Understanding Generalist Practice, 5th Edition / Edition 5

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Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives you the knowledge and skills needed to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation knowledge from a generalist perspective to work with groups, communities, and organizations. The authors fully explore the interrelationship between micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice. This edition reflects the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards with empowerment and strengths perspectives for partnering with clients.

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New edition of a text that provides a framework for social work students to view the world from a generalist perspective. Emphasizing a core of micro-skills, Kirst-Ashman (U. of Wisconsin-Whitewater) and Hull (U. of Utah) present 16 chapters that discuss relationship- building, interviewing, and problem-solving abilities necessary for working with individual clients. They also orient students to think not only in terms of individual needs but also of group and community needs. New focus points include cultural competency, empowerment of people with disabilities, interviewing children in the context of abuse, updated information on substance abuse, and confidentiality with respect to electronic record-keeping. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495507130
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/23/2008
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman has been a full professor and former chairperson of the department of social work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she has taught for 28 years. She has written six social work textbooks and numerous publications, articles, and reviews on social work and women's issues. Dr. Kirst-Ashman was a board member of the CSWE from 1998 through 2001 and has served as a CSWE accreditation site visitor. Certified as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin, she is a recipient of the Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Dr. Kirst-Ashman earned her BSW in 1972, a MSW in 1973 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and PhD in social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Grafton Hull is a full professor at the University of Utah School of Social Work and former director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program there. He has 36 years of teaching experience at all levels of social work education, and his practice background includes mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice services. He holds a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin, MSW from Florida State University, and EdD from the University of South Dakota. He is the co-author of seven textbooks and numerous articles in professional journals and books. Dr. Hull has served on the CSWE Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation, National Nominating Committee, and as a site visitor to several dozen social work programs. He was president and secretary of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) and served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. He has also been an accreditation consultant to dozens of baccalaureate and master's programs.

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing Generalist Practice: The Generalist Intervention Model. 2. Micro Practice Skills: Working with Individuals. 3. Mezzo Practice Skills: Working with Groups. 4. Macro Practice Skills: Working with Organizations and Communities. 5. Engagement and Assessment in Generalist Practice. 6. Planning in Generalist Practice. 7. Implementation Applications. 8. Evaluation, Termination, and Follow-Up in Generalist Practice. 9. Understanding Families. 10. Working with Families. 11. Values, Ethics, and the Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas. 12. Culturally Competent Social Work Practice. 13. Gender-Sensitive Social Work Practice. 14. Advocacy. 15. Brokering and Case Management. 16. Recording in Generalist Social Work Practice.

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