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After reading Chapter Five, you will be able to:

  1. define the term "clinical social work"
  2. define the term "social casework"
  3. discuss the history of social casework and clinical social work
  4. identify current trends in social casework and clinical social work
  5. describe the clinical social work practice framework as derived from its purpose, social work values, sanctions, and knowledge base
  6. list several available models of clinical social work practice
  7. discuss the conceptualization of client problems in clinical social work
  8. describe in detail each of the phases of the clinical direct practice process
  9. differentiate between the psychosocial model, task-centered casework, and behavior modification
  10. discuss the multisystems approach.

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