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Packed with examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the field, DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS, Eighth Edition prepares social work students for effective real-world practice. Incorporating many case examples from social work practitioners as well as the authors' personal experiences, the book integrates the major theories and skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master—earning the book its reputation as the classic source for helping students learn direct practice skills.
A text for social work students, detailing basic skills for effective practice in an ecological systems framework. Overviews theoretical principles, and covers communication, assessment, and relationship- building skills, implementing change-oriented strategies, working with groups, and termination and evaluation. Includes skill development exercises. This fifth edition offers new material on managed care and diversity, client empowerment, involuntary clients, and the effects of changes in the political environment on social work. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Highly respected social work educators, Dean H. Hepworth and Jo Ann Larsen originally defined how direct practice should be taught.
Ronald Rooney is a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. A practitioner in child welfare, community mental health, and school social work, Dr. Rooney is also the author of STRATEGIES FOR WORK WITH INVOLUNTARY CLIENTS. He was the 2004 winner of the Academic Leadership Award of the College of Human Ecology, University of Minnesota.
Glenda Dewberry Rooney is a Professor, Department of Social Work, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate practice methods, as well as macro practice courses in organizations and administration. Now a full co-author, Dr. Rooney was a contributing author to the Sixth Edition of DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS. Her extensive experience as a trainer and consultant includes working with agencies concerned with children, youth and families, and community based research.
Kim Strom-Gottfried—also a contributor to the Sixth Edition of DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE and now a full co-author—is a Professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work where she teaches in the areas of direct practice, communities and organizations, and human resource management. Dr. Strom-Gottfried's scholarly interests involve ethics, managed care, and social work education. She provides training and consultation and research related to private practice, ethics, and managed care.
Highly respected social work educators, Jo Ann Larsen and Dean Hepworth originally defined how direct practice should be taught.
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. Building Blocks of Communication: Communicating with Empathy and Authenticity. 6. Verbal Following, Exploring, and Focusing Skills. 7. Eliminating Counterproductive Communication Patterns. 8. Assessment: Exploring and Understanding Problems and Strengths. 9. Assessment: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Environmental Factors. 10. Assessing Family Functioning in Diverse Family and Cultural Contexts. 11. Forming and Assessing Social Work Groups. 12. Developing Goals and Formulating a Contract. PART III: THE CHANGE-ORIENTED PHASE. 13. Planning and Implementing Change-Oriented Strategies. 14. Developing Resources, Organizing, Planning, and Advocacy as Intervention Strategies. 15. Enhancing Family Relationships. 16. Intervening in Social Work Groups. 17. Additive Empathy, Interpretation, and Confrontation. 18. Managing Barriers to Change. PART IV: THE TERMINATION PHASE. 19. The Final Phase: Evaluation and Termination.