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This text takes a broad based approach to basic generalist practice methods that emphasize the common elements in working with individuals, families and groups. The goal of the book is to teach social work students how to enhance clients' social functioning by helping them become more proficient in examining, understanding, and resolving clients' social problems. The authors pay special attention to enhancing social justice by working with individuals and families who have been historically oppressed. This edition includes specific integrated coverage of the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the introductory Direct Practice and Generalist Practice courses in BSW and MSW programs of social work.
Table of Contents
|Interpersonal Practice in Social Work: Nature and Scope|
|Definition of Social Work|
|Use of Ecological Concepts|
|The Scope of Practice|
|The Bases of Interpersonal Practice|
|Basic Assumptions and Concepts|
|Basic Concepts: Client, Worker; Target, and Action Systems|
|Values, Ideology, and Ethics of Professional Social Work|
|The Ideology of the Social Work Profession|
|The Social Work Code of Ethics|
|Value Conflicts in Practice|
|Practice Cases With Ethical Issues|
|Interpersonal Practice Beyond Diversity and Toward Social Justice: The Importance of Critical Consciousness|
|What is Critical Consciousness?|
|Mayor Dimensions of Multiculturalism and Some Terminology|
|Key Social Group Categories and Related Terminology|
|How Do Multiple Identities Work?|
|Routes to Critical Consciousness and Multicultural Competence|
|The Application of Critical Consciousness to Practice|
|Violence and Trauma|
|Recognition of Violence and Trauma|
|Types of Trauma|
|Assessment of Trauma|
|Consequences of Trauma: Symptoms of Psychological and Emotional Injury|
|Risk Screening Protocols|
|Engagement and Relationship|
|Definition of the Social Work Relationship|
|Power Dimensions in Professional Relationships|
|Stages of the Professional Relationship|
|Transactional Nature of the Professional Relationship|
|Why Is Relationship So Important?|
|Conscious Use of Self|
|Importance of Hope|
|The Initiation of Relationships|
|Relationships in Group Situations|
|Relationships in Family Situations|
|Becoming a Client|
|Definition of a Client|
|Overview of the Clienthood Process|
|Pathways to Clienthood|
|The Entry Process|
|The Worker's Tasks With Applicants|
|Tasks With Nonclients|
|"Significant Others" in the Client's Life|
|Defining the Client in a Multiperson Client System|
|Agency Conditions and Definitions of Client|
|Continuance and Discontinuance|
|Orientation to the Client Role|
|The Initiation of Problem Solving|
|The Preliminary Contract|
|Components of a Social Work Contract|
|Characteristics of a Social Work Contract|
|Value of the Contract Approach|
|Limits of Contracting|
|Contracting With Families and Groups|
|Monitoring and Evaluating Change|
|Purposes of Assessments|
|Issues in Use of Sources|
|Individual Assessment Framework|
|Assessment as a "Label"|
|PIE - The Person-in-Environment System|
|The Context of Interpersonal Change|
|What Is a Family?|
|Measurement of System Variables|
|The Process of Family Assessment|
|Obtaining Family Assessment Data|
|Categorizing Family Circumstances|
|Ways of Portraying Family Conditions|
|Occasions for Family Interventions|
|Prior to the First Family Session|
|The Initial Sessions|
|The Family Change Stage|
|Phase of the Family Life Cycle|
|Types of Groups|
|Assessing Group Dynamics|
|Working With Elders in a Support Group|
|First Group Session|
|Second Group Session|
|The First Session of a Closed Group|
|Interpersonal Conflict in Groups|
|Assessing Organizations and Communities|
|Change in Organizations and Communities|
|Ethics of Organizational and Community Change|
|Theories of Organizational Change|
|The Tasks of Termination|
|Termination Issues in Group Work|
|Termination Issues With Families|
|About the Authors|
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