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Generalist Social Work Practice

Generalist Social Work Practice - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205381227

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Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2004
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Generalist Social Work Practice - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205381227

Karla Miley, Michael O'Melia and Brenda DuBois

ISBN13: 978-0205381227
ISBN10: 0205381227
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

The Fourth Edition of this innovative text continues to emphasize a generalist, empowerment-oriented approach, along with practice strategies and techniques for working toward individual client and social change.

The Fourth Edition updates the contemporary themes of social work practice into an integrated practice process. New resources extend the research base, add breadth and depth, and position this book as a defining work for articulating an empowerment-based method of social work practice.

Features

  • Takes a generalist, empowerment-oriented approach, including all system levels--individual, family, group, organization and community.
  • Incorporates the ecosystems approach to consider human behavior within an ecological context; uses the empowerment or strengths perspective to help students learn to identify and utilize client strengths in their practice.
  • Sensitizes students to human diversity and ways to increase cultural competence in practice.
  • The integration of material on practice, human behavior, policy, and research makes this text a unifying piece of any social work curriculum and a good fit for the new CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
  • The comprehensive instructor's manual and test bank is written by the authors, and completely outlines the book and offers activities, exercises, and handouts for each chapter.

New To This Edition

  • New boxed material in each chapter highlights contemporary thinking about ethics and values in empowerment practice.
  • Includes expanded material on spirituality, cultural responsiveness, power and privilege, environmental change, oppression, and action research.
  • New student workbook (available to be packaged with the text) includes key terms, activities and exercises, and case study material.

Table of Contents

I. SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE PERSPECTIVES.

1. Generalist Social Work Practice.

Social Work Values and Purpose.
Generalist Social Work.
Social Work Functions and Roles.

2. The Ecosystems Perspective.

The Knowledge Base of Generalist Practice.
Key Perspectives for Empowering Practice.
The Ecosystems Perspective.
Human Systems.
Ecosystems: A Conceptual Framework for Practice.

3. Values and Multicultural Competence.

Frames of Reference.
Professional Values and Practice Principles.
Personal Values and Resources.
Multicultural Competence.
A Generalist View of Cultural Competence.

4. Strengths and Empowerment.

Strengths Perspective.
Empowerment.
Empowerment-Based Practice.

5. An Empowering Approach to Generalist Practice.

Elements of an Empowering Generalist Approach.
Phases and Processes of Empowering Practice.
Processes in Action: Practice Examples.
Maintaining Flexibility in Application.

II. THE DIALOGUE PHASE: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND DESCRIBING SITUATIONS.

6. Forming Partnerships.

Collaboration and Partnership.
Making Initial Contacts.
Qualities of Professional Partnerships.
Constructing Empowering Relationships.
Respecting Confidentiality.

7. Articulating Situations.

Empowering Dialogue.
Proactive Responding.
Exchanging Information.
Assessing the Client's Perspective.
Responding to Thoughts.
Responding to Feelings.
Special Issues in Responding.
Responding to Larger Client Systems.

8. Defining Directions.

Transforming Challenges into Directions.
Considering Client Motivation.
Collaborating with Clients Who Resist.
Cooperating with Mandated Clients.
Taking Priority Actions.

III. THE DISCOVERY PHASE: ASSESSING RESOURCES AND PLANNING CHANGE.

9. Identifying Strengths.

Infusing a Strengths Perspective.
Highlighting Strengths in General Functioning.
Solution-Focused Dialogue.
Recognizing Cultural Strengths.
Ethnic Group Strengths.
Strengths in Cultural Group Memberships.
Uncovering Strengths in Adversity.

10. Assessing Resource Capabilities.

Exploring Resource Systems.
Applying Theoretical Frameworks.
Organizing Assessment: Applying Ecosystemic Questions.
Using Assessment Tools.
Adding Viewpoints.
Assessing through Observation.
Record-Keeping.

11. Framing Solutions.

Collaborative Planning Processes.
Goals and Objectives.
Constructing Action Plans.
Contracting.

IV. THE DEVELOPMENT PHASE: IMPLEMENTING, EVALUATING, AND STABILIZING CHANGE.

12. Activating Resources.

Applying Generalist Intervention Skills.
Maintaining Progress in the Action Plan.
Developing Power.
Changing Perspectives.
Managing Resources.
Educating.

13. Creating Alliances.

The Power of Alliances.
Developing Alliances through Groups.
Strengthening Natural Support Alliances.
Case Management: Client-Service Alliances.
Organizational Alliances for Service Delivery.
Professional Support Networks.

14. Expanding Opportunities.

Opportunities: Keys to Empowerment.
Resource Expansion.
Community Change.
Policy Development.
Social Activism and Social Advocacy.
Legislative Advocacy.
Resources for Professionals.

15. Recognizing Success.

Social Work Evaluation and Research.
Practice Evaluation.
Research.
Single-System Designs.
Action Research.

16. Integrating Gains.

Social Work Endings.
Completing Contracts.
Closing with Referral.
Responding to Clients' Discontinuation of Services.
When Clients Die.
Resolving Relationships with Larger Systems.
Endings Are Beginnings.

Epilogue.
Glossary.
Appendix A: NASW Code of Ethics.
References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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