Download e-book for iPad: Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice by David S. Derezotes

By David S. Derezotes

This e-book describes a sophisticated generalist method of direct social paintings perform with members, undefined, households, and teams. Intervention paradigms that come with psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral/communications, experiential/humanistic, existential and transpersonal are offered because the 4 resources of social paintings.

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Being willing to be more self-aware and integrated) and interpersonal work. The worker assesses the strengths and limitations of the local and global communities in which the client lives. 13 14 ASSESSMENT Globed community development. Social workers may become more consciously involved in the evolution of our global human community. One view of the developmental process of the global community is as follows. Premodern, ancient societies, like indigenous societies that still exist today, were relatively simple and isolated, and they tended to provide clear "psychic anchors55 for people.

15) 47 Increasingly, however, science supports the efficacy of intuition in assessment. 35 "Intuition can be understood as the mind turning in on itself and apprehending the result of processes that have taken place outside awareness" (p. 137). 52 From the ecological perspective, intuition is a way of knowing that is not in dualistic opposition to rational thought but often works in concert with reasoning. Thus, intuition can contribute to reason, and reason can help prepare for intuition. The vital importance of intuition in higher functioning has been long recognized, for example, by senior business managers: "The higher you go in a company, the more important it is that you combine intuition and rationality, act while thinking, and see problems as interrelated" (p.

External obstacles may include the prejudices of others around you and the policies of your work or school setting. 3. H o w could you better value the diversity of ways of knowing that are available to yourself and others? Measurement in Direct Practice Although social work has become increasingly committed to accurate, empirically based evaluation of practice, there is still insufficient integration of basic, empirically based research concepts into direct practice. 40 This lack of integration can be attributed at least in part to narrow definitions of measurement that include the following: (a) defining measurement only in terms of counting, which restricts available options; (b) using methodology that is useful only in measuring behavioral interventions; and (c) the observation of only the client's changes, rather than also the change of the client's system and the worker/system.

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