Fall 2023 SOWK 486w Week 03 - Direct Social Work Practice

A presentation at Heritage University at CBC Week 03 in in Pasco, WA 99301, USA by Jacob Campbell

Week three of SOWK 486 is about understanding what direct social work practice and some of what makes social workers unique in our helping style. We will start with an exercise, considering how you have been helped in the past. Many clients we work with as social workers are mandated to participate in services involuntary in some manner. We will discuss how to engage with them through some best practices. The agenda for the session is as follows:

  • How we help
  • Orienting perspectives for social work practice
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Involuntary clients
  • Ecological Systems Model
  • Social work jobs and roles