Social Workers work with individuals, families, to organizations and communities, working with their clients to address challenges through a process of assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation. The goal is for the client to achieve optimum psychosocial and social functioning.
A Registered Social Worker is registered with the College and typically obtained a Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW), a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) or both.
Social workers are regulated health professionals who work with individuals, families, groups and communities to improve individual and collective well-being. They respond to social issues like racism, poverty and unemployment. As well, social workers advocate for social justice, human rights and fair access to health and social services.
Canadian social workers share the following core values:
Respect for the inherent dignity and worth of persons
Pursuit of social justice
Service to humanity
Integrity in professional practice
Confidentiality in professional practice
Competence in professional practice
What Do Social Workers Do?
Social workers serve people.
Social workers believe people are resourceful, resilient and able. Working in a variety of settings, social workers help people attain physical, mental and spiritual well-being. They also address broad social issues like oppression, discrimination, domestic violence, unemployment and poverty. They do this in many different ways, including:
We are very lucky to have Luisa and Sasha as Registered Social Workers who specialize in clinical counselling and who practice Psychotherapy here with us.
They are trained to conduct assessments of an individual’s functioning; including their biological, psychological, social, emotional and cultural needs.
Our Social Workers focus on a holistic approach, considering the entirety of a person’s identity, offering a perspective that connects outside factors to the root causes of their presenting challenges. This focus helps clients to build strategies to manage their mental health by becoming aware of the interconnection between body, mind and spirit.