Advanced Generalist practice and research
Lee, Kyoung Hag (2014). Advanced generalist practice and research. The Advanced Generalist: Social Work Research Journal, 1 (1), p 6-8.
Social work practitioners are required to have the competence of advanced generalist practice skills to provide appropriate social services to clients with various problems in a current complex society. For the competence of advanced generalist practice, one of the essential components is gaining research knowledge and skills to provide appropriate interventions. Social work practitioners need to have research skills to utilize many scientific research publications and to directly evaluate unique client needs, effectiveness of the delivery system, and intervention results in a particular environment. Research skills will improve the accountability of social work practitioners and increase the satisfaction of clients. Thus, this author suggests that social work students need to actively participate in research projects to maximize their research knowledge and skills for future evidence-based advanced generalist practice.