Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice / Edition 3

Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice / Edition 3

by Bradford W. Sheafor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205149146

ISBN-13: 9780205149148

Pub. Date: 08/28/1993

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This one-of-a-kind resource for students and practitioners is designed to emphasize the different techniques needed for successful practice.

Carefully updated to provide easy access to the most current information on social work techniques and guidelines and organized to support a generalist practice perspective, Techniques and Guidelines for Social

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Overview

This one-of-a-kind resource for students and practitioners is designed to emphasize the different techniques needed for successful practice.

Carefully updated to provide easy access to the most current information on social work techniques and guidelines and organized to support a generalist practice perspective, Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice, 7/e illustrates multiple ways in which both direct and indirect intervention activities are a part of the social worker's repertoire. Touching upon everything from cultural competence to macro practice, the content of this text is so widely applicable it is an invaluable aid in making the transition to a professional career in social work. It is ideal for use in advanced practice, capstone, and field work courses.

Highlights of the New Edition

  • Following the lessons of 9/11, new content is included to prepare social workers to cope with client or community emergency.
  • New information on family group conferencing, a new approach based on the principles of restorative justice about which social workers should be knowledgeable.
  • New guidelines for using mentoring relationships, in which senior practitioners without direct administrative responsibilities support and nurture developing social workers.
  • New guidelines for assessing small group functioning as a means of strengthening subsequent intervention activities with groups.
  • Chapter 14 now includes a straightforward description of techniques for conducting empirical direct practice evaluation with current illustrations based on students’ applications of the most commonly usedevaluation tools.
  • New techniques include guidelines for assessing small group functioning, family group conferencing, and building mentoring relationships, as well as addressing client concerns related to spirituality and religion and serving the client or community experiencing an emergency or disaster.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205149148
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
571
Product dimensions:
7.74(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The domain of the social work profession3
Ch. 2Merging person with profession17
Ch. 3Merging the person's art with the profession's science37
Ch. 4The roles and functions performed by social workers55
Ch. 5Guiding principles for social workers68
Ch. 6Practice frameworks for social work82
Ch. 7Facilitating change through decision making119
Ch. 8Basic communication and helping skills134
Ch. 9Basic skills for agency practice181
Ch. 10Intake and engagement203
Ch. 11Data collection and assessment246
Ch. 12Planning and contracting336
Ch. 13Intervention and monitoring381
Ch. 14Evaluation and termination469
Ch. 15Guidelines for working with vulnerable client groups512
Ch. 16Techniques for sustaining social work practice581

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