(Answered) socw6060 Week 4 Discussion: Psychosocial Theory and Diverse Groups

There will be times when a social worker is presented with a case where they are not familiar with the surrounding psychosocial issues. Because social workers are on a continual journey in learning, it is important to read pertinent literature. This Discussion provides an opportunity to visit Walden Library and strengthen your skills in identifying and locating an empirical research article.

To prepare:

  • Select one of these three groups: (1) an immigrant individual from a racial or ethnic minority group, (2) a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) individual, OR (3) an individual who is physically disabled.
  • Review the Walden Library resources listed in the Learning Resources.
  • Then conduct a library search for an empirical study focused on one of the groups above and the unique psychosocial factors or issues a social worker should be aware of when working with that group.


The group selected is a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) group. The psychosocial factor that a social worker needs to take into consideration when working with the LGBT community includes psychological factors( depression, loneliness) and social factors( Isolation and stigmatization). A study by Hall (2018) reported that youth from the LGBTQ is one of the vulnerable minority group owing that different factors can compromise their mental health. This is especially so because the transition from childhood to adulthood can be challenging especially for LGBT youths. The study further noted that LGBT youths a survey confirmed 60% of the LGBQ youths felt sad or hopeless almost every day for at least 2 weeks in the past year, compared to 26% of heterosexual youth. Similarly, LGBQ…Click link below to purchase full tutorial at $5