Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice Book

Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice

  • Author : Nick Coady, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2007-10-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 0826110932

Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice Excerpt :

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

Direct Social Work Practice Book

Direct Social Work Practice

  • Author : Mary C. Ruffolo
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-02-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483321042

Direct Social Work Practice Excerpt :

Using a case-based approach to connect the classroom and the practice environment, Direct Social Work Practice by Mary C. Ruffolo, Brian E. Perron, and Elizabeth H. Voshel incorporates a broad set of themes that include advocacy, social justice, global focus, ethics, theory, and critical thinking. Integrated, up-to-date content related to diversity, social justice, and international issues helps readers develop the basic skills of engagement, assessment, intervention, and reflective practice, as well as the key skills needed for the field experience. Each chapter of the book is mapped to the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) to aid schools of social work in connecting the course content with monitored outcomes.

Direct Practice Skills for Evidence Based Social Work Book

Direct Practice Skills for Evidence Based Social Work

  • Author : Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, PhD, LCSW
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2017-12-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826133632

Direct Practice Skills for Evidence Based Social Work Excerpt :

Featuring an evidence- and strengths-based approach to practice methods, this new text teaches students how to apply social work skills in a variety of settings. Designed to enhance self-awareness, professionalism, ethical reasoning, cultural sensitivity, and an appreciation for social justice issues, this text introduces readers to social work’s core values and practice methods to help them assimilate the skills needed for working in the field. Cases and skills-based exercises demonstrate how to make accurate assessments and design effective intervention plans. After laying the groundwork in theory, values, and ethics, the authors review methods for working with individuals, children, and families from an individual and environmental strengths-based perspective. Client engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation and termination, and documentation are then reviewed. Readers are introduced to the foundational concepts of social work practice and through application learn to successfully work with clients. Key Features Integrates the Council on Social Work Education’s EPAS standards and core competencies throughout, including engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation, social justice, ethics, critical thinking, professional conduct and decision making, and cultural competency and diversity. Case scenarios in client interview format that closely resemble actual interactions, followed by questions, test readers’ understanding of the practice skills needed to work in the field. Skill-building exercises including individual and group activities, role plays, simulations, and discussion questions that provide an opportunity to apply one’s knowledge and skill sets. Personal reflections that encourage students to examine their own beliefs to help them assimilate social work ethics and values into their professional demeanor. Icons throughout the text that draw attention to useful tips for developing direct practice skills. A strengths-based approach that he

Helping Skills for Social Work Direct Practice Book

Helping Skills for Social Work Direct Practice

  • Author : Jacqueline Corcoran
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199908660

Helping Skills for Social Work Direct Practice Excerpt :

Direct practice foundation courses in social work prepare students for every step of the problem-solving process, yet too often emphasize the what and the why of practice at the expense of the how. This practical, easy-to-use, and hands-on guide bridges this gap by illustrating the helping skills that practitioners can actually use to influence people's lives in positive ways. Integrating two major helping models--motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy--it equips students with the techniques and skills necessary for activating client strengths throughout the problem-solving process. Helping Skills for Social Work Direct Practice presents a wealth of sample dialogue, exercises, tips, and do's and don'ts, all designed to encourage learning by doing. This workbook helps make the links between theory and practice with these unique features: - Chapters logically organized by phases of the problem-solving process - Case demonstrations involving a variety of roles, including case manager, crisis intervention counselor, medical social worker, and school social worker - Practice exercises that prompt students to apply and generalize skills to different practice settings and client problems - Exhibits and reflection questions facilitate integration between classroom learning and the internship experience - An online instructor's manual ( with detailed answers to discussion questions From the first meeting with clients, to assessment, goal-setting, evaluation, and the ethics that guide the process throughout, this is the nuts-and-bolts guide to helping clients using a strengths-based perspective.

Theories for Direct Social Work Practice Book

Theories for Direct Social Work Practice

  • Author : Joseph Walsh
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2009-03-01
  • Genre: Social case work
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 1439041725

Theories for Direct Social Work Practice Excerpt :

The latest book from Cengage Learning on Theories for Direct Social Work Practice, International Edition

Getting Ready for Direct Practice in Social Work Book
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Getting Ready for Direct Practice in Social Work

  • Author : Peter Scourfield
  • Publisher : Learning Matters
  • Release Date : 2017-05-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526417466

Getting Ready for Direct Practice in Social Work Excerpt :

This very practical book will support students to meet the requirements of the compulsory Readiness for Direct Practice assessment. Useful for social work students and lecturers alike, it takes each of the 9 domains that students are tested on, breaks them down step-by step and provides a range of interactive activities that enable them to acquire the knowledge, values and skills for practice required at this level. It offers students a foundation to the key areas of knowledge for each of the 9 domains, while also signposting them to other popular books in the Transforming Social Work Practice series for a more detailed discussion as well.

The Recovery Philosophy and Direct Social Work Practice Book

The Recovery Philosophy and Direct Social Work Practice

  • Author : Joseph Walsh
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 0190615303

The Recovery Philosophy and Direct Social Work Practice Excerpt :

The concept of recovery in mental health represents the radical shift from the reductive ideas of disease and cure to a holistic understanding of the individual. It is an investment in the personal journey toward wellness that involves developing hope, supportive relationships,self-motivation, social inclusion, and a greater sense of life's purpose. The principles behind the recovery movement mirror the NASW core values for the social work profession: emphasizing service and social justice through the empowerment and full engagement of the consumer in defining his or herstrengths, needs, and goals. The Recovery Philosophy and Direct Social Work Practice explores the potential of the social work profession to use these core values to help persons with mental illness work toward recovery.The book addresses the ways social workers can implement and support recovery activities through a consideration of recovery philosophy, the utilization of a social work perspective on recovery, and in-depth examples of recovery practice with individuals who have schizophrenia, depression, bipolardisorder, and autism spectrum. This book is a practical guide for direct practitioners. It emphasizes the cooperative dynamic of the social worker/consumer relationship and addresses the difficult topic of endings in recovery practice. The models presented in this book will enable social workers toexpand their existing intervention skills to work more collaboratively with consumers toward their goals of holistic recovery from mental illness.

School Social Work Book

School Social Work

  • Author : JoAnn Jarolmen
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-03-28
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483322155

School Social Work Excerpt :

Offering a unique focus on evidence-based interventions, critical thinking, and diversity, School Social Work: A Direct Practice Guide, by JoAnn Jarolmen, covers the foundations of working with children and adolescents in the schools. Each chapter reviews a basic concept and then provides two in-depth activities that allow readers to apply the concepts to a variety of client populations. Practical, hands-on experiences, best practice approaches, and case examples throughout the book allow readers to see assessments and techniques in action and increase their understanding of the nuances and complexities of working in a school environment.

Social Work Practice Book

Social Work Practice

  • Author : Marion Bogo
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231546553

Social Work Practice Excerpt :

Since its publication more than ten years ago, Social Work Practice has been widely used as a succinct and focused book to prepare human service providers in the key components underpinning direct practice. This second edition builds on the first edition’s success at synthesizing the latest theories and practice models; helping and change processes; empirical findings; and practice skills, and demonstrates how these interlinked dimensions contribute to the EPAS 2015-endorsed model of holistic competence. The second edition of Social Work Practice is updated with new empirical findings and foundational information, while also supplementing the text with the concepts and competencies in EPAS 2015. With an overall theme of holistic competence, it incorporates the significant role of cognitive and affective processes in social workers’ professional practice and discusses ways of developing and maintaining a reflective practice. With useful material on interpersonal communication, cross-cultural practice, and the use of technology in one guide, Marion Bogo lays a general foundation for social work practice and professional development.

The Routledge Handbook on Financial Social Work Book

The Routledge Handbook on Financial Social Work

  • Author : Christine Callahan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-11-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351165662

The Routledge Handbook on Financial Social Work Excerpt :

The Routledge Handbook on Financial Social Work explicates the financial needs, issues, and interventions within populations and theoretical approaches, and it assists clinician practitioners in intervening expertly and comprehensively. This book covers a range of issues in populations seeking services around complex financial needs and struggles, including those in the child welfare system; those with housing issues or facing homelessness; those coping with chronic and acute medical and psychiatric illnesses; those recovering from interpersonal violence; those facing recovery from incarceration; children and families involved in the child welfare system; and much more. In addition, policies will be woven in to inform the work. This book thoroughly explores research and evidence-based interventions around each population, and teaches clinicians to understand and treat financial distress holistically and empathically. This handbook will explain why understanding financial capability in these populations is so critical and how clinicians can step up their practices to meet those needs. Professionals from multiple disciplines ranging from financial therapists to social workers to financial coaches to financial planners will find this handbook eminently useful.

Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice Book

Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice

  • Author : Pack, Margaret
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2014-10-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466665644

Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice Excerpt :

Social workers play a crucial part in contemporary society by ensuring that individuals are able to address, overcome, and manage obstacles in their daily lives. In an effort to better serve their clients, many practitioners have turned to evidence-based practice. Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice provides practitioners with the tools necessary to locate, analyze, and apply the latest empirical research findings in the field to their individual practice. This premier reference work provides insights and support to professionals and researchers working in the fields of social work, counseling, psychotherapy, case management, and psychology.

Empowerment Series  Direct Social Work Practice Book

Empowerment Series Direct Social Work Practice

  • Author : Dean H. Hepworth
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2022-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9780357630617

Empowerment Series Direct Social Work Practice Excerpt :

Considered the profession's ideal learning resource--based on the authors' extensive experience in the field and the text's balanced focus on theory and application--DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS, Eleventh Edition, prepares social work students for effective ethical and anti-oppressive practice. Authoritative, well-organized and written with an appropriate level of rigor, this thorough introduction to practice grounds students in theory while connecting them to real-world applications with clients through vivid examples and vignettes. Many case examples are drawn from active social work practitioners, as well as the authors' own practice situations. As part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the Eleventh Edition is completely up to date, discussing topics such as COVID-19, tele-social work, Black Lives Matter and other issues related to racial inequity. In addition, the authors have carefully revised the text to incorporate gender-neutral language and explore key structural implications affecting clients and practice. The text thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice  Text  Workbook  and Interactive Web Based Case Studies Book

Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice Text Workbook and Interactive Web Based Case Studies

  • Author : Linda K. Cummins
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release Date : 2013-10-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9781292052564

Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice Text Workbook and Interactive Web Based Case Studies Excerpt :

A social work practice skills text/workbook with web-based case studies This book is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. This series helps students understand and master CSWE’s core competencies with a variety of pedagogy highlighted competency content and critical thinking questions for the competencies throughout. Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice guides students through all stages of the helping process and assists them in developing time-tested social work skills. The full text downloaded to your computer With eBooks you can: search for key concepts, words and phrases make highlights and notes as you study share your notes with friends eBooks are downloaded to your computer and accessible either offline through the Bookshelf (available as a free download), available online and also via the iPad and Android apps. Upon purchase, you'll gain instant access to this eBook. Time limit The eBooks products do not have an expiry date. You will continue to access your digital ebook products whilst you have your Bookshelf installed.