This course provides an overview of the role theory plays in community and human services practice frameworks. It will explain what theories are and why they are used in practice. Students will be introduced to several key theoretical frameworks and models of practice including, systems theory, problem solving approaches, task-centred approaches such as, strengths based approaches and postmodern approaches. Students will consider and examine how community and human services workers apply these theories and models to their practice. This will assist students to make connections between theory and practice.