It would be possible to argue that, in essence, social work is psychosocial work if by psychosocial we mean that area of human experience which is created by the interplay between the individual’s psychological condition and the social environment. Psychosocial matters define most that is of interest to social work, particularly people who are having problems with others (parents, partners, children, peers and professionals) or other people who are having a problem with them. There is a simultaneous interest in both the individual and the qualities of their social environment.
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