Describe the systems theory you selected

Assignment Help Other Subject
Reference no: EM131524413

Discussion 1: Systems Theory in Social Work Practice

Family systems provide safety and support for their members. To many, organizational and societal systems also are expected to function in a similar way. When these systems fail, how do social workers identify those failures?

Further, how can an understanding of these systems help them intervene? Systems theory is concerned with the structure of complex systems, with a special emphasis on how parts of these systems relate to each other and to the systems as a whole.

Social workers apply systems theory to micro, meso and macro levels of practice, in order to understand the dynamic interrelations between individuals, families, institutions, and societies. Generally, social workers want to identify how a system functions, what aspects of that system have a negative impact on people, and understand how they can cause positive change in that system.

For this week's Discussion, review this week's resources, including the course-specific case studies provided. Select either the case study for Noah or Carl, as well as a theory from this week's assigned reading. Then, consider the various social systems involved in the course-specific case study you selected and how the social systems might relate to one another. Finally, think about the systems theory you selected and how it can be applied to that case study.

· Post an explanation of the various social systems involved in the case study you selected.

· Be sure to reference in your post the client from the course-specific case study you selected.

· Then, explain how these social systems might relate to one another.

· Finally, describe the systems theory you selected and explain how you might apply it to that case study using specific social work skills.

References (use 2 or more)

Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. M. (Eds.). (2014). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing [VitalSource e-reader].

· Robbins, S. P., Chatterjee, P., & Canda, E. R. (2012). Contemporary human behavior theory: A critical perspective for social work (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Allyn & Bacon.

o Chapter 2, "Systems Theory" (pp. 25-58)

· Green, D., & McDermott, F. (2010). Social work from inside and between complex systems: Perspectives on person-in-environment for today's social work. British Journal Of Social Work, 40(8), 2414-2430.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
· Sutphin, S. T., McDonough, S., & Schrenkel, A. (2013). The role of formal theory in social work research: Formalizing family systems theory. Advances In Social Work, 14(2), 501-517.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Discussion 2: Neurobiology, Client Presentation, and Pharmacological Treatment Plans

Developing appropriate pharmacological treatment plans requires medical and mental health professionals to consider all potential factors that may be contributing to the client's psychopathology. Contributing factors may include family history of mental illness (Preston, O'Neal, & Talaga, 2010), personal history, life circumstances, and drug abuse.

Additionally, neurotransmitter malfunctions (genetic or self-induced) may manifest as diagnosable mental illnesses. Mental health care teams (e.g., counselors, medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and support teams) need to consider all of these factors in diagnosing and treating psychopathology.

For this Discussion, review the document "Neurobiology Considerations Case Study: Suzy" found in this week's Learning Resources and consider the recommendations you might make to treat Suzy.

· Post a brief description of the possible pharmacological recommendations for treating Suzy.

· Explain any neurobiological considerations that inform your recommendations.

· Explain the benefits and limitations of your recommendations.

· Justify your recommendations based on the Learning Resources and current literature.

References (use 2 or more)

· Lichtblau, L. (2011). Psychopharmacology demystified. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar, Cengage Learning.

· Preston, J. D., O'Neal, J. H., & Talaga, M. C. (2017). Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for therapists (8th ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

· National Institute of Mental Health. (2008). Introduction: Mental health medications.

· National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (2014). Brain basics: Understanding sleep.

· Document: Neurobiology Considerations Case Study: Suzy (PDF)

Attachment:- Working With Children and Adolescents.rar

Reference no: EM131524413

Questions Cloud

Explains the importance of training : Write a Paper that explains the importance of training and support after software is implemented.
Briefly describe how uncertainty affects capacity decisions : Briefly describe how uncertainty affects capacity decisions. Why is capacity planning for a service more challenging than it is for a goods producer
Why might the poisson be appropriate : In Problem, the issue is whether or not to close the plant. If your boss knew exactly how many machines would fail during your absence.
Emerging cyber security technologies : Identify and assess three (3) emerging cyber security approaches and technologies as well as discuss government efforts to nurture the development.
Describe the systems theory you selected : Describe the systems theory you selected and explain how you might apply it to that case study using specific social work skills.
Verify whether or not matrix multiplication is commutative : Determine whether or not matrix multiplication is commutative. Support your answer using at least one real-world example or scenario.
Estimate evpi regarding these losses : In Exercise, is it necessary to assume that the events are independent? What other assumption could be made?
Company perform a risk assessment : How could your chosen company perform a risk assessment to identify gaps in cloud security?
Draw four red cards in a row without replacement : Draw four red cards in a row without replacement. Draw a five card hand containing exactly 3 red and 2 black cards.

Reviews

Write a Review

 

Other Subject Questions & Answers

  Essay on the short story - a rose for emily

Write a 500 word essay on the short story "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner. The essay must be double-spaced

  Define the elements of a legal contract

Identify the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.

  Mutual funds-stock-bond and international

Find three Mutual Funds, one each (Stock, Bond, & International) with returns in excess of 7% per year for the last three years. Please also explain why did they do so well?

  If i was the minister of education in lebanon an

if i was the minister of education in lebanon an underdeveloped country what changes would i make to the education

  Techno business model for intelligent healthcare

Write a 1200 words report on TECHNO-BUSINESS MODEL FOR INTELLIGENT HEALTHCARE SERVICES.

  Explain why risks associated

State the importance of identifying risks and categorizing them as high, medium or low probability. Explain why risks associated with the critical path of the project need special attention.

  How would ethical formalism resolve this dilemma

In the movie Sophie's Choice, a woman is forced to choose which one of her children to send to the gas chamber. If she does not decide, both will be killed. How would ethical formalism resolve this dilemma? How would utilitarianism resolve it

  What are the mrp and mfc in this situation

A delivery company is considering adding another vehicle to its delivery fleet, all the vehicles of which are rented for $200 per day.

  Complete the accounting cycle including recording process

Complete the accounting cycle including the recording process from source documents to the post-closing trial balance for a service business. Interpret and apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to analyze, record, and report financ..

  People with mood disorders do not improve with treatment

The person associated with the learned helplessness theory of depression is: About what percentage of people with mood disorders do not improve with treatment?

  Who does john not take along with him to wheeler lab

What does Alicia do once John has been diagnosed with schizophrenia? Who does John not take along with him to Wheeler Lab?

  What social issues and historical events were taking place

What social issues and historical events were taking place at the time the show was being broadcast? Did these issues affect the television show in any way? Did the television show make an impact on popular culture?

Free Assignment Quote

Assured A++ Grade

Get guaranteed satisfaction & time on delivery in every assignment order you paid with us! We ensure premium quality solution document along with free turntin report!

All rights reserved! Copyrights ©2019-2020 ExpertsMind IT Educational Pvt Ltd