Social Work is a profession that helps individuals, families, and groups change behaviors, emotions, attitudes, relationships, and social conditions to restore and enhance their capacity to meet their personal and social needs.
Social Workers are trained to provide a variety of services, ranging from psychotherapy to the administration of health and welfare programs. They work with human development and behavior, including the social, economic, and cultural systems in which people function.
The Licensed Clinical Social Worker may provide all social work services,including clinical services such as the diagnosis of mental, emotional,behavioral, developmental, and addictive disorders, the development of treatment plans, and the provision of psychotherapy. Social Workers deal with a wide variety of long and short-term mental, emotional, behavioral and environmental conditions, including:
- Mental illnesses and emotional disturbances
- Marital and family difficulties
- Adjustment problems related to acute and chronic illnesses
- Alcohol and substance abuse
- Community problems and social issues
Social workers assist people with problems while helping them to identify and use their strengths to deal with situations. They also help their clients negotiate situations in the environment that can contribute to stress. For example, social workers:
- Assess and evaluate clients
- Develop a treatment plan in conjunction with the client
- Identify resources and services, and provide direct services such as counseling, psychotherapy and case management
- Evaluate client progress and modify treatment plans or terminate services when appropriate
- Advocate for the client's rights and access to benefits and services
- Engage in research, analysis and community organization to improve societal conditions
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