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Advanced Standing case summary and intervention

(Five to seven pages, double spaced)

Drawing upon your BSW practicum or work experience, (before, during, or after your BSW) please describe a case (individual, family, or group) with which you worked directly. Include appropriately disguised identifying information including relevant sociocultural factors (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, etc.). Your summary should:

  1. Identify the presenting problem and describe how you and your client(s) came to understand the problem.

  2. Explain what you think are salient factors (developmental, familial or personal) that might have contributed to the problem.

  3. Describe your intervention.

  4. Describe whether or not the intervention was successful. Please explain your reasons for your conclusion.

  5. Discuss whether you had the opportunity to consult further on this case, what additional questions might you ask?

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