Psychiatric Social Worker: A description for the psychiatric social worker job

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Psychiatric Social Worker: Social worker, clinical, social worker, mental Provides psychiatric social work assistance to mentally or emotionally disturbed patients of hospitals, clinics, and other medical centers, and to their families, collaborating with psychiatric and allied team in diagnosis and treatment plan: Investigates case situations and presents information to PSYCHIATRIST (medical industry) 070.107-014 and PSYCHOLOGIST, CLINICAL (professional industry) 045.107-022 and other members of health team, on patient’s family and social background pertinent to diagnosis and treatment. Helps patients to respond constructively to treatment and assist in adjustment leading to and following discharge. Interprets psychiatric treatment to patient’s family and helps to reduce fear and other attitudes obstructing acceptance of psychiatric care and continuation of treatment. Serves as link between patient, psychiatric agency, and community. May also work directly in treatment relationship with patients, individually or in groups, in consultation with PSYCHIATRIST (medical industry). May also refer patient or patient’s family to other community resources. Usually required to have knowledge and skill in casework methods acquired through degree program at school of social work.

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