Working with People The Helping Process (Book Alone)

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-15
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This classic, best-selling text for beginning social work students introduces the basic components of working with peopleobservation, assessment, communication, and intervention. Now in its Eighth edition,Working with Peoplepresents an engaging discussion of the theoretical foundation of social work practice, promotes the development of practice skills, integrates the topics of advocacy throughout, and encourages social work students to be more reflective in their work. Advocacy for clients, especially minority groups, is emphasized. Included in this new edition are diversity rich case examples which put theory into practice, discussions about changes in societal attitudes, philosophies, and politics toward those in need, and material on feminist psychology and brief therapies. Additionally, tables with highlights of major personality theories make it easy for a reader to see the distinctions between different theoretical approaches.

Table of Contents

Every chapter ends with ldquo;Summary,rdquo; ldquo;Suggested Assignments, rdquo; and ldquo;Related Readings.rdquo;
Setting the Stage
The Increasing Size and Changing Makeup of the Population
The Changing Health Picture
The Developing Pluralism
Changes in the Family
Continuing and Intensifying Poverty and the Development of an Underclass
The Effects of a High Tech Society on People
Understanding Ourselves
The Nature of Human Service
Learning to Know and to Use One's Self
The Impact of Culture
The Impact of Personal Needs
How Do I Think and Feel About Myself?
How Do I Deal with My Own Fundamental Needs?
The Basic Human Needs
What Is My Value System, and How Does It Define My Behavior and My Relationships with Other People?
How Do I Relate to the Society in Which I Live and Work?
What Is My Lifestyle?
What Is My Basic Philosophy?
What Do I Present-and Represent-to Those with Whom I Work?
Understanding the Human Condition
The Biological Heritage
The Social Heritage
The Person as an Individual
Personality Theories
Understanding Ethnic Diversity and a Pluralistic Society
The Language of Ethnic Diversity
Expressions of Ethnicity
Preparation of Workers
The Use of Systems Theory
Use in Practice of Concepts from Systems Theory
The Worker's Social Responsibility
Developing and Maintaining Communication with People
Basics for Clear Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Verbal Communication
Electronic Communication
Communication by Symbols
Interpreting Communications
Communication of Ideas
Communication in Interview and Discussion
Establishing and Using Helping Relationships
Characteristics of Helping Relationships
The Phases of a Helping Relationship
Using the Basic Problem-Solving Process
Why and How People Change
Structure of the Helping Process
Using the Problem-Solving Process When Ethnic Differences Are Involved
Two Case Studies in Use of the Basic Process
Developing an Eclectic Approach to Practice
Development of a Working Model
Specialist or Generalist?
Utilizing Skills and Techniques
Advocacy/Social Action
Working with People in Groups
Natural Groups
Formed Groups
The Worker and the Group
Human Service Teams
Dealing with Vulnerability, Dependency, and Resistance
Use of Resources
Getting It All Together
Being Aware of Social Change
Securing Basic and Ongoing Learning
Selecting a Field of Practice
Managing Workload
Accountability and Sanction
Accountability Within the System
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