Strengths-Based Generalist Practice: A Collaborative Approach / Edition 3

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This book is intended for Generalist Social Work Methods and practice courses offered in departments of social work and human services at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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"Very good skills builder for general practice. Strengths include good discussions on history, theory, ethics and values and poverty."

"(Students) have said that it is the first social work text that they have enjoyed reading. I consider that high praise and I agree with it. The entire book is neither dull nor mired in jargon. It is useful from start to finish."

"It is clear, precise and easy to read. The students like it very much."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495115878
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/2/2009
  • Series: Methods / Practice of Social Work: Generalist Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 643
  • Sales rank: 585,551
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John Poulin is a Professor at Widener University's Center for Social Work Education, where he teaches generalist practice, research and policy practice courses. He is also the Executive Director of Social Work Consultation Services, a unique community-based field placement agency developed by the Center for Social Work Education in collaboration with the Chester Education Foundation. He is the former director of Widener's BSW program as well as former dean and director of its MSW program. His current research focuses on the helping process and the factors that contribute to trust-building in the helping relationship.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: STRENGTHS-BASED GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE. 1. Principles and Concepts. 2. Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks. 3. The Collaborative Model of Generalist Practice. 4. Evaluation and Generalist Social Work Practice. 5. The Collaborative Model: Tasks, Inputs, and Practice Skills. Part 2: STRENGTHS-BASED GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH CLIENT SYSTEMS. 6. Generalist Practice with Individuals. 7. Generalist Practice with Families. 8. Generalist Practice with Groups. 9. Generalist Practice with Organizations. 10. Generalist Practice with Communities. Part 3: STRENGTHS-BASED GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH CLIENT GROUPS. 11. Generalist Practice with Economically Disadvantaged Persons and Communities. 12. Generalist Practice with People Affected by Addictions. 13. Generalist Practice with Elderly Persons. 14. Generalist Practice with Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered Persons. 15. Generalist Practice with Abused and Neglected Children and Their Families. 16. Generalist Practice with Persons Who Have Experienced Trauma.

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