VII. Assessment

Competency VII

Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

As a social work professional I recognize that assessment is a fundamental requirement to empowering others. It is the first step in the process in the path taken while offering service to others.

Practice Behaviors:

  1. Collect and organize data, and apply critical thinking to interpret information from clients and constituencies.
  2. Apply knowledge of human behaviors and the social environmental, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the analysis of assessment data from clients and constituencies.
  3. Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives based on the critical assessment of strengths, needs, and challenges within clients and constituencies.
  4. Select appropriate intervention strategies based on the assessment, research, knowledge, and values and preferences of clients and constituencies.

I have learned and demonstrated these practice behaviors by:

During my Abnormal Psychology class, I learned about using the DSM-V for clinical assessments as well as made assessments. We analyzed several different examples of mental health assessments through out the course. In my Social Work Practice II course we learned to use tools such as genograms and ecomaps to aid in assessments.

In week 3 of my interview workshop class I conducted a psycho-social assessment based on a fictional character and fictional circumstances.

DSM-V & Assessments | Genogram/Ecomap Reflections | Psychosocial Assessment