By Barbra Teater
"A uncomplicated creation to the main widespread theories and techniques in social paintings perform. The publication explores the idea that of a conception and a style, the variation among the 2 and the ways that they're attached. Teater additionally discusses the social worker-client courting and gives a convenient assessment of anti-oppressive practice"--P.  of canopy. entrance disguise; part name web page; name web page; Copyright web page; commitment; compliment for this e-book; Contents; record of packing containers; record of figures; checklist of tables; 1 creation to theories and strategies; 2 Social platforms conception and the ecological point of view; three The strengths standpoint; four Empowerment and use of language; five Social constructivism; 6 Feminist conception and perform; 7 Person-centred strategy; eight Motivational interviewing; nine Cognitive behavioural treatment; 10 Solution-focused perform; eleven Task-centred social paintings; 12 problem intervention; Index; again conceal
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The open system is continually reacting and adapting to the influences from the environment. 2 Different systems vary in the degree to which they are open, some being more open than others Closed system Closed systems do not interact with their environment and are unaffected and uninfluenced by the environment. Different systems vary in the degree to which they are closed, some being more closed than others (that is, a family may be influenced and affected by their environment, but they are resistant to change and prefer to remain stuck in their static processes)3 Boundaries Each system has a boundary that distinguishes it from other systems.
Alternatively, interventions into the environment can work to increase the adaptive fit for individuals, such as attempting to reduce and eliminate discrimination, oppression and prejudices, and increase opportunities for individuals and groups to actively engage with the environment to meet their specific needs (Germain, 1979; Gitterman and Germain, 2008). 2 Concepts and definitions used in the ecological perspective Concept Deﬁnition Person:environment fit Is the actual fit between an individual’s or a collective group’s needs, rights, goals and capacities and the qualities and operations of their physical and social environments within particular cultural and historical contexts.
This latter approach to considering persons in their environment is referred to as social systems theory or the ecological perspective. These two related theories provide a framework for assessment in social work situations and assist in the identification of the multiple target areas in which the social worker can intervene. This chapter describes these two related theories and how they can be applied to social work practice. The origins of social systems theory and the ecological perspective The origins of social systems theory is from general systems theory, which lies in several different physical and social science disciplines, such as engineering, biology, psychology, sociology and management (Forder, 1976).
An introduction to applying social work theories and methods by Barbra Teater