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Social Worker 's Style Of Counseling

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Introduction In this response to case study, I will analyze the social worker’s style of counseling by examining his goal that he set for a mother of two who is addicted to drugs and was having sex for drugs. I will scrutinize the goal of enhancement of the morality of client by using the code of ethics to identify the ethical issues involved in the case study. I will discuss my understanding of what the role of a social worker entitles. I will identify the issues I find wrong with the intervention and offer alternative interventions using the Person-Centered approach. Then, explain how Carl Roger’s Personality Theory explains where the client is.
Analysis of Social Workers Action While the social worker was assigned to the child welfare case he discovered that his client and mother of two children was addicted to drugs and many times would exchange sex for drugs. The social worker believed that a good goal for his client would be to enhance the client’s morality. So, he drew up a plan to help his client lead a virtuous, wholesome, and productive life.
Ethical Issues However, according to National Association of Social Work (NASW) Code of Ethics the goal that the social work set was against the values, ethical principles, and ethical standards that guide social workers. First, 1.02 Self determination states, Social workers respect and promote the right of clients to self-determination and assist clients in their efforts to identify and clarify their goals. He did not
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