Client/Worker Relationship

First, read the . Then using the Walsh readings as a guide, respond to all of the following prompts:

  1. Identify and describe what elements of a helping relationship you think are universally important (use specific examples from the Walsh readings).
  2. Discuss whether or not you believe that the worker and client should be equal partners in the intervention process and what that means to you. Provide a rationale for your response that includes information from the Walsh readings.
  3. Considering the family in the Shared Case, what are the important factors/elements to be considered as a clinician working with this family? What is your role as a social worker when supporting the family? Provide a rationale in your response that ties in details about the family from the Shared Case description and information from the Walsh readings.
  4. Walsh, J. (2013). Theories for direct social work practice (3rd ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
    • Chapter 1: Thinking about Theory
    • Chapter 2: A Social Work Perspective on Theory and Practice
  5. DiNitto, D. M., & McNeece, C. A. (1997). . In Social work issues and opportunities in a challenging profession (2nd ed., pp. 85-102). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

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