Social Workers aim to assist individuals in coping
with life's challenging moments. Common themes may include grief/loss, chronic/life limiting illness, anxiety and depression.
One of the most fundamental techniques in social work is using active listening, which focuses on listening to an individual's thoughts and feelings. The goal of social work is to provide a safe space to explore life's challenges and find ways to cope while gradually building trust and rapport with your social worker.
Social Worker's practices are often informed by evidence based therapeutic approaches. Some examples include Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Mindfulness. Social Worker's take into consideration the whole person approach that focuses on emotional, spiritual, physical, environmental, financial, and social wellbeing.