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social

 [so´shal]
pertaining to societies or other groups of people.
social anxiety disorder social phobia.
social breakdown syndrome deterioration of social and interpersonal skills, work habits, and behavior seen in chronically hospitalized psychiatric patients. Symptoms are due to the effects of long term hospitalization rather than the primary illness, and include excessive passivity, assumption of the chronic sick role, withdrawal, and apathy. Such effects are also seen in long term inmates of prisons or concentration camps. Called also institutionalism.
social worker a professional trained in the treatment of psychosocial problems of patients and their families. Family social workers practice social case work. Psychiatric social workers practice various forms of counseling and group or individual psychotherapy. Most social workers have a master's degree in social work (M.S.W.). There are also bachelor's (B.S.W.) and doctoral (D.S.W.) degrees in social work.

worker

 [wer´ker]
an employed person.
social worker a professional trained in the treatment of psychosocial problems of patients and their families; see also social worker.

social worker

a person with advanced education in dealing with social, emotional, and environmental problems associated with an illness or disability. A medical social worker usually has completed a master's degree program that includes experience in counseling patients and their families in a hospital setting. A psychiatric social worker may specialize in counseling individuals and families in dealing with social, emotional, or environmental problems pertaining to mental illness.

social worker

A professional, usually with a bachelor's or master's degree in social work, who provides counsel, aid, and other services to persons with domestic issues
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WHEREAS, social workers help people in every stage of life function better in their environments, improve their relationships with others, and solve personal and family problems; and
Social workers should forget their egos that dictate they know better than anyone else as to whether a child is in danger.
Because social workers typically compete with allied professions for the same jobs, given an overlap with the types of clients served and services provided, NASW launched a public awareness campaign in mid-2000 called the National Social Work Public Education Campaign to increase public understanding of the social work profession and improve employment opportunities and remuneration for professional social workers (NASW, 2005).
Blair House will continue to provide CEU courses for social workers in Macon.
According to the plan, social service-oriented communities and government organizations should first consider qualified social workers when recruiting staff.
Many social workers who feel distressed with their managers asked to be transferred to another school.
But the social workers can earn as little as EUR32,000
While explaining that the event also aimed to educate patients so that they will have a better understanding of what social workers can do and how they can help, the official touched on challenges encountered by social workers and the important role they play in assisting the medical team.
There is no evidence to support the removal of social workers from Better Access, and this will primarily hurt those least able to afford or access a more costly psychologist.
Dubai Social workers at the dispute section of the Ministry of Labour are not sufficiently qualified to solve workers' problems, said a number of workers seeking help.
One in ten social workers in England took more than 20 days off in the last year, far higher than the national average of 7.
The social worker is not bound by the score on that tool," he said.

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