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Bibliography expanded and updated to reflect recent research, and a new paragraph on advanced generalist practice added.

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date: 20 April 2019

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Generalist and advanced generalist practice evolved out of a century-long debate about what constitutes social work practice. Generalist practice currently refers to the practice of a bachelor level social worker who demonstrates basic competencies in multilevel, multimethod approaches. Advanced generalist practice refers to the practice of a master social worker who possesses advanced competencies in multilevel, multimethod approaches and is equipped to work in complex environments that may require specialized skill sets. The definition and educational content of generalist and advanced generalist practice are poised to be influenced by national debate once again, as the profession examines the merits of evidence-based practice and its implications for social work education.

Keywords: generalist, advanced generalist, evidence-based practice, EBP, practitioners, pedagogy

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