The Practicum Companion for Social Work

Author: Julie Birkenmaier
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205795413
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Practice of Generalist Social Work

Author: Julie Birkenmaier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315394898
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 Practicum

Author: Cynthia Garthwait
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133948544
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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, Docs
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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.

Field Instruction

Author: David Royse
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478636084
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Using their proven question and answer format, the latest edition of Field Instruction retains the authors’ established approach and paves the way for students to move out of the classroom and into their internships. Pragmatic suggestions and ways to troubleshoot potential problems in their practicum guide students to the successful completion of their field experience. New or expanded topics include CSWE’s 2015 Competencies and Associated Behaviors, social media, electronic medical records, cultural competence, suicide, domestic violence, child and elder abuse, and professional behavior. Many new, topically relevant, suggested readings have been added throughout the text. This accessible guide begins by addressing questions about partnering with local service agencies and preparing for the first interview before it delves into juggling responsibilities and practical problems such as assessing the needs of diverse clients. The authors integrate classroom knowledge and real-world settings by providing case examples, critical thinking questions, and exercises throughout the text. Each chapter’s coverage is linked to CSWE’s 2015 Competencies and Behaviors. End-of chapter practice tests gauge mastery of chapter content. These outstanding features augment students’ understanding of different aspects of social work and challenge them to think about how they would react to real-life experiences in the field.

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work Practice

Author: Norman Linzer
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205290413
Format: PDF, Docs
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Is it right for a relative to assist in the suicide of an ailing loved one? Is it fair for a boss to avoid firing an employee? Ethics is a hot topic these days. Hardly a day goes by without a news story detailing breaches of ethical conduct in government, business, education, and the professions. Ethical dilemmas test the personal value system of all individuals at different points in their lives. This book provides a unique integration of theory and practice, by presenting ethical dilemmas that many people will encounter in their careers and personal lives, and offering models for classifying value conflicts and making ethical decisions.This how-to approach provides a way of thinking about values and ethics that permits the reader to make his or her own decisions based on rational decision-making models. The author provides numerous examples that encapsulate all sides of certain ethical conflicts, helping readers to visualize and understand the issues and processes involved in resolving ethical dilemmas. The book is divided into three sections: Values, Ethics, and Autonomy & Paternalism.Social workers, educators, theologians, and professional and community leaders.A Longwood Professional Book

Stepping Out Into the Field

Author: Juliet Cassuto Rothman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205313327
Format: PDF, ePub, 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.

Culturally Competent Practice

Author: Rowena Fong
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780321054883
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Explorations in Cultural Competence

Author: Hilary N. Weaver
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534641481
Format: PDF, 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.

Promoting Community Change Making It Happen in the Real World

Author: Mark S. Homan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305445678
Format: PDF
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Designed for students who want to move beyond the theoretical discussion of community and become effective agents of change, PROMOTING COMMUNITY CHANGE, 6th Edition addresses the real-world issues facing professionals in social work, human services, and community health. By emphasizing the role a strengthened community can play in preventing and solving the problems commonly experienced by individuals and families, the author gives students the tools they need to improve the lives of individual clients as well as entire communities. Students will learn to identify the issues related to change so that they can bring clients, families, and other community members together to build a healthier community for themselves, their families, and their neighbors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.