Mental Health Assessment
Anna and Janet – as dramatised in the video The Last Time We Spoke – a carer’s story
Summative assessment task:
Using one of the case scenarios, please provide a reflective account of social work practice. (4000 words (+/- 10%))
Within this task you must address all four learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate your critical understanding of the legislation, policy, theory and research evidence underpinning social work practice in relation to your chosen case scenario (LO1)
- Critically reflect on the use of self and professional identity in relation to working with service users, particularly with reference to the chosen case scenario (LO2)
- Examine the skills required to work with services users where there are tensions between care and control (LO3)
- Discuss the ethical and value conflicts that can arise, with reference where appropriate to the SSSC codes of practice (LO4)
You should give a very brief summary of the case scenario to which your reflective account relates (as a guideline – 100 words max).
An excellent reflective account will demonstrate:
- A thorough knowledge and critical understanding of the relevant legislation, policy, theory and research evidence underpinning social work practice in relation to the chosen case scenario.
- A comprehensive knowledge of relevant theories and concepts relating to use of self and professional identity in social work practice.
- Knowledge of appropriate theoretical and/or evidence based skills required to work with service users where there are tensions of care and control.
Generic Cognitive Skills
- Initiative, originality and creativity, such as the ability to develop ideas and concepts through rational argument underpinned by evidence-based research.
- An appreciation of the importance of relevant approaches and the ability to synthesise material and offer new interpretations and insights.
- To be able to search for and select appropriate information and literature, and appraise these effectively
Practice: Applied knowledge and understanding
- Ability to critically reflect on what use of self personally means for you and your own professional identity, examining how this impact your understanding and engagement with service users.
- Ability to examine the skills required to work with service users where there are tensions of care and control.
- Ability to identity and discuss the ethical and value conflicts that can arise.