Understanding Generalist Practice / Edition 6

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Overview

Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice provides users with the knowledge and skills they will need to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. It explores the links between micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice and reflects the latest EPAS 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: 9780840033826
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/11/2011
  • Series: Empowerment Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 85,971
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman, BSW, MSSW, PhD, has been a full professor and was a former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She is certified as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin. She has worked as a practitioner and administrator in child welfare and mental health agencies. She received the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1986 and the University Outstanding Teaching Award in 2007. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in addition to being an accreditation site visitor. She is also a current member of CSWE, BPD, and NASW. She has served on the Editorial Board of Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, and as a consulting editor for many social work journals, including the Journal of Social Work Education. She has written six social work textbooks in multiple editions and numerous publications, articles, and reviews concerning social work and women's issues.

Grafton Hull is a full professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work. He founded and directed the College's BSW Program. He has 38 years of experience teaching at BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. levels. His practice experience includes work in human service agencies providing mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice programs. He holds a BS in sociology, an MSW, and a doctorate in education (counseling, guidance, and personnel services). Hull is the co-author of seven texts and numerous articles in social work journals. He has served on the CSWE Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation, and Nominations Committee; and as a President of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD), from which he received the Significant Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. His biography is listed in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA.

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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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