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Ch 12: Treatment Planning in Social Work

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Whether you're seeking licensure as a professional social worker or just want to learn more about treatment plans in this field, you can benefit from the lessons comprising this chapter. Video and text lessons highlight various intervention approaches and methods.

Treatment Planning in Social Work - Chapter Summary

Gain a deeper understanding or simply refresh your memory of the ways in which social workers provide treatment for those with a mental health disorder or who are experiencing a personal crisis. In this chapter, you'll study community approaches, interventions and service plans as well as discharge and follow-up plans in social work. Once you have completed your review of this chapter, you should feel comfortable with:

  • Listing which medications are commonly used to treat specific disorders
  • Differentiating between subjective and objective client data
  • Establishing a timeframe for intervention
  • Explaining the practice of out-of-home placement as an intervention method
  • Discussing foster care and group homes as well as housing options for older adults
  • Sharing the history and principles of therapeutic environments
  • Describing care for the dying, compassion fatigue and how social workers can support caregivers
  • Explaining religious and spiritual development in counseling

Presented by those with a background in social work and psychology, these lessons provide brief but informative overviews of the topics discussed in this chapter. Lessons are accessible on any device, at any time, and transcripts are printable for easy reference. Each lesson contains a self-assessment quiz so you can ensure your knowledge of each topic before moving on through the chapter.

15 Lessons in Chapter 12: Treatment Planning in Social Work
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Community Approaches to Mental Health Treatment: Prevention & Intervention

1. Community Approaches to Mental Health Treatment: Prevention & Intervention

How are people with mental illnesses treated? In this lesson, we'll look at community mental health initiatives aimed at helping people prevent and get treatment for psychological disorders.

Overview of Psychiatric Drugs: History, Types & Uses

2. Overview of Psychiatric Drugs: History, Types & Uses

Have you ever been curious about how psychiatric drugs work, or more specifically, which psychiatric drugs are used for which disorders? This lesson outlines some common psychiatric disorders and how various medications are used to treat and subdue psychotic symptoms.

Subjective & Objective Data for Patients & Clients

3. Subjective & Objective Data for Patients & Clients

What is the difference between subjective and objective data? In this lesson, we will learn about subjective and objective data for nursing assessments of patients.

Crisis Counseling & Intervention Strategies

4. Crisis Counseling & Intervention Strategies

This lesson will explore the important elements of crisis counseling. We will also discuss strategies for intervention. The lesson will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Setting a Timeframe for Intervention

5. Setting a Timeframe for Intervention

Interventions are actions put into place to help an individual or group meet a desired goal. Read this lesson to learn how to effectively manage interventions, including important considerations for setting a time frame.

Out-of-Home Placement as an Intervention

6. Out-of-Home Placement as an Intervention

Serious issues within the home environment can present safety concerns for the welfare of children. Read this lesson to learn how out-of-home placement can be used to help families manage and overcome crisis.

What Is Foster Care? - Definition, History & Facts

7. What Is Foster Care? - Definition, History & Facts

In this lesson, foster care will be defined, explained and discussed. The history of foster care and some facts about the foster care system will also be explored and identified.

What Is a Group Home? - Definition, Levels & Rules

8. What Is a Group Home? - Definition, Levels & Rules

This lesson will teach you about group homes. You will learn the definition of a group home, examine the levels of care which are provided at a group home and understand the rules that impact a group home.

Housing Options for Older Adults

9. Housing Options for Older Adults

In this lesson, we will discuss where a person can choose to live as their needs change in their older years. We will look at the options available and the factors that influence a person's decision.

Residential Segregation by Age: Pros & Cons of Senior Living Communities

10. Residential Segregation by Age: Pros & Cons of Senior Living Communities

This lesson discusses why older adults move to age-segregated communities. We will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of this choice and its impact on both younger and older individuals.

Therapeutic Environments: Definition, History & Principles

11. Therapeutic Environments: Definition, History & Principles

Therapeutic environments consist of more than just a hospital bed and random medical equipment. In this lesson, we'll learn about environments that are specifically designed to increase safety, reduce anxiety, and promote independence.

Caring for the Dying: Caregiver Roles & Respite Services

12. Caring for the Dying: Caregiver Roles & Respite Services

This lesson looks at the role caregivers can play in improving the quality of life of a person who is dying. We will also explore the needs and choices of the person who is in the final stages of their life.

Compassion Fatigue: Process & Effects

13. Compassion Fatigue: Process & Effects

Compassion fatigue is a very real issue that can affect those that are caregivers for others. In this lesson, we will learn about how compassion fatigue occurs and what the effects of it are.

How Social Workers Can Support Caregivers

14. How Social Workers Can Support Caregivers

Social workers are a vital support and resource to caregivers. This lesson discusses statistics regarding caregivers, the issues that caregivers have and what social workers can do to provide aid to caregivers.

Religious and Spiritual Development in Counseling

15. Religious and Spiritual Development in Counseling

Religious or spiritual discussions do not just happen in churches. This lesson looks into spiritual and religious counseling done by therapists and why it is of interest to clients.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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