Socw6530 Learning Resources
Birkenmaier, J., & Berg-Weger, M. (2018). The practicum companion for social work: Integrating class and fiel
Socw6530 Learning Resources
Birkenmaier, J., & Berg-Weger, M. (2018). The practicum companion for social work: Integrating class and fieldwork (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.
Chapter 6, “Social Work Practice in the Field: Working with Individuals and Families” (pp. 117-154)
Savaya, R., & Gardner, F. (2012). Critical reflection to identify gaps between espoused theory and theory-in-use. Social Work, 57(2), 145–154.
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Assignment 2: Application: Process Recordings
A process recording is a written tool field education experience students, field instructors, and faculty use 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 assessment 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. Template
The first section is for introducing the client. Please include the following information:
Client information (confidentiality of course)
Presenting Issue (reason for referral)
Goal of Session
1. Client Goal
2. Your Goal
Please group dialogue together.
Identify (for each section)
2. Practice Model
3. Techniques and
Analysis/assessment of dialogue
What was going on? What were the patient’s reactions to your feedback? How did the client respond verbally (quality of voice, tone, did the respond better to closed or open-ended questions?) How did the client respond non-verbally (how did you know they were listening? were they distracted? Did they welcome your feedback?)
Personal reactions and self-reflection to the interaction
What were you thinking? How do you feel the session went? What could you have done better? What will you do differently/the same next time?
Process Recording- Cavanagh (Advanced Year) 2019