Maidment and Egan’s Components
Maidment and Egan explain the 5 components of their integrated framework to assist in grappling with different ideologies, theories, skills, and phases of working with client) (2016, P A)
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1 How do Maidment and Egan’s 5 components Create an Integrated framework for practice?
The five components discussed by Maidment and Egan (2016) are anti-oppressive practice, practice theories, practice skills, the phases of the work and the organizational. The five components form the integrated framework because they should all be practised together, meaning no one should be practised in isolation. The anti-oppressive practise (AOP) forms the foundation of the framework, meaning it must occur before any other component of the framework.
2 What do you regards as the strengths and limitations of the model?
The strengths of this model rely on the approaches applied on its practices, which comprise of narrative practice, solution-focused therapy, crisis intervention, goal-oriented practice and ecological or systems theory as presented by (Maidment & Egan, 2016). The limitations of the Integrated Framework for Practice model lies on the requirement that all components must be applied together. This means that even when one or two components are the only ones appropriate in particular work scenarios, all the other components must be applied. As a result, this makes the application of the model costly in specific contexts.
How could the Integrated framework enhance your work?
The framework can be used in social work and casework to address the social issues of individuals, groups and families. I can use this model to assist a family, individuals or members of the family in using appropriate skills and resources available in their communities to meet their goals.
Maidment, J., & Egan, R. (Eds.). (2016). Practice skills in social work & welfare: More than just common sense (3rd ed.). Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.