of your clients and discuss those challenges with your supervisor. SOCW 6520 (Field III) Assignment: about agency and/or government policies and regulations that impact the well‐being of clients. b‐ Applies critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that support the needs of clients who present for clinical services Use critical thinking to examine the negative impact of policies on clients and advocate when needed. Social Problem/Policy Assignment Explore how social problems are connected to social policy. Agency Funding and Policy Implication Assignment Explore how agency funding is connected to policy. Add other activities here: Week 10 focuses on Organizational Policy SOCW6530 (Field IV) Assignment: For Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how these will help you engage in policy practice. For example, how will you use your strengths, improve knowledge, develop skills, and address any areas you need to improve as a professional (be specific)? I will improve my knowledge of my engagement in social policy practice as a social worker and the impacts of my engagement in improving care provided to patients and families in hospice care. Further, I will enhance my understanding of various ways and approaches to diligently engage in policy change in my professional practice as a social worker. For Student: Write two goals that you want to achieve to engage in policy practice (these goals should address areas of growth and professional development). 1. To understand the impacts of the policies in place and their implications on providing care to the hospice population. 2. To establish my role as a social worker in advocating for the policy change in improving care. For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison: 1. What channels can I use to voice my social policy change views to the organization, community, and government? Instructor/Supervisor's Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during evaluation) Social Work Core Competency 6‐ Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities Expected Behaviors – You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarter Individuals Uses empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to engage diverse clients in the therapeutic process. Families Uses empathy, reflection, interpersonal skills, and knowledge of human behavior and the social Agency Activities to help you achieve the Field Course Assignments – Complete expected behaviors – Check ALL that these in the course when assigned. apply AND add other activities specific to your agency. SOCW 6520 (Field III) –First 11 weeks Show care, empathy, and genuineness with clients to initiate therapeutic relationships. Use a strengths‐based approach when engaging with individuals, groups, and families. Process Recording (Week 5) Process Recording (Week 7) environment and family systems to engage with families. Use active listening and other engagement skills. Week 9 focuses on Individual, Family, and Group contexts Groups a‐Uses empathy, reflection, interpersonal skills, and knowledge of group dynamics to engage group members in the group process. Consult with organizations to assist with client needs. SOCW6530 (Field IV)‐ Second 11 weeks b‐ Engages with inter‐professional teams and stakeholders associated with clients' care. Organizations Engages with organizations that provide services, support, advocacy, and resources to support to clients. Week 1 & Week 2 Focus on Engagement ☒Engage in professional communication in interprofessional team meetings from the social work perspective. Connect and work with community organizations that provide services related to the clients you serve. Blog on Engagement (Week 2) Process Recording (Week 3) Add other engagement activities: Communities Identifies and actively participates in opportunities to communicate with community leaders and members about community service gaps for clients. For Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how you will engage with the following target systems in the context of your agency: Individuals: I will take the time to listen to my patient to understand their individual needs and concerns. Also, I will ensure that I apply empathy skills for my patients to perceive their fears are understood through active listening and effective communication. Families: I will engage with the families respectfully in accepting their decisions and acknowledging their feelings and emotions. Also, I will ensure effective communication by providing information concerning the patient and taking time to listen to their concerns. I will also ensure I am emotionally and physically available for them at all times. Groups: use empathy and active listening when working with groups and provide adequate information to show them they are understood. Communities: I will participate and engage the community members and inform them of the importance of taking members to hospice care earlier and its significance in their lives. Organizations: Communicate effectively with organizations to provide support and resources to end‐of‐life care by providing adequate information on their needs and the importance of their help in impacting their lives. For Student: Write two goals that you want to achieve to help you develop your engagement skills (these goals should address areas of growth and professional development). 1. To improve my communication skills and use of empathy to work better with individual patients and their families. 2. To acquire the necessary skills to engage with interprofessional teams and communicate with the community and stakeholders as a professional social worker. For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison: 1. What are the best strategies and techniques for developing and portraying emotional resilience when working with emotionally overwhelmed clients? 2. How to overcome burnout and maintain empathy and compassion with a client? Instructor/Supervisor's Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during the evaluation) Social Work Core Competency 7‐Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities Expected Behaviors – You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarter Agency Activities to help you achieve the Field Course Assignments – Complete expected behaviors‐ Check ALL that these in the course when assigned. apply AND add other activities specific to your agency. Individuals a‐Conducts clinical assessments that provide information about the biopsychosocial‐spiritual needs of clients. b‐ Uses critical thinking to apply the strengths perspective and theories of human behavior and the social environment when analyzing and interpreting assessment information in a clinical setting. c‐ Develops mutually agreed‐upon evidence‐ based therapeutic interventions that consider culture, values, and safety. Utilize agency appropriate forms, tools, and processes to complete clinical assessments. Families a‐ Conducts family assessments to understand family roles, functioning, relationships, resources, and support needs. SOCW6520 (Field III) – First 11 weeks Process Recording (Week 5) Utilize developmentally, and strengths‐based approaches to assessment. Assist clients in developing mutually agreed upon goals and interventions to enhance well‐ being. Assess family functioning, relationships and support needs in the context of the agency's practice. Work with groups to assess needs and to inform group intervention goals and treatment strategies. Week 9 Focus on Individuals, Families, and Groups SOCW 6510 (Field II)‐ Second 11 weeks SOCW 6530 (Field IV)‐ Second 11 weeks Week 3 and 4 devoted to the assessment process, with assignments of blogs and process recordings. b‐ Uses critical thinking to apply theories of family systems when analyzing and interpreting family functioning, support, and dynamics. Assess ways you can participate in inter‐ professional and supervision meetings from the social work perspective. Groups a‐Identifies the professional social work role in inter‐professional and supervision group meetings and assesses how that role contributes to the group's purpose. b‐ Assesses the functioning and needs of professional and/or patient focused groups, and considers the best intervention strategies, based on professional knowledge and ethics. Assess how other organizations assist with client needs and where there may be gaps in services. Organizations a‐Assesses how the agency's mission, structure, vision, connect to client outcomes. b‐ Uses critical thinking to consider the strengths and limitations of therapeutic services provided to clients. Assess the role the community plays in providing services for your clients (financial, legislative, representative, etc.) Discuss your findings with your supervisor. Add other assessment activities: Communities a‐Develops knowledge about community resources, resources, governance, political climate, and initiatives to support mental health b‐ Uses critical thinking to consider the strengths and limitations of the community and how those impact the functioning of clients For Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how you will assess the following target systems in the context of your agency: Individuals: I will engage the clients in a therapeutic relationship and collaborate with them in selecting evidence‐based therapeutic interventions. This will be guided by the biopsychosocial‐spiritual needs of clients of the client. Families: I will engage the families by establishing the family relationships and the communication patterns and how these affect the decision‐making process concerning the patient's care. Groups: Assess the group's needs and identify the effective interventions to professionally and ethically meet these needs. Organizations: I will apply the organizational values of empathy and honesty in engaging with the clients and identify any barriers in the organization's culture that hinder effective intervention. Communities: I will assess the client's community and determine the limitations to the well‐being of the client and work towards improving the situation through policy change. For Student: Write two goals that you want to achieve to help you develop your assessment skills (these goals should address areas of growth and professional development). 1. To become knowledgeable of common clinical screenings used for patients in this agency. 2. To learn about community resources available for patients and families. For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison: 1. What are the best strategies of intervention while working with families with poor communication patterns to avoid family patient conflict? Instructor/Supervisor's Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during supervision) Social Work Core Competency 8‐Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Communities, and Organizations Expected Behaviors – You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarter Agency Activities to help you achieve the Field Course Assignments – Complete expected behaviors‐ Check ALL that these in the course when assigned. apply AND add other activities specific to your agency. Individuals a-Implements therapeutic interventions based on the strengths perspective, biopsychosocial needs, and current theories appropriate for the setting and client needs. b- Utilizes appropriate resources and services for clients. SOCW 6520 (Field III) First 11 weeks Use agency‐appropriate and developmentally‐ appropriate intervention strategies and techniques. Use relevant prevention strategies with individuals, families, and groups. Explore various evidence‐based interventions and discuss those with your supervisor. Week 9 focuses on Individuals, Families, and Groups Discuss with supervisor evidence‐based practices used in agency setting SOCW 6530 (Field IV) Second 11 weeks c- Promotes effective transitions and endings that incorporate mutually agreed-upon goals. Intervene with families using appropriate family theories. Families Explore and utilizes resources to provide holistic care. a-Implements family interventions based on the strengths perspective, family culture, family systems theory, and evidence-based practice. b- Utilizes appropriate resources, services, and interventions for families. Weeks 5 and 6 focus on intervention with assignments of blogs and process recordings. Week 9 focuses on Termination with clients Talk with supervisor about planning for termination or transitions with clients. Consults with supervisor about ways to be involved in service delivery improvement at the agency. Groups Uses professional ethics, knowledge, and evidence-based interventions in groups. ☐Consults with supervisor about opportunities to be involved in advocacy. Add other activities here: Organizations Participates in opportunities to improve agency/organization service delivery that will support the needs of clients. Communities Explores and actively participates in opportunities to advocate for community services and support mental health services. For Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how you will intervene with all of the following target systems in the context of your agency: Individuals: I will intervene by implementing interventions based on the strengths and skills of the client and their social and cultural needs. I will engage the client in a collaborative relationship better to consider their individual needs and concerns in the implementation. Families: I will use the appropriate resources and services in providing emotional support and engaging with the families respectfully. Similarly, the intervention will be guided by the knowledge from assessing the family system, communication patterns, cultural and social background. Groups: I will carry myself as a professional social worker and apply professional and ethical skills in my intervention in group processes. Organizations: I will participate in the organization's activities and provide my views on the need for policy change to improve client's well‐being. Communities: I will actively engage in the various activities in the community and use the opportunity to increase awareness on mental health issues and advocate for social policy change where necessary. For Student: Write two goals that you want to achieve to help you apply appropriate intervention strategies (these goals should address areas of growth and professional development). 1. To learn about common interventions used by the agency and how to implement them. 2. To establish if and how our involvement and care changes when a patient is in our care. For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison: 1. How to identify the most significant strengths and skills of a patient in ensuring effective intervention strategies? Instructor/Supervisor's Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during evaluation) Social Work Core Competency 9‐ Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities Expected Behaviors – You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarter Agency Activities to help you achieve the Field Course Assignments – Complete expected behaviors‐ Check ALL that these in the course when assigned. apply AND add other activities specific to your agency. Individuals Evaluates the effectiveness of therapeutic intervention strategies for with individuals Considers the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions and makes changes to treatment plans as needed. Utilizes evaluation data to inform new intervention strategies. SOCW 6520 (Field III) First 11 weeks Week 9 focuses on Individuals, Families, and Groups Families Evaluates the effectiveness of intervention strategies used to improve family functioning and support. Utilizes evaluation data to inform new intervention strategies and resources. Groups Evaluates the effectiveness of group related processes. Utilizes evaluation data to inform future group processes. Organizations Evaluates the effectiveness of social services and intervention strategies provided by agencies to support clients. Consults with supervisor about treatment plan outcomes to consider potential alternatives. SOCW 6530 (Field IV) Second 11 weeks Evaluate the effectiveness of social services provided organizations and communities and advocate where needed. Weeks 7 and 8 focus on evaluation of client success with assignments of blog posts and process recordings. Meet with clients to assess the progress of their goals and make changes in treatment plans as necessary. Participate in data collection, needs assessments, and other research efforts to inform advocacy or awareness initiatives. Add other activities here: Utilizes evaluation data to inform advocacy initiatives to improve services. Communities Evaluates the effectiveness of community services and resources for clients and their families. Utilizes evaluation data to inform advocacy initiatives For Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how you will evaluate with all the following target systems in the context of your agency. Individuals: I will assess the success of the evidence‐based practice interventions applied to the client and determine their effectiveness for future practice. Families: I will assess how effective the interventions and strategies I used on the families have been, changes to be made in future practice, and improvements to achieve successful interventions. Groups: I will evaluate the success of the group processes, identify limitations to effective intervention and establish the need for change in future group processes. Organizations: I will evaluate the effectiveness of the resources provided by the organization for end‐of‐life care and the changes needed to improve the effectiveness of the policies and resources. Communities: I will review the effectiveness of the various resources available in the community for the client and identify the barriers to effective care. This information will be significant in advocating for social policy change to improve the resources in the community for end‐of‐life patients. For Students: Write two goals that you want to achieve to help you understand how to evaluate clients and other systems (these goals should address areas of growth and professional development). 1. To establish the standard evaluation approaches used and how to use them. 2. To learn how treatment plans are created and changed or updated. For Students: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison: 1. How do I determine the effectiveness of various intervention strategies and consider them for implementation in my future practice? Instructor/Supervisor's Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during evaluation) Signature Page Jeffrey Cochran jeffrey.cochran@waldeu.edu Jeffrey Cochran Randi Williams-Toth, rwilliams2@htohh.com Randi WilliamsToth 6/17/2021 6-18-21 The Field Office accepts e‐signatures, so feel free to type in your full name and email as your official signature. Jeffrey Walden University Social Work and Human Services MSW Advanced Clinical Practice Concentration Year Field Evaluation Evaluatee Cochran, Jeffrey Evaluator WILLIAMS-TOTH, Randi MSW Field Site Heart to Heart Hospice of Southgate MI Course MSW Concentration - Adv Clin From 2021-05-31 To 2021-08-15 Log Date & Time 7/15/2021 12:45:05 PM Term Summer 2021 Dear Field Instructor: Below are questions regarding the field experience performance of the Walden University MSW student you have been working with this term. Please complete all of the questions and, if a student receives a rating of 1 or 2 on any items in the section, also please give written feedback on what improvement needs to occur. If you wish to leave the survey and come back to it later, please use the “Save Draft” button at the bottom of the page. Please note that once you submit the evaluation using the “Save Final” button, it will close and you will not be able to make changes. As part of this process you need to review the evaluation with your student. The student can log in under his/her account, review the evaluation, enter comments, and save them. If you have any questions about completing this evaluation feel free to contact mswfield@mail.waldenu.edu. Thank you again for all that you do. Please summarize the student's primary responsibilities: The student is currently in the office full time due to limited covid restrictions from our corporate office. Jeffrey is currently supporting the bereavement team through mailings, assessments, and phone calls. He is also providing tuck in calls to check in on new patient and family needs. Jeffrey has also been helping to support the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation through the building of a major fundraising event. Please rate the student on each of the following competencies using the following scale: 5 4 3 2 1 Demonstrates a high level of competency Clearly demonstrates competency Demonstrates minimal level of competency Demonstrates inadequate level of competency Fails to demonstrate even minimal competency Have not had an opportunity to observe (Only use this choice if the student has not had the opportunity to demonstrate the skill. Do not use if the student has had an NA opportunity but did not demonstrate the skill—this would be rated as “1”.) Competency 1 - Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 5 = highly competent, 4 = clearly competent, 3 = minimally competent, 2 = inadequately competent, 1 = fail, NA = not observed Score 5 5 5 5 5 5 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Criteria Makes clinically appropriate decisions based on the NASW Code of Ethics, and other local, state, and federal legal statutes and regulations. Identifies and manages personal values to provide clinical service delivery, according to professional values and standards. Incorporates professional behavior when engaging clients, families, colleagues, and other professionals. Evaluates the ethical and appropriate use of technology to facilitate delivery of clinical social work services. Integrates principles of supervision and consultation to guide professional judgement and behavior. Demonstrates professional development by identifying the specialized skills and knowledge needed to practice clinical social work. Please provide over-all feedback on this competency: Jeffrey asks a lot of questions to assure himself and others that he is doing everything right. He is encouraged to ask those questions. Competency 2 - Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 5 = highly competent, 4 = clearly competent, 3 = minimally competent, 2 = inadequately competent, 1 = fail, NA = not observed Score Criteria 5 7. Demonstrates cultural awareness by recognizing and integrating diverse populations’ varying values, culture, norms, and beliefs throughout the therapeutic process. 5 8. Demonstrates cultural humility by managing personal biases when partnering with clients. 5 9. Communicates in a culturally responsive way recognizing various community structures, norms, and values. Please provide over-all feedback on this competency: Jeffrey was already skilled in this due to his career as a manager for a local restaurant change. Competency 3 - Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 5 = highly competent, 4 = clearly competent, 3 = minimally competent, 2 = inadequately competent, 1 = fail, NA = not observed Score 5 5 Criteria 10. Examines the effects of oppression, discrimination, structural social inequality, and historical trauma on clients/constituents and their systems to guide intervention planning. 11. Chooses social work clinical practices that promote human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice. Please provide over-all feedback on this competency: Jeffrey is learning to do this through tuck in calls, bereavement assessments, and observation of the field social work team Competency 4 - Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 5 = highly competent, 4 = clearly competent, 3 = minimally competent, 2 = inadequately competent, 1 = fail, NA = not observed Score Criteria 5 12. Critically evaluates evidence based and “best practice” treatment interventions. 5 13. Develops clinical intervention plans based on the best available research and “best practices”. Please provide over-all feedback on this competency: Jeffrey is helping to develop tools for our patients and families, for pre and post interventions Competency 5 - Engage in Policy Practice 5 = highly competent, 4 = clearly competent, 3 = minimally competent, 2 = inadequately competent, 1 = fail, NA = not observed Score Criteria 5 14. Critically evaluates and creates awareness about agency and/or government policies and regulations that impact the well-being of clients. 5 15. Applies critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that support the needs of clients who present for clinical services. Please provide over-all feedback on this competency: Jeffrey has been engaging with our foundation this quarter, and learning how it operates, and how we can help increase funding. During the process of increasing the funding, we are all learning the rules and ways that we are able to do this. Competency 6 - Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 5 = highly competent, 4 = clearly competent, 3 = minimally competent, 2 = inadequately competent, 1 = fail, NA = not observed Score Criteria Individuals 5 16. Uses empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to engage diverse clients in the therapeutic process. Families 5 17. Uses empathy, reflection, interpersonal skills, and knowledge of human behavior and the social environment and family systems to engage with families. Groups 5 18. Uses empathy, reflection, interpersonal skills, and knowledge of group dynamics to engage group members in the group process. 5 19. Engages with inter-professional teams and stakeholders associated with clients' care. Organizations 5 20. Engages with organizations that provide services, support, advocacy, and resources to support to clients. Communities 5 21. Identifies and actively participates in opportunities to communicate with community leaders and members about community service gaps for clients. Please provide over-all feedback on this competency: He is doing all of these through bereavement, tuck in calls to families, the foundation work, and learning back office tasks Competency 7 - Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 5 = highly competent, 4 = clearly competent, 3 = minimally competent, 2 = inadequately competent, 1 = fail, NA = not observed Score Criteria Individuals 5 22. Conducts clinical assessments that provide information about the biopsychosocial-spiritual needs of clients. 23. Uses critical thinking to apply the strengths perspective and theories of human behavior and the social environment when analyzing and interpreting assessment 5 information in a clinical setting. 5 24. Develops mutually agreed-upon evidence-based therapeutic interventions that consider culture, values, and safety. Families 5 25. Conducts family assessments to understand family roles, functioning, relationships, resources, and support needs. 5 26. Uses critical thinking to apply theories of family systems when analyzing and interpreting family functioning, support, and dynamics. Groups 5 27. Identifies the professional social work role in inter-professional and supervision group meetings and assesses how that role contributes to the group's purpose. 28. Assesses the functioning and needs of professional and/or client focused groups, and considers the best intervention strategies, based on professional knowledge and 5 ethics. Organizations 5 29. Assesses how the agency’s mission, structure, vision, connect to client outcomes. 5 30. Uses critical thinking to consider the strengths and limitations of therapeutic services provided to clients. Communities 5 31. Develops knowledge about community resources, resources, governance, political climate, and initiatives to support mental health. 5 32. Uses critical thinking to consider the strengths and limitations of the community and how those impact the functioning of clients. Please provide over-all feedback on this competency: Jeffrey is also learning to engage through the tuck in calls, bereavement assessments and needs, bereavement calls, mailings, and how the foundation works and aids family and patient needs. But also how the foundation meets the needs within the community Competency 8 - Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 5 = highly competent, 4 = clearly competent, 3 = minimally competent, 2 = inadequately competent, 1 = fail, NA = not observed Score Criteria Individuals 5 33. Implements therapeutic interventions based on the strengths perspective, biopsychosocial needs, and current theories appropriate for the setting and client needs. 5 34. Utilizes appropriate resources and services for clients. Families 5 35. Implements family interventions based on the strengths perspective, family culture, family systems theory, and evidence-based practice. 5 36. Utilizes appropriate resources, services, and interventions for families. Groups 5 37. Uses professional ethics, knowledge, and evidence-based interventions in groups. Organizations 5 38. Participates in opportunities to improve agency/organization service delivery that will support the needs of clients. Communities 5 39. Explores and actively participates in opportunities to advocate for community services and support mental health services. Please provide over-all feedback on this competency: Again, he is learning the techniques and applying them. Specifically with an upcoming fundraiser that will benefit individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities Competency 9 – Evaluates with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 5 = highly competent, 4 = clearly competent, 3 = minimally competent, 2 = inadequately competent, 1 = fail, NA = not observed Score Criteria Individuals: 5 40. Evaluates the effectiveness of therapeutic intervention strategies for with individuals. 5 41. Utilizes evaluation data to inform new intervention strategies. Families 5 42. Evaluates the effectiveness of intervention strategies used to improve family functioning and support. 5 43. Utilizes evaluation data to inform new intervention strategies and resources. Groups 5 44. Evaluates the effectiveness of group related processes. 5 45. Utilizes evaluation data to inform future group processes. Organizations 5 46. Evaluates the effectiveness of social services and intervention strategies provided by agencies to support clients. 5 47. Utilizes evaluation data to inform advocacy initiatives to improve services. Communities 5 48. Evaluates the effectiveness of community services and resources for clients and their families. 5 49. Utilizes evaluation data to inform advocacy initiatives. Please provide over-all feedback on this competency: He is able to follow families on our bereavement track to see if his intervention methods have been put into play and if they are resolving issues. Tuesday, August 10, 2021 I have reviewed this evaluation Comments: Please enter your password for authentication, then click Submit. Meditrek® — HSoft Corporation © 2000 – 2021 Submit
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