COMPETENCY 7

Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Alicia Mauldin 
COLLECT AND ORGANIZE DATA, AND APPLY CRITICAL
THINKING TO INTERPRET INFORMATION FROM CLIENTS 

• Constructing intake interviews and putting clients information into the
agency database and the excel spreadsheet for the shelter 

• There is a lot of data coming into the shelter, keeping track of it through
the database and the spreadsheets are an efficient way to make sure all
of the data is in one place and can be accessed easily. 
APPLY KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL
ENVIRONMENT, PERSON-IN-ENVIRONMENT, AND OTHER
FRAMEWORKS IN INTERVENTIONS  

• Apply knowledge through art therapy support group 

• Applying research to working with clients through an art therapy support
group that allows them to express their feelings and experiences through
art and creating a space where they can talk about their experiences. 
DEVELOP MUTUALLY AGREED ON
INTERVENTION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 

• Creating a personalized goal plan with the clients

• Sitting down and meeting with clients to develop a short-term and long-
term goal plan, this focuses on the clients strengths, needs, and
challenges. 
SELECT APPROPRIATE INTERVENTION
STRATEGIES BASED ON ASSESSMENT 

• After sitting down and creating goal plan with the clients we determine
the best intervention to help them achieve those goals

• Collaborating with the Shelter Coordinator on which resources are likely to
help the client achieve their goals