Generalist Practice : A Task-Centered Approach

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A basic textbook for social work practice courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate level that provides a generalist and problem-solving orientation. The book seeks to establish a "task-centered" methodology -a structured, short-term, problem-solving approach -applicable across systems at five levels of practice: the individual, the family, the group, organizations, and communities. Each section discusses pretreatment considerations right through to termination. A numbering system helps the reader follow ...
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Overview

A basic textbook for social work practice courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate level that provides a generalist and problem-solving orientation. The book seeks to establish a "task-centered" methodology -a structured, short-term, problem-solving approach -applicable across systems at five levels of practice: the individual, the family, the group, organizations, and communities. Each section discusses pretreatment considerations right through to termination. A numbering system helps the reader follow particular topics and checklists, questions for consideration, and practice exercises help students monitor their understanding and skill development.
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Bradford W. Sheafor
Fills a gap in the social work literature. . . . In this thorough and carefully structured book, Tolson, Reid, and Garvin not only demonstrate how the task-centered approach can be applied to problem solving with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, but also identify the adaptions that must be made to apply the task-centered model at each level.
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Establishes a methodology for a generalist medical practice by applying a structured, short-term, problem-solving approach that can be used with many different theoretical orientations to deal with individual, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Intended for practice classes for undergraduate and entry-level graduate students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780231099936
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/1994
  • Pages: 151

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction: Task-Centered and Generalist Practice 1
Pt. 1 Individuals
2 Pretreatment Considerations 17
3 The Initial Phase of Treatment 43
4 The Middle Phase of Treatment 72
5 Termination 103
Pt. 2 Families
6 Pretreatment Considerations 137
7 The Initial Phase of Treatment 161
8 The Middle Phase of Treatment 177
9 Termination 207
Pt. 3 Groups
10 Pretreatment Considerations 221
11 The Initial Phase of Treatment 241
12 The Middle Phase of Treatment 266
13 Termination 289
Pt. 4 Larger Systems
14 Task-Centered Work with Human Service Organizations 309
15 Task-Centered Work with Communities 339
16 Conclusion: Wrapping It Up 391
References 401
Authors and Contributors 419
Author Index 421
Subject Index 427
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