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Treatment- a perspective in social work and a challenge for social workers
Treatment- a perspective in social work and a challenge for social workers

Author(s): Ivan Trajkov
Subject(s): Adult Education, Higher Education , Psychoanalysis, Welfare services
Published by: Филозофскиот факултет во Скопје - Фридрих Еберт Фондација канцеларија Скопје
Keywords: therapy; therapeutic approaches; professional social work;

Summary/Abstract: The field of social work in Macedonia was developed in several stages; in each of these there has been advancement in education and professional development of social workers. The role of a social worker in the past would be more in administration day, they are analysts and researchers who, coping with the modern day issues and the consequences of the social existence of the growing number of individuals and groups, are facing the challenges of using new modes of assistance and improving the mental and social state of users. Their line of work implies dealing with individuals and groups of various ages, with various problems (misconduct, substance abuse, post-violence effect, stress, mental illness), which, among others, are the result of the detrimental influence of the family and wider social setting, thus creating the need to use alternative therapeutic methods and techniques in reducing the negative social impact. Which psychotherapeutic techniques can be used by the social worker; are social workers here capable at using a particular psychotherapeutic approaches and what is the need for education in this area, are the main questions in the research paper. The targets were 40 social workers employed in different areas. Applied technique is questionnaire. The results show that only a small number of (14%), social workers attend any education programs on specific therapeutic approach. The need for application of appropriate therapeutic approaches, suitable for professional profile of social worker is not only a challenge for social workers, but also its necessity of professional social work.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 11/2
  • Page Range: 423-437
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English