David S. Derezotes's Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice PDF

By David S. Derezotes

ISBN-10: 0803955995

ISBN-13: 9780803955998

This publication 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 provided because the 4 assets of social paintings.

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Spiritual strength. Some clients may be spiritually dominant in their development. They might prefer to experience and talk about their level of consciousness; the meaning of their life; their impressions of the sacred and transcendent; or their sense of idealism, acceptance, and connectiveness with self and the world. They may or may not also be religious (sharing a particular system of beliefs, doctrines, and rituals usually associated with reverence for a supernatural creator of the universe).

The social worker's assessments may be influenced by the characteristics of the service setting in which she works. ) and deemphasize the assessment of other aspects of a case (such as psychodynamic history, current family dynamics, or cultural aspects). When social workers see clients in settings that use the medical model approach, such as in many psychiatric hospitals, the biopsychosocial aspects of functioning may be overemphasized and affective and spiritual functioning underemphasized. , school, home, work).

For example, a medical social worker visits an aging woman in her room in the oncology department. " The worker persists, ccDr. " The worker discovers that the woman is a serious student of several spiritual practices and assesses that she is especially comfortable relating on the spiritual level. Such clients often have a vast "spiritual landscape," in that they seem to have resolute and profound spiritual inner worlds. Spiritual limitation. Limitations of the human spirit may include an inability to connect with self or with the world, create a personal meaning in life, and have moments of peace of mind.

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