Generalist Social Work Practice An Empowering Approach

ISBN-10: 0205036511
ISBN-13: 9780205036516
Edition: 7th 2013 (Revised)
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Description: An empowerment-based method of social work integrating core themes of the profession. This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. Generalist Social Work Practice, 7/e fully integrates core social work themes of collaboration, the  More...

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List price: $148.60
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

An empowerment-based method of social work integrating core themes of the profession. This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. Generalist Social Work Practice, 7/e fully integrates core social work themes of collaboration, the strengths perspective, values and ethics, social justice and human rights, evidence-based practice, cultural competence, and policy practice. This text offers a progressive practice approach grounded in social work research, reflective of social work values, sensitive to client diversity, and applicable to work with any level of client system including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Beginning with engaging clients as partners and continuing with assessing, intervening, and evaluating from a strengths perspective, this approach offers social workers a method that fully realizes core social work values, respects client competence, and activates client resources within the context of their lives. All parts of the practice process are described in detail, connected to social work theory, illustrated with case examples, and supported with evidence from social work research. Each chapter focuses on teaching the knowledge, values, and skills reflective of the core competencies and correlated practice behaviors as described in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Critical thinking questions, end-of-chapter assessments, and MySearchLab.com activities support the mastery of CSWE's core competencies and practice behaviors. Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning – MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking – Teaches students specific strategies to identify and use client strengths in their practice. Engage Students – Offers numerous case examples to apply the empowerment method to all levels of social work, with diverse clients and situations, and across fields of practiceExplore Current Issues – Includes new practice research findings and updates to demographics to ensure currency. Apply CSWE Core Competencies – The textintegrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to assess student understanding and development of competency. Support Instructors – An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), BlackBoard Test Item File, MySearchLab with Pearson eText, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.MySearchLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost).

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Brenda DuBois, MSW,LCSW, Ph.D. is Professor of Social Work at St. Ambrose University , Davenport, Iowa. She has been a graduate and undergraduate social work educator in Iowa for thirty-three years.nbsp; Professor DuBois received her masters degree in social work in 1977 at the University of Iowa and a doctorate in educational administration from Illinois State University in 2002. She has extensive social work practice and consultation experience in public welfare, community planning, organizational development, and program evaluation.nbsp; Dr. DuBois serves as a member on a number of community agency initiatives, ethics committees, and as a board member to agencies in the Quad Cities. She has published several articles on ethics and empowerment and has co-authored two social work texts on empowerment in social work: Social Work: An Empowering Profession with Karla Miley and Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach with Karla Miley and Michael Orsquo;Melia. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Karla Miley, MSW,LSW is Professor Emerita, Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois.nbsp; She has been a graduate and undergraduate social work educator in Illinois and Iowa for thirty years.nbsp; Professor Miley received her masters degree in social work in 1966 at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. nbsp;She has extensive social work practice and consultation experience in school social work, health care, child welfare, and aging services.nbsp; Professor Miley has served as a member on a number of community agency initiatives and boards. She has published several articles on ethics and empowerment and has co-authored two social work texts on empowerment in social work: Social Work: An Empowering Profession with Brenda DuBois and Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach with Brenda DuBois and Michael Orsquo;Melia.nbsp;

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