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|Title:||Review of supportive counseling theories with newcomers in the field of social work|
|Keywords:||Peel Multicultural Council;social work skills;community outreach;immigration;newcomers|
|Abstract:||This report explores the experiences of my Master of Social Work advanced practicum, which took place in non-profit settlement agency, Peel Multicultural Council. This project stemmed from my desire to further my social work skills in regard to community outreach when working with newcomers during such a pressing time for Canadian immigration. With newcomers arriving everyday into the country, and generations of immigrants now representing many members of the Canadian population. The advanced practicum focused on implementing theoretical concepts and frameworks into practice, through supportive counseling and advocacy work. The initial theories and frameworks which were chosen included critical race theory, ecological systems theory, strengths-based theory, cultural competency frameworks, and antioppressive practice frameworks. This outline evolved within a few days to include solution focused therapy, and task centered practice as they were found to be beneficial when working with this population. Throughout this practicum I was able to develop both my professional and theoretical skills required to assess clients’ needs and connect them to the appropriate resources and pathways to assist with their settlement difficulties. This helped me to develop my professional skills as a social worker at both the community and individual level. Overall, this final report aims to work as a tool to reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of using the aforementioned theories, and the effectiveness of these theories in this specific advanced practicum context, whilst searching for other theories which may be better suited in the field of social work.|
|Appears in Collections:||Social Work - Master's Major Papers|
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