Human service workers and criminal justice system In the given case there is argument whether human service workers can provide psychotherapy treatment to the people. Because the social workers may have good intention for helping the needy people but at the same time they are not professional in providing psychotherapeutic counseling. The initial issue was that state police office had shared the information with licensed clinical social worker but at the same time the later do not have authority to gather such information. It is also true that an individual cannot identify the needs of psychotherapeutic counseling unless a …show more content…
"Licensed social workers" may also provide "mental health services", so as long as it is done under supervision of a licensed clinical social worker. And the training requirement for a "licensed social worker" consists of either (a) "a degree from a graduate program of social work" approved by the State, or (b) "a degree in social work from an undergraduate program" approved by the State, plus "3 years of supervised professional experience."
The licensed clinical social workers are privileged for counseling the psychotherapeutic patients because the professional psychotherapists may not be easily accessible for the patients. The mental health of the society can get enhanced if law gives necessary permissions for the licensed social workers to counsel the needy patients. In the given scenario, the court had considered the roles and responsibilities of licensed social workers and understood that they are eligible to provide psychotherapy counseling to the people in the society. The licensed human service providers are helping the community against the issues of mental health. But at the same time they are advised to take informed