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How Social Work Practitioners Evaluate Their Practice, Leah Kiefer Aug 2014

How Social Work Practitioners Evaluate Their Practice, Leah Kiefer

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Evaluation of social work practice is a fundamental aspect of providing social care and delivering services to society members. As standards of social work practice and the increased recognition of the field of social work in the mental health profession continue to gain prominence, social work professionals are becoming more in touch with evidence-based practice. This online survey of 265 social work professionals are evaluating their practice in many ways. The survey found that participants used more direct interactions, i.e., client feedback tools, client practitioner feedback rather than more analytic methods. Most participants also found workload as a factor ...


Practice What You Preach: Dbt Therapists’ Skill Utilization In Burnout Prevention, Kate Browning Jergensen May 2014

Practice What You Preach: Dbt Therapists’ Skill Utilization In Burnout Prevention, Kate Browning Jergensen

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between DBT practitioners’ skill use and consultation team on burnout and stress levels. The study was exploratory in nature and used a mixed methods convenience sample that surveyed DBT practitioners through an international list serve. Burnout and stress were measured along with skill use, perspectives on consultation team, and demographic information. The sample included 135 survey responses and participants varied in demographic information. Results found that there was a negative correlation between burnout and skill use and that in general practitioners use the skills on a frequent basis and find ...


Promoting Hope And Resilience In Parkinson’S Disease, Emily R. Brunner May 2014

Promoting Hope And Resilience In Parkinson’S Disease, Emily R. Brunner

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

The purpose of this project was to explore how or if social workers promote hope and resiliency in individuals’ with Parkinson’s disease. Using a qualitative design, eight licensed social workers throughout the United States, with between two to thirty years of experience working with individuals suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The participants reflected on their experiences and observations of hope and resiliency in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. The researcher analyzed data by looking for themes and commonalties between the participant responses during the interviews. The interviews were transcribed and linked to previous related literature. The findings indicated that ...