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Outcome-Focused Practice In Social Work
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3h 40m

Learn a helpful framework for avoiding drift and a lack of focus.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Social workers
  • Social work students
  • Associated professionals

What you’ll learn:

  • Have clear outcomes in mind
  • Structured framework for ensuring your work is outcome-focused
  • The importance of having clear objectives in mind
  • You will be introduced to the systematic practice framework
  • You will be helped to avoid drift and an unfocused approach


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course

Anyone involved in social work knows that it is complex and demanding work that can get very messy. We can get dragged in various directions, and if we are not very careful, we can lose our way. Because of this, it can be difficult at times to stay focused due to the various issues involved. In this course, well-known UK social work author Neil Thompson emphasizes the importance of having clear outcomes of working toward to help us keep firmly on track.

If we are clear about what end result we are working toward, we can focus on the main issues and be less likely to allow ourselves to be sidetracked. Just generally trying to be helpful without clear and agreed outcomes to guide us leaves us open to losing sight of priorities and drifting. It is, therefore, essential that our assessment work includes establishing the outcomes – the end results – we need to address.

Neil introduces a helpful framework that can be of considerable benefit in avoiding drift and a lack of focus. Having a clear and strong focus on outcomes gives confidence in the process to both worker and client and provides a firm basis for working in partnership.

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned the importance of having clear outcomes to work toward to help us keep firmly on track.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Promo 00:00:00
Introduction 00:00:00
Section 2 - Module Companion E-Book
Module Companion E-Book 00:00:00
Section 3 - Traditional Social Work
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Section 4 - A Consumerist Approach
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2.3 00:00:00
Section 5 - The Impact
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Section 6 - Rethinking Our Approach
4.1 00:00:00
4.2 00:00:00
4.3 00:00:00
Section 7 - Systematic Practice
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5.3 00:00:00
Section 8 - Important Steps
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6.2 00:00:00
6.3 00:00:00
Section 9 - Conclusion
Conclusion 00:00:00

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