The Practicum Companion for Social Work

Author: Julie Birkenmaier
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205795413
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Practicum Companion for Social Work covers topics including: getting started in your career; socialization and establishing a professional identity; working safely; making the most of practicum supervision; organizational context; social work practice at all client system levels; social work and the legal system; and terminating effectively from the practicum. To make the material more accessible, the book follows the progress of five students -- Ben, Cameron, Corina, Lauren and Rosa -- as they move through their own practicum experiences. Their real-life stories help spur discussion while allowing students to apply the knowledge, skills, and/or issues presented in the text. To further stimulate critical thinking and discussion, the text provides practice connections and applications in each unit. Discussion of the CSWE 2008 EPAS core competencies and practice behaviors occurs throughout the text.

The Social Work Practicum

Author: Cynthia Garthwait
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133948544
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the new edition of Cynthia Garthwait’s The Social Work Practicum, theory and practice combine to offer a unique format for understanding, structuring, implementing, and evaluating practicum experience at both the BSW and MSW levels. This book provides a structured and yet individualized map for gaining the competencies required of social work professionals. The format integrates theory and practice to walk readers through the process of acquiring knowledge, developing skills, and enhancing social work values, and the unique format provides a solid background for understanding, structuring, implementing, and evaluating practicum experiences at both the BSW and MSW levels. The chapters are sequenced to allow for ongoing professional development, while clarifying expectations for applying knowledge and providing experiential learning opportunities that lead to professional competencies. This edition offers new content on such important topics as professional licensing, organizational communication, planned change process, evaluation of practice, trends in social policy relevant to social work, social problem analysis, social policy formation, and leadership.

Decision Cases for Generalist Social Work Practice

Author: T. Laine Scales
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534521943
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection of cases provides social work students with opportunities to practice thinking like social work professionals. Students learn to articulate and defend their positions, to listen more effectively, and to develop skills in collaborative probl.

The Practice of Generalist Social Work

Author: Julie Birkenmaier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315394898
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The fourth edition of The Practice of Generalist Social Work continues to teach students to apply micro, macro, and mezzo social work skills. This new edition strengthens the connection between the three levels of practice and is fully updated to the 2015 EPAS. This edition also contains more illustrations of theory and more context for deciding which type of intervention is a good fit. Most chapters now open with a case study and continually refer back to the case to provide additional connections between theory and real-life practice. Each chapter also incorporates a link to a Grand Challenge of Social Work from the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, which shows the connection between social work and the most significant societal challenges of today. The Quick Guides within the text offer students guidance for their field experience and practice after graduation. The text also comes with a rich companion website that includes support materials and six unique cases that encourage students to learn by doing. Go to www.routledgesw.com to explore the cases and additional resources.

The Social Work Interview

Author: Alfred Kadushin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231534884
Format: PDF, ePub
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The only textbook to outline the skills social workers need to conduct effective client interviews, this volume synthesizes recent research on interviewing and demonstrates its value in unique settings and with a variety of clients and issues. Connecting evidence-based approaches to the quality of practitioner-client relationships and the achievement of different objectives at each phase of the interview, the text shows students how to apply their learning systematically and develop specialized techniques for culturally competent interviewing and challenging client situations. For this fifth edition, the authors have updated the text's research throughout and have adopted a more coherent chapter organization for teaching. The volume also includes new sections on breaking bad news and interviewing with aged, racial/ethnic, and sexual minority populations. Revised vignettes reflect the challenges practitioners now face in the field and represent the interests of diverse students and scholars.

Culturally Competent Practice

Author: Rowena Fong
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780321054883
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This comprehensive social work book discusses how to work with clients of four major ethnic backgrounds: African-American, Latino/Hispanic-American, First Nations People, and Asians/Pacific Islanders. The book shows readers how to approach helping by first understanding the world view of each of these groups. Each chapter includes indigenous strategies and/or a biculturalization approach to assessments, interventions, and evaluations. Levels of practice include individuals, families, organizations, and communities. Each chapter includes case vignettes that illustrate the helping strategies. For social workers and social work students interested in culturally competent social work practice, or diversity practice.

Stepping Out Into the Field

Author: Juliet Cassuto Rothman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205313327
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This field work manual provides a structured, comprehensive guide to field work. Each of the five units focuses on a specific area using a developmental approach from an initial consideration of the role of field work in social work education to termination of the internship. The manual uses a process-oriented approach, examining roles, relationships, procedures, and milestones, as the social worker moves forward in experience over the course of placement. It also covers working with groups, organizations, and communities (macro perspective). Unit One helps prepare social workers for their field placement by examining the function of each of the professionals who will be guiding them through the process. Unit Two assists the reader with the initial process of getting to know the agency and developing a working relationship with the field instructor. Unit Three provides guidance during the course of placement. Unit Four focuses on the termination process, including post-placement relationships with the field instructor, colleagues, and clients. Unit Five takes a solutions-oriented approach to common problems a social worker may encounter in their field placement, including the effects of budget cuts and managed care.For any beginning social worker.

The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice

Author: Dennis Saleebey
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205011544
Format: PDF, Kindle
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- A conceptual and practical presentation of the strengths perspective in social work. Part of Advancing Core Competencies Series, a unique series that helps students taking advanced social work courses apply CSWE's core competencies and practice behaviors examples to specialized fields of practice. The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, 6/e, presents both conceptual and practical elements of the strengths perspective - from learning about and practicing the strengths perspective to using the strengths perspective with older adults, the chronically ill, and substance abusers. Many of the chapters- address recent events --from the tragic shooting in Tucson to the uprisings in the Middle East. Each chapter begins with a section from an expert in the field. Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning -- MySocialWorkLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking -- Each chapter contains four critical thinking questions and two short essay questions that require the reader to apply key concepts. Engage Students -- Extensive case examples keep students interested and help them see a connection between theory and practice. Explore Current Issues -- Three new chapters have been added to reflect the most current knowledge in the field. Apply CSWE Core Competencies -- The text integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to assess student understanding and development of competencies and practice behaviors. Support Instructors -- PowerPoint presentations are available with this text. 0205084435 / 9780205084432 Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, The Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of 0205011543 / 9780205011544 Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, The 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

What is Professional Social Work

Author: Payne, Malcolm
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861347057
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What is Professional Social Work? is a now classic analysis of social work as a discourse between three aspects of practice: social order, therapeutic and transformational perspectives. It enables social workers to analyse and value the role of social work in present-day multiprofessional social care. This completely re-written second edition explores social work's struggle to meet its claim to achieve social progress through interpersonal practice. Important features of this new edition include: § practical ways of analysing personal professional identity § understanding how social workers embody their profession in their practice with other professionals § detailed analysis of current and historical documents defining social work and social care analysis of values, agencies and global social work. This new edition will stimulate social workers, students and policy-makers in social care to think again about the valuable role social work plays in society.

Explorations in Cultural Competence

Author: Hilary N. Weaver
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534641481
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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EXPLORATIONS IN CULTURAL COMPETENCE: JOURNEY TO THE FOUR DIRECTIONS provides a fresh look at diversity by presenting a more historical and sociological perspective that speaks to the evolution of diversity consciousness within social work. Weaver provides examples and practice skills for specific populations to help you learn how to apply these concepts and practices in a culturally competent manner.