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date: 18 October 2017

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Direct social work practice is the application of social work theory and/or methods to the resolution and prevention of psychosocial problems experienced by individuals, families, and groups. In this article, direct practice is discussed in the context of social work values, empowerment, diversity, and multiculturalism, as well as with attention to client strengths, spirituality, and risk and resilience influences. The challenges of practice evaluation are also considered.

Keywords: direct social work practice, diversity, multiculturalism, practice evaluation, social work values, spirituality, strengths perspective

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