The trend of the social work profession in the past thirty years has been to concentrate on clinical helping – individual counseling, family therapy, and group work rather than macro level helping. In this respect it is argued that social workers tend to serve people who have already been damaged by the effects of social problems, rather than working toward the eradication of the causes and conditions of social decay itself. In this sense social work is reactive rather than proactive. Do you believe this assessment is correct? Why or why not? If you believe it is true, comment on the implications of this trend for the practice of social work today. If you do not believe it is true, comment on the role of clinical helping in relation to social problems and social conditions.