Social Workers Must Also
In social work with individual clients, an intervention that is effective for one person will not necessarily be effective for another. The same is true of group work techniques. Social workers who lead treatment groups must research and consider evidence-based interventions that support the specific characteristics and issues of the group members as well as the group’s purpose and focus. Social workers must also outline topics for the sessions that will guide discussion and facilitate achievement of treatment goals. The agenda topics must be logically sequenced. For example, if a social worker is leading a treatment group for breast cancer survivors, the social worker may want to first cover the cancer experience, grief, and loss, before moving on to healthy coping.
In this Assignment, you develop the intervention framework for your proposed group and include the sequenced topics you will address throughout treatment.