Complete a bio-psycho-social assessment and provide an analysis of the assessment.
Project: Bio-Psycho-Social Assessment
Assessing a client’s biological, psychological, and social history is a holistic approach that is an essential aspect of social work practice. Since one area often affects the other two, it is important to get as accurate an assessment as possible when working with a client. Social workers use the bio-psycho-social tool to communicate specific information, and possible conclusions, about a client to other professionals. It is, at once, a summary of current issues and problems; a listing of past factors that may be relevant to the current situation; and a description of potential issues that may have an effect on the client in the future. In addition to describing the client’s challenges and problems, the assessment identifies strengths and assets that are available to provide support. For this Project you create a bio-psycho-social assessment.
By Day 7
Submit a 6- to 9-page paper that focuses on an adolescent from one of the case studies presented in this course. For this Project, complete a bio-psycho-social assessment and provide an analysis of the assessment. This Project is divided into two parts:
Part A: Bio-Psycho-Social Assessment: The assessment should be written in professional language and include sections on each of the following:
Presenting issue (including referral source)
Current living situation
Birth and developmental history
School and social relationships
Family members and relationships
Health and medical issues (including psychological and psychiatric functioning, substance abuse)
Social, community, and recreational activities
Client strengths, capacities, and resources
Part B: Analysis of Assessment. Address each of the following:
Explain the challenges faced by the client(s)—for example, drug addiction, lack of basic needs, victim of abuse, new school environment, etc.
Analyze how the social environment affects the client.
Identify which human behavior or social theories may guide your practice with this individual and explain how these theories inform your assessment.
Explain how you would use this assessment to develop mutually agreed-upon goals to be met in order to address the presenting issue and challenges face by the client.
Explain how you would use the identified strengths of the client(s) in a treatment plan.
Explain how you would use evidence-based practice when working with this client and recommend specific intervention strategies (skills, knowledge, etc.) to address the presenting issue.
Analyze the ethical issues present in the case. Explain how will you address them.
Describe the issues will you need to address around cultural competence.
Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Project for review and grading, do the following:
Please save your Project using the naming convention “WK10Proj+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
Click the Week 10 Project Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Project.
Click the Week 10 Project link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK10Proj+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
Due to the nature of this assignment, your instructor may require more than 5 days to provide you with quality feedback.
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Document: BioPsychoSocial Assessment Template(Word document)
Braly. J. (2002). Oliver’s pink bicycle [Audio file]. Retrieved from http://themoth.org/posts/stories/olivers-pink-bicycle
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