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Why Am I Here? Engaging the Reluctant Client


Duration: 44 min

This video features two 20-minute vignettes in which social work students interview reluctant clients and then debrief with a supervisor. Based on actual process recordings of student sessions, the vignettes realistically portray the experience of social work interns working with new clients who resist their interventions. The ensuing supervisory sessions with Carol Tosone, PhD, present key practice issues and their connections to general theories of clinical social work. Includes downloadable suggested class plan, worksheets, teaching points, and list of further reading.

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