intro to Social Work: Chapter 2 Summary
intro to Social Work: Chapter 2 Summary Sowo 2000
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Generalist Social Work Practice Summary Define generalist social work practice Generalist practice is grounded in the liberal arts and the person and environment construct. To promote human and social wellbeing, generalist practitioners use a range of prevention and intervention methods in their practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Generalist practitioners incorporate diversity in their practice and advocate for human rights and social and economic justice. The change process in social work practice. The change process in social work practice involves social workers using the following eight skills: 1. Engaging clients in an appropriate working relationship. 2. Identifying issues, problems, needs, resources, and assets. 3. Collecting and assessing information. 4. Planning for service delivery. 5. Using communication skills, supervision, and consultation. 6. Identifying, analyzing, and implementing empirically based on interventions designed to achieve client goals. 7. Applying empirical knowledge and technological advances. 8. Evaluating program outcomes and practices effectiveness. Roles assumed by social workers in social work practice. Social workers are expected to be knowledgeable and skillful in filling a variety of roles, including enabler, broker, advocate, activist, empowerer, mediator, negotiator, educator, initiator, coordinator, researcher, group facilitator, and public speaker. Social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and the community. Social work with individuals is aimed at helping people on a onetoone basis to resolve personal and societal problems. One way social workers practice within families is family therapy. The focus of social work groups has considerable variation, including social conversation, recreation, recreationskill development, education, task, problem solving and decision making, selfhelp, socialization, therapy, and sensitivity training. The goal of therapy groups is for the individual to explore, in depth, his or her personal or emotional problems and to develop a strategy to resolve those problems. The roles of social workers within organizations define much of what social workers do. There are basic structural conflicts between helping professionals and the bureaucratic systems in which they work. Community practice is the process of stimulating and assisting the local community to evaluate, plan, and coordinate efforts to meet its needs. Summarize the knowledge, skills, and values needed for social work practice. The value base of social work includes: respect for the dignity and uniqueness of each individual; clients’ right to selfdetermination; confidentiality; advocacy and social actin to ensure the rights of those who are oppressed; accountability; and institutional orientation; respect for the spiritual and religious beliefs of others; and promoting social and economic justice and safeguarding human rights. Describe educational training for social work practice. The primary educational objective for undergraduate social work programs accredited by the CSWE is preparation for beginning professional social work practice. All accredited undergraduate and graduate social work programs are required to train their students for general practice.
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