Social Work Practice: A Generalist Approach
"This book has always introduced social work by providing a solid framework for the theory and methods of social work practice. The new edition ... Show synopsis "This book has always introduced social work by providing a solid framework for the theory and methods of social work practice. The new edition incorporates CSWE requirements, including a stronger focus on the strengths or empowerment approach throughout, as well as greater emphasis on the environment." Part One provides a strong theoretical foundation for generalist practice, including examinations of the profession of social work; the knowledge, skills, and values required of a social worker; the social worker's role in facilitating change and growth; and social work as an intervention into human transactions. Part Two studies the interactional process involving the worker, various sizes of client systems, and the environment. Frameworks are provided for assessment of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, along with examples of their use. Part Three covers every step of the change process in detail, including assessment, planning, direct and indirect practice actions, evaluation, and termination. Diversity and issues related to managed care and welfare reform are incorporated throughout the text and in case examples. For anyone interested in Social Work.