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Developing reflective practiceMaking sense of social work in a world of change$
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Helen Martyn

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342386

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342386.001.0001

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The Phillips family: An adoption assessment

The Phillips family: An adoption assessment

(p.108) The Phillips family: An adoption assessment
Developing reflective practice

Mary Cody

Policy Press

This chapter presents a case study concerning the author's social work experience with the Phillips family. It explains that Alan and Melissa Phillips have made an application to adopt to the voluntary children's agency specialising in adoption and it was author's responsibility to assess the adoption application. It discusses the use of the systems thinking and a task-centred approach in the intervention, the actual social work process with the family and the author's evaluation of the effectiveness of her intervention approach.

Keywords:   social work, family, adoption, systems thinking, task-centred approach

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