The Influence of the Agency Environment on Clinical Practice

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Vol: 6, Issue: 6

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Maluccio, Anthony N.
Clinical and Medical Social Work; Social Work
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In an in-depth, exploratory study of their perception of treatment in a family service agency, it was found that clients stressed the impact of the agency’s, social and physical environment on the helping process and its outcome. Workers, in contrast, took the environment for granted or had little to say about it. This paper discusses the findings and selected practice implications.