Direct Social Work Practice Theory and Skills

ISBN-10: 0495601675
ISBN-13: 9780495601678
Edition: 8th 2010
List price: $265.95
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Book details

List price: $265.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 3/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Highly respected social work educators, Dean H. Hepworth and Jo Ann Larsen originally defined how direct practice should be taught.

Kim Strom-Gottfried (Ph.D., LISW) will be Assistant Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, beginning Fall 1999. She has taught for over ten years on both the BSW and MSW levels, and has been involved in field practica as an agency field instructor, faculty liaison and Acting Director of Field Education. Her practice experience includes direct service, administrative and planning positions in the field of mental health, through nonprofit and public agencies. She is actively involved in continuing professional education, developing and delivering workshops on a variety of topics, including "Training for Trainers", "Ethics" and "License Exam Preparation" courses. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on private practice, ethics, creative teaching and the effects of managed care on social work and social work education.

Introduction
The Challenges of Social Work
Direct Practice: Domain, Philosophy, and Roles
Overview of the Helping Process
Operationalizing the Cardinal Social Work Values
Exploring, Assessing, And Planning
Building Blocks of Communication: Communicating with Empathy and Authenticity
Verbal Following, Exploring, and Focusing Skills
Eliminating Counterproductive Communication Patterns
Assessment: Exploring and Understanding Problems and Strengths
Assessment: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Environmental Factors
Assessing Family Functioning in Diverse Family and Cultural Contexts
Forming and Assessing Social Work Groups
Developing Goals and Formulating a Contract
The Change-Oriented Phase
Planning and Implementing Change-Oriented Strategies
Developing Resources, Organizing, Planning, and Advocacy as Intervention Strategies
Enhancing Family Relationships
Intervening in Social Work Groups
Additive Empathy, Interpretation, and Confrontation
Managing Barriers to Change
The Termination Phase
The Final Phase: Evaluation and Termination

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