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Direct Social Work Practice : Theory and Skills

Direct Social Work Practice : Theory and Skills - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534251048

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Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 1997
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Direct Social Work Practice : Theory and Skills - 5TH 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534251048

Dean H. Hepworth, Jo Ann Larsen and Ronald Rooney

ISBN13: 978-0534251048
ISBN10: 0534251048
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 97
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

This revision gives social work students learning experiences that are as close to real-life practice as they can get before going out into the field. The book has long been praised for the rigor of its theory along with its emphasis on improving and refining the student's assessment, helping, and communication skills through numerous examples, case studies, and relevant practice exercises. Now this edition is earning praise for being even more readable and on the cutting edge with its inclusion of new material about managed care and diversity issues, and its expanded emphasis on client strengths and empowerment. The book also has been infused with new content about working with families and groups.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION.

1. The Challenges of Social Work.
2. Direct Practice: Domain, Philosophy, and Roles.
3. Overview of the Helping Process.
4. Operationalizing the Cardinal Social Work Values.

PART II: EXPLORING, ASSESSING, AND PLANNING.

5. Relationship-Building Skills: Communicating with Empathy and Authenticity.
6. Verbal Following, Exploring, and Focusing Skills.
7. Eliminating Counterproductive Communication Patterns.
8. Multidimensional Assessment.
9. Assessing Intrapersonal and Environmental Systems.
10. Assessing Family Functioning in Diverse Family and Cultural Contexts.
11. Forming and Assessing Social Work Groups.
12. Negotiating Goals and Formulating a Contract.

PART III: THE CHANGE-ORIENTED PHASE.

13. Planning and Implementing Change-Oriented Strategies.
14. Enhancing Clients' Problem Solving, Social Skills, Assertiveness, and Stress Management.
15. Modifying Environments, Developing Resources, and Planning.
16. Enhancing Couple and Family Relationships.
17. Intervening in Social Work Groups.
18. Additive Empathy, Interpretation, and Confrontation.
19. Managing Individual, Family, and Organizational Barriers to Change.

PART IV: THE TERMINATION AND EVALUATION PHASE.

20. The Final Phase: Termination and Evaluation.

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