Read the article/watch video and answer the questions.
There are 3 Discussion Posts in total
Tradition & Alternative Track Interns: This is a multi-part discussion activity. In order to receive full credit, make sure to answer each prompt. Traditional track students use specifics related to their internship when applicable.
Part 1: Watch video 1 and write a reflection on what you learned about empathy. Do not summarize the video. Critically examine what you learned about empathy from the speaker and her anecdotes.
Power of empathy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baHrcC8B4WM
Part 2: Watch video 2 and write an empathic response to the speaker in the video. Write the empathic response as if you are writing a letter to the speaker. Respond to the worldview of the speaker. Respond “as if” you are in the shoes of the speaker. Let the speaker know you understand them and connect with them.
How to talk to transgender people: https://www.ted.com/talks/jackson_bird_how_to_talk_and_listen_to_transgender_people
Part 3: Reflect on how you can apply what you learned about empathy to work with clients in the human services field (1 paragraph).
Part 4: Reflect on how these videos impacted your journey of multicultural awareness and competency.
Tradition & Alternative Track Interns: After viewing the article, Social determinants and the health of drug users: socioeconomic status, homelessness and incarceration & the short video clip, answer the following questions. Make sure to show critical thinking in your responses.
What are social determinants of health?
How do these factors apply to individuals you may work with as a Human Service Professional either in the future or as an Intern currently?
Specific to the article, what were the findings? Do you agree?
Identify 3 specific theories or theorists that make sense to you. You may select from links posted or identify a theory that may not be represented there yet. Chances are these concepts have contributed to your “approach to helping” in some ways already. Once you have selected 3, discuss each theories over-arching concepts briefly 1-2 sentences. Perhaps you identify with a Humanist, Existentialist, or a Systems theorist. In the next step look at how these theories shape your professional identity.
Consider and discuss how the theories you selected relate to your personality, values and basic beliefs. Discuss how these concepts also inform your approach professionally.
Explore a situation that illustrates how your helping method is in-line with the 3 theories you identified.
Discuss how applying these theories could help you better understand a given situation and inform how you provide help (i.e., interventions utilized).
Discuss how you have handled “goodbyes” in the past? What emotions were involved? Discuss how your termination response might influence another person’s termination response. Why might it be important professionally to provide time for clients to say goodbye?
The article discusses the code of ethics for termination of services and avoiding abandonment. Review and apply our ethical standards and discuss how they overlap.