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Behavioral Social Work

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Behavioral methods are quite consistent with most of the basic tenants of clinical social work practice and the social work perspective. They were introduced into social work practice in the mid-1960s. Since then, interest in behavioral approaches among social workers has expanded dramatically, as evidenced by the large number of articles with a behavioral orientation in both the clinical and research journals in social work and social workers' contributions to the behavioral psychology literature. Surveys of clinical social workers confirm that behavioral and cognitivebehavioral methods are among the most popular methods subscribed to by social workers. Before presenting behavioral methods commonly used in social work, it is first necessary to be aware of the social work perspective that provides ...

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