Discuss and demonstrate professional demeanor in your writing and critical thought throughout your paper.

This signature assignment fulfills the Master’s in Social Work
Program Learning Outcome #2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice and
Program Learning Outcome #3 Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic and
Environmental Justice.
This assignment is an opportunity to pull together all you have learned
in this course. The ability to assess and intervene on behalf of a client
involves multiple layers. Select one of two videos provided in week 8 in the
Blackboard course (content is the same in each – social worker and client are
different). The video highlights the opening of a 2nd session. The
presenting problem is that the client is experiencing grief and depression
after a sudden loss. In practice, you would be able to gather information
directly from the client. The two videos are
identical in content. However, the
scenario is intentionally vague presenting the opportunity for you to begin to
create a fictional client and social worker scenario as you sort through
various assessment tools including intersectionality, suicidal prevention and
assessment, substance use disorder, cognitive-behavior therapy strategies and
motivational interviewing.
Video
1 Link: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/2406131/uiconf_id/43535851/entry_id/0_y4t2akht/embed/dynamic
Video
2 Link:
https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/2406131/uiconf_id/43535851/entry_id/0_5qm6uk1j/embed/dynamic
You will write an 8-10 page (not including title and
reference pages)
Paper will be written in the active voice and APA
formatted.
Your paper should be free of spelling, punctuation, and
grammar errors.
Be sure to provide in-text citations when referring to
sources.
ANY words from a direct source must either be
paraphrased or quoted with a citation provided.
All citations must align with references.
Include headings for each section as listed
below.
Be sure to completely and thoroughly complete all parts
of each section.
Discuss and demonstrate professional demeanor in your writing and
critical thought throughout your paper.
Refer to the APA and Writing Resources folder located
in the course information section for more guidance on paper structure and
formatting.
You
should review the rubric before writing your paper.

Paper Headings
This Paper includes all the following sections:
1. Introduction: Provide an introduction of the client and social worker through
the lens of intersectionality, cultural diversity and difference based on the
selected video scenario. In order to provide a thorough introduction read
the instructions of this assignment first. You may even choose to write this
section last.

2.
Intersectionality
Assessment of Client
a.
Provide an assessment of
intersecting factors for the client addressing social location, identity,
political power structures, structural oppression, economic and environmental
power structures. Be creative. Little to no demographic information is provided
in the video and normally you would learn what you need to know in a session.
This is an opportunity to consider how intersectionality applies in practice.
In preparation for future sessions what might be important to consider if you
were the social worker? What are the intersections that may need to be
addressed in future sessions? If this client was from your state, maybe even
your city, what are key areas of power, privilege, and oppression that need to
be taken into consideration? (Include a minimum of 4 references).

3.
Intersectionality
Assessment of Social Worker
a.
Provide an assessment of
intersecting factors for the social worker addressing social location,
identity, political power structures, structural oppression, economic and
environmental power structures. Be creative. This is an opportunity to consider
how intersectionality applies in practice. In preparation for future sessions
what might be important to consider if you were the social worker when
demonstrating self-awareness? What are the intersections that may need to be
addressed in session? What might be key areas of power, privilege, and
oppression that need to be taken into consideration? How might the social
worker demonstrate cultural humility? How might personal biases and values impact
working with this client? (Include a minimum of 4 in-text citations with
corresponding references at the end of the paper)

4.
Presenting
Client Concerns: Provide an overview of
the presenting client concerns through the lens of intersectionality,
cultural diversity and difference addressing the following,
a.
Suicidal Ideation: The
client touches on feelings of suicidal ideation. How would you address this
concern in future sessions? (Include a minimum of 2 in-text citations with
corresponding references at the end of the paper).

b. Substance Use Disorder: The client touches
beginning use of an opioid. How would you address this concern in future
sessions? (Include a minimum of 2 in-text citations with corresponding
references at the end of the paper)

5.
CBT
or MI Theoretical Assessment & Intervention: Select either suicidal ideation or substance use
disorder and provide either a CBT assessment or a Motivational Interview
assessment and intervention plan for this client. Make sure to address issues
related to intersectionality, cultural diversity and difference. (Include a
minimum of 4 in-text citations with corresponding references at the end of the
paper)

Conclusion: Provide
a conclusion pulling together the aspects of this paper and how the social
worker might proceed in the next session

RECENT ASSIGMENTS