Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice: Text, Workbook, and Interactive Web Based Case Studies / Edition 3

Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice: Text, Workbook, and Interactive Web Based Case Studies / Edition 3

by Linda K. Cummins
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0205055222
ISBN-13:
2900205055226
Pub. Date:
11/11/2011
Publisher:
Pearson

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Overview

Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice: Text, Workbook, and Interactive Web Based Case Studies / Edition 3

Social work practice skills text/workbook plus web-based case studies

This book is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. This series helps students understand and master CSWE’s core competencies with a variety of pedagogy highlighted competency content and critical thinking questions for the competencies throughout.

Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice, 3/e, guides students through all stages of the helping process and assists them in developing time-tested social work skills.

By using the text/workbook, students will gain a greater understanding of how to use social work skills in the context of each of the stages of the helping process – from intake through termination. In addition, individual chapters are devoted to values and ethics; theory directed practice; cultural context of practice; basic skills for direct practice; and advanced skills for direct practice.

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Explore Current Issues – Includes the most recent data, new coverage of ethics, intersectionality, and more
  • Apply CSWE Core Competencies – Integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS throughout – highlights competencies and practice behaviors and includes expensive pedagogy.

Note: This is the standalone book, if the student wants the book/access card order the ISBN below:

0205085350 / 9780205085354 Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice: Text, Workbook, and Interactive Web Based Case Studies Plus MySocialWorkLab with eText -- Access Card Package

Package consists of:

0205055222 / 9780205055227 Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice: Text, Workbook, and Interactive Web Based Case Studies

0205769918 / 9780205769919 MySocialWorkLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900205055226
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 11/11/2011
Series: Connecting Core Competencies Series
Edition description: NE
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Linda Cummins earned her MSW and PhD from the Ohio State University, College of Social Work and has been a social work educator for 21 years. She has served as Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida; and Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Indiana University, and Illinois State University. Currently. She is a part-time faculty member for School of Public Service Leadership at Capella University. Active in promoting the use of technology in social work education, Linda served as the chair of many technology committees during her career, an advisor to university deans and presidents, and consultant to universities. She presents at national conferences on the Ethic of Care policy analysis approach; diversity in social work practice; teaching diversity in social work; and the use of technology in social work education. Linda is co-author of the book and interactive website, Policy practice for social workers: New strategies for a new era (Allyn & Bacon, 2011); and major contributor to Diana DiNitto’s 6th ed. of Social welfare: Politics and public policy (Allyn & Bacon, 2005). Her research background includes various homeless populations, community partnerships among social service agencies, and technology in social work education. She currently lives on a 22 acre farm on the South Coast of Oregon where she engages in organic and sustainable living, education, and community development, and maintains a spiritual coaching private practice.

Judith Sevel is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (BASW) and Howard University (MSW) and has been a social work practitioner and educator since 1986. She has practice experience in the fields of mental health, domestic violence, family and children services, incarcerated juveniles and people with developmental disabilities. Currently, she is the Director of Field Education Illinois State University in Normal. IL. Judith is the chair of the Field Sequence Committee and serves on the Practice Sequence Committee. Judith has been a disaster mental health volunteer for the American Red Cross since 2001. She is a small claims court mediator and trainer for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in McLean County, IL.

Laura Pedrick is the Special Assistant to the Provost at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, where she oversees the University’s online and blended programs. She serves as co-chair of the University’s Online Program Council, directs the seed funding program for new online programs, and is project manager of UWM’s Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Next Generation Learning Challenge grant. She is also a co-principal investigator on a large-scale Institute of Education Sciences-funded study of self-paced online learning. Laura is a co-author of Policy Practice for Social Workers: New Strategies for a New Era published by Pearson/Allyn & Bacon. Her background is in mass communication, and she holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Social Work and the Helping Process
Chapter 2: Values and Ethics in Social Work
Chapter 3: Theory Directed Social Work Practice
Chapter 4: The Cultural Context of Practice: Using Interviewing Skills Effectively
Chapter 5: Basic Skills for Direct Practice
Chapter 6: Advanced Social Work Skills for Direct Practice
Chapter 7: Common Errors in Direct Practice
Chapter 8: Intake and Engagement
Chapter 9: The Assessment Process
Chapter 10: Problem Identification, Planning, and Contracting
Chapter 11: Treatment and Intervention
Chapter 12: Evaluation and Termination
Chapter 13: Transitions: Looking Ahead



FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Social Work and the Helping Process
History of Social Work
Defining Social Work
The Helping Process
Social Worker Roles
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #3: Mike and Karen

Chapter 2: Values and Ethics in Social Work
Social Work Mission
Social Work Values
Social Work Ethics
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #4: Mrs. Anderson, Maria and Nicole

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #5: Mrs. Kita and Diane

Chapter 3: Theory Directed Social Work Practice
Categories of Practice Theory
Meta-Frameworks for Practicing Social Work
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #4: Mrs. Anderson, Maria and Nicole

Chapter 4: The Cultural Context of Practice: Using Interviewing Skills Effectively
NASW Standards for Cultural Competence
Attitudes
Knowledge
Skills
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #5: Mrs. Kita and Diane

Chapter 5: Basic Skills for Direct Practice
Attending Behaviors
Interviewing Skills
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #1: Anna and Marie

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

Chapter 6: Advanced Social Work Skills for Direct Practice
Focusing the Interview
Advanced Skills
Integrating Social Work and Attending Behaviors
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #1: Anna and Marie

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #3: Mike and Karen

Chapter 7: Common Errors in Direct Practice
The Pitfalls
Learning from Mistakes
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #4: Mrs. Anderson, Maria and Nicole

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #5: Mrs. Kita and Diane

Chapter 8: Intake and Engagement
The Intake Process
Engagement and the Professional Relationship
Understanding Empathy and Rapport Building
Countertransference
Distinguishing Between a Friendship and a Professional Relationship
Self-Awareness
Developing your Personal Style
Confidentially
Meeting the Client
Signs of Successful Client Engagement
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #3: Mike and Karen

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #4: Mrs. Anderson, Maria and Nicole

Chapter 9: The Assessment Process
Assessment
The Multidimensional Assessment
Special Populations
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #1: Anna and Marie

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #5: Mrs. Kita and Diane

Chapter 10: Problem Identification, Planning, and Contracting
Problem Identification
Planning
Contracting
Barriers to Progress
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #5: Mrs. Kita and Diane

Chapter 11: Treatment and Intervention
Selecting Treatment Options
The Context of Treatment and Intervention
Client Motivation in Treatment
The Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM) and Stages Of Change Model (SCM)
Building Client Capacities and Coping Skills
Brief Treatment Strategies and Techniques: Examples from Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Postmodern Theoretical Perspectives
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #3: Mike and Karen

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #5: Mrs. Kita and Diane

Chapter 12: Evaluation and Termination
Evaluating Direct Practice
Ending the Helping Relationship
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #1: Anna and Marie

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

Chapter 13: Transitions: Looking Ahead
What You’ve Learned
Transitions
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #4: Mrs. Anderson, Maria and Nicole

Appendix A: Professional Writing and Documentation Guidelines
Appendix B: HIPPA and Confidentiality Issues
Appendix C: Practice Tools
Appendix D: De-Escalation Techniques

References
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