Social Work 227
Chapter 2 Summary
Chapter 2 shows us how to take what we have previously learned about theories and
perspectives, and teaches us how to implement them into our social work use.
The theories and
perspectives adopt a comprehensive approach to describing human behavior with the
environment-also known as the
person-in environment approach.
The different types of
theories are then worked into how to work with clients’ and the way you go about doing so, most
of social work is centered with the client system. The
are the interrelated aspects
of the clients’ lives that when considered together, function as an integrated whole
. There are
five different types of theories that are explained in this chapter (micro-mezzo-macro,
biopsychosocial, systems, ecological, & strengths) which you use the systems in the clients to aid
the social worker.
Micro-Mezzo-Macro is the way that social workers describe the way a client is dealing
with a problem. During this approach you learn about the clients’ relationships, lives, and
tells about the clients’ different components such as biological,
psychological, developmental, spiritual, emotional, cognitive, recreational, and finical aspects
of personality as the individual to determine the clients’ well-being.
environment such as family, friends, co-workers, neighborhood, etc.
aspects that affect the clients life such as government, discrimination, oppression, social policy,
During treatment using this approach the social worker pays attention to all three levels and
try to implement a change in one level that could change something in another level. You find
the major problems and design intervention to address them. There are a few problems when
using this approach you need to get a lot of information of out the client, making the client as
well as the social worker overwhelmed. If this theory fails the client may feel like there are too