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Week 4 SOCW 6060


Psychosocial Theory and Role Theory 





• Turner, F. J. (Ed.). (2017). Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches (6th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

o Chapter 26: The Psychosocial Framework of Social Work Practice (pp. 411–419) 

o Chapter 30: Role Theory and Concepts Applied to Personal and Social Change in Social Work (pp. 452– 470) 


Psychosocial Theory and Role Theory 


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  • Worksheet: Dissecting a Theory and Its Application to a Case Study (Word document)
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  • Theory Into Practice: Four Social Work Case Studies (PDF document)
  • Guide for Creating and Uploading a Power Point Presentation (PDF document)

Psychosocial Theory and Role Theory 


• Laureate Education. (2017a). Theories knowledge check, part 1 [Interactive media].



Application of Role Theory to a Case Study 

By Day 7 

Submit a narrated PowerPoint presentation using Kaltura Media that includes 11 to 12 slides. 

  • Each slide should be written using bullet points, meaning no long paragraphs of written text should be in the slides.
  • Include a brief narration of less than 30 seconds for each slide (i.e., the narration takes the place of any written paragraphs, while the bullet points provide context and cues for the audience to follow along).
    Your presentation should address the following:

• Identify the presenting problem for the case study you selected. (Remember the presenting problem has to be framed from the perspective of role theory. For example, the presenting problem can be framed within the context of role 


  • Identify all the relevant roles assumed by the client.
  • Analyze the social expectations and social and cultural norms
    revolving around the role, social position, and role scripts of
    one of the roles assumed by the client.
  • Explain the role and social position of the social worker in
    working with the client in the case study.
  • Describe how the role(s) and social position(s) assumed by the
    social worker will influence the relationship between the social
    worker and the client.
  • Identify three assessment questions that are guided by role
    theory that you will ask the client to better understand the
  • Identify and describe two interventions that are aligned with
    the presenting problem and role theory.
  • Identify one outcome that you would measure if you were to
    evaluate one of the interventions you would implement to
    determine if the intervention is effective.
  • Evaluate one advantage and one limitation in using role theory
    in understanding the case.
    Be sure to:
  • Identify and correctly reference the case study you have
  • Use literature to support your claims.
  • Use APA formatting and style.
  • Include the reference list on the last slide.

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