Dr. Collins is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Calgary. He is also a part-time family therapist, and spent ten years as a volunteer family therapist and supervisor. His research and areas of interest include social work education; social work practice couples, families, and individuals of all ages; child abuse; family violence; teaching and learning issues; program and case level evaluation; and case management. Dr. Collins has authored and co-authored numerous articles and texts.
Dr. Catheleen Jordan is Professor of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she has taught in the master's and doctoral programs since 1985. Her areas of expertise are family assessment and treatment, clinical research, and family-work issues. She currently serves as chair of the Direct Practice Sequence and Secretary of the Board for NASW-Texas. She is co-author of additional texts, including FAMILY PRACTICE: BRIEF SYSTEMS METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK and FAMILY TREATMENT: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE WITH POPULATIONS AT RISK.
SECTION I. 1. Field of Family Social Work. 2. The Family as a Social System. 3. Family Work Skills. SECTION II. ASSESSMENT. 4. Genograms & Developmental Perspective. 5. Understanding Diversity in the Assessment Process. 6. Risk and Strengths Assessment. 7. Measurement Instrument. SECTION III. INTERVENTION PHASE. 8. Problem Definition, Goal Setting and Contracting. 9. Intervention at the Meso and Macro Levels. 10. Intervention at the Family and Parental Level. 11. Focusing on Children. SECTION IV. EVALUATING YOUR WORK. 12. Evaluating Family Work. SECTION V. TERMINATION. 13. Termination.