What Is Community-Based Clinical Practice?

Phebe Sessions and Anita Lightburn

in Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195159226
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893843 | DOI:
What Is Community-Based Clinical Practice?

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Creative and responsive community-based clinical practice has emerged through a host of initiatives and programs that are now recognized as important means for meeting mental health needs. There is increasing evidence that these alternative approaches are an important addition to traditional practice and that they have a special role in meeting the needs of those whom traditional services have failed to help. This chapter tries to orient the reader to the field of community-based clinical practice and its increasing significance. It focuses on addressing what community-based clinical practice is, why it is re-emerging now, what traditions it is building upon and expanding, and what significant ideas are fueling its development.

Keywords: community-based practice; clinical practice; social workers; social work practice

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