Social Work Practice A Generalist Approach

ISBN-10: 0205477712
ISBN-13: 9780205477715
Edition: 9th 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $117.80
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/18/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Preface
Perspectives On Social Work Practice
Social Work as a Response to Concern/Need
From Concern to Need
Need
Cause-Function Debate
Common Human Needs
Social Functioning
Social Work as a Developing Profession
Social Work as a Profession
Development of Social Work Knowledge
Social Work as a Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values and Skills
Knowledge
Values
Skills
Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values, and Skills
Social Work as a Process of Facilitating Growth and Change
Blending an Ecosystems Strengths Approach with the Problem-Solving Process
The Natural Process of Growth and Change
The Stages of the Change Process
Social Work Practice and the Change Process
Social Work as an Intervention into Human Transactions
Intervention
Transactions as the Focus for Change
Influence
Changes Sought by the Social Worker
The Interactional Process
The Worker
Knowledge of Self
The Helping Person
The Multiperson Helping System
The Client
Becoming a Client
Understanding the Individual Client
Understanding the Multiclient System: The Family
Environment
Person in Environment as an Ecosystem
The Community as a Social System
Understanding the Agency
Transactions between Person and Ecosystem
Working in a Bureaucracy
Interaction with Individuals
Formation of a One-to-One Action System
Relationship
Communication
The Interview: An Interactional Tool
Multiperson Interaction
The Family as the Fundamental Experience with Multiperson Interaction
The Family as a Multiperson Client System
The Small Group as a Social System
The Social Worker as a Group Member
The Worker and the Multiperson Client
The Family Group as a Social System
The Social Work Process
Assessment
The Content of the Assessment Phase
The Use of the Change Process in Assessment
Transactional Assessment
Needs Assessment
Planning
Components of a Plan
Planning with Multiperson Client Systems
Factors Affecting a Plan of Action
Agreement between Worker and Client
Direct Practice Actions
Action to Enable Clients to Use Available Resources
Action in Response to Crisis
Action That Is Supportive
Use of Activity as an Interventive Strategy
Action as Mediation
Indirect Practice Actions
Environmental Change
Involvement of Influentials
Coordination of Services
Program Planning and Resource Development
Changing Organizations from Within
Cause Advocacy
Evaluation
Accountability
Kinds of Evaluation
Techniques for Use in Evaluating
Issues Related to Evaluation
Termination
Kinds of Termination
Planned Termination
Components of Termination
Appendix: Models of Social Work Practice
Glossary
Author Index
Subject Index

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