Direct Social Work Practice Theory and Skills

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-03
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Packed with examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the field, DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS, Eighth Edition prepares social work students for effective real-world practice. Incorporating many case examples from social work practitioners as well as the authors' personal experiences, the book integrates the major theories and skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master—earning the book its reputation as the classic source for helping students learn direct practice skills.

Table of Contents

The Challenges of Social Work
Direct Practice: Domain, Philosophy, and Roles
Overview of the Helping Process
Operationalizing the Cardinal Social Work Values
Exploring, Assessing, And Planning
Building Blocks of Communication: Communicating with Empathy and Authenticity
Verbal Following, Exploring, and Focusing Skills
Eliminating Counterproductive Communication Patterns
Assessment: Exploring and Understanding Problems and Strengths
Assessment: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Environmental Factors
Assessing Family Functioning in Diverse Family and Cultural Contexts
Forming and Assessing Social Work Groups
Developing Goals and Formulating a Contract
The Change-Oriented Phase
Planning and Implementing Change-Oriented Strategies
Developing Resources, Organizing, Planning, and Advocacy as Intervention Strategies
Enhancing Family Relationships
Intervening in Social Work Groups
Additive Empathy, Interpretation, and Confrontation
Managing Barriers to Change
The Termination Phase
The Final Phase: Evaluation and Termination
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