Human Behavior Theory A Diversity Framework

ISBN-10: 0202363163
ISBN-13: 9780202363165
Edition: 2nd
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Description: As American society becomes increasingly diverse, socialworkers must use a variety of human behavior frameworksto understand their client’s culturally complex concerns.This text applies specific human behavior theories to diversitypractice. They  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Aldine Transaction
Publication date: 3/31/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 277
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210

As American society becomes increasingly diverse, socialworkers must use a variety of human behavior frameworksto understand their client’s culturally complex concerns.This text applies specific human behavior theories to diversitypractice. They show how human behavior theorycan be employed in interventions in the life problems ofdiverse client populations at the individual, group, socialnetwork, and societal levels.Several groups are examined. They include: minoritygroups; ethnic groups; women; older adults; members ofcertain social classes affected by economic and educational(dis)advantage, especially those living in poverty;people with developmental disabilities, people of varyingsexual and gender orientations, and religious groups.Case studies that illustrate social work practice in thearea are highlighted. The case studies include Social WorkPractice within a Diversity Framework; The Social WorkInterview; Symbolic Interactionism: Social Work Assessment,Meaning, and Language; Erikson’s Eight Stages ofDevelopment; Role Theory and Social Work Practice; AConstructionist Approach; Risk, Resilience and Resettlement;Addressing Diverse Family Forms; Small GroupTheory; Natural Social Networks; Power Factors in SocialWork Practice. This volume will be a fundament resourcefor practitioners and an essential tool for training.

Defining Social Work Practice within a Diversity Framework
The Social Work Interview: Legacy of Carl Rogers and Sigmund Freud
Symbolic Interactionism: Social Work Assessment, Language and Meaning
Erikson's Eight Stages of Development: Different Lenses
Role Theory and Social Work Practice
A Social Constructionist Approach with Diverse Populations
Risk, Resilience, and Resettlement
A Systems Approach: Addressing Diverse Family Forms
Small-Group Theory and Social Work: Promoting Diversity and Social Justice or Recreating Inequities?
Working with Natural Social Networks: An Ecological Approach
Power Factors in Social Work Practice
Index

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