Topic 1 DQ 1 (Obj. 1.2)
Read Chapter 1 “The Role of Theories in Social Work Practice” in Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice. Why is it important for the generalist practitioner to understand theories? Identify which CSWE core competencies and behaviors address the need for understanding theory.
This discussion question is informed by the following EPAS Standards:
1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
Topic 1 DQ 2 (Obj. 1.3)
Read Chapter 3 “The Strengths Perspective” in Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice. Identify and give examples of each of the key concepts of the Strengths Perspective as it applies to you.
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Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice
Read Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice by Langer & Lietz (2014) throughout the course.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Access and view the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) website.
Human Behavior and Social Environment: Social Systems Theory
Dale, O., & Smith, R. (2013). Human behavior and social environment: Social systems theory. Pearson. ISBN-13: 9780205036486
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