9780534368388

Direct Social Work Practice Theory and Skills (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534368388

  • ISBN10:

    0534368387

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/28/2001
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

This text prepares social work students for effective work in the field through proven learning experiences that are as close to real-life practice as they can get from a textbook. The book has long been praised for the rigor of its theory. It is regarded as the classic and best source for helping students learn direct social work practice skills. The book integrates the major theories and skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master. Consisting of four parts, the book begins by identifying the mission of social work, its values, and knowledge base. The authors then differentiate generalist from direct practice and explore roles of direct practitioners. Common elements amongst diverse theorists are then examined while key intervention strategies and various client population and practice settings are presented. Specifically, Part One provides the foundational/values and knowledge base material; Part Two is devoted to the beginning phase of the helping process; Part Three addresses the middle phase (goal attainment strategies); and Part Four clarifies the termination phase of direct practice.

Table of Contents

PART 1 INTRODUCTION 1(84)
The Challenges of Social Work
3(22)
Direct Practice: Domain, Philosophy, and Roles
25(10)
Overview of the Helping Process
35(22)
Operationalizing the Cardinal Social Work Values
57(28)
PART 2 EXPLORING, ASSESSING, AND PLANNING 85(272)
Relationship-Building Skills: Communicating with Empathy and Authenticity
87(52)
Verbal Following, Exploring, and Focusing Skills
139(32)
Eliminating Counterproductive Communication Patterns
171(16)
Multidimensional Assessment
187(32)
Assessing Intrapersonal and Environmental Systems
219(40)
Assessing Family Functioning in Diverse Family and Cultural Contexts
259(40)
Forming and Assessing Social Work Groups
299(28)
Negotiating Goals and Formulating a Contract
327(30)
PART 3 THE CHANGE-ORIENTED PHASE 357(232)
Planning and Implementing Change-Oriented Strategies
359(40)
Enhancing Clients' Problem Solving, Social, Assertiveness, and Stress Management Skills
399(38)
Developing Resources, Planning and Advocacy as Intervention Strategies
437(40)
Enhancing Family Relationships
477(42)
Intervening in Social Work Groups
519(24)
Additive Empathy, Interpretation, and Confrontation
543(22)
Managing Individual and Family Barriers to Change
565(24)
PART 4 THE TERMINATION PHASE 589(2)
The Final Phase: Termination
591

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