Social Work Practice: A Generalist Approach / Edition 7

Social Work Practice: A Generalist Approach / Edition 7

by Louise C. Johnson, Stephen J. Yanca
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205317014

ISBN-13: 9780205317011

Pub. Date: 07/07/2000

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This classic social work practice text blends ecosystems and strengths-based approaches along

with diversity competent practice into a change process that social workers can use with diverse

Overview

This classic social work practice text blends ecosystems and strengths-based approaches along

with diversity competent practice into a change process that social workers can use with diverse

individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

 

New to This Edition

• The text incorporates CSWE requirements for learning knowledge, skills, and values that make

up the core of social work practice at every level.

• Several running case examples appear throughout the text for consistency in demonstrating

the application of the change process to client systems.

• A model for ethical decision making assists students when resolving ethical dilemmas

(Chapter 5).

 

What Reviewers Are Saying

“[Social Work Practice] expands the dominant theories (systems and ecological) and blendsthem

with the strengths perspective. This is new content for my students, and offers them a first exposure

to understanding how theories can be blended to provide a more comprehensive accounting of

the experiences of individuals, families, groups, and communities. These approaches are clearly

presented in the book and my students are able to easily understand and utilize these approaches

as they are presented.”

–John D. Matthews, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

“The questions at the ends of the chapters are wonderful–they are thought-provoking and really

helpful in assisting with critical thinking and integrating the material … I also really appreciate

the problem solving and ecosystems strengths approach as the processes identified for facilitating

change–they are positive and comprehensive and practical!”

–Anne Kearney Kelso, Syracuse University

 

“This text does the best job I have seen with the strengths and ecosystems approach to practice …

[This is] the kind of book a student will keep for guidance both in field practicum and in practice

… I would certainly adopt this text … It has exce llent schemas for analysis of the individual, the

group, and the community as well as an example of a social history that will set up the rest of the

helping process.”

–Peggy Pittman-Munke, Murray State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205317011
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/07/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
461
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with “Summary,” “Questions,” and “Suggested Readings.”

Preface.

I. PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.

1. Social Work as a Response to Concern/Need.

 

From to Concern to Need.

Need.

Cause-Function Debate.

Common Human Needs.

Social Functioning.

 

2. Social Work as a Profession.

 

Social Work as a Profession.

Development of Social Work Knowledge.

 

3. Social Work as a Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values, and Skills.

 

Diversity Competent Practice.

Knowledge.

Values.

Skills.

Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values, and Skills.

 

4. Social Work as a Change Process.

 

Social Work as a Process of Facilitating Growth and Change.

Social Work as Intervention into Human Transactions.

II. THE INTERACTIONAL PROCESS AND THE ECOSYSTEM.

5. The Worker.

 

Knowledge of Self.

The Helping Person.

Accountablity.

The Multiperson Helping System.

 

6. The Client.

 

Becoming a Client.

Understanding the Individual Client.

Client Systems in Generalist Social Work Practice.

 

7. Environment.

 

Person in Environment as an Ecosystem.

The Community as a Social System.

Understanding the Agency.

Transactions between Person and Ecosystem.

Working in a Bureaucracy.

 

8. Interaction and Engagement.

 

Engagement and Formation of a One-to-One Action System.

Relationship.

Communication.

The Interview: An Interactional Tool.

III. THE SOCIAL WORK PROCESS.

9. Assessment.

 

The Assessment Process.

Selection of the Client System.

Important Elements of the Assessment Phase.

Stages in the Assessment Phase.

Transactional Assessment.

Needs Assessment.

 

10. Planning.

 

Components of a Plan.

Factors Affecting a Plan of Action.

The Planning Process.

Agreement between Worker and Client.

 

11. Direct and Indirect Practice Actions.

 

Action to Enable Clients to Use Available Resources.

Action to Empower and Enable Clients.

Action in Response to Crisis.

Action That Is Supportive.

Use of Activity as an Interventive Strategy.

Action as Mediation.

Influence.

Environmental Change.

Coordination of Services.

 

12. Evaluation and Termination.

 

Kinds of Evaluation.

Single System Design and Research Techniques in Evaluation.

Evaluation during Phases of the Change Process.

Kinds of Termination.

Planned Termination with Individuals.

Components of Termination.

 

IV. MULTIPERSON SYSTEMS AND GOOD PRACTICES IN GENERALIST PRACTICE.

 

13. Generalist Practice with Families.

 

The Change Process with Families.

 

14. Generalist Practice with Groups.

 

Group Purpose.

Assessment with Small Groups.

Planning with Small Groups.

Direct Practice Actions with Small Groups.

Evaluation and Termination with Small Groups.

 

15. Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities.

 

Macropractice and Social Justice.

Needs Assessment.

Program Planning and Resource Development.

Changing Organizations from Within.

The Social Worker as a Group Member.

Involvement of Influentials.

Networking.

Cause Advocacy.

Community Organization.

 

16. Models and Good Practices in Generalist Social Work Practice.

 

Best Practices and Empirically Based Practice.

A Model for Good Practices in Generalist Social Work Practice.

Models of Social Work Practice.

Good Practices in Generalist Social Work.

 

Appendix: Chapter Notes.

 

Glossary.

 

Author Index.

 

Subject Index.

 

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