This review relates to Critical Thinking by Tom Chatfield. Available here on Amazon. I bought this book a couple of years ago and it had been sitting on my bookshelf until recently. In my desire to move away from books and articles written from my discipline, I started to read with an idea that I probably knew what I was going to be told. I came to this book having read another of his books, How to Thrive in a Digital Age.
What Is Critical Thinking in Social Work?
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There is a fast-growing demand for social workers and other experts who provide social services to individuals and families. Social workers help people cope with, manage, and solve problems in their everyday lives. In addition to problem-solving, clinical social workers diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. There are several different types of social workers, specializing in different areas, including: child and family; school; mental health and substance abuse; geriatric; and healthcare resources.
Book review : Critical Thinking
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Kersting Published Psychology Journal of Social Work Education Social workers in direct practice rely on critical thinking to apply theories, make informed decisions, and explain their assessments and decisions. This article describes methods for teaching critical thinking to graduate and undergraduate social work students in practice courses.
Social workers offer many valuable services to people in need. They provide mental health services, such as diagnosis and counseling, advocate for clients who are unable to do so themselves, provide direct care services, such as housing assistance and help clients obtain social services benefits. The ability to remain open-minded and unbiased while gathering and interpreting data, otherwise known as critical thinking, is crucial for helping clients to the fullest extent possible. Critical thinking is one of the top skills required to be a successful social worker.