Hi, need to submit a 1250 words paper on the topic Orientation to Social Work & Social Welfare.
I am greatly motivated to pursue a Master’s level in mental health social work because of my life experience. As a young child, I was placed under the care of social workers for psychological therapy, having lost my father to death. This was a helpful experience to me as it provided me with the ability to overcome the grief. Nonetheless, being mixed with children who were undergoing therapy following their parents’ divorces made it difficult for the social workers to specifically address my individual issues.
Even though I recovered from the challenge, the results would have been better had I received special attention specific to my issue. The identified lack of adequate social workers to offer specialized support in this field motivated me to pursue advanced understanding of social work with specific focus on how to offer psychological assistance to people experiencing psychological challenges such as what I was going through. Indeed, there are many people who face grief following bereavement and in need of psychological support.
This is supported by statistics documented by Howarth which indicate that over 56 million individuals around the world die every year. Thus, it is clear that numerous number of people experience significant psychological morbidity due to the associated cognitive, emotional, spiritual, physical and social changes. As a mental health social worker, I would be of great benefit to the psychological health of these people. Even more specifically, a Master’s level in this field would qualify me for Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, this being a critical qualification in my pursuit of private practice as a social worker. .