Direct Practice in Social Work

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/11/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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
Developing Clients'
Coping Skills
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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