Planning and Referring When a service user is ready to plan for

Planning and Referring

When a service user is ready to plan for the desired change, some practitioners may automatically revert to the role of an expert and offer suggestions for how and when the service user could implement the change. Service users are more likely to follow through with a plan for change they conceived themselves as opposed to a plan that was conceived for them. As a result, it is often useful to ask service users key questions (such as, “Where do you go from here?” and “What happens next?”) to encourage them to create their own plan for change.

You will use key questions to help the service user in your case study move from commitment to planning. You also will identify resources from your own community that you would refer to the service user. 

To Prepare – Use APA 7th addition)

Review the Resources on planning change. Consider how to generate key questions to help service users move from commitment to planning. (Resources Attached)

Go to the Hart City virtual community using the link that is provided in the Learning Resources. Once you are in the community, review the case study you were assigned. (Case Study is Attached)

Create three questions you would ask the service user in the case study to help them move from commitment to planning.

Reflect on the service user’s presenting challenge. Identify three resources from within your own community that you would refer to the service user. 

Post a one-page that addresses the following:

Three key questions (not found in the “Key Question” section of Chapter 19 in the course text) that you would ask to help move your Hart City service user from commitment to planning.

Then, identify three resources from within your own community that you would refer to the service user, and explain why.

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Case Study is Alex and Ani

Resources:

Planning Change

Miller, W. R., & Rollnick, S. (2013). Motivational interviewing: Helping people change (3rd ed.). The Guilford Press.

Chapter 19, “From Evoking to Planning” (pp. 257–267)

Chapter 20, “Developing a Change Plan” (pp. 268–284)

Chapter 21, “Strengthening Commitment” (pp. 285–292)

Chapter 22, “Supporting Change” (pp. 293–302)