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Running Header: Worksheet: Dissecting a Theory and Its Application to a Case Study Worksheet: Dissecting a Theory and Its Application to a Case Study Shakera Hepburn Walden University
WORKSHEET 2 Worksheet: Dissecting a Theory and Its Application to a Case Study Most theories can be dissected and analyzed. All theories will tell you something about their focus or unit of analysis. A theory will identify its major or key concepts. It will also point to the definition of the problem and its cause. This then guides how the social worker assesses and intervenes, because the theory will also articulate the role of the social worker and how change occurs. Basic Assumptions of the Theory Directions: For each section, respond in 2 to 3 sentences to the following prompts. Where relevant, provide citations to support your claims. Name of theory: General Systems Theory. Name of theorist: Ludwig von Bertalanffy. What are the major assumptions of the theory?
What are the theory’s key concepts?

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