Clinical social work
Clinical social work
Students who are earning their master's in social work (MSW) degree may find themselves in a position where they can transition from their studies or a generalized social work position into a specialized social work role. One of the more common areas of specialist social work practice is clinical social work.
What is clinical social work?
Clinical social work is the practice of applying the skills students will learn while earning their MSW degree to cases and clients within a medical or healthcare facility. Clinical social workers may find themselves dealing with clients who are terminally ill, suffering from mental, psychological and behavioral disorders, or helping the victims of physical or emotional abuse.
Brief Overview of the Role of Clinical Social Workers Published by the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, this overview provides a simple reference for the specific duties performed by clinical social work professionals in a hospital environment.
Overview of Social Work Services Within Clinical Environments A resource page published by the Mayo Clinic, detailing how social workers can help patients and their loved ones in a hospital setting.
Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) The professional body governing the role, development and advancement of the clinical social work profession.
Clinical Social Work Association Code of Ethics An overview of the ethical practices employed by members of the CSWA and brief descriptions of how this code of conduct can be applied to real-life scenarios.
Practice Standards of Clinical Social Work A detailed document outlining the established standards of practice expected of clinical social workers, as identified by the CSWA.
Clinical social work resources
Although specializations exist within clinical social work as a field, social work professionals who operate in healthcare environments may serve many different functions.
Clinical Social Work – Understanding the Helping Role A study examining how clinical social work professionals can maintain the general ideals and standards of practice of social work, when operating in clinical healthcare environments.
Clinical Social Worker Job Specification Sample job advertisement relating to a clinical social work role as advertised in the state of Oklahoma. Although state regulations may differ, the core responsibilities and qualifications will remain similar across the U.S.
Clinical Social Worker Job Functions Outline of the responsibilities typically handled by clinical social workers, taken from the Oklahoma SoonerStart child and infant early intervention program.
Resumes and Cover Letters for Social Workers A reference guide for recent graduates of MSW programs who may find this useful when promoting themselves while seeking employment opportunities. Provides specific guidance for subsets of generalized social work, including those of a clinical nature.
Clinical social workers in specific practice environments
Social workers who choose to specialize in the clinical practice area may find themselves tasked with a diverse caseload, ranging from situations of physical abuse to psychological disorders. These resources may be useful to students earning their MSW degree when examining how social work professionals can function in varying clinical situations.
Clinical Social Workers: Advocates of Social Justice Abstract of a paper that examines the role of clinical social workers within a mental health context, and how the sense of social justice was pervasive to the work and attitudes of the social workers participating in the study.
Clinical Social Work Job Roles A detailed overview of the various long-term career options available to clinical social work practitioners and how these roles work together within a departmental framework.
Clinical Social Work Practice: Relational Principles and Techniques A publication that examines how advanced approaches to clinical social work can be applied to cases of psychological disorders, including relational theory and intersubjectivity.
Clinical Social Work: Enhancing Parental Compliance A study that examined the role of clinical social workers in interactions between patients and parents, using extensive case studies of children suffering with gastrointestinal and eating disorders.
The Battered Women's Movement and the Role of Clinical Social Work A paper that investigates the long-term impact of clinical social work professionals in cases involving domestic violence against women.
Research Techniques for Clinical Social Workers A reference publication aimed at clinical social workers who wish to further develop their understanding of the practice area. Focuses on evidence-based practices and qualitative research methodologies.
The Role of Clinical Social Workers in Mental Health and Managed Care Publication examining how clinical social workers function in situations involving patients suffering from mental health disorders from a wider healthcare perspective.
The Effects of Managed Care on the Clinical Social Work Role A detailed study of the psychosocial therapy services that clinical social workers may provide to patients who are exhibiting mental health problems.
The Evolving Role of Clinical Social Work in Mental Health A reference text examining how attitudes towards social and human services role within the treatment and practice areas of mental health are changing.
Clinical Social Work Practices When Working with Children A paper investigating how evidence-based practices to clinical social work have to be adjusted when dealing with children and young people.
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