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Whether one works directly in chemical dependency treatment or in a generalist social service practice environment, most social workers will interact with substance-abusing clients. Substance use and chemical dependence is common, and found throughout al
Council of Social Work Education Core Competencies
Educational Policy 2.1.3
Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments. Social workers are knowledgeable about the principles of logic, scientific inquiry, and reasoned discernment. They use critical thinking augmented by creativity and curiosity. Critical thinking also requires the synthesis and communication of relevant information. Social workers distinguish, appraise, and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research-based knowledge, and practice wisdom...