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Connecting To Your Clients, Connecting to Your Community Psychological Flexibility and Social Work Values. Matthew S. Boone, LCSW. Social work has a distinctive focus on serving the needs of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. Preamble to NASW Code of Ethics.

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Connecting To Your Clients, Connecting to Your CommunityPsychological Flexibility and Social Work Values

Matthew S. Boone, LCSW


Social work has a distinctive focus on serving the needs of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty

Reamer, 1999


Preamble to nasw code of ethics
Preamble to NASW Code of Ethics people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty

Social Work Values

  • Commitment to enhancing human well-being and helping meet the basic human needs of all people

  • Client empowermentand client strengths

  • Service to people who arevulnerable and oppressed

  • Focus on individual well-being in a social context

  • Promotion of social justice andsocial change

  • Sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity

NASW, 2008; Reamer, 1999


Helping people adapt to their environments

Helping people adapt to their environments people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty

Helping environments adapt to people


This problem is too big to change

This problem is too big to change people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty


Things have always been this way

Things have always been this way people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty


What difference can one person make

What difference can one person make? people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty


I just don t have the time

I just don’t have the time people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty


Someone else will do it

Someone else will do it people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty


It s too much work to make a difference

It’s too much work to make a difference people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty


Things will change whether or not i do anything

Things will change whether or not I do anything people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty


I have to figure out exactly what i think before i act

I have to figure out exactly what I think before I act people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty


If i begin to care i will get way too angry

If I begin to care, I will get way too angry people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty


Who am i to think i have anything to say about this issue

Who am I to think I have anything to say about this issue? people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty




It just seems so hopeless sometimes

It just seems so hopeless sometimes so much more you can do


language so much more you can do

thoughts

feelings


Addressing context to facilitate change
Addressing so much more you can docontext to facilitate change

A traditional social work intervention might include changing context by helping a client get access to needed resources or by effecting larger scale systems change (e.g., policies, political action)

ACT changes the context of thoughts and feelings rather than trying to change the thoughts and feelings themselves

  • e.g., undermining the context of literality supported by the verbal community (defusion context)

  • e.g., treating private experiences as welcome guests (acceptance context)


Describe a problem
Describe a so much more you can doproblem

  • Think of a problem at the group, organizational, community, or societal level which is important to you

  • One you would like to do something about

  • But one about which you have thus far notdone as much as you would like

  • Describe it to your partner for the next few minutes

  • Listeners: as your best listening selves, elicit values related to this problem


Your struggling self

Your so much more you can dostruggling self


Your best self

Your so much more you can dobest self


Eyes closed

Eyes Closed so much more you can do


Flexible selfing

Flexible so much more you can doSelfing


Commitment

Commitment so much more you can do


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