Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to examine, understand, and apply
  • the core skills and concepts of problem-solving approaches,
  • the core skills and concepts of psychoeducational approaches,
  • the core skills and concepts of multisystemic approaches, including understanding how to use the fit mapping tool, and
  • the core case/care management skills critical to working with individuals and families and small groups.
The Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (CSWE-EPAS) Competencies that are highlighted in more depth in this chapter include the following:
2.1.3 Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
2.1.4 Engage diversity and difference in practice.
2.1.6 Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
2.1.7 Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
2.1.9 Respond to contexts that shape practice.
2.1.10 (a–d) Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups,
organizations, and communities.