CLINICAL PRACTICE EVALUATION
By the time clinical social work students graduate from an accredited social work program, they have some mastery of the skills required to conduct psychosocial assessments and therapeutic interventions. They are aware (often painfully) of the crucial issues that characterize the termination phase and are prepared to manage them. There is, however, one element of competent clinical social work practice that has yet to be addressed-elinical evaluation. This phase of practice informs the clinical social worker about whether or not the client's situation has improved.