Define the social work engagement skills found below. Describe, discuss and apprise how you will apply the social work engagement skills found below on a client with financial difficulties. Discuss about the purpose of each of the skills. Analyze the importance of the skills during the engagement stage with the client and how they help the social worker to connect with the client. Use relevant examples to illustrate and explain your points. In your examples, justify and explain why the particular skill is being used. Illustrate how the skills could help in building a good client-social worker relationship as well as in guiding the social worker throughout the helping process.
The engagement skills are also known as basic interviewing skills. (See week 6 and week 7 lecture slides, slide number 169)
The FIVE skills to be examine are:
Reflection of Feeling