Critically evaluate ONE social work theory (from the options below): How would it inform and influence your social work practice with your chosen client group?
Your essay should:
Step 1: Choose ONE of the following theories:
Step 2: Carefully read AND suggested format (see below) as you begin to plan out your essay.
You can use the following headings to structure your essay:
Introduce the context and let the reader know what this essay will do. E.g., it will present (your chosen theory) as being suitable for social work practice with (name the client group). It will discuss the strengths and limitations of applying this theory at the micro, meso and macro levels.
The client group
Using academic evidence, introduce the client group and provide an overview of the common issues and challenges they face.
Using academic evidence, provide an overview of the theory. Applying X theory to X client group
NOTE: Be specific to the common issues and challenges your chosen client group may face. Show justification for your choice of theory by considering multiple viewpoints and using high-quality academic supporting evidence within each section.
Provide a summary of what you have discussed in your essay. Remember you should not introduce any new information at this point.