In order to assist clients with change, social workers must have a clear understanding of the elements of the transtheoretical change process. Many factors influence how and when change may occur in clients. It is important for social workers to recognize and acknowledge when the client is in a particular phase of change. Doing so provides key opportunities for social workers to support client self-efficacy and address ambivalent feelings the client may have about the change process. Social workers should take care to use professional skills to develop motivational questions and responses to encourage clients through the change process.
For thisAssignment, review the case study, “The School Brawler,” (see attachment) and consider the transtheoretical stage of change of the client in the case study. Think about where the client is at the beginning and at the end of the therapy session. Consider interactions in the therapy session that influence the client’s move from one stage to another. (See attachment for some information on Transtheoretical, plus use your own research on Transtheoretical using only valid resources)
The assignment (2–3 pages):
- Describe the transtheoretical stage of change the client in the case study was in at the beginning of therapy session, and explain why.
- Describe the transtheoretical stage of change the client is in at the end of the therapy session, and explain why.
- Describe two interactions that occur in the therapeutic session, and explain how each influences the client’s move from one stage to another. Must be in APA format and no plagiarism. Use only resources that are not more than 7 years old