The Social Work Interview: A Guide for Human Service Professionals / Edition 4

The Social Work Interview: A Guide for Human Service Professionals / Edition 4

by Alfred Kadushin, Goldie Kadushin
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The Social Work Interview: A Guide for Human Service Professionals / Edition 4

For twenty-five years, The Social Work Interview has been the textbook of choice in social work and other human service courses, as well as an essential professional resource for practitioners. This new edition, the first in seven years, is thoroughly updated-revised, expanded, and reorganized for more thorough coverage and for more effective teaching and learning.

New to this edition:

Thoroughly reorganized chapters and sections for greater coherence and clarity

More extensive literature review

Greater emphasis on the process of communication and its role in interviewing

New or greatly expanded coverage of interviewing short-term, involuntary, and other special clients

Expanded coverage of techniques for bridging racial and ethnic differences

Greater coverage of interviewer/interviewee differences related to class, race, and gender

Chapter-end summaries throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231096591
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 02/18/1997
Edition description: fourth edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 1,021,945
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
I. General Orientation and Basic Concepts of Interviewing and Communication, 1
1. The Interview in Social Work, 3
2. The Interview as Communication, 27
3. Listening: A Basic Communication Skill, 49
II. Sequential Phases in the Interview Process and Associated Techniques, 63
4. Introductory Phase, 65
5. Beginning the Interview: First Phase Objective — Establishing a Relationship, 99
6. Problem Exploration Phase, 135
7. Developmental Phase: Problem-Solving Interventions, 173
8. Developmental Phase: More Problem-Solving Interventions, 205
9. Developmental Phase: Questions and Questioning Techniques, 235
10. Termination, Recording, and Evaluation, 271
III. Some Special Problems in Interviewing, 285
11. Nonverbal Communication, 287
12. Cross-Cultural Interviewing, 321
13. Some Problematic Interviews: The Involuntary Adult Client and the Sexually Abused Child, 355
IV. The Essence of the Good Interviewer, 387
14. The Competent Interviewer, 389
Appendix: Transcribed Interview and Critique, 407
References, 425
Index, 447

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