Social Work Theory And Practice Essay

Task Centred and Crisis Intervention Essay for Social Work

3865 WordsMar 2nd, 201116 Pages

As a result of applying appropriate theory the organisation and structure of social work practice may be enhanced (Howe 1999:104). Social workers use theory to inform practice and provide a sense of direction and guidance in their professional engagement with service users

"An alternative way of using theories to help in reflection is by using them critically against one another. Differences between theories can help in reflection in practice by enabling alternative and opposing theories to criticize practice which used a particular theory". (Payne in Adams, Dominelli & Payne (2002:2E) Social Work: Themes. Issues and Critical debates. (2002:33)

Critical refection can be defined as, “an aware, reflective and engaged self, the term…show more content…

A crisis can be defined as a turning point, our habitual strengths and coping mechanisms have been surpassed and a new approach has to be developed. According to Barnes (1984:115) “crisis intervention focuses on the reduction of anxiety in the client alongside the mobilisation of hope and the restoration of a sense of autonomy and control over the situation.

In Crisis intervention I used practical tasks to help Ms W readjust, but an important aspect was her emotional response and long-term changes in her capacity to deal with everyday problems. A timely, therapeutic response prevented a severe breakdown in family relationships and restored adequate functioning. It is at this time that Ms W was open to intervention. Aside from releasing a good deal of emotion around the grief of her mother, Ms W was able to release anxiety and fear of failure as a parent, and mental health issues due to her loneliness and depression. By intervening in a timely manner and by assisting Ms W in overcoming situational factors, which led to the crisis, stabilization occurred within a few weeks. Golan (1978:102) thinks tasks is important in crisis, but she does not use “task” in the same way as task centered theory does. Here, it is an emotionally or socially necessary role in the client’s life, something that must be gone through to achieve reintegration.

Using eclectic, solution-focused approaches, I concentrated on Ms W strengths rather than weaknesses, believing that families have

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