The role of a social worker is to provide support and advocacy for those in points of crisis or life transition. Let us help you find solutions to your challenges.
As per the The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Social Work is defined as:
“Social work is a tertiary qualified profession recognised internationally that pursues social justice and human rights. Social workers aim to enhance the quality of life of every member of society and empower them to develop their full potential. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversity are central to the profession, and are underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and Indigenous knowledges. Professional social workers consider the relationship between biological, psychological, social and cultural factors and how they influence a person’s health, wellbeing and development. Social workers work with individuals, families, groups and communities. They maintain a dual focus on improving human wellbeing; and identifying and addressing any external issues (known as systemic or structural issues) that detract from wellbeing, such as inequality, injustice and discrimination.” (AASW 2020).
Our Social Worker, Kirsten, has the belief that the suffering of one person is the suffering of all. We are one = humanity. Kirsten has a deep awareness of dominant discourses; issues of power and oppressive systems and practices that abound in society. Kirsten's mission is to support transformative relationships by being fully present, empathic and engaged through interpersonal and communication skills to encourage individuals to apply their own strength and resilience.
Kirsten is a registered member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Professional Social Work Practice Framework:
· Strengths-based approach
· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
· Human Rights, Anti-Oppressive and Feminist Theories
· Social Justice
· Professional Integrity
· Dignity and Self Worth of the Person
· Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence, Safety & Humility
Social Work and Psychotherapy Services
Lakefield Care provides Social Work services and Psychotherapy.
Social Workers support individuals and their families through difficult times and ensure that vulnerable people, including children and adults, are safeguarded from harm. Their role is to help improve outcomes in people's lives. Social Workers maintain professional relationships as an allied health professional. Social Workers main responsibilities are: assessment; creation and implementation of treatment plans; secure and refer needed resources; evaluate and monitor improvement; and serve as an individual's advocate.
In Psychotherapy, Kirsten will work with you to facilitate self-knowledge, encourage emotional acceptance and growth to optimise your development of personal resources. Together, Kirsten will work with you on your personal goals so that you may gain greater insight into your life.
Telehealth Sessions available.