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General Method of Social Work Practice: A Generalist Perspective / Edition 3
     

General Method of Social Work Practice: A Generalist Perspective / Edition 3

by Maria O. McMahon
 

ISBN-10: 0130632805

ISBN-13: 9780130632807

Pub. Date: 11/03/1995

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This book is well known and widely used for social work practice courses. The book focuses on practical aspects of generalist social work practice from an ecological systems perspective.

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This book is well known and widely used for social work practice courses. The book focuses on practical aspects of generalist social work practice from an ecological systems perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130632807
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
11/03/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Edition, Carel B. Germain.

Preface to the Third Edition.

1. The Foundation for Social Work Practice: A Holistic View.
The Search for Holism. Holism and Human Services.
Holism in Social Work.
Generalist Practice in Social Work.
The Foundation of Social Work Practice.
Purpose.
Sanction.
Values.
Knowledge.
Method (Skills).
A Holistic Conceptualization of the Foundation of Social Work Practice.
Conclusion.
Notes.

2. The Generalist Perspective and the General Method.
The Curriculum of an Accredited B.S.W. Program.
The Generalist Perspective.
An Ecological Systems Perspective.
A Problem Focus.
A Multi-Level Approach.
An Open Selection of Theories and Interventions.
A Problem-Solving Process.
Method Defined.
The General Method.
The Beginning Generalist v. the Advanced Practitioner.
Methodologies.
Conclusion.
Notes.

3. Human Diversity: Populations-at-Risk.
Cultural Diversity.
Self-Assessment of Cultural Diversity.
Social Class.
Sexual Variations.
Problems and Needs Related to Sexual Variations.
Self-Assessment of Homophobia.
Sensitivity to Gender: Working with Women.
Working with Men: A Call for Androgyny.
Self-Assessment of Gender Sensitivity.
Other Diversity Variables: The Person.
Self-Assessment of Value Orientation.
The Environment: Rural, Urban, and Suburban.
Populations-at-Risk.
The Homeless.
AIDS and HIV.
A Holistic Framework forSensitivity to Human Diversity.
Conclusion.
Notes.

4. Engagement.
The Problem.
Getting to the Problem.
Identifying Feelings.
Feelings in Macrosystems.
Goal Recognition.
Working with Different Systems.
Using the Holistic Foundation in Engagement.
Human Diversity in Engagement.
Engagement in Diverse Field Areas.
Conclusion.
Notes.

5. Data Collection.
Gathering Data.
Fact versus Assumption.
The Problems.
The Persons.
The Environment.
Maintaining Confidentiality.
Recording Data.
Working with Different Systems.
Using the Holistic Foundation in Data Collection.
Human Diversity in Data Collection.
Data Collection in Diverse Field Areas.
Conclusion.
Notes.

6. Assessment.
Assessment Statement.
Problem Prioritization.
Contracting.
Working with Different Systems.
Using the Holistic Foundation for Assessment.
Human Diversity in Assessment.
Assessment in Diverse Field Areas.
Conclusion.
Notes.

7. Intervention.
Direct Intervention.
Information and Referral.
Case Management and Teamwork.
Indirect Intervention.
Designs for General Interventions.
Working with Different Systems.
Using the Holistic Foundation in Intervention.
Human Diversity in Intervention.
Intervention in Diverse Fields.
Conclusion.
Notes.

8. Evaluation.
Goal Analysis.
Contract Review.
Contract Reformulation.
Evaluation Questions.
Ongoing Evaluation.
Working with Different Systems.
Using the Holistic Foundation in Evaluation.
Human Diversity in Evaluation.
Evaluation in Diverse Fields.
Conclusion.
Notes.

9. Termination.
The Meaning of Termination.
Reactions to Termination.
The Decision to Terminate.
A Life-Cycle Approach to Termination.
Planning the Termination.
Reactions of Service Providers.
Developing Sensitivity and Skill.
Working with Different Systems.
Using the Holistic Foundation in Termination.
Human Diversity in Termination.
Termination in Diverse Field Areas.
Conclusion.
Notes.

10. Identity and Integration.
The General Method-A Purposeful Procedure.
Classification of Methods in Human Services.
The General Method in the Classification.
The Ecological Generalist-A Basic Identity.
A Forgotten Commitment.
Using the General Method for Social Development.
A Place for Radical Social Work.
A Holistic Vision-Our Future Challenge.
Conclusion.
Notes.

Appendix.

Index.

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