Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills / Edition 8

Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills / Edition 8

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by Dean H. Hepworth, Ronald H. Rooney, Glenda Dewberry Rooney, Kim Strom-Gottfried
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495601675

ISBN-13: 9780495601678

Pub. Date: 03/03/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This revision gives social work students learning experiences that are as close to real-life practice as they can get before going out into the field. The book has long been praised for the rigor of its theory along with its emphasis on improving and refining the student's assessment, helping, and communication skills through numerous examples, case studies, and…  See more details below

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This revision gives social work students learning experiences that are as close to real-life practice as they can get before going out into the field. The book has long been praised for the rigor of its theory along with its emphasis on improving and refining the student's assessment, helping, and communication skills through numerous examples, case studies, and relevant practice exercises. Now this edition is earning praise for being even more readable and on the cutting edge with its inclusion of new material about managed care and diversity issues, and its expanded emphasis on client strengths and empowerment. The book also has been infused with new content about working with families and groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495601678
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
654
Sales rank:
485,901
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 3.80(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Challenges of Social Work. 2. Direct Practice: Domain, Philosophy, and Roles. 3. Overview of the Helping Process. 4. Operationalizing the Cardinal Social Work Values. PART II: EXPLORING, ASSESSING, AND PLANNING. 5. Relationship-Building Skills: Communicating with Empathy and Authenticity. 6. Verbal Following, Exploring, and Focusing Skills. 7. Eliminating Counterproductive Communication Patterns. 8. Multidimensional Assessment. 9. Assessing Intrapersonal and Environmental Systems. 10. Assessing Family Functioning in Diverse Family and Cultural Contexts. 11. Forming and Assessing Social Work Groups. 12. Negotiating Goals and Formulating a Contract. PART III: THE CHANGE-ORIENTED PHASE. 13. Planning and Implementing Change-Oriented Strategies. 14. Enhancing Clients' Problem Solving, Social Skills, Assertiveness, and Stress Management. 15. Modifying Environments, Developing Resources, and Planning. 16. Enhancing Couple and Family Relationships. 17. Intervening in Social Work Groups. 18. Additive Empathy, Interpretation, and Confrontation. 19. Managing Individual, Family, and Organizational Barriers to Change. PART IV: THE TERMINATION AND EVALUATION PHASE. 20. The Final Phase: Termination and Evaluation.

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