Title

Social Work Practice Innovations: Helping Clients Understand, Explore, and Develop Their Friendships

Publication Date

2-13-2008

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article demonstrates the importance of helping clients understand, explore, and develop friendships in social work practice. The nature of friendships is explored. A cross-disciplinary analysis of the literature concerning friendships and their relationship to human health and functioning is discussed. Case examples illustrating the importance of friendships and examples of the conscious use of friendships as a target of intervention are provided.

Publication Title

Advances in Social Work

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

116

Last Page

129

Version

open access