3 discussions and 4 responses

Learning Goal: I’m working on a psychology discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

MEZZO CLASS WEEK 5 TO access the books please use the appropriate book for each class. go to Capella University | Online Degrees from an Accredited University and click log in student alumni on the right top. then username is jackiegifford23@gmail.com and password is Joshua12! click on the book either mezzo or macro class and the book is on the left bottom bookshelf. please use these book to cite the reference and in cite text have to be used. be detailed dont leave out info please.

1 . [u05d1] Unit 5 Discussion 1 Options Menu: Forum


Explain the differences between the three types of intervention in group work:

  • Interpersonal.
  • Intrapersonal.
  • Environmental.


Respond to at least one other learner, providing a group therapy example to illustrate the differences he or she described.

Please make your initial post by Thursday and your response by Sunday.


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2.[u05d2] Unit 5 Discussion 2 Options Menu: Forum


According to your An Introduction to Group Work Practice text, what is cognitive restructuring?


Respond to at least one other learner, providing a group therapy example to illustrate this process.

Please make your initial post by Thursday and your response by Sunday.


3. RESPOND TO JALONDRA “Intrapersonal interventions that focus on members’ cognition and affects, that is, their thoughts, beliefs, values, feelings, sensations, and emotions (Toseland, R. W., & Rivas, R. F. (2017). This particular part of intervention is when the social worker and the client get to an understanding of the client and what events may and/or may not have caused them to get to where they are. It comes with the client having a realistic and honest conversation with their self about things in their life and whether or not they want to receive help to better themselves.Interpersonal interventions that focus on members’ relationships with others within and outside the group (Toseland, R. W., & Rivas, R. F. (2017). An interpersonal intervention is more personable and allows two people to discuss issues and concerns that they are facing with one another, it also allows them as well as the social worker to come up with a plan on healing and bettering this relationship.Environmental interventions that seek to change or modify the psychosocial and physical space in which members function (Toseland, R. W., & Rivas, R. F. (2017). When a client feels that their neighborhood or household becomes toxic or giving them no means to an end and they want more and do better but have no clue where to begin and feel as if there are no resources for them out there, this is where environmental intervention would come in.”

Toseland, R. W., & Rivas, R. F. (2017). An Introduction to Group Work Practice (8th Edition). Pearson Learning Solutions. https://capella.vitalsource.com/books/978132374709…

4. RESPOND TO HAGEN “Members doing group work can make them more aware of factors that shape beliefs and how these factors can be modified through new experiences. Cognitive restructuring is a group of techniques that focus on correcting cognitive distortion and deprecating self-talk (Toseland & Rivas, 2017). Cognitive restructuring was used over 30 years ago, and the methods are still used today (Toseland & Rivas, 2017). Cognitive restructuring can be used to expose faulty logic in group members’ thought patterns and help them replace their irrational thought processes with logical and rational thought processes (Toseland & Rivas, 2017).Cognitive restructuring has been used to help people who have bipolar disorders (Toseland & Rivas, 2017). This process helps them identify their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors during the depressed phase of their condition (Toseland & Rivas, 2017). This allowed members to develop personal depression profiles and care plans to help control re-occurring symptoms (Toseland & Rivas, 2017).Cognitive restructuring is about changing belief systems, and several ways can be done. One way is to have members examine the experiences their thoughts are based on (Toseland &Rivas, 2017). Social workers can also help members consider the impact their experience in construed has on their current life (Toseland & Rivas, 2017). Another way is to prepare to cope statement as a reminder to practice alternative methods of responding to distorted thoughts (Toseland & Rivas, 2017). ”



The civil rights movement is an example of massive grassroots community organizing.

For this discussion:

  • Identify and briefly describe three theories of power, politics, and change.
  • Discuss at least two implications for community organizing for each identified theory.
  • Explain how these same theories might apply to virtual communities.


Respond to the posts of at least two other peers whose posts are different from yours. Share how their posts stimulated your thinking about the topic.

Please make your initial post by Thursday, and your response by Sunday evenings.


6. RESPOND to Jewel “Our text states that there are three theories that relate to the theories of acquisition of power: conflict theory, resource mobilization theory, and power dependency theory( Netting, Knetter, McMurtry, & Thomas , 2017) Conflict theory views the community as divided into the “haves and have-nots” who are all competing for limited resources (Netting et al., 2017), conflict theory, those that are wealthy and have power due to their wealth try to hold on to it by any means possible, chiefly by suppressing the poor and powerless. A basic premise of conflict theory is that individuals and groups within society will work to try to maximize their own wealth and power. Power dependency theory is where organizations and communities are dependent on resources, often from outside sources. Power dependency theory marks a shift in how sociologists think about power (Netting et al., 2017). The more resources one needs depends on how much power one has over the next person. Most of the time with dependency power there is a need for balance of power. Resource mobilization is the process of getting resources from the resource provider, using different mechanisms, to implement an organization’s predetermined goals. Moreover, resource mobilization theory is used in the study of social movements and argues that the success of social movements depends on resources (time, money, skills, etc.) and the ability to use them.Power dependency theory, resource mobilization theory, and conflict theory all would benefit virtual communities in a myriad of ways. Conflict theory depends on the “have and have-nots” so in the virtual world those that have will continue to have and those have-nots will have challenges when it comes to resources. Regarding power dependency theory, again this theory will work with the virtual communities as well because the wealthy will have no trouble with access to resources online, and lastly, the resource mobilization theory may be challenging because we are talking about virtual communities and individuals are meeting via online.”

Netting, F.E., Knetter, P.M., McMurtry, S.L., & Thomas, M.L. (2017). Social Work Macro Practice, (6th ed). Boston, MA: Pearson.

7. RESPOnD TO ALLEE “Netting, Knetter, McMurtry, & Thomas (2017) states that there are three theories that relate to the acquisition of power: conflict theory, power dependency theory, and resource mobilization theory (137). Conflict theory views the community as divided into those who have and those who do not have (Netting et al., 2017, p.137). One implication for community organizing for this theory is that people are usually depressed because of prejudice and discrimination. Another implication is that there is competition for resources (Netting et al., 2017). Conflict theory doesn’t allow equal opportunities for everyone. Power plays a significant role in many organizational theories (Esabbar, Zrikem, & Zolghadri, 2016). Power dependency theory is where organizations and communities are dependent on resources, often from outside sources. Some implications include change may be limited to boundaries established within the relationship and consumers may limit change for fear of offending resource providers (Netting et al., 2017). Power dependency theory marks a shift in how sociologists think about power (Netting et al., 2017). These theories might apply to virtual communities because they consist of diverse individuals. Some individuals have jobs, while others are unemployed. Some are wealthy while others are struggling to survive, and some are Muslim while others are Jewish. No one person is the same in virtual communities, and everyone has different levels of power. In addition, different virtual communities demonstrate different levels of power, politics, and change. For instance, the NAACP fits the theory of change because it aims to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all people.”

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