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By Paula Nicolson

ISBN-10: 0333340671

ISBN-13: 9780333340677

ISBN-10: 1349173568

ISBN-13: 9781349173563

Psychology study and abilities will be utilized to social paintings and this ebook exhibits how this is often performed in particular functional events, equivalent to the group and home employees teams. additionally incorporated is fabric on baby abuse, bereavement and loss and mental variety.

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The difficulties are divided into: those with interviewing itself; particular forms of 'client behaviour'; and 'kinds' of client. A. Interviewing itself Beginning. g. ', though this may be seen as begging the question or like trying to sell something. ' are more neutral. 33) helps. 33). Ending. Say 'In the last few minutes I'd like to .. '. Try a summary, or ask the client to summarise. It is a good idea if possible to have some time to spare between interviews, both to prepare for the next one and because some clients leave important information until near the end.

And finally, confrontation - rejecting the lie but not the client- is preferable to a false relationship. C. 'Types' of client Bereaved. Recently-bereaved people often feel lost and frightened. Our culture provides little preparation, and interviewers too can find the subject of death difficult: it may stimulate a memory or a fear of loss in themselves. Bereaved people generally need to talk about the dead person in detail, and to do so repeatedly. They may reveal feelings of guilt about their behaviour towards the dead person, or anger with them for dying: whatever the feelings, pity is not appropriate, patience is.

Interviewer and client should agree on the contract before continuing. g. ' A gap may appear between what the client expects and what the social worker can provide. If there is a significant gap it can be treated as a problem by going through stages 1-3 of the model outlined below. Expectations can also influence first impressions: an angry client may be more ready to interpret your behaviour as insulting or critical. And there is an element of negotiation: who speaks most, and what about? Would it be more useful to speak to someone else?

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