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ERIC Number: EJ1171261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Merging Micro and Macro Intervention: Social Work Practice with Groups in the Community
Knight, Carolyn; Gitterman, Alex
Journal of Social Work Education, v54 n1 p3-17 2018
Clinical or micro intervention predominates in social work education and practice. The prevailing assumption in social work practice and education is that one engages in either micro or macro intervention. In this article, we describe how these interventions may be merged into an integrated whole through social work practice with groups. The conceptual and evidence base of community work is summarized, as are efforts to identify practice skills that overlap both approaches. We assert that group work is ideally suited to promote individual empowerment and community change. Case examples illustrate the relative ease with which tasks and skills of group work at the micro level can be used in group work practice in the community. Implications for social work education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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