In an essay (750-1,000 words) examine the generalist model of social work practice. Address the following in your essay:
Explain the generalist model.
Discuss why the generalist model became the operational model in social work and its merits.
Analyze the advantages and disadvantages to the social worker in using the generalist model.
Describe how research impacts social work practices in the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Refer to Social Work Disposition #11: Standard: Social Workers’ Ethical Responsibilities to the Social Work Profession when responding to this prompt.
You are required to cite a minimum of four academic sources to support your work.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Materials if you need assistance.
GCU Benchmark Information
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency and professional standard:
4.3: Use research evidence to inform and improve practice, policy, and service delivery. [EPAS 4] (MC1, MC2, MC4)
This assignment is informed by the following EPAS Standard:
4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice