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This highly readable direct practice text offers a practical introduction to the theories and skills necessary to engage in effective, strengths-based practice. Developed specifically to address the issues facing students as they prepare for direct practice in todayrs"s world,Direct Practice for Social Work interweaves diversity and social justice throughout the chapters and teaches students how to make the connections between major theories and real-world situations. Written in an engaging style by experienced authors, this text encourages the development of studentsrs" critical thinking skills while demonstrating the practical applications of theory. Highlights include chapters opening case studies, numerous case studies in each chapter, and more modeled responses, sample dialogues and exercises than are found anywhere else. Comprehensive coverage of the major theories and adherence to CSWE guidelines make this text an invaluable addition to any professional social work educational or professional library.
Table of Contents
|Direct Practice in Social Work|
|Values, Ethics, and Ethical Dilemmas|
|Theoretical Perspectives on Direct Practice: An Overview|
|The Helping Process|
|Basic Skills for Engagement|
|Knowledge and Skills for Assessment|
|Konwledge and Skills for Planning|
|Knowledge and Skills for Intervention|
|Empowerment and Strengths-Based Practice|
|Strengthening Family Functioning|
|Improving Group Functioning|
|Direct Practice in the Larger Environment|
|Knowledge and Skills for Evaluation|
|Knowledge and Skills of Termination|
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