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While reading through the different criterion for situations one and two I reali

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While reading through the different criterion for situations one and two I realized that many of my
answer were the same, yet there were slight differences between them. In scenario one I checked all of
the criterion except, what I heard from other professionals in informal exchange. I chose not to check
these two because each client and each scenario is different, yet in my fieldwork and in my career I
never find myself utilizing information on my clients given to me in informal ways for fears of violating
HIPPA. In situation two however, I marked everything.
“Intuition, the ‘first awareness,’ is present before thought engages and is always at our service
(Luoma,1998).” Using intuition is very important in practice because every client is different and
sometimes you have to utilize what works best for one particular client and help your client to thrive.
During my file experience I had an intuition that my client could not read, but since we were still building
rapport I chose to read him the instructions before handing him his paperwork. After one week together
my client stated that he indeed could not read so upon discharge I also gave him information for free
reading and writing classes fro adults in the area.
Utilizing theories and research are important for social work because they frame hoe social workers work
with clients. “Theory constitutes a conceptual frame that anchors and structures relationships among
kinds of knowledge crucial for social work (Simon, 1994).”In my fieldwork we utilized theory every day by
supplying client with different theoretical based coping skills when finding out about difficult diagnosis
they may have.
References
Luoma, B. B. (1998). An Exploration of Intuition for Social Work Practice and Education. Social Thought,
18(2), 31-45.
Simon, B. L. (1994). ARE THEORIES FOR PRACTICE NECESSARY? YES!. Journal Of Social Work Education,
30(2), 144-148.

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