The history of the social work profession is available today thanks to much diligent recording over the years by practitioners, researchers, and historians. Social workers continue to contribute to the ongoing story of the profession. By adhering to shared conventions in the discipline, social workers communicate their activities and research to colleagues, the academic community, and the public. Through their writing, social workers can advocate for social justice, document their research, and generate credibility for the discipline.
The history of social work is communicated by careful recording of critical cases, events, and research. Social work employs the guidelines developed by the American Psychological Association (APA) to bring consistency and a shared understanding to all writing and documentation associated with the field. Use of standard conventions brings necessary clarity to documentation.
Description two aspects of American Psychological Association Style that you think will easily incorporate into writing in a Master of Social Work program?