Activities List Results

Student Type: Advanced Year

Objective: Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior

[TI-HR] = Trauma-Informed and Human Rights perspective

  1. Discuss and process in supervision cases in which vicarious trauma becomes present. Explore various mechanisms of support within agency.
  2. Recognizes the functional and dysfunctional aspects of the agency system and help client systems navigate services effectively.
  3. Demonstrates a mastery of use of self in social work practice, discuss in supervision.
  4. Prepares for supervision to promote and enhance practice effectiveness.
  5. Demonstrates the ability to understand and work effectively within an organizational setting and to promote change using social work values and ethical principles.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to form and sustain professional relationships with clients, co-workers, staff and administrators.
  7. Gain sufficient self-awareness to eliminate the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups though journaling, discuss in supervision.
  8. Value consumers in all aspects of care by using neutral, objective and supportive language.
  9. Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts and explore in supervision the value of ethical decision making models.
  10. Meets time, workload, and accountability expectations of the agency.
  11. (Example of site specific) Meet with school psychologist and discuss similarities that exist between the two professions in working with children. Explore in supervision the ways in which school social workers and the school psychologist work together with students to help them meet their goals.
  12. (Example of site-specific) Reflect on dynamics between support service staff and tension among professional groups in the schools. Discuss possible reasons and potential alleviators.
  13. Reflect on feelings, thoughts, and potential biases experienced when interacting with clients and target systems. Be prepared to raise as discussion items with field educator in supervision.
  14. Review the confidentiality policy and other relevant policy (i.e. protocol for implementing Child Abuse Reporting regulations) of the agency with the field educator and discuss appropriate completion of Release of Information and other protocols.
  15. Develop a Self-Care Plan and articulate and discuss in supervision the methods of professional self care you are utilizing.
  16. Maintain a weekly journal about ethical dilemmas experienced or observed at the field placement. Discuss with field educator in supervision and identify models of ethical decision making.
  17. Discuss with field educator the value similarities and conflicts between social workers and other professionals and/or compare the values of Social Work with values of the service delivery systems in this area of practice (i.e. criminal justice, nursing, law in health or mental health settings; i.e. business, economics, planning and political science in community settings; juvenile justice and education in child welfare settings.)
  18. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities and colleagues.
  19. [TI-HR] Student will maintain weekly notes regarding ethical dilemmas, vicarious trauma and awareness of personal biases experienced or observed at the field placement and discuss them with the supervisor.
  20. (Example of site specific) Student will explore the use of EMDR with a staff member to better understand its relevance with clients who have experienced trauma.
  21. Student will incorporate a trauma informed - human rights perspective into the development of individualized treatment plans and in work in collaboration with consumers.
  22. Student will show knowledge and successful completion of treatment plans and process notes of patients, incorporating a trauma informed - human rights perspective.
  23. Student will demonstrate successful completion of psycho social evaluation, including a full assessment of trauma history of patients.
  24. [TI-HR] Develop a self care plan and articulate and discuss in supervision the methods of professional care that I am utilizing. I will also discuss weekly, the application of the code of ethics with clients in session.
  25. [TI-HR] Student will strive to understand client strengths and client challenges related to traumatic experiences, and where trauma is a factor, assist in locating specialized treatment programs.
  26. [TI-HR] Student will investigate and articulate different methods of self care. Discuss in supervision the value of these for social work practice.
  27. Evidences ability to know when and how intuition is valid and useful in practice situations and discusses in supervision.
  28. [TI-HR] Student will actively engage in supervision 1 hr/week with Field Educator. The discussion will include, but not be limited to, professional boundaries, self care, social work ethics, professional growth and self reflection. Possible topics may also include issues of counter transference, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.
  29. Recognizes and discusses with Field Educator transference and countertransference in social work relationships and responds appropriately.
  30. [TI-HR] Actively incorporate the MSW code of ethics into practice and discuss in supervision.
  31. Participates in a planning meeting where different parties are at odds. Helps to clarify the different positions in a positive way--if not at the meeting, at least afterwords in supervision.
  32. Develop and provide a presentation on a relevant topic to agency staff, community group or other identified audience. Field educator will observe and provide feedback
  33. The student will complete all required agency documentation in a timely and professional manner. Field educator to review documentation and provide feedback.
  34. Assess past experiences with supervisory styles and discuss with Field Educator impact on employees and organizations of these different styles.
  35. [TI-HR] Student will keep a journal of their reflections related to internship experiences. The journal will include reflections on self, thoughts on ethical situations/considerations, efficacy of treatment models (when it works, when it doesn’t), and how trauma informed care influences student's work at the field placement.