Clinical Social Work Practice

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The authors communicated the differences between “clinical” social work and “community” social work practice as if micro and macro social work are two different bodies working separately, and not two arms working together. They expressed practical differences such as micro social workers tending to be female, and macro social workers tending to be male (Austin, Coombs & Barr, pg. 16), which leads to a gender wage gap among social workers and structural tension. The segregation between macro and micro approaches in clinical social work practice appear to be a characteristic of individualistic and collective ways of thinking. In European American society, the philosophy of personal development is more about changing individuals and individual
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