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SOCWK220R Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Client Confidentiality, Ecological Systems TheoryPremium

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Department
Social Work (Social Development Studies)
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SOCWK220R
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Staff
Lecture
2

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SOCWK 220R - Lecture 2 - Generalist-Eclectic Approach, Guiding Principles, Ethics
Rationale for a Generalist-Eclectic Approach to Direct Social Work Practice
Major elements of Generalist-Eclectic: a person in environment perspective that is
informed by ecological systems theory
- an emphasis on the development of a good helping rls. that fosters
empowerment
- flexible use of a problem-solving process to provide structure and guidance to
work with clients
- holistic, multi level assessment that includes a focus on issues of diversity and
oppression and on strengths
- flexible/eclectic use of wide range of theories and techniques that are selected on
relevance to each unique client situation
person-in-environment perspective that is informed by ecological systems theory
- dual focus on inds. and environment
- emphasizes need to view interdependence and mutual influence of people and
social and physical environments
- recognizes link b/w private troubles and public issues
- ecological systems theory = recognizes an interrelatedness of human problems,
life situations, and social conditions
emphasis on development of good helping rls. that fosters empowerment
- importance of the helping relationships
- promoted focus on empowerment
- basing helping rls. on collaboration, trust, and shared power
- identifying and building on client’s strengths
- actively involving client in the change process and experiencing sense of
personal power w/in helping rls.
flexible use of problem-solving process to provide structure and guidance to work with
clients
- problem solving construed as collaborative process b/w workers and clients =
ultimate goal of empowering clients is to solve their own problems
holistic, multi level assessment that inc. focus on issues of diversity and oppression and
on strengths
- holistic = totality in perspective with sensitivity to all parts, focuses on whole
person
- multilevel assessment = hand and hand with holistic focus
flexible/eclectic use of wide range of theories and techniques that are selected on
relevance to each unique client situation
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