Social Work Practice: A Generalist Approach / Edition 9

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Overview

This popular social work practice book has been thoroughly revised with assistance from numerous contributors all over the country. The major thrust of the revision has been to add more on diversity, plus new content on recent models of practice such as the empowering approach. The mainstay of the book has been it's thorough examination of the practice of social work as a profession, the problem-solving and intervention process, and the interactional process between worker and client, including working with individuals as well as families, groups, and organizations. Ideal for new and practicing social workers and family therapists.

As a response to concern or need, as a developing profession, multiperson interaction, environment, etc.

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An introductory college-level text requiring only moderate prior exposure to the history and development of social welfare. First published in 1983, the present update is divided into three sections providing perspectives on social work practice and a theoretical framework; discussion of the interactional process; and coverage of the practice of social work. Case examples from a variety of settings are included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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A textbook for an introductory undergraduate course in the practice and methods of social work; the material is intended for two semesters but could be squeezed into one. Assumes a broad base in the liberal arts and previous courses in the history and development of social welfare, and in human behavior and the social environment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205477715
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Perspectives on Social Work Practice 1
1 Social Work as Response to Concern/Need 3
2 Social Work as a Developing Profession 18
3 Social Work as a Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values, and Skills 42
4 Social Work as a Problem-Solving Process 64
5 Social Work as Intervention into Human Transactions 83
Pt. 2 The Interactional Process 99
6 The Worker 101
7 The Client 128
8 Interaction with Individuals 160
9 Multiperson Interaction 193
10 Environment 236
Pt. 3 The Social Work Process 263
11 Assessment 265
12 Planning 293
13 Direct Practice Actions 320
14 Indirect Practice Actions 351
15 Evaluation 385
16 Termination 410
App Models of Social Work Practice 427
Glossary 443
Author Index 453
Subject Index 455
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