In the paper the author clarifies the nature of clinical social work, the fields, in which helps, and the ways in which it does that. The analysis considers in a meaningful and criterion manner he character of “the clinical” in respect to the ways of providing help and the specific type of conditions roblems and needs, in which clinical social work intervenes. On this basis some of its more concrete elds are specified. Emphasis is placed on the methods for biopsychosocial intervention as being articularly representative of the methodological resource of clinical social work.
The article examines some essentials of psychosocial rehabilitation of individuals with mental disorders and behavioral deviations, paying special attention to a concrete conceptual framework of recovery. The main purpose of the specific methodological guidelines outlined here is to facilitate professionals` approach and help to structure a program and recovery goals, as well to improve the interaction between the client and the social worker.
This article has highlighted the current problem with the overload of social workers at Social Assistance Directorates (SADs). Analysis of the regulations relevant to the workload of social workes is presented. Also comparison of regulations concerning workload of teachers and social workers at different settings is presented. Finally, a possible solution to the problem of social workers overload at SADs is outlined, namely job design and analysis as a modern concept in human resources management theory and practice.
This publication is an attempt for an objective analysis of the nature and mechanisms of social policy pursued by the government in terms of emloyment and tackling unemployment in the period between 1944–1948. The publication discusses various social and legislative measures and initiatives setout by the government, as they are outlined key features of the social policy of great social importance in overcoming one of the main social risks in Bulgarian society during that period. Presented the specifics characterstic of the sistem in different stages of its chronological development, it is displayed as positive guidelines, as well as negative consequences in the context of the interaction between social policy, the economy and the labor market.
The article explores the contributions of one of the founders of client-centered
approach - Carl Rogers in terms of his understanding of empathy. On this basis, empathy is considered a key skill in casework as it helps us to better understand the situation that the client presents because the social worker builds his assessment and plans interventions based on good knowledge of the needs, aspirations, desires, fears and the overall way of looking at the world and their own situation by the client. The formation of a trusting relationship involves precisely the authentic understanding Rogers had about empathy. The purpose of this article is to examine the place of empathy in the client-centered approach in social case work – theoretical background, practical and methodological aspects, criticism and limitations of the approach.
The article is devoted to psychosocial rehabilitation for individuals with mental disorders. Theoretical assumptions of rehabilitation and resocialization are view, also and their importance in recuperate from mental illness. Described, discussed and analyzed in depth is an example of good practice of social service designed for psychosocial rehabilitation of persons with mental disorders. Presented is a functioning program for mobile clinical social work.
The article presented the masters program at the Faculty of Education who to professional field "Social Activities" - their development, organization, focus and specificity of training them and development of students.
The article presents a conceptual and applied model for field practicum and syllabus as part of social work bachelor program at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The model consist the goals and curriculum of the field education. The reflective seminar and supervision are argued as crucial forms for supporting students’ learning progress. Operationalization of students’ activities for direct work with service users with different status and needs is discussed.
Clinical social work is a profession aimed at working with people with mental suffering. In Bulgaria the clinical social work practice has its history, but its status is yet unclear, because it is hard to differentiate between the fields of social pedagogy, social work and clinical social work. The following paper tries to suggest possible criterias and ways for development in the professional field by taking for example countries like the USA and Germany.
The current article looks at the child with specific needs as a focus and advantage for different models and practices. There are presented analyzes based on the author's experience in public and private organizations involved in caring for children with specific needs and their families. Main highlights are the system and the unified approach to understanding disability.