Department/School

Social Work

Date of this version

Winter 12-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Keywords

macro-practice, professional organizations, social work identity, AMPSW, community practice

Abstract

Macro practice focuses on community-level interventions, such as

management, organizing, research, and policy advocacy. Despite

social work’s deep roots in this type of work, macro practice and

macro practitioners often practice without support or connections

with other macro practitioners, and are underrepresented in the

profession. In 2006, a group of social workers, including academics

and practitioners, formed the Association of Macro Practice

Social Work (AMPSW). AMPSW works to strengthen the professional

identity of macro practitioners, elevate the status of macro

social workers, and address common concerns within the social

work profession.

Published in

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2010.519684

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