9780205578092

Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205578092

  • ISBN10:

    0205578098

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This latest edition ofTechniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practicecontinues to provide students of social work with a one-of-a-kind resource designed to emphasize the many different techniques needed for successful practice. Carefully updated to provide students with easy access to the most current information on fundamental techniques required for social work practice from the generalist perspective, this text illustrates the multiple tools needed for both direct and indirect intervention activities. Touching upon everything from basic helping skills, to guidelines for preparing grant applications, the content of this text is so widely applicable it is a valuable aid for all professional social workers.

Table of Contents

Preface
Social Work And The Social Worker
The Domain of the Social Work Profession
The Social Work Domain
An Overview of Social Work Practice
Merging Person with Profession
Selecting Social Work as a Career
Establishing Oneself as a Social Worker
The Interplay of One's Personal and Professional Lives
A Fitness Program for the Social Worker
Having Fun in Social Work
Merging the Person's Art with the Profession's Science
The Social Worker as Artist
The Social Worker as Scientist
The Building Blocks Of Social Work Practice
The Roles and Functions Performed by Social Workers
Defining Professional Roles
Guiding Principles for Social Workers
Principles Focused on the Social Worker
Principles that Guide Practice Activities
Practice Frameworks for Social Work
Requirements of a Practice Framework
Guidelines for Selecting a Practice Framework
Selected Practice Frameworks
Selected Practice Theories and Models
Facilitating Change Through Decision Making
Elements of the Planned Change Process
The Context of Planned Change
Factors Affecting Clients' Need for Change
Identifying the Actors in Planned Change
Phases of the Planned Change Process
Critical Thinking in Planned Change
Decision Making in Planned Change
Techniques Common To All Social Work Practice
Basic Communication and Helping Skills
Creating an Effective Helping Relationship
Verbal Communication Skills
Nonverbal Communication
Helping Skills
The "I-Statement."
Understanding Emotions and Feelings
Responding to Defensive Communication
Elements of Professional Behavior
Making Ethical Decisions
Using Cultural Competence in Helping
Basic Skills for Agency Practice
Report Writing
Letter Writing
Effective Telephone Communications
Using Information Technology
Maintaining Casenotes for Narrative Recording
Problem-Oriented Recording (POR) and the SOAP Format
Managing Time at Work
Controlling Workload
Planning for a Temporary Absence
Techniques And Guidelines For Phases Of The Planned Change Process
Intake and Engagement
Introduction
Techniques and Guidelines for Direct Practice
Techniques and Guidelines for Indirect Practice
Data Collection and Assessment
Techniques and Guidelines for Direct Practice
Techniques and Guidelines for Indirect Practice
Planning and Contracting
Techniques and Guidelines for Direct Practice
Techniques and Guidelines for Indirect Practice
Intervention and Monitoring
Techniques and Guidelines for Direct Practice
Techniques and Guidelines for Indirect Practice
Evaluation and Termination
Techniques and Guidelines for Direct Practice
Techniques and Guidelines for Indirect Practice
Specialized Techniques And Guidelines For Social Work Practice
Guidelines for Working With Vulnerable Client Groups
The Client Who Is Poor
The Client Who Is a Child.<
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