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Integrative Paper Assignment
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I. Introduction (5 points) 
A. Describe the purpose and rationale for the paper 

II. Client System. (10 points) 

A. Describe the client system. e.g., individual, family, other  small group, larger group) or the practice situation (e.g., team, program, agency, organization, community). This entails a comprehensive and detailed discussion. Suggested outline for the practice situation write up is on the aforementioned page.  Competency 6, Competency 7, Competency 8, Competency 9

III. Apply, synthesize and analyze knowledge, theory, and skills in relation to the client system from each of the five content areas:  Competency 3, Competency 4, Competency 5

A. Human Behavior and the Social Environment (10 points) 

(1) Select and describe at least TWO human behavior theory relevant to the practice situation you discussed. 
(2) Provide a rationale for your theory selection. Discuss your decision-making process. 
(3) Analyze and apply the human behavior theories you discussed to your practice situation. Be sure that your discussion of human behavior theory links well with the practice situation. 
(4) Include carefully referenced literature sources. Sources should include a comprehensive range of sources, including: books; peer-reviewed journal articles; research studies; government documents, reports and data; and web sites. There should be emphasis on evidence based knowledge.  (A minimum of TWO sources). 
(5) Evaluate the strengths and limitations of current knowledge and professional skills, and the resources available.
(6) Include any other discussion or information or analysis that you think is relevant. 

B. Social Policy (10 points)  Competency 5

(1) Select and discuss at least ONE social policy relevant to the practice situation. This policy section refers to federal and state laws not agency policy. 
(2) Provide a rationale for your policy selection. Discuss your decision-making progress.
Discuss your decision-making process. 
(3) Analyze and apply the policies you discussed to your practice situation. Be sure that your discussion of policy links well with the practice situation. 
(4) Include carefully referenced literature sources. Sources should include a comprehensive range of sources, including: books; peer-reviewed journal articles; research studies; government documents, reports and data; and web sites. There should be emphasis on evidence based knowledge. (A minimum of ONE source).
(5) Evaluate the strengths and limitations of current knowledge and professional skills, and the resources available. 
(6) Include any other discussion or information or analysis that you think is relevant. 

C. Practice (15 points) Competency 6, Competency 7, Competency 8, Competency 9

Micro Theories (10 points) 
(1) Discuss at least ONE relevant practice theory relevant to the practice situation. 
(2) Select and discuss at least ONE direct practice skill relevant to the practice situation. 
(3) Provide a rationale for your skill selection. Discuss your decision-making process. 
(4) Analyze and apply the skills you discussed to your practice situation. Be sure that your discussion of skills links well with the practice situation. 
(5) Include carefully referenced literature sources. Sources should include a comprehensive range of sources, including: books; peer-reviewed journal articles; research studies; government documents, reports and data; and web sites. There should be emphasis on evidence based knowledge (A minimum of TWO sources). 
(6) Evaluate the strengths and limitations of current knowledge and professional skills, and the resources available. 
(7) Include any other discussion or information or analysis that you think is relevant.

Macro Theories (5 points) Competency 1, Competency 3, Competency 4, Competency 5, Competency 9
(1) Select and discuss at least ONE generalist level community, practice and/or administrative practice theory relevant to the practice situation. 
(2) Select and discuss ONE generalist level community practice skills and/or administrative practice skill relevant to the practice situation. 
(3) Provide a rationale for your skill and theory selection. Discuss your decision-making process. 
(4) Analyze and apply the skills you discussed to your practice situation. Be sure that your discussion of skills links well with the practice situation. 
(5) Include carefully referenced literature sources. Sources should include a comprehensive range of sources, including: books; peer-reviewed journal articles; research studies; government documents, reports and data; and web sites. There should be emphasis on evidence based knowledge. (A minimum of ONE source).

D. Research & Evaluation. (10 points) Competency 4, Competency 5
(1) Select and discuss an evaluation relevant to the practice situation and the intervention employed. In this section of the paper, you are to evaluate your intervention with the client system.
(2) Be sure to include well referenced and evidenced-based examples of how research knowledge impacts practice. Your discussion of research must link well to the practice situation. 
(3) Provide a rationale for your evaluation selection. Discuss your decision-making process. 
(4) Include carefully referenced literature sources. Sources should include a comprehensive range of sources, including: books; peer-reviewed journal articles; research studies; government documents, reports and data; and web sites. There should be emphasis on evidence based knowledge. 
(5) Evaluate the strengths and limitations of current knowledge and professional skills, and the resources available. 
(6) Include any other discussion or information or analysis that you think is relevant. 
(7) Include single subject research design.
IV. Issues of Social and Economic Justice (10 points) Competency 2, Competency 3
(1) Discuss and analyze what issues related to your practice situation (rather than just practice intervention) pertained to social and economic justice e.g. How did they arise? Was access to resources limited by policies or practice? 
(2) Was the intervention empowering or was it discriminatory or oppressive in any way? 
Discuss how the issues of social and economic justice and human and civil rights may relate to the practice situation? 
(3) Include carefully referenced literature sources. Sources should include a comprehensive range of sources, including: books; peer-reviewed journal articles; research studies; government documents, reports and data; and web sites. There should be emphasis on evidence based knowledge.  (A minimum of TWO sources)
(4) Evaluate the strengths and limitations of current knowledge and professional skills, and the resources available. 
(5) Include any other discussion or information or analysis that you think is relevant.

V. Diversity (10 points) Competency 2, Competency 3
(1) Discuss and evaluate issues of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation as applicable to your practice system and interventions. 
(2) Be sure that your discussion of diversity links well with the practice situation. 
(3) Include carefully referenced literature sources. Sources should include a comprehensive range of sources, including: books; peer-reviewed journal articles; research studies; government documents, reports and data; and web sites. There should be emphasis on evidence based knowledge. (A minimum of TWO sources).
(4) Evaluate the strengths and limitations of current knowledge and professional skills, and the resources available. 
(5) Include any other discussion or information or analysis that you think is relevant. 

VI. Ethics and Values (10 points) Competency 1, Competency 5
(1) Discuss and analyze professional ethics and values applicable in this practice situation in relation to the NASW and other professional codes of ethics as well as the literature on this topic. 
(2) Apply the professional ethics and values specifically to the practice situation. 
(3) Be sure to reference the NASW Code of Ethics

VII. Conclusions (10 points) 
(1) Evaluate what was the most significant learning for you in this assignment. Explain the criteria used for this evaluation? 
(2) Professional Development and Lifelong Learning: Evaluate the impact of the practice situation and assignment on your learning and future professional development? Discuss how this assignment raises issues of professional strengths and challenges? How do you plan to build on the strengths and address the challenges in your future professional development? 
 VI. Ethics and Values (10 points) Competency 1, Competency 5
(1) Discuss and analyze professional ethics and values applicable in this practice situation in relation to the NASW and other professional codes of ethics as well as the literature on this topic. 
(2) Apply the professional ethics and values specifically to the practice situation. 
(3) Be sure to reference the NASW Code of Ethics

VII. Conclusions (10 points) 
(1) Evaluate what was the most significant learning for you in this assignment. Explain the criteria used for this evaluation? 
(2) Professional Development and Lifelong Learning: Evaluate the impact of the practice situation and assignment on your learning and future professional development? Discuss how this assignment raises issues of professional strengths and challenges? How do you plan to build on the strengths and address the challenges in your future professional development? 
(3) Presentation of Assignment: Final paper should be presented in a APA format. Be sure to include a title page with your name, instructor name, course number and title, date, and your contact information (address, e-mail, phone etc.). The paper should be APA format (6th edition),  5-7 double spaced pages (not including title and reference pages) and 12-point font. Make sure to review this assignment prior to submitting to avoid grammatical errors and spelling errors (points will be deducted per the grading rubric). 
15 pages doesn’t include the title page or reference page so I guest it’s 17 page with the title and reference page

Integrative Seminar 

Note-some theories are used on both the micro and macro levels

Micro HBSE Theories
1.   Attachment
2.   Behaviorism   
3.   Levinson’s Theory of Life Structure
4.   Cognitive and Moral Development Theory 
5.   Theory of Identity-Marcia
6.   Empowerment Theory   
 7.   Exchange Theory   
 8.   Feminist Theory   
 9.   Psychosocial Development (life span) Theory 
10.  Social Constructionism
11. Humanistic
 12. Psychodynamic Theory   
 13. Social Learning Theory   
 14. Systems Theory   
 15. Family Systems Theory
16. Transpersonal Theory 
17. Symbolic Interactionism
18. Ecological Perspective
19. Role Theory

Macro HBSE Theories (for more details refer to handout)
systems/ecological/human ecology
structural/functionalist
conflict/power
rational/social exchange
social constructionist/social-psychological
change/stage
strength/resiliency/empowerment
diversity

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