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1 Creating a Learning Plan Junior and Senior Practicum

2 Creating a Learning Plan Instructions: 1.Create a learning plan using Competencies 1-5 & 11 (Junior I) and 1-2 & 6-11 (Junior II) 1-11 (Senior). 2.Create one action plan for each behavior. 3.Action plans must be measurable and time specific. 4.Create action plans that are realistic and specific to your practicum assignment.

3 Creating a Learning Plan Example of measurable action plans: 1.Provide (action) referral services (activity/behavior) for 3-5 client (who and how many) by September 20, 2011 (due date). 2.Read the agency policies and procedures manual by October 1, 2011. 3.Meet with agency supervisor weekly during practicum to discuss my learning plan and progress as an intern. 4.Attend three staff meetings before the end of the semester.

4 Creating a Learning Plan Example: 1.Identify as a professional social worker a.Provide advocacy services for 1-3 clients while serving working with children and parents at Youth Services of Tulsa by December 3, 2011. (Practice advocacy) b. --------(Practice self-reflection)

5 Example Action Plans: Advocate for 2-3 clients at the Assistance Center by finding resources for them to access services by December 1, 2011. (Practice Advocacy)

6 Example Action Plans: Identify 1-2 occasions when I served as a broker for a client by linking them to services provided by different agencies in the community by November 1, 2010. (Practice Advocacy)

7 Example Action Plans: Accompany a Loaned Executive to a corporate or non-profit work place presentation on United Way by September 30th; observe and reflect on Loaned Executives ability to advocate on behalf of United Ways mission within student portfolio. (Practice advocacy)

8 Example Action Plans: Personally reflect on my practicum experiences in my weekly logs. (Practice self-reflection)

9 Example Action Plan: Throughout practicum placement, maintain a record (network) of professional contacts within Student Portfolio from which to reference later in professional career. (Attend to professional roles and boundaries).

10 Example Action Plans: Present myself as a professional by dressing appropriately and exuding confidence in my interview for an internship at MHAT and gain feedback from interviewer concerning my professional demeanor by September 15, 2011. (Engage professional demeanor)

11 Example Action Plan: Arrive at my practicum daily, displaying appropriate attire and grooming, and in compliance with time commitments; receive feedback from supervisor within weekly supervision and record within student portfolio by week 14 of practicum. (Engage professional demeanor).

12 Example Action Plan: Attend one staff in-service training seminar by November 30, 2011. (Pursue life-long learning) Attend at least two NASW or NACSW local chapter meetings by December 3; record within meeting log. (Pursue life-long learning)

13 Example Action Plan: Meet with field supervisor for one hour each week to assess my progress toward the completion of practicum goals. (Seek supervision and consultation)

14 Example Action Plan: Identify 2-3 cases when my personal values could have influenced my decision to assist clients, and document the experience in my weekly log by November 15, 2011. (Manage personal values)

15 Example Action Plan: Identify 1-2 occasions when I allowed the client to inform my effort to find services, thereby giving the client the ability to use self determination by November 1, 2011. (Apply NASW Code of Ethics)

16 Example Action Plans: Attend one staff in-service training seminar by November 30, 2011. (Pursue life-long learning)

17 Example Action Plan: Identify 1-2 incidents when I was assertive in clarifying role ambiguity when working with coworkers or clientele by October 30, 2011 and write about my experience in my weekly log. (Appreciate ambiguity)

18 Example Action Plan: Identify 1-2 occasions when I used the ethical screening guidelines to inform my decision making when working with clients in the Creating Connections Program by November 15, 2011; and discuss my experience with my practicum supervisor by December 1, 2011. (Engage ethical reasoning)

19 Example Action Plan: Answer 5 phone calls at the MHATs Call Center and use reflective listening skills such as open and close ended questions to gain information from the client by December 1, 2011. (Integrate knowledge)

20 Example Action Plan: Critique one empirically supported research article that discusses the effectiveness of CPT-SA treatment model (Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Related to Childhood Sexual Abuse) as an effective tool in the treatment of childhood sexual abuse victims who are experiencing symptoms of PTSD by November 15, 2011. (Analyze practice models)

21 Example Action Plan: Assess group dynamics of observed councils (Womens Giving Circle, Venture Grant Committee, and Youth Philanthropy Initiative) to make distinct connections between group member roles, found within Group Dynamics coursework, and various participating council members; discuss observations within logs and student portfolio by week 10. (Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments)

22 Example Action Plans: Meet with field supervisor for one hour each week to assess my progress toward the completion of practicum goals. (Seek supervision and consultation)

23 Example Action Plans: Identify 2-3 cases when my personal values could have influenced my decision to assist clients, and document the experience in my weekly log by November 15, 2011. (Manage personal values)

24 Example Action Plan: Engage in three agency site visits (listed below) by November 1 to learn about intervention, assessment, and prevention models directly applied at the following agencies: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Parent Child Center Family and Childrens Services - Women in Recovery program Discuss methods of application within student portfolio by November 15.(Analyse practice models)

25 Example Action Plan: Provide an oral argument for my progress toward the successful completion of the CSWEs 10 competencies at the final examination by the end of the semester. (Perform oral communication)

26 Example Action Plan: Appropriately present and clarify individual progress toward research and idea development specific to a youth cabinet for TAUW to New Alliances Campaign Specialist, Diane Powell by October 1. Receive feedback from supervisor through requested communication between Diane and Sharon. (Perform Oral Communication)

27 Example Action Plan: Partake in an agency project presentation specific to research on youth leadership and development among TAUW Community Investments staff; and extend invitation to Gabe Lowe (Youth Services of Tulsa), Adam Seaman (Youth Philanthropy Initiative), and Randy Macon (Schusterman Foundation) by December 3. Receive feedback via presentation evaluation form. (Perform Oral Communication)

28 Example Action Plan: Prepare a process recording for one client at MHAT by November 1st, 2011. (Perform written communication)

29 Example Action Plan: Attend one focus group meeting with The Regents for Higher Education and discuss how the culture of poverty can hinder the participation of individuals in the Oklahoma Promise program by October 15, 2011. (Recognize oppression)

30 Example Action Plan: Read one article a month pertaining to the different hardships that are facing the demographic of people I am working with; record it in weekly log by November 26, 2011. (Recognize oppression)

31 Example Action Plan: Identify 1-2 occasions when my assessment of a client contradicted that of my coworkers, and reflect on how my personal biases may have affected the way in which I assessed the client in my weekly log by November 30, 2011. (Investigate personal biases)

32 Example Action Plan: Discuss 1-2 situations where my professional behavior was influenced by my Native American culture; reflect on these observations by week 10 in my weekly log (Investigate personal biases). Identify biases that I may have with three patients and talk about these biases in my log by October 28, 2011. (Investigate personal biases)

33 Example Action Plan: Identify 1-2 situations when my professional behavior was influenced by my Native American culture and discuss the affects that this dynamic had on practicum experience in my weekly log by December 10, 2011. (Appreciate differences)

34 Example Action Plans: Record 1-2 cultural experiences from Safe Team meetings in weekly log by November 26, 2011. (Learn from cultural informants)

35 Example Action Plan: Interview program participant within the Family and Childrens Services Women in Recovery program about elements of oppression among women inmates in the Tulsa community; provide reflection and conclusions within student portfolio by November 1 st. (Recognize oppression)

36 Example Action Plan: Select one case a month and document the injustice concerning the client in weekly log; discuss it with my supervisor by November 26, 2011. (Assess dynamics of injustice)

37 Example Action Plan Observe three clients at the hospital and determine how injustice may impact their individual lives with their situation and discuss this with my supervisor by December 2, 2011. (Assess dynamics of injustice)

38 Example Action Plan: Advocate for two different patients with getting the resources for how to apply for disability to pay for their medical bills and document it in my log by December 2, 2011. (Advance human rights and all forms of justice)

39 Example Action Plan: Advocate for youth involvement in social change through the development of a joint voice with the underprivileged of our community (youth council model). Discuss within research components of proposal and student portfolio by December 3 rd. (Advance human rights and all forms of justice).

40 Example Action Plan Advocate for two different patients with getting the resources for how to apply for disability to pay for their medical bills and document it in my log by December 2, 2011. (Advance human rights and all forms of justice)

41 Example Action Plan: Observe three clients at the hospital and determine how injustice may impact their individual lives with their situation and discuss this with my supervisor by December 2, 2011. (Assess dynamics of injustice)

42 Example Action Plan: Conduct meetings with co-workers in the educational department to help develop a survey that assesses the unique needs of different faith communities in caring for their congregations mental health by December 3, 2011. (Apply practice to inform research)

43 Example Action Plan: Document the various types of burns reported among patients in the Burn Unit and discuss findings with my supervisor at the end of the semester. (Apply practice to inform research)

44 Example Action Plan: Read one empirically supported research article that addresses an area of mental health that directly affects the clients that I will have one-on-one interviews with at the Altamont House by November 1, 2011, and use that information to better inform the way that I assist those clients. (Apply research to inform practice)

45 Example Action Plan: Perform three to five psychosocial assessments on patients who are referred by a doctor for a social work consult by December 9, 2011. (Apply bio-psycho-social-cultural- spiritual development to assessment, intervention, and evaluation)

46 Example Action Plan: Assist clients at the Good Samaritan Health Clinic and identify 1-2 occasions when I applied the bio- psycho-social-cultural-spiritual perspective when interviewing them to assess their needs by December 1, 2011. (Apply bio-psycho-social- cultural-spiritual)

47 Example Action Plan: Observe four patients family members that are in their rooms and view how they may impact the environment of how the patient lives and reacts to there environment, and report this to my supervisor what I felt about these interactions by November 18, 2011. (Apply person- in-environment context to assessment, intervention, and Evaluation)

48 Example Action Plan: Assess case management policies over donations for patients families in the case management department and talk about it with the manager of the department by November 25, 2010. (Assess policies that advance social well-being)

49 Example Action Plan: Talk to my supervisor about policies dealing with Medicare and Medicaid and do two referrals to Cardin for Medicaid, which help patients, obtain medical care by October 14, 2011. (Use collaboration to advocate policy action)

50 Example Action Plan: Take note of the Veterans Court programs ability to advocate policies affecting the veteran population through attendance at Judge Sarah Smiths presentation at the Silent Wounds of War Veterans Conference; record findings within student portfolio and seek feedback from supervisor by November 1. (Use collaboration to advocate policy action)

51 Example Action Plan: Shadow the Public Policy Director, Paul Davis, at MHAT for one day and assist him with activities that concern public policies that directly affect mental health issues by November 30, 2011. (Use collaboration and advocate policy action)

52 Example Action Plan: Do an agency analysis for my practicum agency and turn it in to my professor by September 10, 2011. (Continually appraise and respond to societal factors, trends, science, and technological forces that affect service delivery).

53 Example Action Plan: Do an agency analysis for my practicum agency and turn it in to my professor by September 10, 2011. Continually appraise and (respond to societal factors, trends, science, and technological forces that affect service delivery).

54 Example Action Plan: Attend one A Way Home for Tulsa Committee meeting that seeks to promote sustainable changes in the service delivery system to the homeless population, and participate in the discussion of ways that societal factors can influence the implementation of these changes by November 15, 2011. (Appraise societal factors)

55 Example Action Plan: Find resources for 2-3 individuals through email requests sent to MHATs Resource Center by September 30, 2011. (Services to individuals)

56 Example Action Plan: Perform four needs assessments on patients to evaluate what they may need in order for them to be successful when they leave the hospital; document my experience in each patients chart by November 18, 2011. (Develop practice skills to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate services to individuals)

57 Example Action Plan: Produce a full process recording conducted with a client within a partner agency by week 9 and seek feed back from appropriate supervisor. (Services to individuals)

58 Example Action Plan: Find resources for 1-2 single parent families to assist in the payment of utility bills at Abbas Family by November 30, 2011. (Service to families)

59 Example Action Plan: Assist two families into getting access into the hospitality house and document it with my supervisor by October 21, 2011. (Develop practice skills to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate services to families)

60 Example Action Plan: Assist a group facilitator in the planning and execution of 1-2 group therapy sessions hosted by MHAT or Celebrate Recovery by December 1, 2011. (Service to groups)

61 Example Action Plan: Observe the group dynamics of the social workers and the case managers as they interact in two staff meetings and document my thoughts in my log by November 28, 2011. (Develop practice skills to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate services to groups)

62 Example Action Plan: Assess and evaluate methods of intervention and prevention within the Women in Recovery program at Family and Children Services specific to women convicts by week 8. (Service to groups)

63 Example Action Plan: Read one United Way policy handbook and brief the executive director of MHAT on its contents by October 30, 2011. (Service to organizations)

64 Example Action Plan: Begin to analyze and evaluate the holistic operation of United Way agency analysis through interviews with staff persons from each department by week 10. Produce findings within student portfolio. (To be complete by the close of the Spring semester) (Service to organizations)

65 Example Action Plan: Assist at the MHATs Day Center for one day by December 1, 2011. (Service to communities)

66 Example Action Plan: Participate in evaluation of Youth Leadership and Development programs present within the Tulsa Community through thorough research by week 10; discuss findings in research proposal and student portfolio. (Service to communities)

67 Example Action Plan: Attend one Celebrate Recovery meeting at the Southern Hills Baptist Church and observe the way that a faith-based recovery program aids individuals by November 30, 2011. (Integrate Christian World View)

68 Example Action Plan: Formulate and propose a research survey that uses lay persons from various religions in its sample population by December 1, 2011. (Appreciate spiritual diversity)

69 Example Action Plan: Become familiar with the National Association of Christian Social Workers through attendance of one meeting OR through investigation of NACSW website in order to assess integration of faith into practice. Record reflection within weekly log and Student Portfolio by week 10. (Integrate Christian World View with social work values and professional ethics)

70 Example Action Plan: Appreciate involvement of an inter-faith community specific to the Away Home Tulsa initiative through observation of at least one committee meeting and reflect on examination within student portfolio by week 12. (Appreciate Spiritual Diversity)


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