Sunday, December 2, 2012

Camilla Senteneri-Bricker Final Project

Once I found out we would be reading a book on motivation and blogging about it, I knew I picked the right class.  The book had a slow start but I could not put it down after getting to the second chapter.  The class kept me very interested because  the subjects we discussed relate to everyday life...coping, stressors, addictions. 

My Fav Part...

Being a Social Work major and specializing in addictions, I would have to say that my favorite part was...are you ready??.... the addiction section!  Maybe because I am very knowledgeable in the field or that I can talk about the subject forever and never get bored.
A close second though was the different theories that  we explored in class and some that I read up on my own.  I really appreciate Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and I found a great video that explains it "Sims" style...
I also read about the Self-determination theory and the Stages of Change, which help me in work and field position. 


This class should be taken by all Social Work majors. It relates to our field in many ways. Dealing with stressors and coping.  The addiction section is a must for those choosing to council in that field.   I used our Deckers book to help in writing my Senior Seminar Case Analysis paper.  I used it for citing theories that I use in the partial care program that I intern at and also for developing new addiction programs that I can use there. here is an excerpt fro the paper...
"Having taken many psychology classes over the course of 4 years, I keep in mind while working with LB is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how this pertains to her daily situation.  When first meeting with LB, it was stated that her need for an apartment was vital.  As Maslow states, “physiological needs are based on homeostasis, which include food, water and shelter…once those needs are met, then safety needs begin to needs refer to the absence of fear, anxiety and chaos.”(Deckers, 2010, p. 188)  This tier system is a way for me to explain to LB why and how we make our priorities.  Why it is important to secure the main needs in life before we can continue to the next step."
I was amazed at how this class overlapped in many ways, with my Social Work classes.

1 comment:

  1. I love this clip on Maslow's hierarchy of needs!! I also agree that this course should be a required course for many degrees especially if one is going to be working with clients or patients!