Social Work

Social work supports people to adapt to life’s challenges and to enhance their wellbeing. Social workers consider your past and current experiences in empowering you in your physical, psychological and social circumstances and hopes for the future. At Adapt Lifestyle Support, we deliver social work services to adults living with disabilities, including psychosocial disabilities.

David holds a master’s degree in social work and is an accredited member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Experienced in delivering social work and mental health nursing services for many years, he can provide skilled help in adjusting to changes in health, relationships, family conflict, loss and grief, resolving personal issues and personal growth.

Psychosocial Assessments and Case Formulation:

Undertaking comprehensive and evidence-informed psychosocial assessments is the unique core of the social work scope of practice. Our social workers are skilled in relationship building, counselling and interviewing skills using questioning styles that can be both sensitive to a client’s circumstances and obtain the necessary information. By understanding the impact of your psychological wellbeing and social context, we can then identify and develop interventions to improve your wellbeing and functioning. Social workers also utilise strength-based approaches in their assessment processes in order to identity and draw upon an individual’s strengths and resilience.|

Social Work Services from Adapt Lifestyle Support:

It can include assessments, therapies and interventions such as:

  • Counselling
  • Behavioural Analysis and Interventions
  • Cognitive Interventions
  • Therapeutic Dementia Support including Adjustment & Education, Memory Support, Cognitive & Sensory Stimulation.
  • Sociolegal Support: Substitute Decision Making & EPOA’s, Capacity for Decision Making, Adult Protection, including police and court reporting and Guardianship & Administration applications
  • Personal risk-taking analysis and assessment
  • Advocacy
  • Solution Focused Problem Solving
  • Psycho Education including motivational interviewing and carer support
  • Stress Management and Relaxation

All of our social workers are accredited with the Australian Association of Social Workers which is the gold standard for social workers. They attend regular clinical supervision to ensure you receive a professional and effective service.

The Accredited Social Worker Trade Mark communicates that the practitioner using the logo is a professionally educated and legitimate social worker, is a member of the AASW; and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to being up-to-date with the latest knowledge and professional approaches by undertaking required amount of annual professional development. The Accredited Social Worker who is using the logo commits to uphold and comply with the AASW’s Code of Ethics.