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Social Work Practice : A Generalist Approach

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780205317011

ISBN10:
0205317014
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This popular social work practice text builds on its strengths of accessibility and use of a comprehensive approach that incorporates the ecosystems and strengths perspectives. This text has always helped introductory students by providing a solid framework for the theory and methods of social work practice. The new edition incorporates CSWE requirements, including a stronger focus on the strengths or empowerment approach throughout, as well as greater emphasis on the environment. Part One provides a strong theoretical foundation for generalist practice, including the knowledge, skills, and values required of a social worker; the social worker's role in facilitating change and growth; and social work as an intervention into human transactions. Part Two studies the interactional process involving the worker, various sizes of client systems, and the environment. Part Three covers every step of the change process in detail, including assessment, planning, direct and indirect practice actions, evaluation, and termination. Diversity and issues related to managed care and welfare reform are incorporated throughout the text and in case examples.

Table of Contents

Preface xiv
PART ONE Perspectives on Social Work Practice 1(90)
Social Work as a Response to Concern/Need
3(14)
From Concern to Need
4(1)
Need
4(2)
Cause-Function Debate
6(1)
Common Human Needs
7(7)
Human Development Perspective
8(1)
Human Diversity
9(2)
Social Systems Theory
11(1)
Ecological Perspective
12(1)
Strengths Perspective
13(1)
Social Functioning
14(1)
Summary
14(1)
Questions
15(1)
Suggested Readings
15(1)
Notes
16(1)
Social Work as a Developing Profession
17(22)
Social Work as a Profession
18(1)
Development of Social Work Knowledge
19(12)
Pre-1920
19(2)
1921--1930
21(1)
1931--1945
22(2)
1946--1960
24(1)
1961--1975
25(3)
1976--1990
28(1)
1991--2000
29(2)
Summary
31(1)
Questions
32(1)
Suggested Readings
32(1)
Notes
33(6)
Social Work as a Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values, and Skills
39(22)
Knowledge
40(5)
Values
45(7)
Skills
52(2)
Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values, and Skills
54(3)
Summary
57(1)
Questions
57(1)
Suggested Readings
58(1)
Notes
59(2)
Social Work as a Process of Facilitating Growth and Change
61(15)
Blending an Ecosystems Strengths Approach with the Problem-Solving Process
62(3)
The Natural Process of Growth and Change
65(1)
Process
66(1)
The Stages of the Change Process
66(7)
Social Work Practice and the Change Process
73(1)
Summary
74(1)
Questions
74(1)
Suggested Readings
75(1)
Notes
75(1)
Social Work as Intervention into Human Transactions
76(15)
Intervention
77(3)
Transactions as the Focus for Change
80(2)
Influence
82(3)
Changes Sought by the Social Worker
85(2)
Summary
87(1)
Questions
88(1)
Suggested Readings
88(1)
Notes
89(2)
PART TWO The Interactional Process 91(166)
The Worker
93(26)
Knowledge of Self
94(13)
Lifestyle and Philosophy of Life
95(1)
Moral Code and Value System
95(3)
Roots
98(1)
Life Experiences
98(1)
Personal Needs
99(3)
Personal Functioning
102(5)
The Helping Person
107(5)
Characteristics of a Helping Person
107(2)
Responsibility and Authority
109(2)
Helping Skills
111(1)
The Multiperson Helping System
112(4)
Summary
116(1)
Questions
117(1)
Suggested Readings
117(1)
Notes
118(1)
The Client
119(33)
Becoming a Client
120(4)
Understanding the Individual Client
124(13)
Vital Roles
126(1)
Human Diversity
126(5)
Motivation, Capacity, and Opportunity
131(1)
Stress and Crisis Determination
132(1)
Strengths and Uniqueness of Clients
132(5)
Understanding the Multiclient System: The Family
137(11)
Summary
148(1)
Questions
149(1)
Suggested Readings
149(1)
Notes
150(2)
Environment
152(28)
Person in Environment as an Ecosystem
153(1)
The Community as a Social System
153(10)
Understanding the Agency
163(7)
Transactions between Person and Ecosystem
170(2)
Working in a Bureaucracy
172(4)
Summary
176(1)
Questions
177(1)
Suggested Readings
177(2)
Notes
179(1)
Interaction with Individuals
180(35)
Formation of a One-to-One Action System
181(9)
Relationship
190(9)
The Helping Relationship
190(3)
Special Influences on the Helping Relationship
193(6)
Communication
199(4)
The Interview: An Interactional Tool
203(9)
Preparing for an Interview
205(1)
The Stages of an Interview
205(2)
Skills Used by the Worker during the Interview
207(5)
Summary
212(1)
Questions
212(1)
Suggested Readings
213(1)
Notes
214(1)
Multiperson Interaction
215(42)
The Family as the Fundamental Experience with Multiperson Interaction
218(2)
The Family as a Multiperson Client System
220(5)
The Small Group as a Social System
225(12)
Structure
225(4)
Function
229(1)
Development
230(7)
The Social Worker as a Group Member
237(7)
Group Enabling
237(3)
Issues in Group Participation
240(1)
Use of the Team
240(2)
Leadership
242(1)
Conflict
243(1)
Social Work Tasks
243(1)
The Worker and the Multiperson Client
244(7)
The Worker and Group Interaction
245(2)
Group Formation
247(2)
Discussion Leadership
249(1)
Structuring Group Activity
250(1)
The Family Group as a Social System
251(2)
Structure
251(1)
Function
252(1)
Development
253(1)
Summary
253(1)
Questions
254(1)
Suggested Readings
255(1)
Notes
256(1)
PART THREE The Social Work Process 257(168)
Assessment
259(31)
The Content of the Assessment Phase
260(8)
Judgment
263(5)
The Use of the Change Process in Assessment
268(10)
Identification of Need
269(1)
Identification of Blocks to Need Fulfillment
270(2)
Formulation of the Concern or Need
272(2)
Preliminary Assumptions about the Nature of the Concern or Need
274(1)
Preliminary Assumptions about Potential Strengths and Resources in the Ecosystem
275(1)
Selection and Collection of Information
276(1)
Analysis of the Information Available
276(1)
Assessment of Small Groups
277(1)
Transactional Assessment
278(4)
The Dual Perspective
279(1)
Mapping
280(1)
Social Support Network Analysis
281(1)
Needs Assessment
282(4)
Summary
286(1)
Questions
287(1)
Suggested Readings
287(2)
Notes
289(1)
Planning
290(27)
Components of a Plan
292(11)
Goals and Objectives
292(4)
Units of Attention
296(1)
Strategy
296(7)
Planning with Multiperson Client Systems
303(2)
Factors Affecting a Plan of Action
305(7)
The Community
305(1)
The Agency
306(1)
The Social Issue
307(1)
The Worker
308(1)
The Client
309(1)
Diversity and Populations at Risk
310(1)
Strengths and Limitations of the Systems Involved
311(1)
Agreement between Worker and Client
312(1)
Summary
313(1)
Questions
314(1)
Suggested Readings
315(1)
Notes
315(2)
Direct Practice Actions
317(32)
Action to Enable Clients to Use Available Resources
319(11)
The Service Delivery System
320(3)
Referral
323(1)
Broker and Advocate Roles
324(2)
Empowerment and Enabling
326(4)
Action in Response to Crisis
330(4)
Recognizing Crisis
331(1)
Responding to Crisis
332(2)
Action That Is Supportive
334(3)
Use of Activity as an Interventive Strategy
337(4)
Action as Mediation
341(3)
Summary
344(1)
Questions
345(1)
Suggested Readings
345(2)
Notes
347(2)
Indirect Practice Actions
349(34)
Environmental Change
350(4)
Involvement of Influentials
354(2)
Coordination of Services
356(7)
Case Management
358(2)
Networking
360(3)
Program Planning and Resource Development
363(6)
Developing a Volunteer Program
367(1)
Self-Help Groups
368(1)
Changing Organizations from Within
369(4)
Cause Advocacy
373(5)
Community Organization
375(1)
Influencing the Political Process
375(2)
Social Action Organizing
377(1)
Summary
378(1)
Questions
379(1)
Suggested Readings
379(2)
Notes
381(2)
Evaluation
383(25)
Accountability
384(3)
Kinds of Evaluation
387(2)
Techniques for Use in Evaluating
389(13)
Recording
389(4)
Research
393(7)
Program Evaluation
400(1)
Use of Computers
401(1)
Issues Related to Evaluation
402(2)
Client Participation
402(1)
Confidentiality
402(2)
Effect of Privacy and Open-Access Laws
404(1)
Summary
404(1)
Questions
405(1)
Suggested Readings
405(1)
Notes
406(2)
Termination
408(17)
Kinds of Termination
409(4)
Planned Termination
413(4)
Individuals
413(2)
Families
415(1)
Small Groups
415(2)
Components of Termination
417(5)
Disengagement
417(1)
Stabilization of Change
418(1)
Evaluation
419(3)
Summary
422(1)
Questions
422(1)
Suggested Readings
423(1)
Notes
423(2)
Appendix: Models of Social Work Practice 425(15)
Glossary 440(9)
Author Index 449(2)
Subject Index 451


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