AbstractThis study indicated that the number of studies on psychiatric social work practices has not necessarily been increased compared to those of social welfare since psychiatric social workers became nationally certified. Psychiatric social work is a field of interdisciplinary studies. This interdisciplinarity has an advantage in solving problems proactively through multidisciplinary cooperation; however, this also has the disadvantage of having to gather them in one place when performing academic conceptualization and theorization of practices developed in this field. Thus, the result showed in the beginning does not mean that studies on psychiatric social work practices have not been advanced, but rather that outcomes of psychiatric social studies have dispersed to different fields of study, and have not been systematically accumulated. The lives of people with mental illness can be improved, if we can academically integrate psychiatric social work practices, and effectively disseminate knowledge and skills. To achieve that, much attention must be paid to improving the quality of each study as well as accumulating them.
TypeDepartmental Bulletin Paper