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Case review – case-deliverers present the case, and bring to light the emotional feelings of the participants towards the difficulty revealed;
Characterization of the family and the student on the basis of the PDP and the observations of the colleagues, fellow students, family members and on the basis of the student’s own opinion;
Revealing the student’s emotional attitude: mapping the accepted / rejected persons. Who are the persons the helpers and the student can rely on during the solution of the problem?
Analysing the help so far given to the student: who are the persons already have dealt with the problem of the student? Why have they failed to solve it?
Considering the competencies: who and at what level is competent during the intervention process? How is the student involved into the process? What is the expected change resulted by the intervention?
Defining the direction and depth of the expected change, involving specialists: what kind of other specialist’s involvement seems to be necessary? Who will contact him/her? What is the exact subject of the help requested? What is the expected change resulted by the intervention?
Considering the possible obstacles: what kinds of difficulties are likely to come up? How can we reduce or possibly avoid the number of these obstacles?
Defining and fixing the schedule of the intervention: setting up the strategic goals, make all participants accept the suggestions in a frame of a contract, since the intervention is not effected instead of them, but is realized in favour of them. It is vital that the role played and the responsibility taken by the student during this helping process is made clear at this point.
Evaluation: it is a continuous action throughout the process, but we have to keep in mind to give a final evaluation on the whole process, on the achievement of our goal, the selection method of the support and about the fulfilment of the contract. The followings are worth keeping in mind during the evaluation:
a) Short summary of the period passed.
b) The plan set for the period passed.
c) The unrealized plans, fiascos and their reasons.
d) Difficulties, conclusions, new questions.
e) Personal feelings towards the process, the achievements, the goals.
f) Working out new action plan, if necessary.
These steps are not necessarily realized during one meeting but there are certain elements, rules, which are to be realized in each meeting. These are the followings:
How often should we organize a case discussion?
It depends on the case. In this regard we should usually keep in mind the followings:
Typical mistakes of a case discussion:
It is worth paying attention to the above in order to eliminate possible mistakes and to make sure that case discussion becomes a goal-oriented, professional ground for the helping process.
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