2154 Session 7 Ch 4 Spring2010

2154 Session 7 Ch 4 Spring2010 - SOWK2154 ShariE.Miller,PhD...

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The Profession of Social Work SOWK 2154 Shari E. Miller, PhD Session 7 The Process of Generalist  Practice
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Chapter 4: The Process of  Generalist Practice Working on a micro level, a SW can … Working on a mezzo level, a SW can … Working on a macro level, a SW can … The foundation of social work practice is  generalist practice A SW uses interventions on multiple levels, drawing  from a broad and solid knowledge base, with focus on  systems of all sizes and on social justice and human  rights. 
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What is Generalist Practice? Generalist practice is the application of an  eclectic knowledge base, professional  values, and a wide range of skills to target  any system for change within the context  of 4 primary processes as noted in Fig. 4.1  on p. 95 
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Context of Generalist Practice Emphasize client empowerment Work within organizational structure under  supervision. Assume wide range of professional roles. Evidence-based practice Application of critical thinking to planned- change process
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A Wide Range of SW Roles Counselor Educator Broker Case Mgr/Case Coordinator Mobilizer Mediator Facilitator Advocate Supervisor Manager
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Planned Change and Problem  Solving Planned change: The development and  implementation of a strategy for improving or  altering some specified condition, pattern of  behavior, or set of circumstances that affects  social functioning or well-being. Problem solving: Refers to the same process as 
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2154 Session 7 Ch 4 Spring2010 - SOWK2154 ShariE.Miller,PhD...

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