Empowerment Series: An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work / Edition 5 available in Paperback
Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner's AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK introduces readers to the social work profession and describes the role of social worker in the social welfare system. Through case studies, personal stories, and exercises, this social work text helps readers apply the concepts and truly understand what it means to be a social worker. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the most recent Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
About the Author
Elizabeth A. Segal is a Professor in Arizona State University's School of Social Work. Along with this text, Dr. Segal has multiple publications, including a social welfare policy text and numerous journal articles. She is a co-founder and editor emeritus of the Journal of Poverty. Her areas of research and interest include inequality, social justice and social empathy.
Karen Gerdes is Professor Emeritus at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. Her research interests include empathy, empathy measurement and conation. Many of Dr. Gerdes' 36 publications focus on how students learn and process information. She was recognized with a university-wide Faculty Achievement Award as an Outstanding Professor in Undergraduate Education in 2010.
Sue Steiner is Professor at California State University, Chico School of Social Work. Her areas of interest include macro practice/community organizing, social welfare policy and teaching effectiveness. She is a coauthor of a book on self-care in social work and has published articles in numerous journals.
Table of Contents
1. What Is Social Work? 2. The History Of The Social Welfare System and The Social Work Profession. 3. Poverty and Economic Disparity. 4. Human Rights and Social and Economic Justice. 5. Dimensions of Diversity. 6. Generalist Social Work Practice. 7. Child Welfare: Working with Children and Their Families. 8. Gerontology: Working with People Who Are Older. 9. Health Care Services. 10. Mental Health Services. 11. School Social Work. 12. Substance Abuse. 13. Violence, Victims, and Criminal Justice. 14. Crisis, Trauma, And Disasters. Appendix A: NASW Code of Ethics. Appendix B: Web Resources. Glossary.