The Scope of Social Work Practice
The Profession of Social Work
Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare
How to Cite
Hopps, J. G. and Lowe, T. B. 2008. The Scope of Social Work Practice. Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare. 1:3.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
The scope of social work practice continues to increase as old and new bio-psycho-socio-economic and political needs require consideration. The growth of social work knowledge, skills, and technologies are driven by both internal and external demands that have dramatically expanded practice approaches, settings and roles of the profession. The purpose of this entry is to provide a descriptive overview of the scope of social work practice with consideration of the changing environment and historical foot prints that have helped lead the way.
- post-modern social work practice;
- conceptual frameworks;
- purpose of practice methods;
- research in practice;
- fields of practice;
- future trends