Human Behavior Theory: A Diversity Framework / Edition 2

Human Behavior Theory: A Diversity Framework / Edition 2

by Roberta R. Greene, Nancy Kropf
     
 

ISBN-10: 0202363155

ISBN-13: 9780202363158

Pub. Date: 03/31/2009

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

As American society becomes increasingly diverse, social workers must use a variety of human behavior frameworks to understand their clients' culturally complex concerns. This text applies specific human behavior theories to diversity practice. They show how human behavior theory can be employed in interventions in the life problems of diverse client

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As American society becomes increasingly diverse, social workers must use a variety of human behavior frameworks to understand their clients' culturally complex concerns. This text applies specific human behavior theories to diversity practice. They show how human behavior theory can be employed in interventions in the life problems of diverse client populations at the individual, group, social network, and societal levels.

Several groups are examined. They include: minority groups; ethnic groups; women; older adults; members of certain social classes affected by economic and educational (dis)advantage, especially those living in poverty; people with developmental disabilities, people of varying sexual and gender orientations, and religious groups.

Case studies that illustrate social work practice in the area are highlighted. The case studies include Social Work Practice within a Diversity Framework; The Social Work Interview; Symbolic Interactionism: Social Work Assessment, Meaning, and Language; Erikson's Eight Stages of Development; Role Theory and Social Work Practice; A Constructionist Approach; Risk, Resilience and Resettlement; Addressing Diverse Family Forms; Small Group Theory; Natural Social Networks; Power Factors in Social Work Practice. This volume will be a fundament resource for practitioners and an essential tool for training.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202363158
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1Social Work Practice Within a Diversity Framework1
2A Diversity Framework for Human Behavior: Conceptual and Historical Reformulations19
3The Social Work Interview: Legacy of Carl Rogers and Sigmund Freud35
4Symbolic Interactionism: Social Work Assessment, Meanings, and Language55
5Erikson's Eight Stages of Development: Different Lenses75
6Role Theory and Social Work Practice93
7A Constructionist Approach With Diverse Populations115
8Social Learning Theory: Empirical Applications to Culturally Diverse Practice133
9A Systems Approach: Addressing Diverse Family Forms147
10Small Group Theory and Social Work Practice: Promoting Diversity and Social Justice or Recreating Inequities?173
11Working With Natural Social Networks: An Ecological Approach203
12Power Factors in Social Work Practice217
Epilogue: Power and the Social Work Profession235
References245
Biographical Sketches of the Contributors293
Index297

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