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The Practice of Social Work: A Comprehensive Worktext / Edition 9

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Overview

Comprehensive and focused, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK, Ninth Edition provides students with the theoretical and working knowledge they need to become competent social work practitioners. This practical "worktext" covers the general practice of social work, as well as the more specialized areas and counseling theories for work with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495599708
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/27/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 558
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Zastrow, MSW, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he chaired the Social Work Department for six years. He has also been the Assistant Director and Professor in the Social Work Program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, where he currently teaches. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Zastrow has worked as a practitioner for various agencies, chaired social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and served on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He also is a member of the BPD board. A leader in social work education and a bestselling author, Dr. Zastrow has written more than 45 articles in professional journals as well as nine books, including four textbooks: THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman).

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Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Overview of Social Work Practice. 2. Social Work Values. Part II: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE. 3. Components of an Assessment. 4. Social Work with Individuals: Interviewing. 5. Social Work with Individuals: Counseling. 6. Social Work with Groups: Types of Groups and Guidelines for Leading Them. 7. Social Work with Groups: Concepts and Skills. 8. Social Work with Families. 9. Social Work with Organizations. 10. Social Work Community Practice. 11. Evaluating Social Work Practice. 12. Social Work Practice with Diverse Groups. 13. Spirituality and Religion in Social Work Practice. Part III: TAKING CARE OF SELF. 14. Surviving and Enjoying Social Work. COUNSELING THEORIES RESOURCE MANUAL (CTRM). Module 1. Rational Theory. Module 2. Behavior Therapy. Module 3. Reality Therapy. Module 4. Prominent Specific Intervention Techniques.

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