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date: 22 June 2021

Person-in-Environmentlocked

Person-in-Environmentlocked

  • Mary Ellen KondratMary Ellen KondratUniversity of Kansas

Summary

The person-in-environment perspective in social work is a practice-guiding principle that highlights the importance of understanding an individual and individual behavior in light of the environmental contexts in which that person lives and acts. The perspective has historical roots in the profession, starting with early debates over the proper attention to be given to individual or environmental change. Theoretical approaches that have attempted to capture the meaning of person-in-environment are presented, as well as promising, conceptual developments.

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  • Human Behavior

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