MSW550Module4IntersectingIdentitiesCaseStudy.docx

Module 4 Intersecting Identities Case Study

Purpose

This assignment is designed to help you apply the concepts of intersecting identities and cultural pluralism to both assessment of the client, self-awareness, and understanding of how diversity affects the client relationship.

Course Objectives

· CO2: Practice cultural competence through self-awareness, assessment of intersecting identities, and application of non-Western interventions.

Requirements

Your paper should be 3-5 pages not including title and reference pages, double-spaced, APA format. Please cite all references.

Guidelines

Identify a client (individual, couple, or family) who is seen at the practicum agency( INTERN SITE), for whom intersecting identities present a significant aspect of their psychosocial challenges. Preferably this would be someone with whom you work, but if you are not seeing clients directly at this point, it can be a client your supervisor or a staff member sees.

1. Describe the client’s demographics, using their own identifying language.

2. Describe the presenting problems and the role of the social worker or student.

3. Offer a conceptualization of how intersecting identities present challenges and opportunities for the client.

4. Share your plan of how you (or the staff member) have addressed or hope to address these challenges and opportunities.

5. Examine how your own (or the staff member’s) intersecting identities may have an impact on the client relationship, and how these should be or have been managed.

Grading Criteria

Your assignment will be graded based on following criteria:

Criteria

Points

Description

Intersecting identities

30

How intersectionality of client identities affects presenting problems is clearly analyzed in terms of challenges and opportunities.

Intervention plan

20

Intervention plan aligns closely with intersectionality concerns and addresses micro and macro levels of presenting problems.

Management of helper identities

20

Steps to manage impact of helper identities on client relationship reflect understanding of power, privilege, and perception.

Quality of Writing

10

Writing is clear, logical, free of grammatical errors, and in APA format with appropriate headings.

Total

80

A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Detailed grading rubric can be found below.

Rubric

Intersecting Identities Case Study Rubric

Intersecting Identities Case Study Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Intersecting identities

30 pts

Highest Level of performance

How intersectionality of client identities affects presenting problems is very clearly analyzed in terms of challenges and opportunities.

27 pts

Very Good or High Level of Performance

How intersectionality of client identities affects presenting problems is mostly clearly analyzed in terms of challenges and opportunities.

24 pts

Acceptable Level of Performance

How intersectionality of client identities affects presenting problems is somewhat clearly analyzed in terms of challenges and opportunities.

0 pts

Failing Level of Performance

How intersectionality of client identities affects presenting problems is not clearly analyzed in terms of challenges and opportunities.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Intervention plan

20 pts

Highest Level of performance

Intervention plan aligns closely with all intersectionality concerns and addresses micro and macro levels of presenting problems.

18 pts

Very Good or High Level of Performance

Intervention plan aligns closely with most intersectionality concerns and addresses micro and macro levels of presenting problems.

16 pts

Acceptable Level of Performance

Intervention plan aligns closely with some intersectionality concerns and addresses either micro or macro levels of presenting problems.

0 pts

Failing Level of Performance

Intervention plan does not align closely with intersectionality concerns or addresses neither micro nor macro levels of presenting problems.

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Management of helper identities

20 pts

Highest Level of performance

Steps to manage impact of helper identities on client relationship reflect very thoughtful understanding of power, privilege, and perception.

18 pts

Very Good or High Level of Performance

Steps to manage impact of helper identities on client relationship reflect mostly thoughtful understanding of power, privilege, and perception.

16 pts

Acceptable Level of Performance

Steps to manage impact of helper identities on client relationship reflect somewhat thoughtful understanding of power, privilege, and perception.

0 pts

Failing Level of Performance

Steps to manage impact of helper identities on client relationship reflect minimal understanding of power, privilege, and perception.

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Quality of Writing

10 pts

Highest Level of performance

Writing is objective in tone, clear, with no grammatical errors, and follows APA format.

9 pts

Very Good or High Level of Performance

Writing is mostly objective in tone, is mostly clear, and has a few grammatical and/or formatting errors.

8 pts

Acceptable Level of Performance

Writing is subjective at times, is unclear at times, and has some errors including APA format.

0 pts

Failing Level of Performance

Writing is often subjective, often unclear, and has frequent errors including APA format.

10 pts

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