Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2016

Counselling Skills and Social Work Practice

Shabbeer Ahmed

Lecturer in Sociology, Government Pre-University College, Lingsur Dt: Raichur. Karnataka Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.077/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.077


The relationship between counselling and social work has always been complex and interactive. Relationship, one person interacting with another, is at the heart of all social work in health and social care settings. Social work emerged as profession in the 20th century and today it is profession charged with fulfilling the social mandate of promoting well being and quality of life.  Thus social work encompasses activities directed at improving human and social conditions and alleviating human distress and social problems. It is essential that social workers take responsibility for developing and improving those skills which enable them to build relationships. This enables them to provide a professional service for which they can be accountable. Social workers become involved with people needing support in a crisis, change, transition or loss; protection from self or others; help to deal with disadvantage or injustice; in fact any combination of life changing events depending on the particular circumstances (Seden and Katz 2003). The present paper attempts to focus on relationship between counselling skills and social work practice.
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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.077/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.077

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016

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