The Social Work Interview

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1990-05-01
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr

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For twenty-five years, The Social Work Interview has been the textbook of choice in social work and other human service courses, as well as an essential professional resource for practitioners.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
General Orientation and Basic Concepts of Interviewing and Communicationp. 1
The Interview in Social Workp. 3
Suggested Readingsp. 24
The Interview as Communicationp. 27
Summary: Chapter 2p. 46
Listening: a Basic Communication Skillp. 49
Suggested Readingsp. 61
Sequential Phases in the Interview Process and Associated Techniquesp. 63
Introductory Phasep. 65
Suggested Readingsp. 98
Beginning the Interview: First Phase Objective -- Establishing a Relationshipp. 99
Summary: Chapter 5p. 133
Problem Exploration Phasep. 135
Suggested Readingsp. 170
Developmental Phase: Problem-Solving Interventionsp. 173
Developmental Phase: More Problem-Solving Interventionsp. 205
Suggested Readingsp. 234
Developmental Phase: Questions and Questioning Techniquesp. 235
Termination, Recording, and Evaluationp. 271
Suggested Readingsp. 284
Some Special Problems in Interviewingp. 285
Nonverbal Communicationp. 287
Suggested Readingsp. 319
Cross-Cultural Interviewingp. 321
Suggested Readingsp. 352
Some Problematic Interviews: the Involuntary Adult Client and the Sexually Abused Childp. 355
Suggested Readingsp. 385
The Essence of the Good Interviewp. 387
The Competent Interviewerp. 389
Appendix: Transcribed Interview and Critiquep. 407
Referencesp. 425
Indexp. 447
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