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The Social Work Skills Workbook / Edition 5

The Social Work Skills Workbook / Edition 5

by Barry R. Cournoyer


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THE SOCIAL WORK SKILLS WORKBOOK, Eighth Edition, enables you to develop proficiency in professionalism and the essential social work skills. After introducing 10 dimensions of professionalism, the book offers multiple opportunities to rehearse, practice, and self-assess social work skills needed in a contemporary practice — helping you become a more confident, ethical, and effective helper. Each social work skill supports one or more of the 43 knowledge and value statements and the 31 practice behaviors that elaborate core competencies in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The skills also align with nationally standardized licensing exams. The text includes explanations grounded in contemporary research, assessment tools and processes, and experiential components that help you get a realistic sense of the field. Case examples and skill-building exercises cultivate your professionalism and expertise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780495319467
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/23/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Barry R. Cournoyer has been a social work practitioner for more than 40 years and a university teacher for more than 35 years. He received his M.S.S.W. degree from the University of Tennessee and the D.S.W. degree from the University of Utah. He is Emeritus Professor with the Indiana University School of Social Work, where he taught for 32 years. A former Associate Dean with the School, he remains interested in student learning assessment and quality improvement activities in social work education. In addition to this eighth edition of THE SOCIAL WORK SKILLS WORKBOOK, he co-authored THE SOCIAL WORK PORTFOLIO and the Seventh Edition of SOCIAL WORK PROCESSES — all published by Brooks/Cole-Cengage. He also authored THE EVIDENCE-BASED SOCIAL WORK SKILLS BOOK, published by Allyn & Bacon.

Table of Contents

Preface. Goals. Acknowledgments. Dedication. Part I: PROFESSIONALISM. 1. Introduction. 2. Introduction to Professionalism. 3. Critical Thinking, Scientific Inquiry, and Lifelong Learning. 4. Diversity and Difference: Human Rights; Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice; and Policy-Practice. 5. Social Work Values and Ethical Decision-Making. PART II: SOCIAL WORK SKILLS. 6. Talking and Listening — The Basic Interpersonal Skills. 7. Preparing. 8. Beginning. 9. Exploring. 10. Assessing. 11. Contracting. 12. Working and Evaluating. 13. Ending. APPENDICES. 1. The Social Work Skills Learning Portfolio. 2. The Social Work Skills Test (Part 1 and Part 2). 3. The Social Work Skills Self-Appraisal Questionnaire. 4. The Critical Thinking Questionnaire. 5. The Lifelong Learning Questionnaire. 6. The Interview Rating Forms — Client Version. 7. Experiential Interview Exercise — Guidelines and Forms. 8. Alphabetized List of Feeling Words. 9. Description, Assessment, and Contract (DAC): Lynn Chase. 10. The Social Work Skills Interview Rating Form. 11. Table of Social Work Skills. 12. Table of Social Work Skills Supporting the EPAS Competencies. 13. Self-Appraisal of Proficiency: EPAS Competency-Based Knowledge and Values, and Practice Behaviors. 14. Self-Appraisal of Proficiency in the ASWB Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Bachelor's Level). 15. Self-Appraisal of Proficiency in the ASWB Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Master's Level).

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