The Social Work Experience An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-02
  • Publisher: Pearson
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The Social Work Experience: An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfarehelps students to understand how social workers use their professional expertise to help people solve a wide variety of problems and improve their lives. It not only introduces the profession of social work and its fields of practice, but also provides students with a clear understanding of social welfare policy, its history and contemporary issues. The fifth edition contains three major parts: The first part,Social Work and its Context, introduces professional social work, discusses theoretical perspectives for generalist practice, and guides students in their understanding of poverty and populations-at-risk. The second part,Professional Practice Settings, offers an in-depth discussion of eight fields of practice: family and childrenrs"s services, mental health, health care, schools, substance abuse, older adult services, criminal justice, and developmental disabilities. The third and final part of the text,A Look to the Future, views the future of the profession through the eyes of futurists and highlights the challenges and opportunities that await social workers.

Table of Contents

Social Work and Its Context
The Social Work Profession Susan Dunn
Social Work: A Unique Profession
Professional Social Workers
Generalist BSW Social Workers
The Expertise of the BSW Social Worker
The Baccalaureate Social Work Curriculum: How Expertise Evolves
Advanced Practice: Social Workers with MSW and PhD Degrees
The Social Work Practice Environment
Social Work Professional Roles
Selecting a Career in Social Work
Pamela Wright
Alan Martin
Madeleine Johnson Education and the Social
Work Career Ladder Employment
Opportunities A Research Question: Where Do Social
Work College Graduates Find Jobs?
Employment Patterns for MSWs
Salaries and Demand for Social Workers
Future Employment Opportunities
Legal Regulation of the Profession
State Licensure and Certification
NASW Certification of Professional
Achievement Professional Social Work Organizations
The National Association of Social Workers
The Council on Social Work Education
The National Association of Black Social Workers
Other Professional Organizations
International Social Work Organizations Comparing Related Occupations
Marriage and Family Therapy
Human Services How Professions
Relate History of Social Work: Linkage to Social
Justice Internet Sites Summary Key Terms

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