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Overview

This comprehensive Introduction to Practice text provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge about social work practice. The book covers generalist practice as well as more advanced perspectives on counseling theories that inform social work practice with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The strength of this book is the clear writing and relevant topics to the field of social work."

"I really enjoy the writing style. The author conveys a deep respect and affection for social work and the social work students."

"It gives a broad coverage of social work as well as depth info specific areas such as counseling theories, using spirituality in social work and social work values. It does an excellent job of being both broad and deep."

"The text is detailed and practical in applying theories and interventions to real-life experiences."

"Case examples and exercises provide opportunities for students to think critically about the material and relate it to their placement experiences." and "The text provides a lot of information—very thorough on topics presented. The case examples and exercises are great learning tools."

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New edition of a text that provides the theoretical and practical knowledge needed by either graduates or undergraduates for entry levels of practice in social work. The 14 chapters cover generalist practice; social work values; confidentiality; principles of interviewing; contemporary theories of counseling; sexual therapy; social work with individuals, groups, families, organizations, cross- culturally, in the community, and within a bureaucratic system; assessment; evaluation; general systems theory; burnout; and the frustrations and satisfactions inherent in the field. Also included is information of use to professionals such as various approaches to social work practice. Updated to reflect the new CSWE educational policy and accreditation standards. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534600303
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (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. 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). Ctrm 1. Psychoanalysis. Ctrm 2. Client-Centered therapy. Ctrm 3. Transactional Analysis. Ctrm 4. Behavior Therapy. Ctrm 5. Reality Therapy. Ctrm 6. Rational Therapy. Ctrm 7. A Feminist Perspective on Therapy. Ctrm 8. Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Ctrm 9. Prominent Specific Treatment Techniques. Ctrm 10. Sex Counseling And Therapy. Ctrm 11. Analysis Of Therapy Approaches.

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