The second installment.
[I am mentor, entrepreneur, and educator, Dr. Michael A. Wright. I have logged dozens of consulting contracts working with start-ups, membership associations, and universities. In addition to a social work faculty appointment, I have operated my own macro practiceconsultancy, MAWMedia Group, since 1997.]
Social work professional education includes in its core curriculum some important constructs that are also vital to the social worker as consultant. In addition to reinforcing the mantra of individual change and social change, the constructs provide us with a vocabulary for discussing human behavior in the social environment. Perhaps the most foundational of these is General Systems Theory. This theory organizes humans into individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities or IFGOC for short. Next, is Ecological Systems Perspective.
This perspective places IFGOC in an environment that we can describe. These lead logically to Sociocybernetics. This construct emphasizes behavior as the determinant…
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