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Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

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Working With Family Caregivers: Case Managers’ Perspectives, Kelsey Myers Jan 2013

Working With Family Caregivers: Case Managers’ Perspectives, Kelsey Myers

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

The purpose of this study was to explore from the case managers’ perspective how they work with family caregivers. Eighteen social workers from 5 community based case management agencies completed an online survey about their work family caregivers. Case managers indicated involvement with family caregivers in the areas of assessment, creating a care plan, education, making referrals, advocacy and assistance with problem solving. Case managers indicated that they typically complete the assessment with a caregiver present and invite the caregiver to participate in creating the care plan. Respondents indicated they provide updates less than once a month and use email ...


Addressing Physical Health In Social Work Practice, Kristin K. Huskamp Jan 2013

Addressing Physical Health In Social Work Practice, Kristin K. Huskamp

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The current base of literature highlights the importance of physical health and it’s impact on an individual’s mental health and overall well-being. The purpose of this research is to examine how often social workers target physical health in practice with clients and if there is an underutilization of the research regarding the impact of physical health on psychological health in practice with clients. The research specifically examines how physical health is incorporated into assessment, diagnosis, and over the course of treatment in clinical social work practice. This study used qualitative research, which includes data collection, data analysis, and ...


Focused Practice: Exploring The Relationship Between Mindfulness And Empathy Among Clinical Social Workers, Shannon Savageau Jan 2013

Focused Practice: Exploring The Relationship Between Mindfulness And Empathy Among Clinical Social Workers, Shannon Savageau

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This research project explores the impact of mindfulness on the practice of clinical social work as it pertains to building the skill of empathy. Mindfulness, in practice, varies from clinician to clinician; however, mindfulness in general involves having an expanded sense of awareness and attunement to the greater experience of the client. As such, current research (as discussed in the literature review) supports that those clinicians who practice mindfulness develop an increased compassion for self and others and thus are more empathic than those who do not practice mindfulness. This research is important to the field of clinical social work ...


Use Of Research Among Social Work Clinicians, Justin Jeffrey Jan 2013

Use Of Research Among Social Work Clinicians, Justin Jeffrey

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This study used a quantitative research design to examine the extent to which clinical social workers (LICSW’s) stay abreast of clinical social work research. This study also examined whether social workers who use different therapeutic approaches differ at all in their research behaviors. Participants responded to an online survey administered using Surveymonkey (n=80).

The study found that clinical social workers engage in a variety of research behaviors, and that these behaviors closely mirror the findings of a recent study on this same topic. Nearly a quarter of licensed social workers report that they never or rarely read scholarly ...


Early Onset Of Social Work Burnout, Dayse L.M. Koski Jan 2013

Early Onset Of Social Work Burnout, Dayse L.M. Koski

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The issue of social worker burnout impacts the growth and sustainability of the social work industry. The purpose of this project was to determine if there is a connection between the amount of time as a social worker and level of burnout. Mailing addresses for 150 Minnesota social workers were randomly selected and mailed a survey. The survey included the Burnout Measurement Short (BMS) questionnaire, an established self-administered burnout assessment tool, and other pertinent burnout related questions. Data from 43 completed surveys were entered into a spreadsheet. The data was organized and analyzed using Minitab to perform ANOVA calculations. The ...


Risks And Supportive Factors Of Burnout Among School Social Workers In Early Childhood Special Education Setting, Veronica Vazquez Freeberg Jan 2013

Risks And Supportive Factors Of Burnout Among School Social Workers In Early Childhood Special Education Setting, Veronica Vazquez Freeberg

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This qualitative study examined the risk and supportive factors of burnout among school social workers in the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) setting. Data was collected through semi-structured standardized interviews with 7 licensed school social workers currently working in this area. Theme coding methods were used to inductively analyze codes in the data and to find common themes from the interviews. Themes that emerged were separated into six categories: personal, organizational, and job structural risks factors, and personal, organizational, and job structural supportive factors. The majority of the findings of this study were consistent with previous research. Other themes that ...


Perceptions Of Social Work And Collaboration With Clinical Social Workers: Clergy Perspectives, Susan C. Amann Jan 2013

Perceptions Of Social Work And Collaboration With Clinical Social Workers: Clergy Perspectives, Susan C. Amann

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Social workers provide services to meet the needs of individuals, communities and society. Due to limited funding and high need, social workers may need to collaborate with other professionals to meet the needs. The clergy are one such group of professionals. They encounter a variety of needs presented by their parishioners and the communities to which they belong. This qualitative research study sought to identify clergy persons’ perceptions of social workers and perspectives on collaborating with social workers. Individual interviews were held with eight Protestant clergy persons holding a Master of Divinity degree and serving in suburban parishes. The major ...


Why We Do What We Do: A Psychosocial Development Perspective On Factors That Influence Decision To Pursue A Career In Social Work, Hugh Armstrong Jan 2013

Why We Do What We Do: A Psychosocial Development Perspective On Factors That Influence Decision To Pursue A Career In Social Work, Hugh Armstrong

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Adapting To Change: "Provider Perspectives On The Transition To Long Term Care", Paige Elise Sorenson Jan 2013

Adapting To Change: "Provider Perspectives On The Transition To Long Term Care", Paige Elise Sorenson

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This study investigated the transition from independent living to long-term care settings from the perspective of social workers currently in the field. This study was carried out using qualitative interviews with semi-structured questions. The sample was made up of five participants. The primary purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the transitional process from independent living to long-term care from the perspective of social workers who are professionally-involved in this process. The secondary purpose of this study was to understand the dynamic issues faced by long-term care social workers and to better understand how their unique ...


Emergency Department Staff Perception Of The Role Of Social Work And The Social Worker In The Emergency Department, Natasha M. Stepka Jan 2013

Emergency Department Staff Perception Of The Role Of Social Work And The Social Worker In The Emergency Department, Natasha M. Stepka

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Changes to the healthcare system such as a decrease in resources, combined roles of emergency department personnel, and delivery of mental health treatment in emergency departments has necessitated further investigation of the role of social workers in the emergency department. Using a qualitative research design, eight participants from rural emergency departments were surveyed regarding how they perceived mental health emergencies and mental health crises within the emergency department, and their perceptions of the social work role. Findings of this study suggest that a social worker is a valuable addition to the interdisciplinary team in the emergency department. Additionally it indicated ...


The Impact Of Attention And Interpretation Therapy On The Practitioner: Beneficial For Helping Professionals?, Brady R. Voigt Jan 2013

The Impact Of Attention And Interpretation Therapy On The Practitioner: Beneficial For Helping Professionals?, Brady R. Voigt

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The topic of this research project is Attention and Interpretation Therapy (AIT), a mindfulness-based approach to stress reduction and increased resilience developed in 2009 by Dr. Amit Sood. The research question was: What is the impact of AIT on helping professionals? Eight qualitative interviews were conducted with licensed clinical social workers, counselors, and psychologists who have participated in six-month AIT courses. Grounded theory methodology and constant comparative analysis were used to analyze transcribed qualitative data. Seven major themes emerged, including gratitude, compassion, and acceptance; AIT principles; AIT and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); client impacts; practitioner use; less stress, burnout, and ...