Social work has long aspired to be an applied science. As we have seen in earlier chapters, envying the professional status of medics and clinical psychologists, like them, there has been a determination by many that its practices should be evidence-based. There is a strong argument that social workers should try to do what has been shown to work. Ideally, only those interventions which have proven to be effective should be chosen. After all, if medical patients expect their treatments to be based on the best medical evidence, then shouldn’t clients expect similar evidence-based findings to underpin what social workers do?
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