Generalist Social Work Practice

Generalist Social Work Practice

by Janice A. Gasker

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Generalist Social Work Practice provides students with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to serve clients across micro, mezzo and macro areas of practice. Author Janice Gasker brings a focus on self-reflection as the first stage in the planned change process and writes with the perspective that we consider work at all levels of practice simultaneously rather than in isolation. In accordance with the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set forth by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), the planned change process is presented as dynamic and interactive, providing students with a clear understanding of how each stage of the planned change process can be utilized at any point when serving a client system. The text spotlights the distinctive characteristics of the worker—their values, attitudes, and experiences—that may influence client interaction. The text also includes case studies, collaborative learning exercises, and critical thinking questions to help students apply concepts to practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506379197
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/29/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 1,160,068
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Chapter 1. Introduction to Generalist Social Work
Section 1.1: The Uniqueness of the Social Work Profession
Section 1.2: Generalist Social Work Practice
Section 1.3: Characteristics of Generalist Social Work Practice
Section 1.4: Historical Development of Social Work
Section 1.5: Social Work Competencies
Section 1.6: Review and Apply
Chapter 2. Multisystem Practice
Section 2.1: Theory in Social Work
Section 2.2: The Planned Change Process
Section 2.3: Phases of Social Process
Section 2.4: Diversity
Section 2.5: Review and Apply
Chapter 3. Values, Ethics, and Diversity
Section 3.1: Why a Focus on the Worker?
Section 3.2: How Do We Develop a Professional Use of Self?
Section 3.3: Aspects of Diversity
Section 3.4: The Code of Ethics
Section 3.5: What Is an Ethical Dilemma?
Section 3.6: Review and Apply
Chapter 4. Self-Reflection
Section 4.1: Self-Reflection
Section 4.2: Developing Cultural Humility
Section 4.3: The Method of Self-Reflection
Section 4.4: Developing Empathy
Section 4.5: Supervision
Section 4.6: Barriers to Supervision
Section 4.7: Self-Care
Section 4.8: Review and Apply
Chapter 5. Engagement
Section 5.1: Engagement
Section 5.2: The Relationship
Section 5.3: Process Awareness
Section 5.4: The Opening Statement
Section 5.5: Vulnerability in Engagement
Section 5.6: Review and Apply
Chapter 6. Assessment
Section 6.1: Assessment and Multisystem Practice
Section 6.2: Evidence-Based Practice
Section 6.3: The Practice of Multisystem Practice
Section 6.4: First Steps in Assessment
Section 6.5: Multisystem Assessment in Practice
Section 6.6: The Genogram
Section 6.7: Ecomaps
Section 6.8: Review and Apply
Chapter 7. Planning
Section 7.1: Assessment and Multisystem Practice
Section 7.2: Smith Family Genogram
Section 7.3: Smith Family Ecomap
Section 7.4: Establishing Goals
Section 7.5: Developing Goals
Section 7.6: Planning Process Example
Section 7.7: Review and Apply
Chapter 8. Implementation
Section 8.1: Implementation
Section 8.2: The Middle Stage of Social Process
Section 8.3: Implementation Interviews
Section 8.4: Implementation Methods
Section 8.5: Review and Apply
Chapter 9. Evaluation, Termination, and Follow-Up
Section 9.1: Evaluation in Planned Change
Section 9.2: Three Types of Evaluation
Section 9.3: Goal Attainment
Section 9.4: Termination
Section 9.5: Follow-Up
Section 9.6: Review and Apply
Chapter 10. Roles and Skills in Work With Individuals
Section 10.1: Generalist Social Work With Individuals
Section 10.2: The Social Work Role of Educator
Section 10.3: The Social Work Role of Counselor
Section 10.4: The Social Work Role of Supporter
Section 10.5: The Social Work Role of Advocate
Section 10.6: The Social Work Role of Learner
Section 10.7: Review and Apply
Chapter 11. Roles and Skills in Work With Families
Section 11.1: The Family-in-Environment Perspective
Section 11.2: Interactions Within Families
Section 11.3: The Social Work Role of Mediator
Section 11.4: The Social Work Role of Family Facilitator
Section 11.5: Financial Capacity Building With Families
Section 11.6: Crisis Intervention With Families
Section 11.7: Review and Apply
Chapter 12. Roles and Skills in Work With Groups
Section 12.1: Social Work With Groups
Section 12.2: Different Types of Groups
Section 12.3: Individual Roles in Groups
Section 12.4: Group Process
Section 12.5: The Social Work Role of Mediator
Section 12.6: The Social Work Role of Group Facilitator
Section 12.7: Review and Apply
Chapter 13. Roles and Skills in Work With Organizations
Section 13.1: The Nature of Organizations
Section 13.2: Aspects of Organizations
Section 13.3: Planned Change in Organizations
Section 13.4: The Social Work Role of Organizational Change Agent
Section 13.5: The Social Work Role of Supervisor
Section 13.6: Review and Apply
Chapter 14. Roles and Skills in Work With Communities
Section 14.1: Social Work in Communities
Section 14.2: Planned Change in Communities
Section 14.3: The Social Work Role of Community Change Agent
Section 14.4: The Social Work Role of Advocate
Section 14.5: Review and Apply
Chapter 15. Case Management, Technology, and Documentation
Section 15.1: Ethics in Case Management
Section 15.2: The Social Work Role of Case Manager
Section 15.3: The Social Work Role of Broker
Section 15.4: Interdisciplinary Practice
Section 15.5: Ethical Use of Technology in Social Work
Section 15.6: Ethical Documentation
Section 15.7: Review and Apply

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