School of Behavioral Sciences
Holistic, Wholeness, Social Work
Robinson, Abigail, "The Necessity of Holistic Values, Approaches, and Practices in Social Work" (2020). Senior Honors Theses. 1000.
Despite growing evidence of the effectiveness of holistic perspectives in social work, there is not one all-encompassing definition or view of wholeness or holistic wellbeing in the field of social work. A holistic perspective is inherent in social work values, approaches, and practices, but there are often limits to a holistic perspective that are difficult to change. Based on a review of current holistic values, approaches, and practices in social work, it is necessary to determine a consistent definition of wholeness, educate clients and other professionals about holistic approaches, and conduct more research on the effect and ways to measure wholeness.