Social Work Practice

Social work practice consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and techniques to one or more of the following ends:

  • Helping people obtain tangible services;
  • Counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups;
  • Helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services;
  • And participating in legislative processes.

The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior; of social and economic, and cultural institutions; and of the interaction of all these factors.

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