Discussion 2: Generalist Intervention Model
As a social worker, how do you identify the needs and presenting concerns of a given population? Once you determine those needs and presenting concerns, how do you select the most appropriate intervention and assess that it is effective for this population and the specific concerns they face? Social workers must draw from a variety of resources and consider all of the cultural, societal, biological, and physical factors that might influence a client’s experience. While no intervention fits all situations, practice models, such as the GIM, offer social workers a starting point from which they can engage, assess, plan, implement, evaluate, terminate, and follow-up with the needs of their clients.
For this Discussion, review this week’s Resources. Then, select a population with which you would be interested in working as a future social worker. Finally, consider how the Generalist Intervention Model might assist you in working with this population, given what you have read so far.
Post by Day 4 a brief description of your population of interest and explain how the Generalist Intervention Model might assist you in working with this population given what you have read so far.
Support your posts and responses with specific references to the Resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.
REQUIRED REFERENCE FOR THE GENERALIST INTERVENTION MODEL:
Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2015). Understanding generalist practice (6th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
- Chapter 1, “Introducing Generalist Practice: The Generalist Intervention Model” (pp. 1–52)