Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice by David S. Derezotes

By David S. Derezotes

This publication describes a complicated generalist method of direct social paintings perform with members, undefined, households, and teams. Intervention paradigms that come with psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral/communications, experiential/humanistic, existential and transpersonal are offered because the 4 resources of social paintings.

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Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice

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Very little can be found in the area of intuition in the social work literature: Until recendy intuition has been treated like an employee who, forced to retire, keeps going to work because he is indispensable.... Some people don't know he exists, some downgrade his contributions as trivial, some revere him privately while trying to keep his presence a secret, (p. 15) 47 Increasingly, however, science supports the efficacy of intuition in assessment. 35 "Intuition can be understood as the mind turning in on itself and apprehending the result of processes that have taken place outside awareness" (p.

27). 42 This process includes the development of (a) an idea to be measured, (b) an indicator ofthat idea, (c) an operational definition of the necessary data, (d) ordered information that can be arranged into a variable, and (e) the reliability and validity of the variable. Although measurement techniques cannot be used in every case situation, incorporating these "measurement concepts and principles into direct practice is not only possible but necessary" (p. 23). 43 By conceptualizing and operationalizing human characteristics, the social worker can probably measure just about any factor considered in the ecological assessment of a case.

3. H o w much do you use scientific measurement in your practice? In your life? How could you value the diversity of ways that people may use such methods to help guide their lives? 4. D o a journey analysis of how your life led you into social work as a career. Identify key turning points in the process and any in-flight corrections you may feel are necessary now in your own professional journey. 23 24 ASSESSMENT Intuition Of all of the artistic factors in social work assessment, probably the most used, yet least recognized, is intuition.

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