Charles Zastrow, MSW, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he chaired the Social Work Department for six years. He has also been the Assistant Director and Professor in the Social Work Program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Zastrow has worked as a practitioner for various agencies, chaired social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and served on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He also was a member of the BPD board. A leader in social work education and a bestselling author, Dr. Zastrow has written more than 45 articles in professional journals as well as nine books, including four other textbooks: THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman).
The Practice of Social Workby Charles Zastrow
Zastrow's exceptionally comprehensive book offers an overview of theories and skills/interventions for those entering the practice of social work. Material covers generalist practice; social work values; confidentiality; principles of interviewing; contemporary theories of counseling; sexual therapy; social work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities; assessment; evaluation; general systems theory; multicultural social work; working within a bureaucratic system; burnout; and the frustrations and satisfactions of being a social worker.
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