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1. engagement: an important phase, lays the groundwork for assessments and everything after that
-establish rapport and communication
-understanding the presenting problem/s
2. Assessment: the process between worker and client, whereby information in collected, explored, organized, and synthesized to provide a concise picture of the client and his/her needs and strengths
-an integral part of social work process which links with planning, intervening, and reviewing social work with service users
-work with client to develop mutually agreed-on intervention plans
-assess both the micro and macro aspects, environmental factor, and aspect of diversity
-identify the problems but also assess client's strength
-Traditional (medical/deficit model) verse strengths-based assessment
-strength-based assessment includes a holistic analysis, whereas traditional assessment is narrower concept grounded in medical model
-traditional assessment emphasize the negative because the eventual goal is to "cure" the problems
-strengths-based assessment focuses on identifying and using client's strength in addition to focusing on problems
-target of change can be outside system
3. planning: specifics what should be done; translating the plan into action
-prioritize problems, addressing the most critical first
-identify client's strengths
-interventions should be evidence-based
-evaluate the pros and cons of the action plan
-develop goals
-establish a contract
4. implementation: the actual doing of a plan
5. evaluation: the process of analyzing, monitoring, and determining the effectiveness of the intervention
6. termination: process of formally ending the social worker-client relationship
-three types of termination
-natural termination, focused termination, unplanned termination