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Recommendations for treatment: Recommend one of these evidenced-based family in

Recommendations for treatment: Recommend one of these evidenced-based family interventions to treat this family. Discuss the theoretical orientation of the theory behind the intervention, the major tenets of the intervention and the strategy/techniques used. Explain why your group recommends this … Continue reading

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Twelve-step groups are the foundation and most widely recognized of nearly all a

Twelve-step groups are the foundation and most widely recognized of nearly all addiction recovery programs. Twelve-step groups include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Gamblers Anonymous. Although the primary focus of twelve-step groups is addiction recovery, group support allows individuals to … Continue reading

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For this Assignment, describe the overall process of the group and your feelings

For this Assignment, describe the overall process of the group and your feelings about the group experience. Choose an evaluation method described by Toseland & Rivas (2017) or London (2007), and use it to evaluate your group (i.e., analysis of … Continue reading

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Group therapy is one of the most successful interventions for adolescents. This

Group therapy is one of the most successful interventions for adolescents. This is because of the nature of this stage of development and the need to belong to a group. Hearing the stories of other teens and knowing that their … Continue reading

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As a clinical social worker, evaluating the effectiveness of clinical strategies

As a clinical social worker, evaluating the effectiveness of clinical strategies is an expectation of the NASW Code of Ethics (2017). Sometimes, clinical strategies and techniques that are effective in one setting may not work in another situation. It is … Continue reading

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Addiction is a disease of the mind, a disease of obsession, and a disease of iso

Addiction is a disease of the mind, a disease of obsession, and a disease of isolation. The role of a particular substance, whether it is alcohol, opiates, marijuana, gambling, food, or sex, is merely the symptom of the disease, not … Continue reading

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Ideally, the multi-factor treatment approach will include a personalized treatme

Ideally, the multi-factor treatment approach will include a personalized treatment plan. As clients might have different needs, a personalized treatment plan is significant. For example, a client who has an addiction may require a different treatment plan then a client … Continue reading

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Relapse prevention developed from the understanding that alcohol and other subst

Relapse prevention developed from the understanding that alcohol and other substance dependencies are difficult to treat. Even if treatment is successful, there is always the risk of relapse.  Rates of relapse vary depending on factors such as the type of … Continue reading

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Each member of a group contributes to the group’s dynamic even if the member is

Each member of a group contributes to the group’s dynamic even if the member is silent. As a clinical social worker, it is important to understand the dynamics you bring to a group and the role you tend to assume … Continue reading

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Clients may experience several traumatic events before seeking treatment. It may

Clients may experience several traumatic events before seeking treatment. It may take a near-death experience such as alcohol poisoning or a tragic car accident before someone realizes that they need help. Or perhaps it is a friend or family member … Continue reading

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