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AFEU Social Work Frameworks Discussion
I’m working on a social science multi-part question and need guidance to help me learn.
Compare and contrast the frameworks of social work noted in the Social Work Module article.
Please be thorough in your response and comment on two of your classmates’ responses in order to receive full credit. This discussion can also be found in the Discussion Board on the course menu.
⌛ Combine these two examples but reword them in your own words to answer the question. Then respond to both examples with feedback of two sentences each.⏳
“I understand the generalist perspective as being a broad perspective. This perspective allows the social worker to work with many different clients and apply a variety of methods. The generalist practice can be seen as the ability of a practitioner to work with all levels of social work clients: individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations, neighborhoods and communities (Popple, P.R., & Leighninger, L. (2020). Generalist social workers also can be viewed as having the ability to employ a variety of social work methods (Popple, P.R., & Leighninger, L. (2020).
In the 1960s the Social Work profession faced many problems. One of those problems being a huge growth in social work programs. Many of these programs were hiring social workers with bachelors degrees than social workers with masters degrees. These social work programs would have a staff that consisted of very little MSW staff (Popple, P.R., & Leighninger, L. (2020). I think this was a vital and necessary shift in the social work profession. Through reading the chapters I understand a little better how important both degree levels are. From what I understand the BSW builds the relationship with the client, develops a plan, and connects the client with resources. The MSW has more specialized training and can carry out the plan of action by offering counseling and services of the like if needed. ”
“Generalist practice can be achieved with an undergraduate degree in social work. Generalist practice social workers use a wide range skills to work with a wide range of clients; individuals, families, organizations, communities, etc. Social workers in generalist practice use the concepts of strength and empowerment to help their clients. What differentiates generalist practice from specialist practice is the fact that generalist social workers work with a broad range of clients, and specialist social workers, well, specialize in one particular aspect of social work. If a client needs help in one particular area, a generalist social worker can pass the client on to a specialist social worker to better help the client with that issue. Social work was in need of a unifying method so that there could be a distinction between the need for a bachelors and a masters degree in social work. People with bachelors degrees in social work will go into generalist practice, and those who seek a masters degree will specialize in one aspect of social work and become specialist social workers.”