Components of the Ecological Perspective
Social workers work from an ecological perspective. They understand that, regardless of origin, all problems are systemic, i.e. that they are maintained by an imbalance within and between systems, and contain biopsychosocial/spiritual elements, although the salience of any one of these will change, depending on the problem itself. An example of the ubiquity of the biopsychosocial /spiritual model can be seen in the questions that follow, all of which are relevant to the case at hand.