PRACTICE MODEL COMPARISON:
Analyze models of intervention by choosing two models that would be relevant for use with their
client and comparing the role of the social worker, the perspective of the human condition, and the
approach for problem solving used in each model.
Models of intervention (choose two to analyze)
• The taskcentered model
• The crisis intervention model
• The cognitive restructuring technique
• The solutionfocused brief treatment model
• Case management practice
Reference Chapter 13: Planning and Implementing ChangeOriented StrategiesHepworth, D.H.,
Rooney, R.H., Rooney, G., StromGottfried, K. (2016). Direct Social work practice: Theory and skills
(10th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.
Reference one academic source for each model.
Be sure to compare the two models following the guidelines below:
1. The role of the social worker
2. The perspective of the human condition (i.e. “generally bad,” “just needs education,” “basically
good at heart, etc” The human condition piece refers to how that model looks at the client. So, for
example, in a cognitive restructuring model, the client would be viewed as someone who needs
education to learn new ways to think about things. In solution focused, there is an emphasis on
identifying strengths for developing solutions because people generally feel constrained by the social
construction of their problems.
3. How tasks for improving the client’s problems are assigned or completed.
• Role of the social worker: Analysis provides significant detail about the role of the social worker and
compares this role in two social work models/theories.
• Perspective of the human condition: Analysis provides significant detail in comparing the
perspective of the human condition from the lens of two different social work models/theories.
• Problem solving approach used: Analysis provides significant detail about how tasks for improving
the client’s problems are assigned and completed by comparing the problemsolving approach of two
social work models/theories.
• Professional communication: Written work is free from grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors
and uses correct APA citation style.