Effective Clinical Practice: A Case Study

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For effective clinical practice social worker must consider systems theory and the effects that each part has on each other. In particular, this means viewing clients who are involved in the criminal justice system as not a singular entity but as a member of system that has a specific role. That means that in order to provide appropriate interventions social workers must consider the effects other parts of the system have on the individual. Therefore, the first recommendation is that social workers must shift the approach for substance abuse from criminalization to rehabilitation and prevention. This means an increased focus by the field on providing addiction counseling and education services, especially to communities most impacted by unfair

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