5.1 Contrasting a Problem Solving and Strengths Based Approach: Problem solving approach is a traditional and foundational aspect of general Social Work practice. It is based on identifying a problem or set of problems facing a client and formulating a framework of possible options with the hope of fixing the
Although I was prepared, the anticipation of the mock interview was unsettling, once the interview process began, however my anxiety subsided. My confidence was flourishing with a nice shirt, a fresh crop chop, my sleekest spectacles, and little light make up, there was nothing in my way. Except the intimidation of my peers, subconscious competition , and ego, I tried my hardest to remain calm, cool, and collective. Similar to a goldfish in a small bowl as a room filled with people stop to stare and as they put their faces close to the bowl I lock eyes with the same awkward poise.
Rather than focusing on what the child can’t do, focus on what he can do. Recognising that the child has the initiative to take on experiences that empowers his development. Implementing inclusive, strengths based activities exercises the way children can recognise their competencies, this also involves the relationships you entitle with parents and fellow educators to aid the child's development. Partnerships offer valuable insights in regards to finding information about the child, it is important that when working together that opinion, perspectives and decisions are equally valued and respected.
Strength is that part of your intellect or nervous system that is more effective and productive than other parts. Throughout your experience of life, your actions or reactions drive different thoughts, behavior and emotion in your brain. The requests that are processed more efficiently and rapidly are known as your strengths. Nowadays, strengths-based approaches to work and life are gaining a lot of popularity and often they are used to improve leadership and create more productive and efficient work teams.
“The Helping Interview:” Micro Skills within the Helping Interview With the “Helping Interview,” all the knowledge and skills have been useful, realizing that I have not only made use of the majority of the micro skills useful in conducting the helping interview, but have also reflected on the stages of the helping interview at placement as well (Ivey, A. E, & Ivey, M. B., & Zalaquett, C.P., 2013).
After the first semester of freshman year at Bentley University, students take a Career Development Seminar, which begins by taking a survey about strengths. Out of 34 strengths, the test lists the top 5 strengths for each person. Bentley students typically share the same type of strengths, such as Analytical, Focus, Maximizer, Strategic, and Woo. However, when I received my results, I felt like the elephant in the room. While most people received Competitive and Achiever as their top two strengths, mine came back as Relator and Empathy. As awkward as it was to explain to my teacher that my results were atypical, this moment lit a light bulb inside of my head. During my first semester, I struggled with my business courses, and none of the material seemed to pique my interest. At first, I wrote this off as a transition period and a time where I just needed to adjust to the college lifestyle while away from home and on my own. As time went on, this idea began to turn into serious doubt about whether the corporate business world was for me. The only problem was that Bentley is known for its business programs; in fact, out of 24 majors
2) I learned that it is important to try and let prospective employers know that you can feel their needs and if they have any questions about your abilities you should clear them up right away.
My understandings of strengths based perspective come from both class discussions and from reading chapter one in the text written by Dennis Saleebey. Strengths based theory is a type of practice in the social work profession that helps the clients see their problems or struggles from a positive perspective, what I mean by this is that instead of using the clients problems to guide the focus of the sessions and practice. The social worker practitioner uses the person’s strengths, abilities and willpower to guide the client in helping the client improve their quality of life. Though in the reading the author goes in-depth about strengths based perspective the point of strengths based perspective is to help the client see that no matter what circumstances they have been in or currently are experiencing, every single person and family has strengths.
Strength in Skills I have past experience in Aseptic techniques, PCR sample preparation, chromatography techniques, as advertised. Which I gained the experience in how to perform in past practical sessions at both university and HNC. Furthermore, I have gained other skills not mentioned in the advertisement such as cell staining techniques, light microscopy, microbial identification. I have also skills involved in the plant sciences in measurement techniques such as leaf area, wet and dry mass.
It’s important and critical to know what are my strengths and weakness, I must know what I should improve and focus on. This way I will be able to achieve my aims of accomplishing good work and high results for this course. This can achieved by identifying and planning of the following:
Hence, in this learning statement, I focussed on what my qualities are and where my weaknesses are. This also helped me to plan out how to utilise my strengths effectively in the field. The module I have
When I think of the word interview I think of it as a series of questions asked from one person to another to seek information. In my previous assessment we were asked to interview a fellow peer, on their personal experience of QIBT so far this year. We were not given any question, but made to think of our own. As we were interviewing our peer another peer was marking us on our overall ability to interview. This piece of reflective writing will be an explanation of what I thought my personal strengths and weaknesses were throughout my interview.
Student’s Strengths (include a description of the student’s behavioral strengths, such as positive interactions with staff, ignoring the inappropriate behavior of peers, accepts responsibility, etc.): 1. Noah is very social and wants to be accepted by his peers. 2. Noah is organized. 3. He is artistic, and this is
Throughout this semester this class has allowed me the privilege to get to know people who I would have never talked to on a personal level while also having the chance to advance my interviewing skills while getting to know them. Not only did these interviews and experiences display my strengths such as being able to adapt to certain situations but even more importantly it helped show me my weaknesses. After one interview and the next, I had to learn what role I had to play as within each interview I had to adapt to find my specific role as it varied from one to the next. Having the opportunity to interview a handful of people from the beginning of this semester to now has also taught me that the person you are interviewing can have a tremendous effect on if the interview goes successfully or not for reasons that I will elaborate on further in my paper. Lastly, one of the greatest lessons I learned about while interviewing people would be how to properly prepare to make sure the interview itself go as smoothly as possible. All of these factors have helped me grow in becoming a better interviewer and have helped me grow as a person.
Answer 1 Strengths My current strengths include; my honesty and passion towards my work. I have always been positive and confident regarding my aims and targets. Along with these, I am a good decision maker, due to which I can make right and quick decisions. Moreover, I have ability to motivate others