Using the Role Play Script Template provided in the week 5 resources, provide a description of the role-play and a draft of your script.
Submit the Role Play Script, which should include:
Your role play script should include:
A description of the fictional agency setting and types of services provided at this agency.
A description of the client system (depending on the client level you selected—micro, mezzo or macro).
An explanation of the presenting concern
A description of the client session scene
Identification of possible practice skills you may use for working with this client system
A draft script which outlines a scene that includes:
Greeting the client (for the first time)
Demonstrating effective attending skills
Discussing agency services and client expectations
Deciding if the agency and worker can help
Offering agency and worker services to the client
Orienting the client to the helping process, including:
A discussion of confidentiality
A discussion of social work intern’s role
Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2018). Understanding generalist practice (8th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
Chapter 4, “Skills for Working with Organizations and Communities” (pp. 138-174)
Chapter 5, “Engagement and Assessment in Generalist Practice” (pp. 175-222)
Knee, R. T., & Folsom, J. (2012). Bridging the crevasse between direct practice social work and management by increasing the transferability of core skills. Administration in Social Work, 36(4), 390–408.
Client Systems Role Play Script Template
Role Play Title:
Client Profile (demographic details, practice-level):
Scene Description from the Client Session:
Practice Skills or Behaviors Demonstrated in Role-Play:
Video (client and social worker visual cues)
Social worker practice skills and or behavior
This column should include a verbatim script of the dialogue between the social worker (you) and client.
Social Worker: Hello Eboni, it is nice to see you. What brings you to the agency today?
Eboni: I think I have made a decision about my pregnancy but I don’t know how to tell my parents and my boyfriend.
This column should describe the non-verbal communication in the interaction.
Social worker smiles and gestures for Eboni to sit down in the empty chair across from the social worker’s desk.
Eboni slowly pulls back the chair, sits down, and then looks at the floor.
This column should include the skills you are employing to respond to the material arising in the first two columns