Generalist Social Work Practice An Empowering Approach

ISBN-10: 0205501443
ISBN-13: 9780205501441
Edition: 5th 2007
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Book details

List price: $104.60
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/22/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244

Preface
Social Work Practice Perspectives
Generalist Social Work Practice
Social Work Values and Purpose
Generalist Social Work
Social Work Functions and Roles
Looking Forward
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The Ecosystems Perspective
The Knowledge Base of Generalist Practice
Key Perspectives for Empowering Practice
The Ecosystems Perspective
Human Systems
Ecosystems: A Conceptual Framework for Practice
Looking Forward
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Values and Multicultural Competence
Frames of Reference
Professional Values and Practice Principles
Personal Values and Resources
Multicultural Competence
A Generalist View of Cultural Competence
Looking Forward
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Strengths and Empowerment
Strengths Perspective
Empowerment
Empowerment-Based Practice
Looking Forward
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An Empowering Approach to Generalist Practice
Elements of an Empowering Generalist Approach
Phases and Processes of Empowering Practice
Processes in Action: Practice Examples
Looking Forward
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The Dialogue Phase: Building Relationships and Describing Situations
Forming Partnerships
Collaboration and Partnership
Making Initial Contacts
Qualities of Professional Partnerships
Constructing Empowering Relationships
Respecting Confidentiality
Looking Forward
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Articulating Situations
Empowering Dialogue
Proactive Responding
Exchanging Information
Assessing the Client's Perspective
Responding to Thoughts
Responding to Feelings
Special Issues in Responding
Responding to Larger Client Systems
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Defining Directions
Transforming Challenges into Directions
Considering Client Motivation
Collaborating with Clients Who Resist
Cooperating with Mandated Clients
Taking Priority Actions
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The Discovery Phase: Assessing Resources and Planning Change
Identifying Strengths
Infusing a Strengths Perspective
Highlighting Strengths in General Functioning
Solution-Focused Dialogue
Recognizing Cultural Strengths
Ethnic Group Strengths
Strengths in Cultural Group Memberships
Uncovering Strengths in Adversity
Looking Forward
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Assessing Resource Capabilities
Exploring Resource Systems through Assessment
Applying Theoretical Frameworks
Organizing Assessment: Applying Ecosystemic Questions
Using Assessment Tools
Adding Viewpoints
Assessing through Observation
Recordkeeping
Looking Forward
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Framing Solutions
Collaborative Planning Processes
Goals and Objectives
Constructing Action Plans
Contracting
Looking Forward
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The Development Phase: Implementing, Evaluating, and Stabilizing Change
Activating Resources
Applying Generalist Intervention Skills
Maintaining Progress in the Action Plan
Developing Power
Changing Perspectives
Managing Resources
Educating
Looking Forward
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Creating Alliances
The Power of Alliances
Developing Alliances through Groups
Strengthening Natural Support Alliances
Case Management: Client-Service Alliances
Organizational Alliances for Service Delivery
Professional Support Networks
Looking Forward
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Expanding Opportunities
Opportunities: Keys to Empowerment
Resource Expansion
Community Change
Policy Development
Social Activism and Social Advocacy
Legislative Advocacy
Looking Forward
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Recognizing Success
Social Work Evaluation and Research
Practice Evaluation
Research
Single-System Designs
Action Research
Looking Forward
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Integrating Gains
Social Work Endings
Completing Contracts
Closing with Referral
Responding to Clients' Discontinuation of Services
When Clients Die
Resolving Relationships with Larger Systems
Endings Are Beginnings
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Epilogue
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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