Life Model of Social Work Practice

Life Model of Social Work Practice

by Carel Bailey Germain, Alex Gitterman

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Overview

Life Model of Social Work Practice by Carel Bailey Germain, Alex Gitterman

Originally published in 1980, this was the first textbook to apply the ecological approach to practice. Germain and Gitterman have extensively updated and expanded this classic text. In this edition, they have adopted a useful new "life course" model of human development, which incorporates into the ecological framework an understanding of the unique experience of each individual within its historical, societal, and cultural context. The new edition also provides practitioners with an innovative schema for assessment and intervention with respect to difficult life transitions and traumatic events, environmental pressures, and dysfunctional interpersonal processes. Practice illustrations have been updated to reflect today's major social issues, including AIDS, homelessness, and violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231041522
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 01/01/1980
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Overview The Ecological Perspective The Life Model of Social Work;

Practice: A Brief Overview;

Part 2: The Helping Process in Life-Modeled Practice;

Initial Phase;

Beginnings: Auspice, Modalities, Methods, and Skills;

Ongoing Phase;

Helping Individuals, Families, and Groups with Stressful Life Transitions and Traumatic Events Helping Individuals, Families, and Groups with Environmental Stressors Helping with Dysfunctional Family Processes Helping with Dysfunctional Group Processes Reducing Interpersonal Stress Between Worker and Client;

Ending Phase;

Endings: Auspice, Modalities, Methods, and Skills;

Part 3: Life-Modeled Practice at Community, Organization, and Political Levels Influencing Community and Neighborhood Life Influencing the Practitioner's Organization Influencing Legislation, Regulations, and Electoral Politics;

Appendix A: Codes of Ethics;

NASW Code of Ethics (1993);

CASW Social Work Code of Ethics (1994);

Appendix B: Social Work Practice Research Traditions;

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