Book: Read Chapters 1 and 2 in Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Social Systems Theory.
A- Answer each in at least 100 words and one reference each.
1. Read Chapter 1 "The Role of Theories in Social Work Practice" in Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice. Why is it important for the generalist practitioner to understand theories? Identify which CSWE core competencies and behaviors address the need for understanding theory?
2. Read Chapter 3 "The Strengths Perspective" in Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice. Identify and give examples of each of the key concepts of the Strengths Perspective as it applies to you.
B-In a 500- to 750-word reflection, select and discuss research-informed practice and three additional core competencies that align with your identity as a generalist practitioner.
Include the following in your reflection:
1. Which of the competencies do you think will be most challenging for you and why?
2. How does the strengths perspective inform your role as a generalist practitioner?
C- The Role and Value of Theories in Social Work Worksheet
Directions: Read Chapter 2 in Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice. Pay particular attention to the section on micro, mezzo, and macro system levels. (See Langer& Lietz, 2014, Figure 2.1) Reflect on your life and the micro, mezzo, or macro systems that affect your life. Make a list of all the systems and place them in the correct category. You do not have to fill all the boxes, however complete at least four in each section.
Langer, C. L., & Lietz, C. (2014). Applying theory to generalist social work practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.