• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book describes an advanced generalist approach to direct social work practice with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Intervention paradigms that include psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral/communications, experiential/humanistic, existential and transpersonal are presented as the four sources of social work.

Case Management Paradigm
Case management paradigm
Key Elements

Focus. The focus is on improving the quality and accessibility of resources and opportunities that support individual client development and the collective welfare of all diverse populations.

Developmental dimensions. Although there may be a focus on the furthering of all dimensions of human development, social development is particularly emphasized (e.g., social skills that empower client to develop and use resources in equitable and sustainable ways).

View of health. There is a focus on the ability of the client/system to provide the diversity of individuals, families, and communities with equal access to resources, political power, and opportunities for individual development. Self-sufficiency is maximized, and there is a focus on strategies that support sustainable resources.

View of pathology. The unhealthy client/system does not provide ...

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