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Social Work Practice : A Generalist Approach

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Edition:
9th
ISBN13:

9780205477715

ISBN10:
0205477712
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

"This classic social work practice text blends ecosystems and strengths-based approaches along with diversity competent practice into a change process that social workers can use with diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities." This classic text provides students with a solid foundation for generalist social work practice. It has a strong theoretical framework that reflects modern theory and methods used in social work practice today. The Ninth Edition builds on previous editions developing a client-centered empowerment approach to working with diverse populations with an emphasis on building and utilizing strengths and resources in the ecosystem. Any market interested in using a classic social work practice text that blends ecosystems and strengths-based approaches along with a diversity competent that social workers can use with diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
PART ONE Perspectives on Social Work Practice
1(72)
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
6(8)
Human Development Perspective
7(1)
Human Diversity
8(3)
Social Systems Theory
11(2)
Ecological Perspective
13(1)
Strengths Approach
14(1)
Social Functioning
14(2)
Summary
16(1)
Questions
16(1)
Suggested Readings
16(1)
The Development of Social Work as a Profession
17(21)
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(1)
1946--1960
23(1)
1961--1975
24(2)
1976--1990
26(1)
1991--Present
27(2)
Social Work in the Twenty-First Century
29(2)
Summary
31(1)
Questions
32(1)
Suggested Readings
32(6)
Social Work as a Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values, and Skills
38(20)
Diversity Competent Practice
39(2)
Knowledge
41(4)
Values
45(6)
Skills
51(2)
Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values, and Skills
53(3)
Summary
56(1)
Questions
56(1)
Suggested Readings
57(1)
Social Work as a Change Process
58(15)
Social Work as a Process of Facilitating Growth and Change
59(7)
Blending an Ecosystems Strengths Approach with the Problem-Solving Process
60(2)
The Natural Process of Growth and Change
62(1)
The Phases of the Change Process
63(3)
Social Work Practice and the Change Process
66(1)
Social Work as Intervention into Human Transactions
66(5)
Intervention
67(2)
Changes Sought by the Social Worker
69(2)
Summary
71(1)
Questions
71(1)
Suggested Readings
72(1)
PART TWO The Interactional Process and the Ecosystem
73(112)
The Worker
75(33)
Knowledge of Self
76(13)
The Person as a Feeling, Thinking, Acting System
77(1)
Lifestyle and Philosophy of Life
78(1)
Moral Code and Value System
79(2)
Family and Cultural Roots
81(1)
Life Experiences
82(1)
Personal Needs
82(2)
Personal Functioning
84(5)
The Helping Person
89(5)
Characteristics of a Helping Person
89(2)
Responsibility and Authority
91(2)
Helping Skills
93(1)
Ethical Decision Making
94(1)
Becoming Diversity Competent
95(2)
Accountability
97(5)
Records
97(3)
Effect of Privacy and Open-Access Laws
100(1)
Use of Computers
101(1)
The Multiperson Helping System
102(4)
Summary
106(1)
Questions
106(1)
Suggested Readings
106(2)
The Client
108(19)
Becoming a Client
110(4)
Understanding the Individual Client
114(10)
Vital Roles
116(1)
Human Diversity
116(5)
Motivation, Capacity, and Opportunity
121(1)
Stress and Crisis Determination
122(1)
Strengths and Uniqueness of Clients
123(1)
Client Systems in Generalist Social Work Practice
124(1)
Summary
125(1)
Questions
125(1)
Suggested Readings
125(2)
Environment
127(26)
Person in Environment as an Ecosystem
128(1)
The Community as a Social System
129(9)
Understanding the Agency
138(7)
Transactions between Person and Ecosystem
145(1)
Working in a Bureaucracy
146(5)
Summary
151(1)
Questions
151(1)
Suggested Readings
152(1)
Interaction and Engagement
153(32)
Engagement and Formation of a One-to-One Action System
155(6)
Relationship
161(7)
The Helping Relationship
162(2)
Special Influences on the Helping Relationship
164(4)
Communication
168(3)
The Interview: An Interactional Tool
171(11)
Preparing for an Interview
172(1)
The Stages of an Interview
173(3)
Skills Used by the Worker during the Interview
176(6)
Summary
182(1)
Questions
183(1)
Suggested Readings
183(2)
PART THREE The Social Work Process
185(122)
Assessment
187(31)
The Assessment Process
189(2)
Selection of the Client System
191(1)
Important Elements of the Assessment Phase
192(8)
Judgment
197(3)
Stages in the Assessment Phase
200(8)
Identify the Need or Concern
201(4)
Identify the Nature of the Need or Concern
205(1)
Identify Potential Strengths and Resources in the Ecosystem
205(1)
Select and Collect Information
206(1)
Analyze the Available Information
207(1)
Transactional Assessment
208(8)
The Dual Perspective
209(6)
Mapping
215(1)
Social Support Network Analysis
215(1)
Summary
216(1)
Questions
216(1)
Suggested Readings
217(1)
Planning
218(23)
Components of a Plan
220(10)
Goals and Objectives
220(3)
Units of Attention
223(1)
Strategy
224(6)
Factors Affecting a Plan of Action
230(6)
The Community
230(1)
The Agency
231(1)
The Social Issue
231(1)
The Worker
232(1)
The Client
233(1)
Diversity and Populations at Risk
234(1)
Strengths and Challenges of the Systems Involved
235(1)
The Planning Process
236(1)
Agreement between Worker and Client
237(1)
Summary
238(1)
Questions
239(1)
Suggested Readings
240(1)
Direct and Indirect Practice Actions
241(41)
Action to Enable Clients to Use Available Resources
246(6)
The Service Delivery System
247(3)
Referral
250(1)
Broker and Advocate Roles
251(1)
Action to Empower and Enable Clients
252(5)
Action in Response to Crisis
257(2)
Recognizing Crisis
257(1)
Responding to Crisis
258(1)
Action That Is Supportive
259(4)
Use of Activity as an Interventive Strategy
263(3)
Action as Mediation
266(3)
Influence
269(2)
Environmental Change
271(4)
Coordination of Services
275(4)
Case Management
277(2)
Summary
279(1)
Questions
280(1)
Suggested Readings
280(2)
Evaluation and Termination
282(25)
Kinds of Evaluation
284(2)
Single-System Design and Research Techniques in Evaluation
286(6)
Evaluation during Phases of the Change Process
292(2)
Kinds of Termination
294(5)
Planned Termination with Individuals
299(1)
Components of Termination
300(5)
Disengagement
300(2)
Stabilization of Change
302(2)
Evaluation
304(1)
Summary
305(1)
Questions
306(1)
Suggested Readings
306(1)
PART FOUR Multiperson Systems and Good Practices in Generalist Practice
307(132)
Generalist Practice with Families
310(30)
The Family as a Multiperson Client System
312(2)
Variations in Family Form
314(2)
The Change Process with Families
316(22)
Assessment with Families
317(12)
The Planning Phase with Families
329(2)
Direct and Indirect Practice Actions with Families
331(6)
Evaluation and Termination with Families
337(1)
Summary
338(1)
Questions
338(1)
Suggested Readings
339(1)
Generalist Practice with Groups
340(28)
Group Purpose
341(1)
Assessment with Small Groups
342(12)
Assessing the Small Group as a Social System
343(11)
Planning with Small Groups
354(2)
Planning for a New Group
354(1)
Planning for Group Sessions
355(1)
Planning within Group Sessions
355(1)
Direct Practice Actions with Small Groups
356(8)
Actions to Facilitate Group Formation
357(2)
Actions to Facilitate Discussion Leadership
359(1)
Actions to Resolve Conflict
360(1)
Actions to Enhance Group Interaction
361(1)
Actions to Facilitate Group Development
362(2)
Actions to Structure Group Activities
364(1)
Evaluation and Termination with Small Groups
364(2)
Summary
366(1)
Questions
366(1)
Suggested Readings
367(1)
Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities
368(30)
Macropractice and Social Justice
369(1)
Needs Assessment
370(3)
Program Planning and Resource Development
373(6)
Developing a Volunteer Program
377(1)
Self-Help Groups
378(1)
Changing Organizations from Within
379(4)
The Social Worker as a Group Member
383(5)
Issues in Group Participation
384(1)
Use of the Team
384(2)
Leadership
386(1)
Social Work Tasks
386(2)
Involvement of Influentials
388(1)
Networking
389(1)
Cause Advocacy
390(2)
Community Organization
392(3)
Summary
395(1)
Questions
396(1)
Suggested Readings
396(2)
Models and Good Practices in Generalist Social Work Practice
398(41)
Best Practices and Empirically Based Practice
399(1)
A Model for Good Practices in Generalist Social Work Practice
400(2)
Models of Social Work Practice
402(14)
Behavior Therapy (Sociobehavioral)
403(1)
Case Management
403(1)
Cognitive (Rational, Reality Theory)
404(1)
Communication (Communicative-Interactive)
405(1)
Crisis Intervention
405(1)
Developmental
406(1)
Ecological (Life Model)
406(1)
Existential
407(1)
Feminist Practice
408(1)
Functional
408(1)
Gestalt Therapy
409(1)
Integrative
409(1)
Locality Development
410(1)
Mediating
411(1)
Organizational (Remedial-Group)
411(1)
Problem Solving
412(1)
Psychosocial
412(1)
Social Action
413(1)
Social Planning
413(1)
Socialization
414(1)
Strengths Perspective
415(1)
Task
415(1)
Good Practices in Generalist Social Work
416(23)
Good Practice in Aging Services
416(2)
Good Practice in Chemical Dependence Services
418(3)
Good Practice in Child Welfare
421(4)
Good Practice in Domestic Violence Services
425(3)
Good Practice in Health Care Settings
428(1)
Good Practice in Mental Health
429(5)
Good Practice in Youth and Delinquency Services
434(5)
Appendix: Chapter Notes 439(16)
Glossary 455(8)
Author Index 463(2)
Subject Index 465


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