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BSHS 395 Week 1 The Assessment Process

Professionals follow a
three-phase process, known as the helping process, to provide the support and
structure needed to help others. The helping process includes the following
three phases:

  • Assessment

  • Planning

  • Implementation

Write a 500- to 750-word paper
exploring the importance of the three phases. In addition, include the
following information:

  • Describe the
    significance of case review, report writing and documentation, and client
    participation during the helping process.

  • Discuss how
    a strength-based approach is used in each phase.

  • Describe the
    ethical considerations that must be addressed during each phase.

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with APA guidelines.

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BSHS 395 Week 2 The Interview Process

Write a 500- to 750-word paper in which you create an imaginary
assessment interview between a case manager and a client from a specific
population of your choice.

Include the followingin your assessment interview:

  • A brief

  • A beginning,
    middle, and end of the interview process as outlined in Ch. 2 of The
    Helping Process

  • A discussion
    on confidentiality

  • A
    strengths-based approach

  • Active
    listening and questioning skills

  • Responding
    skills, including minimal responses, paraphrasing, reflection,
    clarification, and summarizing

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with APA guidelines.

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BSHS 395 Week 2 Recognizing Stress,
Distress, and Disorder

Resource: Mental
Health Facilitator module: Recognizing Stress, Distress, and Disorder.

Complete the Recognizing Stress, Distress, and Disorder Worksheet.

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Stress, Distress, and Disorder Worksheet


Read the the following case studies and determine if they are a form of
stress, distress, or disorder. In the spaces provided below, indicate which
type of disorder is portrayed in each scenario. Justify each response in 100-
200 words.


Case Study

Stress, Distress, or Disorder

John, a recent college graduate, has been
struggeling to find a job for the last 6 months. He was fired from the job he
had originally acquired immediately after college due to his inappropriate
and negative interactions with his other coworkers. His interviews have also
been unsuccessful as he has been exhibiting strange social behavior.


Paula has recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl.
Her husband has noticed she is having a hard time remembering where she put
things and tends to forget what she was just planning on doing. Paula and her
husbands relationship has also been strained as they are both overwhelmed
with having an infant in the house.


Nancy, a formerly successful realtor, has recently quit
her job and remains unemployed. She has been feeling down in the dumps and
has not been looking for other employment. Nancy also has stopped hanging out
with her friends and doing activities she normally enjoys.




BSHS 395 Week 3 Problems and Goals Case

Select one
of the following three case studies in Ch. 3 of The
Helping Process

  • Case Susanna

  • Case James and Samantha

  • Case Alicia and Montford

Identify three to five problems in the case
study you have selected.

Write a
500- to 700-word paperthatincludes the following:

  • A problem-solving strategy and a
    goal for each problem

  • The services, resources, and
    supports the client may need and why

A description of how goals are measurable and realistically
attainable for the client

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BSHS 395 Week 3 STPC Worksheet

Resource: Mental
Health Facilitator module: Solving Problems and Setting Goals.

 Complete the
STPC Worksheet.

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Watch the STPC demonstration video in the Mental Health Facilitator
Module “Solving Problems and Setting Goals.” 


Answer the following questions based on what you observe in the
demonstration video.


  1. What is the situation that Scott wants to improve (S)?


  1. What has Scott already tried to help improve his situation (T)?


  1. What possibilities does Scott have to improve his situation
    moving forward (P)?


  1. Which of the possible choices listed above is Scott willing to
    try (C)?


  1. What other suggestions do you have for helping Scott?  Is there anything that you would have
    done differently?  Why?



BSHS 395 Week 4 Helping Process Phases

Resource: Kelsey High School located in
the Virtual Organization portal within the University Library.

Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation, with speaker notes where
each team member develops 2-3 slides, about how the helping-process phases can
assist the student they selected at Kelsey High School.

Include the
following in your presentation:


  • For each student, explain how you
    would use assessment and planning to best support the student with his or
    her goals upon graduation.

  • Identify the student's strengths
    and problem areas. Explain how you would tailor your assessment and
    planning strategy for the student. Based on the student's information,
    what should be the focus of your strategy? What additional information
    would you seek?

  • What types of services and resources
    might this student need to be successful after graduation?

  • Explain the reasoning for your

 Format your
presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

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BSHS 395 Week 5 Final Exam

Complete the final exam, which is posted by your instructor in the New


Final Textbook Examination


This examination is to test your knowledge and what you have learned
from The Helping Process: Assessment to Termination. There are 30
short-answer questions, and each question is worth half of a point.


Identify and describe the three parts of the assessment phase.


Why is documentation such an important piece of the helping process?


How is the strengths-based approach used in the assessment phase? Provide
an example.


Why is motivational interviewing considered a valuable interviewing


Compare structured and unstructured interviews. What are the pros and
cons of each?


What is the definition of confidentiality, and how does it
relate to the assessment phase?


When evaluating a client’s application for
services, how does a case manager determine eligibility?


Explain the concept of listening during the intake interview. Why is
it important for an intake interview to be effective?


What are the five methods of responding? Provide a brief example of


Choose an interviewing pitfall. Why can the pitfall hurt the


How would you describe plan development? Why it is important? Provide
a brief example.


What challenges do new case managers have when trying to establish
information and referral systems? How can they meet those challenges?


What are the advantages of a case manager keeping a feedback log?


Describe the halo effect. How can a case manager prevent this from


What are the differences between an achievement test and an aptitude


What is the importance of client input during the planning process?


How can medical exams and medical consultations help a case manager
provide services to a client?


What are the five axes of the DSM-IV-TR®? Briefly describe


What are the advantages and limitations of a client’s social history


What are the five models of mental illness? Provide a brief definition
of each.


What is the importance of a referral when coordinating services?


How would you define resource selection? Provide an example of
how resource selection might work for a client.


To work effectively with other professionals, what skills does a case
manager need?


How would you define the roles of a broker and a mobilizer during the
referral process?


What is the importance of monitoring and reviewing services?


How does a case manager evaluate client progress once services have
been set into motion?


How would you describe the four phases of behavior change? (pp. 206­–208)


According to the textbook, what are the three roles of a helping
professional? Briefly explain how each is used.


Why is feedback important when evaluating direct services? Provide an
example of feedback.


What are three strategies case managers can use to determine whether a
client is ready to terminate services?




BSHS 395 Week 5 Case Manager Interview

Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation about your interview with a case

Interview a case manager about his
or her role in coordinating services for clients. At a minimum, include answers
to the following questions in your presentation:

  • How
    important is it to network and collaborate with other providers?

  • How do case
    managers engage in collaboration with other providers to help clients
    receive services?

  • How do case
    managers find and select resources?

  • What is the
    role of the case manager in the referral process?

  • What are the
    responsibilities of the client in the referral process?

Format your presentation
consistent with APA guidelines.

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