Understanding Generalist Practice

ISBN-10: 049550713X
ISBN-13: 9780495507130
Edition: 5th 2009
List price: $211.95
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Description: Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives you the knowledge and skills needed to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation  More...

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Book details

List price: $211.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/23/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.992

Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives you the knowledge and skills needed to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation knowledge from a generalist perspective to work with groups, communities, and organizations. The authors fully explore the interrelationship between micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice. This edition reflects the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards with empowerment and strengths perspectives for partnering with clients.

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman is Professor Emerita and former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She has written six social work textbooks in multiple editions and numerous publications, articles, and reviews on social work and women's issues. She also has served as a consulting editor on many social work journals. Dr. Kirst-Ashman was a board member of the CSWE from 1998 to 2001 and has served as a CSWE accreditation site visitor on various occasions. She is certified as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin and has been the recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her BSW degree in 1972 and MSSW degree in 1973 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Introducing Generalist Practice: The Generalist Intervention Model
Micro Practice Skills: Working with Individuals
Mezzo Practice Skills: Working with Groups
Macro Practice Skills: Working with Organizations and Communities
Engagement and Assessment in Generalist Practice
Planning in Generalist Practice
Implementation Applications
Evaluation, Termination, and Follow-Up in Generalist Practice
Understanding Families
Working with Families
Values, Ethics, and the Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas
Culturally Competent Social Work Practice
Gender-Sensitive Social Work Practice
Advocacy
Brokering and Case Management
Recording in Generalist Social Work Practice

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