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Critical Thinking for Social Workers Exercises for the Helping Professions

ISBN-10: 0761986081

ISBN-13: 9780761986089

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Leonard Gibbs, Eileen Gambrill

List price: $77.00
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Critical Thinking for Social Workers is an experiential textbook which encourages a well reasoned approach to life-affecting decisions in actual social work situations.Leonard Gibbs and Eileen Gambrill provide hands-on practice exercises which allow students to reflect on their judgement and critical thinking skills.
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Book details

List price: $77.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Critical Thinking: What it is and Why it is Important
Introduction
The Role of Critical Thinking in the Helping Professions
Making Decisions about Intervention
Reviewing Your Beliefs about Knowledge
Recognizing Propaganda in Human Services Advertising
Evaluating Human Service Advertisements
Watching Doctor Fox
Does Scaring Youth Help Them 'Go Straight'?
Applying Principles of Reasoning, Inference, Decision Making and Evaluation
Fallacies and Pitfalls in Professional Decision Making: What They are and How to Avoid Them
Using the Professional Thinking Form
Reasoning-in-Practice Game A
Common Practice Fallacies
Reasoning-in-Practice Game B
Group and Interpersonal Dynamics
Reasoning-in-Practice Game C
Cognitive Biases in Practice
Preparing a Fallacies Film Festival
Fallacy-Spotting in Professional Contexts
Thinking Critically About Specific Assessment and Intervention Decisions
Evaluating Study Quality and Treatment Effect
Describing Problems
A Key Part of Assessment
Making Predictions
Critical Thinking as a Guide to Making Ethical Decisions
Error as Process
Templating, Justification and Ratcheting
Evaluating Diagnostic Tests
Reviewing Intervention Plans
Analyzing Arguments
Thinking Critically about Case Records
Improving Educational and Practice Environments
Encouraging a Culture of Thoughtfulness
Evaluating the Teaching of Critical-Thinking Skills
Problem-Based Learning
Evidence-Based Practice