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Theory is used and applied while working with different populations within the social work field. Each client has encountered and is working through different issues and deals with situations in a different manner. There are different practices that can be applied to different situations to engage working with clients. If social workers are to practice competently and effectively, they have to be able to understand and make sense of people’s behavior and how society operates, and crucially, be able to use this knowledge in their everyday work (Gordon & Mackay, 2016). Theory is used to inform and guide a social worker in assess underlying issues and concerns. Theory is used to make decisions on choosing interventions for each client. It is important to be educated on different types of theories, models, and practices in order to better serve clients. A number of different models, tools, and approaches have been introduced in social work and
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