BN.com Gift Guide

Competency in Generalist Practice: A Guide to Theory and Evidence-Based Decision Making / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$67.27
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$50.50
(Save 31%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $71.42   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   

Overview


Competency in Generalist Practice features an original and timely social work practice model that will transform the way generalist and evidence-based practice are taught. Writing with outstanding clarity and sense of purpose, Elizabeth Moore Plionis guides students in the use of a decision tree that will help them take a conscious, theory- and evidence-based approach to solving the complex problems they will face as social workers. This book is a concise but powerful tool for learning how to become an effective social work practitioner.

*Presents direct and indirect practice in alternate chapters rather than separate volumes, comparing and contrasting them in an easy-to-grasp manner
*Includes chapters on topics rarely found in comparable texts, including professional regulatory and fiduciary responsibilities, case and class advocacy, and service delivery to impoverished families and children
*Covers important macro practice skills such as non-clinical communication, crisis management, and the use of groups in policy, management, and community and social change
*Features flow charts, decision schemas, and examples of process recordings that vividly illustrate the material
*Incorporates both traditional and new theories into the discussion, linking them to technique and putting them in the context of direct and indirect methods at each step of the decision hierarchy
*Supplemented by a companion website that contains slides and a teachers guide for download

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Written with clarity, sophistication, and accessibility, this book utilizes social work and interdisciplinary writings, and is relevant to students, practitioners, and scholars interested in the practice, theory, and evidence of generalist social work."-- John R. Graham, Murray Fraser Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Canada

"This text considers the student as learner in the profession. It focuses on the "how to" questions practitioners confront in everyday practice - how to determine best practice interventions in light of multiple data. The case scenarios help students learn how to apply the decision tree, a useful tool that allows the practitioner to organize and prioritize assessment for best practice decisions."-- Frank R. Baskind, Professor and Dean, School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195177992
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/11/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

After twenty-four years of service, Dr. Plionis is retired from the National Catholic School of Social Service at The Catholic University of America, where she taught several different courses across program levels and sequences and served as Assistant Dean and chair of the undergraduate social work program.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Presentation of the Decision Tree
2. Social Work and the Law: Fiduciary Responsibilities
3. The Policy Context of Social Work Practice
4. Communication Skills for Clinical Practice: Interviewing
5. Communication Skills for Policy, Advocacy, Management, and Community Practice
6. Relationship in Clinical Practice- The Art of Healing
7. Relationship in Non-Clinical Practice The Art of Leadership
8. Clinical Crisis Intervention: Basic, Advanced and Domain-Specific
9. Crisis Management-Disasters and Public Tragedies
10. Case Management: Serving Highly Vulnerable Client Populations
11. Case and Class Advocacy
12. Work with Individuals--Therapy
13. Case-Specific Model Building: Case Presentation
14. Family Therapy
15. Welfare Service to Children and Families
16. Use of Groups in Clinical Practice
17. Use of Groups in Policy, Advocacy, Management and Community Practice
18. Theory, Research and Predictions About the Future of Evidence-Based Practice

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)