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activity directed toward accomplishing something.
social work the activity of a social worker; work designed to promote the welfare of an individual or group.
social work/counseling in the omaha system, the planning by a social worker or counselor to promote the welfare of individuals or families.
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social work

Provision of social services (in fields such as child welfare, criminal justice, hospital-based medicine, or mental health) and the promotion of social welfare by a professionally trained person. Social work often involves advocacy and aid for individuals who are poor, elderly, homeless, unemployed, or discriminated against in society because of gender, race, or other biases.
See also: work
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The Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA; Clinical Social Work Federation, 1997) Code of Ethics has similar language, but adds that bartering arrangements "may only involve goods, as opposed to services, in exchange for treatment" (Sec.
The debate within the profession regarding the legitimacy of clinical social work (casework) as an advocacy method working to achieve social justice dates back to the origin of social work and to the dialogues between Mary Richmond and Jane Addams (Epple, 2007).
The primacy of the ethical aim in clinical social work: Its relationship to social justice and mental health.
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
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"Spirit possession and exorcism: The integration of modern and traditional mental health care systems in the treatment of a Bedouin patient." Clinical Social Work Journal, 25, 211-222.
Subjects were 1,001 candidates for a state license in clinical social work (LCSW) and 1,660 candidates for licensure as a marriage and family therapist (MFT).
(800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5510 (202) 336-6123 (TDD) American Counseling Association 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (703) 823.9800 (703) 823.0252 (fax) Clinical Social Work Federation P.O.
I'm now collecting `hours under supervision' to get my license in clinical social work," she said.
Her research interests include time-limited clinical social work practice, culturally sensitive practice, community-based practices, and innovative practice strategies for severe and persistent mental disorders.
"Family members can be just as much your patient as the patient," says Theresa Destito, manager of clinical social work for California's San Gabriel Valley Medical Center.

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