Topic 2 DQ 1

According to the textbook assigned readings, establishing a therapeutic relationship (rapport) with a client requires specific skills to move the process forward (Hepworth et al, 2017). How would you work to avoid any barriers to communication? What role does culture play in this step of the therapeutic process? Explain some effective physical attending behaviors that will help the process move toward positive responses or interventions with the client? 

Sharon Smith


In thinking about your response to this DQ you may want to reflect on the therapeutic conditions noted by Carl Rogers.

A link to these conditions is provided below:–M-bDc

Prof. Smith

Topic 2 DQ 2

Apr 11-15, 2022

View the “Diversity/Multicultural: Ferguson” case study video located in the Topic 2 folder in MindTap and reflect on your own possible cultural biases. Consider the following in your response:

Why is it important for a social worker to take into account a client’s cultural background?

How could cultural bias affect a social worker’s interviewing techniques?

Why is it important for a social worker to know their own cultural biases?

For the “Diversity/Multicultural: Ferguson” video, propose some culturally informed interview techniques that will help the process move forward.

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