A Student Of The Bsw Program

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Martin Luther King, Jr said, “There is no greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life”. To me, Social work is a profession that involves helping individuals, families and others who need assistance. Knowing that I would someday help people makes me feel happy and fulfilled. I have been a student of the BSW program for some months now and this is the end of the first semester. Throughout these few months, I have grown and learnt more than I thought I would. Although, there have been some challenges but I have been able to surpass them and know that this is really what I want to do with my life in the nearest future. In this paper, I would be discussing about my experiences in this program since these few months…show more content…
By researching more about social work, I will gain more knowledge and I would also be able to educate people about the program. Also, I can talk to my professors and also students ahead of me to tell me about what to expect regarding the future and what I need to do in order to succeed in the program. In addition, one of my long term goal is to become a Clinical Social Worker after my bachelor’s program. I also plan to do my masters in social work because this would help me gain more knowledge and skills as I move on in future. I have done a lot of research about what Clinical social workers do and I feel that I would be more comfortable working in this aspect. This is because it is a multi disciplinary setting where I would be able to assist people with their treatments and diagnosis and also work with various populations and not a particular set of clients. Working with various populations would widen my horizons and improve my professional skills. In one of the lectures by Bree Akeeson, we talked about the medical and social model of the disability model. As a clinical social worker, I am meant to follow the medical model but I feel that using both the social and medical model in my practice is the right thing to do. This is because people need medical help but at the same time, they need the care and mixing the two models is the best way to improve my skills. The best steps to take in order to achieve
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