Neuroscience: The Brain behind the Social Worker and Client Relationship
Virginia Amato (MSW, RSW)

We are social beings. It is embedded in our DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) and literally in our brain. The lack of education about neurobiology has developed many misconceptions among social workers that neuroscience is too academic and thus irrelevant to clinical practice. Although the study of the brain is important as the brain is a social organ behind the social worker and client relationship. This paper is intended to be a primer stemming from the assumption that many readers are unfamiliar with neuroscience which is the science of the brain. The purpose of this paper is to offer new insights into the crucial role of neuroscience and its applicability to the body language displayed by both the social worker and client during their relationship.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v6n4a13