Child And Family Assessment In Social Work Practice

Author: Sally Holland
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761949022
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Child And Family Assessment In Social Work Practice. This is an essential guide for both social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their families. It is a guide for practice that is strongly rooted in research evidence.

School Social Work

Author: Lynn Bye
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534547974
Size: 42.68 MB
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School Social Work. Featuring contributions from leaders in the field of social work, co-editors Bye and Alvarez developed this text to present a balance of theory and practice. Best practices, ecological and strengths perspectives, and cultural competence are key themes throughout the book. Together with examples, case studies and a book companion website, the text offers students practical tools and skills to help them translate current research and theory into practice.

Social Workers Desk Reference

Author: Albert R. Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195369378
Size: 35.87 MB
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Social Workers Desk Reference. Following in the groundbreaking path of its predecessor, the second edition of the Social Workers' Desk Reference provides reliable and highly accessible information about effective services and treatment approaches across the full spectrum of social work practice. Succinct, illuminating chapters written by the field's most respected and experienced scholars and practitioners ensure that it will continue to be the sourcebook for all social workers. Social work practitioners and agency administrators are increasingly confronted with having to do more with less, and must make decisions and provide services as quickly as possible. The Social Workers' Desk Reference, Second Edition, builds on the landmark achievement of the first edition with thorough revisions and over 75 all-new chapters. Its outstanding wealth of well-tested knowledge, presented in a crisp, to-the-point manner, makes it an even more vital resource for time-pressed practitioners. Page after page offers an abundance of up-to-date information and key tools and resources such as practice guidelines, program evaluations, validated assessment scales, and step-by-step treatment plans necessary for success in today's managed-care environment. The growing importance of evidence-based practice in social work is reflected throughout the chapters, as well as by the inclusion of an entire section devoted to showing how to use evidence intelligently and efficaciously. The Social Workers' Desk Reference, Second Edition, speaks directly to the daily realities of social workers in private, non-profit, and public settings, whatever their expertise and in all areas of practice: assessment and diagnosis, ethics, risk assessment, program evaluation, and beyond. Case managers, clinical social workers, supervisors, and administrators alike who have come to rely on the previous volume will quickly find its successor just as indispensable.

Theoretical Perspectives For Direct Social Work Practice

Author: Peter Lehmann, PhD, LCSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826102867
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Theoretical Perspectives For Direct Social Work Practice. Praise for the first edition "Finally, a social work practice text that makes a difference! This is the book that you have wished for but could never find. Although similar to texts that cover a range of practice theories and approaches to clinical practice, this book clearly has a social work frame of reference and a social work identity." --Gayla Rogers, Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary The major focus of this second edition is the same; to provide an overview of theories, models, and therapies for direct social work practice, including systems theory, attachment theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, the crisis intervention model, and many more. However, this popular textbook goes beyond a mere survey of such theories. It also provides a framework for integrating the use of each theory with central social work principles and values, as well as with the artistic elements of practice. This second edition has been fully updated and revised to include: A new chapter on Relational Theory, and newly-rewritten chapters by new authors on Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Existential Theory, and Wraparound Services New critique of the Empirically Supported Treatment (EST) movement Updated information on the movement toward eclecticism in counseling and psychotherapy A refined conceptualization of the editors' generalist-eclectic approach

Human Behavior Theory And Social Work Practice

Author: Roberta R. Greene
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 0202366537
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Human Behavior Theory And Social Work Practice. Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice remains a foundation work for those interested in the practice and teaching of social work. Roberta Greene covers theoretical areas and individual theorists including classical psychoanalytic thought, Eriksonian theory, Carl Rogers, cognitive theory, systems theory, ecological perspectives, social construction, feminism, and genetics. She discusses the historical context, its philosophical roots, and major assumptions of each theory. The general theme, which distinguishes this volume, is that the person-in-environment perspective has been a central influence in the formation of the profession's knowledge base, as well as its approach to practice. Greene provides perspective on how individuals and social systems interact. This book examines how social workers can use theory to shape social work practice by increasing his or her understanding of and potential for enhancing human well-being. Greene covers the relationship between human behavior theory and professional social work practice. She also explores the challenges and limitations of each theory and addresses the following issues: how the theory serves as a framework for social work practice; how the theory lends itself to an understanding of individual, family, group, community, or organizational behavior; what the implications are of the theory for social work interventions or practice strategies; and what role it proposes for the social worker as a change agent. Throughout the profession's history, social workers have turned to a number of theoretical approaches for the organizing concepts needed to define their practice base. The aims of social work--to improve societal conditions and to enhance social functioning of and between individuals, families, and groups--are put into action across all fields of practice and realized through a variety of methods in a range of settings. This third edition, completely revised, represents a fundamental contribution to the field, and like its predecessors, will be widely used as a basic text.

Inside Out And Outside In

Author: Joan Berzoff
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9780765704320
Size: 30.60 MB
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Inside Out And Outside In. Suitable for mental health practitioners in a variety of disciplines, this work reflects the theory and clinical practice. It offers chapters, on attachment, relational, and intersubjective theories, respectively, as well as on trauma.

Relational Theory For Clinical Practice

Author: Sharon Freedberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135077932
Size: 36.71 MB
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Relational Theory For Clinical Practice. Relational Theory for Clinical Practice offers students and practitioners a conceptual framework for thinking relationally about social work with clients within a biological, psychological, and socio-cultural framework. Integrating relational theory with the principles of clinical practice, and demonstrating how this can be applied to social work practice, this book has been revised and updated to be suitable for students. Using plenty of case material to demonstrate the theory in action, the new edition incorporates teaching points to aid readers in drawing out the practice principles developed in each chapter. Keeping relationships at the center of the text, this edition includes substantially expanded chapters on assessment and intervention, and takes into account recent research on issues such as the impact of trauma and stress; neuroscience and brain research; and the necessity of practicing in a culturally sensitive way with diverse populations. It broadens the feminist focus of relational-cultural theory by extending and applying it to men also. Designed for use on master's level courses in practice, as well as courses on human behavior and the social environment, this concise and practical book is a valuable text for social work and counseling students.

The Practice Of Research In Social Work

Author: Rafael J. Engel
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412968925
Size: 14.73 MB
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The Practice Of Research In Social Work. Like the first edition of The Practice of Research in Social Work, this Second Edition introduces research methods as an integrated set of techniques for investigating social work research and practice problems. This Second Edition continues to offer the most contemporary treatments of the latest developments in social work research approaches. Interesting and contemporary social work examples are used, with each chapter focusing on a particular substantive research question. Students gain new insights into important substantive issues as they learn about the strong and weak points of actual research projects.

An Introduction To Family Social Work

Author: Donald Collins
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495601888
Size: 15.93 MB
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An Introduction To Family Social Work. AN INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY SOCIAL WORK, Third Edition provides a strong foundation in the concepts and skills students need to succeed as future social work professionals. Designed for students who will work with families, but not necessarily continue with advanced family therapy training, the text features engaging case studies, end-of-chapter exercises, illustrations, and graphics to help students master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Equality And Diversity In Social Work Practice

Author: Chris Gaine
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857255967
Size: 22.15 MB
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Equality And Diversity In Social Work Practice. Social workers must develop a sensitive yet informed approach when working with service users from different social and cultural groups. In many aspects of life, including accessing human services, people are marginalised, ignored, stigmatised or discriminated against because of one or more aspects of their identity: age, sexual orientation, faith or belief, gender, race or ethnicity, social class, and disability. This book acts as a guide for students to develop their understanding of these various groups while illustrating how the social work value base can be a central part of such understanding.