Three of the four assignments in this course deal with the place of theory in so

    Three of the four assignments in this course deal with the place of theory in social work practice. A solid understanding of the theoretical basis for understanding human social behavior is vital for deciding on the best approach to clients on a case-by-case basis. In all three of these assignments, you will be using the characters and situations in the movie, Joe the King, as your foundational case study.
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    By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following competencies and behaviors:
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    Competency 4: Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice.
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    C4.GP.B: Apply critical thinking to engage in analysis of quantitative and qualitative research methods and research findings.
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    1. Integrate research-based knowledge and practice wisdom to identify key components of the selected theory.
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    Competency 6: Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
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    C6.GP.A: Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituencies.
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    5. Apply assessment, intervention, and evaluation to identify potential implications of the theory on human behavior and development.
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    Competency 7: Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
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    C7.GP.B: Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the analysis of assessment data from clients and constituencies.
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    5. Apply assessment, intervention, and evaluation to identify potential implications of the theory on human behavior and development.
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    Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.?
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    ?C8.GP.B: Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in interventions with clients and constituencies.
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    5. Apply assessment, intervention, and evaluation to identify potential implications of the theory on human behavior and development.
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    Competency 9: Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
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    C9.GP.B: Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the evaluation of outcomes.
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    5. Apply assessment, intervention, and evaluation to identify potential implications of the theory on human behavior and development.
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    Assignment Description
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    In this first assignment, you are tasked with identifying a theory to apply to the characters and situations in the movie, Joe the King, as your foundational case study. Use the links provided in the Resources for guidance on finding relevant articles in the Capella University Library.
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    Be sure to read the instructions below carefully, and always review the scoring guide to be clear on the grading criteria.
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    Assignment Instructions
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    Review the case study that has been provided. Identify the theory that you wish to apply to the case study. The bullet points below correspond to grading criteria in the scoring guide. You may also want to read the scoring guide to better understand the performance levels that relate to each grading criterion. For this paper you should:
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    Integrate research-based knowledge and practice wisdom to identify key components of the selected theory.
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    Critically evaluate the theory, citing academic resources to support your evaluation.
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    Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your selected theory, using examples to support your discussion.
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    Evaluate the cultural competence of the theory.
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    Apply assessment, intervention, and evaluation to identify potential implications of the theory on human behavior and development.
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