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BSHS 395 Week 1 Individual Assignment The Helping Process
Professionals follow a three-phase process, known as the helping process, to provide the support and structure needed to help others. The helping process includes the following three phases:
Write a 500- to 750-word paper exploring the importance of the three phases. Include the following information:
Describe the significance of case review, report writing and documentation, and client participation during the helping process.
Discuss how a strength-based approach is used in each phase.
Describe the ethical considerations that must be addressed during each phase.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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BSHS 395 Week 2 Individual Assignment The Interview Process
Write a 500- to 750-word paper in which you create an imaginary assessment interview between a case manager and a client from a specific population of your choice. Include the following in your assessment interview:
A brief introduction
A beginning, middle, and end of the interview process as outlined in Ch. 2 of The Helping Process
A discussion on confidentiality
A strengths-based approach
Active listening and questioning skills
Responding skills, including minimal responses, paraphrasing, reflection, clarification, and summarizing
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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BSHS 395 Week 2 Individual Assignment Recognizing Stress, Distress, and Disorder
Resource: Mental Health Facilitator module: Recognizing Stress, Distress, and Disorder
Complete the Recognizing Stress, Distress, and Disorder Worksheet.
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MHF Module: Recognizing Stress, Distress, and Disorder
Recognizing Stress, Distress, and Disorder Worksheet
Read the the following case studies and determine if they are a form of stress, distress, or disorder. In the spaces provided below, indicate which type of disorder is portrayed in each scenario. Justify each response in 100- 200 words.
Case Study Stress, Distress, or Disorder
John, a recent college graduate, has been struggeling to find a job for the last 6 months. He was fired from the job he had originally acquired immediately after college due to his inappropriate and negative interactions with his other coworkers. His interviews have also been unsuccessful as he has been exhibiting strange social behavior.  
Paula has recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl. Her husband has noticed she is having a hard time remembering where she put things and tends to forget what she was just planning on doing. Paula and her husbands relationship has also been strained as they are both overwhelmed with having an infant in the house.  
Nancy, a formerly successful realtor, has recently quit her job and remains unemployed. She has been feeling down in the dumps and has not been looking for other employment. Nancy also has stopped hanging out with her friends and doing activities she normally enjoys.  
BSHS 395 Week 3 Individual Assignment Problems and Goals Case Study
Select one of the following three case studies in Ch. 3 of The Helping
"Case Susanna"
"Case James and Samantha"
"Case Alicia and Montford"
Identify three to five problems in the case study you have selected.
Write a 500- to 700-word paper that includes the following:
A problem-solving strategy and a goal for each problem
The services, resources, and supports the client may need, and why he or she may need them
A description of how goals are measurable and realistically attainable for the client
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BSHS 395 Week 3  Learning Team STPC Worksheet
Resource: Mental Health Facilitator module: Solving Problems and
Setting Goals
Complete the STPC Worksheet.
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MHF Module: Solving Problems and Setting Goals
STPC Worksheet
Watch the STPC demonstration video in the Mental Health Facilitator Module “Solving Problems and Setting Goals.” 
Answer the following questions based on what you observe in the demonstration video.
  1. What is the situation that Scott wants to improve (S)?
  1. What has Scott already tried to help improve his situation (T)?
  1. What possibilities does Scott have to improve his situation moving forward (P)?
  1. Which of the possible choices listed above is Scott willing to try (C)?
  1. What other suggestions do you have for helping Scott?  Is there anything that you would have done differently?  Why?
BSHS 395 Week 4 Learning Team Helping Process Phases Presentation
Resource: Kelsey High School, located in the Virtual Organizations portal
Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation with speaker notes.
This is a TEAM assignment and each team member will develop 2 to 3 slides about how the helping-process phases can assist a student they selected at Kelsey High School.
Include the following in the presentation:
For each student, explain how you would use assessment and planning to best support the student with his or her goals upon graduation.
Identify the student's strengths and problem areas. Explain how you would tailor your assessment and planning strategy for the student. Based on the student's information, what should be the focus of your strategy? What additional information would you seek?
What types of services and resources might this student need to be successful after graduation?
Explain the reasoning for your strategy.
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
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BSHS 395 Week 5 Individual Assignment Final Exam
Complete the instructor posted final exam.
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University of Phoenix Material
Final Textbook Examination
This examination is to test your knowledge and what you have learned from The Helping Process: Assessment to Termination. There are 30 short-answer questions, and each question is worth half of a point.
1.     Identify and describe the three parts of the assessment phase.
2.     Why is documentation such an important piece of the helping process?
3.     How is the strengths-based approach used in the assessment phase? Provide an example.
4.     Why is motivational interviewing considered a valuable interviewing strategy?
5.     Compare structured and unstructured interviews. What are the pros and cons of each?
6.     What is the definition of confidentiality, and how does it relate to the assessment phase?
7.     When evaluating a client’s application for services, how does a case manager determine eligibility?
8.     Explain the concept of listening during the intake interview. Why is it important for an intake interview to be effective?
9.     What are the five methods of responding? Provide a brief example of each.
10.  Choose an interviewing pitfall. Why can the pitfall hurt the interview?
11.  How would you describe plan development? Why it is important? Provide a brief example.
12.  What challenges do new case managers have when trying to establish information and referral systems? How can they meet those challenges?
13.  What are the advantages of a case manager keeping a feedback log?
14.  Describe the halo effect. How can a case manager prevent this from occurring?
15.  What are the differences between an achievement test and an aptitude test?
16.  What is the importance of client input during the planning process?
17.  How can medical exams and medical consultations help a case manager provide services to a client?
18.  What are the five axes of the DSM-IV-TR®? Briefly describe each
19.  What are the advantages and limitations of a client’s social history report?
20.  What are the five models of mental illness? Provide a brief definition of each.
21.  What is the importance of a referral when coordinating services?
22.  How would you define resource selection? Provide an example of how resource selection might work for a client.
23.  To work effectively with other professionals, what skills does a case manager need?
24.  How would you define the roles of a broker and a mobilizer during the referral process?
25.  What is the importance of monitoring and reviewing services?
26.  How does a case manager evaluate client progress once services have been set into motion?
27.  How would you describe the four phases of behavior change? (pp. 206­–208)
28.  According to the textbook, what are the three roles of a helping professional? Briefly explain how each is used.
29.  Why is feedback important when evaluating direct services? Provide an example of feedback.
30.  What are three strategies case managers can use to determine whether a client is ready to terminate services?
BSHS 395 Week 5 Individual Assignment Case Manager Interview Presentation
Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation about your interview with a case manager.
Interview a case manager about his or her role in coordinating services for clients. At a minimum, include answers to the following questions in your presentation:
How important is it to network and collaborate with other providers?
How do case managers engage in collaboration with other providers to help clients receive services?
How do case managers find and select resources?
What is the role of the case manager in the referral process?
What are the responsibilities of the client in the referral process? Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines. 
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