The Aspects Of Empowerment Theory In Social Work

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The assumptions of empowerment theory are reasonable because of it aims to reduce powerlessness that have been created by labelling the vulnerable and oppressed. The principle of empowerment theories is practically applied to social work practice as a central goal and a process of social work practice. It serves as a framework for a social worker to understand phases of assessment, practice strategies, and methods in working with the people. The theory is applicable across settings of people in levels of micro and macro level of practice with the people who are in oppression and needs to be liberated such as homelessness with concurrent illness that developed as a result of traumatic remarks in the life such as mental health. The theory is …show more content…
The principle of the theory is practically applied in the social worker practice by recognizing religion and spiritual diversity as important aspects of humanity and address the spiritual dimensions of human behavior and traumatic experience in life that leads to illness such as mental health. The theory is clear to understand and applicable across settings of different clients with problems such as traumatic events in life experience which mostly leads to homelessness with concurrent diseases that befalls them with mental health, depression, anxiety etc. as a strengths perspective, and empowerment practice approaches as a part of therapeutic process in social work. For instance, in my agency women are encouraged to participate in religious support group known as women group Bible study as a way to strengthen them inwardly. General transpersonal theory has many criticism against religion and does not address cultural, ethnic, or racial issues that restrict individual and societal development but Wilber ideas support sociocultural work practice with indigenous peoples and international social development. The empirical support of the theory encourages more research to be included in quantitative, qualitative, and experimental consciousness and transpersonal experience. The theory ethnically consistent with the values of the profession required that social work practice should respect religion, culture, …show more content…
It also gives understanding to the oppressed that the nature of their oppression is structural and systematic and is not a condition they purposely attached to themselves. The theory empowers people to make changes for themselves and it is a strength based theory that emphasis on the process than the outcome. I decided on empowerment theory because some homelessness with mental health has regain their strength to combat the post-traumatic syndrome that displays them to the vulnerability of oppression. The strength of this story is the ability to empower personal responsibility for change. It also explains and identify barriers faced by the homelessness with mental health, such as a barrier of lack of access to health care system. On the other hand, the limitation is difficult to

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