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Functional Approach

People have a drive for fulfillment (purpose) and can change themselves and their environment throughout their lives to achieve their purpose (process).

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Principals of the Functional approach

Di.agnosis
Use of time phases
Agency function
The use of structure
The client-socialworker relationship

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Problem Solving Approach

Lack problem solving ability due to lack of motnivation capacity and opportunity.

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Problem Solving Assumptions

Human living is problem-solving process
relies of ego functions of perception, cognition, memory, impulse control and judgement

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Correcting Deficits through Problem Solving through

Releasing, energizing, and giving direction to a client's motivation.
RElasing and exercising a client's mental, emotional, and action capacities for cping with problems and thus releasing the ego functions required for the problem
Finding and making accessible to the client the resourcds needed to solve the problems.

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4 Ps of prbolem solving

Person
Problem
Place
Process

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Brief Task-Centered Treatment

Problems stem from unfulfilled desires. The clients view of the problem is most important.

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Brief Task-Centered Treatment methods

Assessment
Explore situational and psychological aspect of the problem
Plan to incoporate clietn's resources
Form a contract
Problem Solving Tasks are outlined
Termination begins in the first session.

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Ecological perspective

Needs and predicaments come from organism:environment exchanges not from personality or environment alone.

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Ecological perspective approaches

Adaptedness-goodness fit in environment
Stress- environmental demand and the subjective experience of the client.
Coping-the psycholgical, physiological and behavioral response that is set in motion as a result of stress. fuctions include problem-solving, managing negative feelings and maintaining self -esteem.
NIche and Habitat-status occupied in a given social sturcture. Habitats are where organisms are found and they must support life.