Essentials of Social Work Social Work Interview
Order ID 53563633773 Type Essay Writer Level Masters Style APA Sources/References 4 Perfect Number of Pages to Order 5-10 Pages
Social Work Practice – Working with Clients and their Families.
Minimum number of words = 3000.
References = APA format.
Minimum 5 non-online references (excluding your textbook) and cite them in APA
format (7th edition).
Textbook: Direct Practice In Social Work. Boyle, S.W., Hull, Jr., G.H., Mather, J.H., Smith, L.L. & Farley, O.W. (2009). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, Pearson
IN THE QUESTIONS BELOW, YOU CAN USE A REAL SOCIAL WORK CASE STUDY OR MAKE UP YOUR OWN SOCIAL WORK CASE STUDY.
Part A) You are a social worker with Whitegate Family Service Centre. Recently, your Agency
Head had assigned you a new financial case. The client has been self-referred to your agency.
You are meeting the client for the first time. You are to analyse the family situation. You are
to write a transcript of the whole first interview you conducted with the client. You can
develop the interview as you deem fit. You may give any name to your real/fake client. However,
remember that you are not to incorporate any issues of suicide, family violence, child abuse,
or mental health in your interview for your case study.
Your transcript of the interview should be between 4 – 5 pages long (double spaced, Times New Roman, front size = 12) and
must illustrate the use of all the following social work interview skills (at least two examples for each skill):
– use of empathy
– use of encourager
– identification of client strength
Please demonstrate the use of skill by indicating it in brackets. However, the usage of the skills in your interview need not follow the above order.
Please follow the format below for your transcript:
Client: (1) ………………………………
Social Worker: (2) …………………. [indicate the skill used]
Client: (3) …………………………………
Social Worker: (4) ……………………………. [indicate the skill used]
Remember to do a proper introduction and a conclusion with your client as this is the first
time you are meeting them.
6 marks will be allocated for the overall congruence and flow of your interview.
(40 MARKS OUT OF 100)
Part B) Describe and discuss any FOUR challenges that you are likely to face when
interviewing your client. This could be pertaining to the use of a particular skill, your value
(20 MARKS OUT OF 100)
Part C) Examine the content and process of your interview and outline a case file note (i.e. a
written record) of your interview. Your file note must adhere to the following format. Keep
your word count to not more than 800 WORDS.
Name of Client:
Date and Time of Session:
For the Genogram, please use the GENOPRO software. It is available free of charge for 14 days.
Refers to what could be the possible reasons for the
existence/maintenance of the presenting problem.
Family Members present/absent from session:
FOUR Follow up actions:
(30 MARKS OUT OF 100)
You will be assessed on grammar, overall organisation and use of citations.
(10 MARKS OUT OF 100)