Understanding Generalist Practice / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
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Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice provides users with the knowledge and skills they will need to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. It explores the links between micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice and reflects the latest EPAS standards with empowerment and strengths perspectives for partnering with clients.
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 H. Hull, Jr. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah College of Social Work where he founded and directed the College's BSW Program. He has 38 years of experience teaching at BSW, MSW, and PhD levels. His practice experience includes work in social 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). Dr. 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. Introducing Generalist Practice: The Generalist Intervention Model. 2. Micro Practice Skills: Working with Individuals. 3. Mezzo Practice Skills: Working with Groups. 4. Macro Practice Skills: Working with Organizations and Communities. 5. Engagement and Assessment in Generalist Practice. 6. Planning in Generalist Practice. 7. Implementation Applications. 8. Evaluation, Termination, and Follow-Up in Generalist Practice. 9. Understanding Families. 10. Working with Families. 11. Values, Ethics, and the Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas. 12. Culturally Competent Social Work Practice. 13. Gender-Sensitive Social Work Practice. 14. Advocacy. 15. Brokering and Case Management. 16. Recording in Generalist Social Work Practice.