sclb0652 discussion final reflection response to 1 student wk6

Respond to one of your colleague’s postings in one or more of the following ways: (Use 2 APA reference,be detailed in response and use sub-headngs)

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Offer and support an opinion.
  • Validate an idea with your own experience.
  • Make a suggestion.
  • Expand on your colleague’s posting.

Response to Kristie

  • Identify three key learnings from the Skills Lab experience.

I learned about the importance of trauma-informed practice. Often, we only consider this element when working with PTSD or military clients. In skills lab, examples were given from the Adverse Childhood Experience Study and approaches of how to promote resiliency and safety were explored.

Also, group dynamics and the skills used to facilitate group work were explored. The power point presentation and interaction were both stressful and insightful. I learned to focus on member’s strengths rather than deficits and problems. Understanding that everyone brings critical skills to the group to achieve its tasks.

Reflective listening skills was as an essential communication component was something that I had not considered before skills lab. The project with a talker, a listener, and an observer was insightful. I was the observers in one exercise and saw all the ways exaggerated facial expressions could be interpreted. Also, how important it is to be cognizant of the ways of communicating emotions.

  • Explain how you will incorporate these learnings into your Field Education experience.

I will incorporate these learning into my field education by doing comprehensive and ongoing assessments. This approach will be insightflt into the client’s perspective, which might be from a place of trauma (Holosko, Dulmus & Sowers, 2013). Also, social workers do not operate in isolation and communication is key on all levels of practice. Understanding group dynamics is fundamental for successful practice with individuals, families and larger group systems (Toseland & Rivas, 2017). Furthermore, I will be more self-aware of my nonverbal communication patterns. We learned not to show shock or surprise to anything the client reveals. This is a skill that I will need to continue to work on in my future practice.

References

Holosko, M. J., Dulmus, C. N., & Sowers, K. M. (2013). Social work practice with individuals and families: Evidence-informed assessments and interventions. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Toseland, R. W., & Rivas, R. F. (2017). An introduction to group work practice (8th ed.).

Boston, MA: Pearson.

  • Identify three key learnings from the Skills Lab experience.

I learned about the importance of trauma-informed practice. Often, we only consider this element when working with PTSD or military clients. In skills lab, examples were given from the Adverse Childhood Experience Study and approaches of how to promote resiliency and safety were explored.

Also, group dynamics and the skills used to facilitate group work were explored. The power point presentation and interaction were both stressful and insightful. I learned to focus on member’s strengths rather than deficits and problems. Understanding that everyone brings critical skills to the group to achieve its tasks.

Reflective listening skills was as an essential communication component was something that I had not considered before skills lab. The project with a talker, a listener, and an observer was insightful. I was the observers in one exercise and saw all the ways exaggerated facial expressions could be interpreted. Also, how important it is to be cognizant of the ways of communicating emotions.

  • Explain how you will incorporate these learnings into your Field Education experience.

I will incorporate these learning into my field education by doing comprehensive and ongoing assessments. This approach will be insightflt into the client’s perspective, which might be from a place of trauma (Holosko, Dulmus & Sowers, 2013). Also, social workers do not operate in isolation and communication is key on all levels of practice. Understanding group dynamics is fundamental for successful practice with individuals, families and larger group systems (Toseland & Rivas, 2017). Furthermore, I will be more self-aware of my nonverbal communication patterns. We learned not to show shock or surprise to anything the client reveals. This is a skill that I will need to continue to work on in my future practice.

References

Holosko, M. J., Dulmus, C. N., & Sowers, K. M. (2013). Social work practice with individuals and families: Evidence-informed assessments and interventions. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Toseland, R. W., & Rivas, R. F. (2017). An introduction to group work practice (8th ed.).

Boston, MA: Pearson.

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