Summary: Suitable for practice courses at the BSW or MSW levels, the 40 carefully crafted vignettes in this collection are drawn from actual cases and combine practitioner expertise, rigorous scholarship, and current social work knowledge. A wide range of settings, client systems, and problems are presented, as are suggestions for assessing the information provided and formulating an intervention plan.
The first three units are organized chronologically, proceeding ...show morefrom beginning to middle and ending phases of practice with clients. Unit four includes cases focusing on special issues--exceptions to the rule--in social work practice, such as conflicting values and ethics, working with diverse populations, and working with involuntary clients.
Readers interested in focusing on particular groups and kinds of issues will also find a helpful index of cases organized by issue and client population. ...show less