chapter  8
12 Pages

A Spectrum of Critical Judgments

Previous pages referred frequently to the judgment component of diagnosis and the need to make judgments as specifically and consciously as possible in each situation. To achieve a high level of objectivity and consistency, it is important that we base our practice on some type of template or paradigm of factors. In the last decade, I have sought to develop such a paradigm by identifying those judgments that need to be made in each social work case situation and arranging them in a format for use by practitioners.