What is a Psychosocial Assessment?
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As a social worker, one of the most important genres of writing you will use in order to convey information about a particular client will be the psychosocial assessment. A psychosocial assessment is the social worker’s summary as to the problems to be solved. The social worker considers a variety of factors, which may include the physical/psychiatric illness and its impact, results derived from psychological tests, legal status, descriptions of the problem(s), existing assets and resources, the prognosis or prediction of outcome, and the plan designed to resolve the problem(s).Your psychosocial assessment should:
Communicate pertinent information about a client to colleagues for case planning and