Perlman, one of the creators of task centered practice once said, “That person, with his subjective reading of and reaction to his problems, must also be his own problem solver.”
· What do you suppose she meant when she said this?
· How does viewing the problem in smaller tasks enhance the likelihood of solving the problem?
· Can you give some examples of how breaking down a large problem into smaller, more manageable tasks can help make the ultimate goal more achievable?
In your readings related to task-centered practice, can you identify situations/circumstances where task-centered work would be empirically supported as a practice approach?
Task Centered & Solution Focused Approaches
Task Centered Social Work
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More and more, social workers are called to intervene using time-limited approaches. Because of this trend, the task-centered and solution-focused models have gained popularity. In addition to the fact that these modalities are relatively short-lived, is the fact that they are supported by empirical evidence.
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