Identify each of the 9 military social work competencies. Summarize the specialized practice description as well as the competency behaviors
Now that you are familiar with the MSW Direct Practice Competencies/Behaviors which you have been working on applying over the past two terms in the field, I would like for you to also become familiar with the military social work competencies/behaviors. I bet you didn’t realize there were additional CSWE competencies/behaviors for military social work, did you? In 2010, CSWE published a set of guidelines for educational competencies for advanced social work practice in military social work due to the urgent need to understand and engage with military service members, veterans, and their families.
Even if you are not planning to work directly with Military service members and their families, these competencies and behaviors are still important to understand. No matter what area of social work you pursue post-graduation, you will more than likely end up having a client who is tied to the military in some way.
Please review The CSWE Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Military Social Work then answer the following questions:
- How do you define military social work? Review the definition of military social work outlined in the CSWE guide and tell me how this definition differs from your personal definition. Do you agree with CSWE’s definition of military social work?
- Identify each of the 9 military social work competencies. Summarize the specialized practice description as well as the competency behaviors for each.
- Do you feel you have been able to meet some of these competencies during your practicum experience? If so, how and which ones? If not, how can you work on increasing your knowledge about military social work in order to work effectively with service members, veterans, and/or their families?
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