Advanced Generalist Practice Definition
Advanced generalist practice integrates greater theoretical and methodological knowledge, as well as research and evaluation sophistication at all levels of practice. Advanced generalist practitioners competently engage in independent and culturally responsive application of advanced social work knowledge, theories, skills, values, and ethics into assessment and intervention at all system levels (Roy and Vecchiolla, 2004). This advanced skill level is reflected in the ability of graduates to engage in interdisciplinary collaborative public and private partnerships for advocacy, policy, practice, and advancing social justice. Advanced generalist practice is differentiated from generalist practice in that it includes the complexity of the problem and context of service provision, has enhanced technical abilities, and more sophisticated direct and indirect skills.
The advanced generalist model was adopted because: