Posted: January 6th, 2022
Address a social welfare policy issue through a policy memorandum
Current Social Work Practice Models:
Problem Solving – The problem solving model focuses on understanding the
problem, brainstorming possible solutions, having the client pick a solution,
having the client try out a solution and then evaluating how the solution worked.
Task-Centered – This model focuses on breaking down the problem into small
tasks that the client can accomplish. The social worker may use rehearsal,
deadlines, and contracts, in order to help the client feel successful and motivated
towards solving the problem.
Solution – Focused – This model starts with the solution and then helps the client
establish the steps that will lead to the solution. This model is the one that uses
the miracle question to help clients envision the future that they want to obtain.
Narrative – This model uses letters and other methods to help the client re-author
their lives. For a more in-depth explanation I suggest a very short user-friendly
book titled, “What is Narrative Therapy?” by Alice Morgan (2000)
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