The Helping Process
The Helping Process
In the human services field, there is a three phase process that professionals follow. The name of which this process is referred is the helping process. In this paper I will discuss the three phases, and how they are significant to the professional/client relationship.
Three Phases and their Importance
The three phases of the helping process are assessment, planning, and implementation. Each phase nurtures upon the previous. The first phase is where the professional will ask questions of the client to assess the client’s willingness to go through with a treatment, and which program would be the best for them. In the planning phase the professional helps the client set attainable goals and come up with a plan that the client will come up with on their own with the guidance of the helper. Lastly in the implementation phase, the client should have things figured out by now and be working with the helper to put their plans into action.
During the helping process there a few things a professional must do to not only make sure they are doing everything they can do in the case to help their client, but also to track the client’s progress throughout their treatment. These are the three components of the helping process. The first one is the case review, which is the occasional inspection of a client’s case. The case review is important in the helping process to make sure service delivery is effective and to maintain quality of care. The next component and just as important is documentation. A written recording of the work done with a client. This includes the three phases of the helping process, as well as evaluation and the termination of the case. Documenting everything not only helps with tracking the progress of a client, it also keeps records of what the professional has been doing so to avoid any lawsuits ethical dilemmas that may ensue. The last component...