Clinical Social Work in Action : Two Minutes with Hayy bin Yaqthan–HY
Clinical Social work (KSW) is a branch of social sciences. It is known as direct practice with individuals, couples, families, and small groups. It is a concentration within the practice of graduate social work and builds upon the profession’s values and ethics and a strength-based, person-in-environment perspective.
The practice of clinical social work is relational in nature and applies specialized knowledge and skills in areas like prevention, assessment, diagnoses, treatment, and evaluation of psychological functioning concentrated upo developing emotional, mental, and behavioral health.
CSW requires the use of evidence-informed practice methods combined with critical thinking and reflective practice in professional use of self.
Culturally informed, like clinical supervision in education, client-centered interventions are applied within the context of therapeutic relationship and are monitored through professional supervision and consultation. (MSU-School of Social Work News, Fall 2013/Winter 2014. P.6)
A case study: A story of married couples.for 9 years, She is 33 years owner of secretarial firm, finds that she has no time to communicate with her husband (28 years), who works as home writer, and a part-time editor at a local journal. They have a baby two years old.
The Counselor role is to listen carefully for psychological statement related to personality feelings and traits as well as their behavior describing their dissatisfaction toward marriage.
Both work 11 hours a day. The husband usually after his editorial work likes to unwind at a bar and stay out late every night. The wife, however, thinks that his habit should change. Especially after they have a baby. They fight about it constantly.
While both tried to solve the problem which ended with no satisfying solution. The case was moved to a clinical social work counselor.
After listening to both husband and wife, the Clinical Social Work Therapist found that the couple love each other and still in love after 9 years of marriage. Even though it feels hostile, sometimes, the connection is alive.
In his professional opinion, the struggle for power is the dynamic issue between them. They both explain the main problem (husband staying out too late) a hundred times, the wife’s feelings were hurt since she felt alone, but instead of expressing that directly she makes her husband angry. For the husband, the more his wife complained, the more resistant he became. In her childhood, the wife learned that being aggressive was the best way to get what she wanted. The counselor describes their roles as one( the wife) is the tiger in this case, the husband plays the rabbit role. Therefore, the wife is always winning arguments.
Assessment: Inevitable conflicts people have with their partners give them the chance to learn to do things differently. Sometimes behavior becomes the opposite expectations. The husband wanted to spend more time with his family, but he had a pattern of shutting down when he’s attacked and criticized. In their first visit to therapy the husband was almost silent, the talk was from the wife. The only complete statement describing his feelings was “he is frustrated by his wife criticism.” In finall assessment, both reassured that they still love each other and want their marriage to continue.
Like almost, all marriages, imperfect somehow, the couple marriage was not perfect. But they promised to reduce tension between them, reduce criticism, and change text of attacking each other. In the same time, they increase positive communication and show their love. The treatment led to husband quitting his habit, and changed his escape from criticism to sharing good times with his family. And the wife becomes less defensive as she used to. The last meeting was the counselor’s attendance of the couple’s tenth anniversary party in happy environment. (628 words) AAE
Related Topics: Hasan Yahya, Therapy Cases Mental & Physical: Clinical Psychology – (Arabic) on Amazon-2008
Arab American Encyclopedia AAE
الموسوعة العربية لأمريكية –AAE
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Hasan Yahya is an Arab-Jordanian-American born in Palestine. Sociologist and Historian, former professor of Comparative Sociology and Educational Administration at Michigan State University and Jackson Community College. He is the Board Editing member at International Humanities Studies (IHS) Journal (Jerusalem-Spain). Dr. Yahya is the originator of Arab American Encyclopedia and Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi fil Mahjar-USA. His (250 plus) publication may be observed on Amazon and Kindle. To reach the writer: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Yahya Credentials: Ph.D in Comparative Socioloy 1991, Michigan State University. Ph.D in Educational Administration-psychology, Michigan State Univ. M.A Psychology of Schools Conflict Management, Michigan State Univ. Diploma M.A, Oriental Studies, St. Joseph Univ. Beirut, Lebanon. B.A Modern and Classical Arab Literature. Life Achievements: Publishing 250 plus Books and 1000 plus articles