The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups, and Communities

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-11
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Lawrence Shulman's THE SKILLS OF HELPING INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, GROUPS, AND COMMUNITIES WITH CD, 6e, demonstrates how common elements, core processes, and skills exist across all stages of helping and throughout work with all populations--including individuals, families, groups, and communities. It defines, illustrates, and teaches helping skills and provides manageable models for understanding them. The text also looks at the underlying process and its associated set of core skills. Two valuable CD-ROMs are available to enhance your learning experience. THE INTERACTIVE SKILLS OF HELPING CD-ROM and WORKSHOP CD-ROM FOR THE SKILLS OF HELPING illustrate the text's core skills and feature video excerpts of an interactive workshop led by Dr. Shulman. Examples depict social workers in action and directly connect theory and research to the realities of working with clients.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Underlying Assumptions
A Model of the Helping Process
An Interactional Approach to Helping
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Social Work with Individuals
The Preliminary Phase of Work
Beginnings and the Contracting Skills
Skills in the Work Phase
Endings and Transitions
Social Work with Families
The Preliminary and Beginning Phases in Family Practice
The Middle and Ending Phases in Family Practice
Variations in Family Practice
Social Work with Groups
The Preliminary Phase in Group Practice: The Group as a Mutual-Aid System
The Beginning Phase in the Group
The Work Phase in the Group
Working with the Individual and the Group
Endings and Transitions with Groups
Social Work with the Second Client: The Agency System, the Community and Social Policy Practice
Professional Impact and Helping Clients Negotiate the System
Social Work Practice in the Community
Macro Social Work Practice and Social Policy Change
Practice Models and Evidenced-Based Practice
Some Additional Social Work Perspectives and Evidenced-Based Practice
The Impact on Practice of Policy, Ethics and Legislation
The Impact of Agency Culture, Ethics, Legislation and Evaluation
Index of Case Examples
Name Index
Subject Index
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