Integrating the Theory Into Professional Practice

Integrating the Theory Into Professional Practice

Assignment Overview

To excel in their practice, social workers needs to understand a variety of theoretical frames for differing scenarios they will encounter as professionals. Social workers also need to understand techniques for applying theory to their practice. This assignment gives you the opportunity to analyze a theory in a scholarly paper.

read the following:

· Croll, P. R. (2013). Explanations for racial disadvantage and racial advantage: Beliefs about both sides of inequality in AmericaEthnic & Racial Studies, 36(1), 47–74.

· While there are some explanations for African-American disadvantage, this study looks at reasons for white advantage, finding that racial attitudes are complex and are dependent upon specific situations and context.


Learning Components

This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

· Define cultural competency.

· Define the purpose and goals of the social work profession.


Assignment Instructions




For this assignment:

· Discuss why the theory, chosen for the assignment in Unit 5, is useful to you in your social work practice.

· Compare and contrast your selected theory with at least two other theories, explaining why the theory you selected is a better fit for your practice.

· Explain how theory guides social work practice, including the areas of assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

· Integrate research-based knowledge and practice wisdom to support your project.

Using the content of your Unit 5 assignment, your chosen case study, and selected theory, that presents a comparison of your theory with at least two other theories in the context of applicability to your chosen case study.

· Explain your reasoning using multiple sources of knowledge, including research-based knowledge, and practice wisdom.

Additional Requirements

Your assignment should meet the following requirements:

· Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

· APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting standards.

· Cited resources: A minimum of three scholarly sources. All literature cited should be current, with publication dates within the past five years.

· Length of paper: A minimum of four double-spaced pages.

· Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.