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Macro Skills Workbook: A Generalist Approach / Edition 2

Macro Skills Workbook: A Generalist Approach / Edition 2

by Karen K. Kirst-Ashman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900534513022
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/18/2000
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman, BSW, MSSW, and PhD, was a full professor and 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 and 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 its Outstanding Teaching Award in 2007. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Council on Social Work Education in addition to being an accreditation site visitor, and is a current member of 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 is the author of numerous publications, articles, and reviews concerning social work and women's issues. Other books she has authored or coauthored include INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: CRITICAL THINKING PERSPECTIVES (5th ed); HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATION, AND GROUPS (4th ed); GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES (5th ed); THE MACRO SKILLS WORKBOOK (2nd ed); and UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE (8th ed).

Grafton Hull is Professor Emeritus 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 eight 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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities. 2. Using Micro Skills in the Macro Environment. 3. Using Mezzo Skills with Organizations and Communities. 4. Understanding Organizations. 5. PREPARE: Decision Making For Organizational Change. 6. IMAGINE: How To Implement Macro Intervention- Changing Agency Policy. IMAGINE: Project Implementation and Program Development. 8. Focusing On Communities and Neighborhoods. 9. Macro Practice In Communities. 10. Evaluating Macro Practice. 11. Advocacy And Social Action With Populations-At-Risk. 12. Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas in Macro Practice. 13. The Social Worker in Court. 14. Developing and Managing Agency Resources. 15. Stress and Time Management. 16. Resumes, Interviewing, And Getting the Job.

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