Social Casework: A Problem-Solving Process, a Fresh, Unifying Approach to Casework Practice / Edition 1

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This is a basic book in social casework. Its thesis is that among all the complexities within the subject matter and operations of casework there are certain constant elements, forces, and processes which give coherence and unity to its practice. Mrs. Perlman identifies and analyzes these constants and views them within the logical framework of problem-solving. In turn, problem-solving as a casework process is examined in its likeness to normal human problem-solving efforts. The result is an approach to learning and thinking about casework which is at once organized, synthesized, and imaginative. The book's usefulness is enhanced by the author's lucid and pointed style.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226660332
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1957
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author


Helen Harris Perlman is the Samuel Deutsch Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She serves on the board of directors of the American Orthopsychiatric Association and the Council on Social Work Education. Her other books include Persona: Social Role and Personality (1968) and Relationship: The Heart of Helping People (1979), also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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Table of Contents


I. Problem-Solving in Social Casework
1. The Components of the Casework Situation
2. The Person
3. The Problem
4. The Place
5. The Process
6. The Caseworker-Client Relationship
7. The Problem-Solving Work
II. Casework in Cross-Section
8. Person, Problem, Place, and Process in the Beginning Phase
9. Content in the Beginning Phase
10. Method in the Beginning Phase
11. Diagnosis: The Thinking in Problem-Solving
12. The Client's Workability and the Casework Goal
III. Two Cases
13. Two Cases: Mr. Grayson and Mrs. Whitman
Bibliography
Index
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