Social Work Practice Using Casw Guidelines

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Social work practice in Canada is guided by the Canadian Association of Social Workers ' (CASW) Code of Ethics. This Code of Ethics contains six core values and principles: respect for the inherent dignity and worth of persons, pursuit of social justice, service to humanity, integrity of professional practice, confidentiality, and competence (Canadian Association of Social Workers [CASW], 2005). Social workers who utilize both narrative and solution-focused therapies should fully understand the strengths and limitations of these theories in their professional practice using CASW guidelines. Additionally, social workers should examine if these single approaches are sufficiently comprehensive to address all of a client 's problems, or if a more flexible, adaptable approach of eclecticism is more suited (Coady & Lehmann, 2008). Gender Narrative therapy acknowledges that an individual 's narrative is shaped by power/knowledge, social norms, gender, family, socioeconomic status, religion, values, etc. (Buckman et al., 2008). While, narrative therapy examines the social construction of individual narratives and the impact of larger meta-narratives, there is still room to explore gender further. Lee (1997) explains that narrative therapy does not trace gendering in any specific way. She proposes a revised feminist narrative approach that, "...pays attention to gendered meta-narratives and specifically analyzes the social construction and interpersonal co-constructions of

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