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Competency-Based Social Work Practice : An Integrated Approach to Decision Making

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Summary

A supplemental competency-based practice text for BSW and MSW programs.

 

Competency-Based Social Work Practice: An Integrated Approach to Decision Making captures how social workers actually practice with clients in their daily work, make case decisions using integrative competencies and EPAS, and reflects how social workers approach decision making.

 

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  • Improve Critical Thinking – Students arechallenged to examine their own values, increase their self-awareness, and put into practice the concepts discussed.
  • Engage Students – Uses cases based on real life experience from former MSW students.
  • Explore Current Issues – Uses contemporary case illustrations from a broad range of practice settings and client populations.
  • Apply CSWE Core Competencies - The textis centered around the 2008 CSWE EPAS, by demonstrating the integration of competencies through the decision making process in social work practice.
  • Support Instructors – An Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, MySearchLab, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package.

 

Author Biography

Francine J. Vecchiolla, PhD, Dean and Professor of  Social Work at Springfield College School of Social Work, Springfield Massachusetts. She obtained her MSW from University of Connecticut School of Social Work, and her PhD from the Heller School of Policy and Management, Brandeis University. She received post-master's training at Yale Child Study Center, Child Development Clinic. Dr. Vecchiolla completed the Social Work Leadership Institute, New York Academy of Medicine and the Management Development Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Vecchiolla teaches Social Work Supervision, Administration and Child Welfare. She practiced in maternal and child health and child welfare.  She co-authored books on Child Welfare and Advanced Generalist Practice, and is a recipient of the NASW CT Chapter Distinguished Social Worker of the Year Award. Dr. Vecchiolla chaired the New England Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work and is past chair of the Council on Leadership Development for the Council on Social Work Education. Dr. Vecchiolla is currently on the boards of the Behavioral Health Network and Partners for a Healthier Community.

 

Walter J. Mullin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work at Springfield College School of Social Work, Springfield, Massachusetts received his MSW from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and earned his Ph.D. from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. He completed a Post Master’s Certificate Program in Intensive Individual Treatment at Smith College School for Social Work. Dr. Mullin teaches courses in Practice, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, and Social Work Practice with Families. He co-chairs the Area of Emphasis in Adult Mental Health, and is the lead instructor in the Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Advanced Practice with Children and Adolescents. Dr. Mullin is editor of the school’s journal entitled Journal of Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice.  He has practiced for over thirty years in child mental health, adult mental health and child welfare and currently practices with adults and families. Dr. Mullin writes on clinical practice and family resiliency. Dr. Mullin conducts workshops on best practices with suicidal clients, which is also an area of his research.

 

Ann W. Roy, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work at Springfield College School of Social Work in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Roy received her MSW from Louisiana State University and her PhD from Case Western Reserve University. She teaches courses in research methods and statistics, program evaluation, social welfare policy and gerontology. She is the former chair of the research sequence, a position she held for over a decade, and is currently co-chair of the Area of Emphasis in Gerontology. Dr. Roy co-authored a text book on Advanced Generalist Practice and authored two chapters on older adultsfor a first and second edition of: Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Theory and Practice. Her research interests are also in the field of gerontology where she has published in refereed journals. Her current research includes a pilot study in China and Boston on Chinese elders and depression and she has presented the results at national and international conferences.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Part One: An Introduction to Competency Based Social Work

Chapter 1: Competency Based Social Work

Chapter 2: Evaluating Practice

 

Part Two: Field Education: A Signature Pedagogy In Social Work Education

Chapter 3: Using Process Recording With a Suicidal Client

Chapter 4: Enhancing Skills in Child Welfare Practice through Supervision

 

Part Three: Case Decision Making: Integrating Competencies

Chapter 5: Working With an Urban Child at an Inner-City Community Center

Chapter 6: Accessing Social Services for a Woman with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

Chapter 7: Winning an HMO Appeal for a Transplant Patient

Chapter 8: Helping an Incarcerated Survivor of Domestic Violence

Chapter 9: Intervening With a Self-Harming Adolescent in a School

Chapter 10: Working With an Older Adult in Hospice



COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION TO COMPETENCY BASED SOCIAL WORK

 

Chapter 1: Competency Based Social Work

What is Competency-Based Social work Practice?

About this Text

Case Decision Making

Social Worker Reflections on Case Decisions

Integrative Competencies

Social Work Education Moves to Competency-Based Practice

Linking Case Decisions, Reflections, Integrative Competencies and EPAS: Eight Case Illustrations.

References

 

Chapter 2: Evaluating Practice

Literature Review

The Case of John: Applying Single System Design to Assess the Efficacy of an Art Therapy Intervention. 

Methodology

Findings

Discussion

References

 

 

PART TWO: FIELD EDUCATION: A SIGNATURE PEDAGOGY IN SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION

 

Chapter 3: Using Process Recording With a Suicidal Client

Process Recording: A Tool for Building Competencies

The Case of Hanna: From the Perspective of a Graduate Social Work Student

The Process Recording

How Process Recording Assisted in Skill Development and its Connection to Integrative Competencies.

Conclusion

References

 

Chapter 4: Enhancing Skills in Child Welfare Practice through Supervision

The Andrews Case: Presented From the Perspective of the Supervisor

Case Decisions

How Integrative Competencies Guide Decision Making

Fluidity of Integrative Competencies: From the Perspective of the Supervisor

Conclusion

References

 

 

PART THREE: CASE DECISION MAKING: INTEGRATING COMPETENCIES

 

Chapter 5: Working With an Urban Child at an Inner-City Community Center

The Case of Josh: From the Perspective of a Graduate Social Work Student 

Case Decisions

How Integrative Competencies Guide Decision Making

Conclusion

References

 

Chapter 6: Accessing Social Services for a Woman with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

The Case of Ellen: From the Perspective of a Social Worker in a Community Social Service Agency

Case Decisions

How Integrative Competencies Guide Decision Making

Summary

References

 

Chapter 7: Winning an HMO Appeal for a Transplant Patient

The Trotter Case: Presented from the Perspective of a Social Worker in a Kidney Dialysis Center

Decisions

How Integrative Competencies Guide Decision Making

Summary

References

 

Chapter 8: Helping an Incarcerated Survivor of Domestic Violence

The Case of Amy:  From the Perspective of a Social Worker

Case Decisions

Model of Growth and Recovery

How Integrative Competencies Guide Decision Making

Summary

References

 

Chapter 9: Intervening With a Self-Harming Adolescent in a School

The Case of Jennifer:  From the perspective of a Graduate Social Work Student

Case Decision

How Integrative Competencies Guide Decision Making

Conclusion

References

 

Chapter 10: Working With an Older Adult in Hospice

The Case of Frederick India:  From the Perspective of a Hospice Social Worker

Case Decisions

How Integrative Competencies Guide Decision Making

Summary

References



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