Understanding Generalist Practice

Understanding Generalist Practice Author Karen Kirst-Ashman
ISBN-10 9780495507130
Release 2008-01-23
Pages 648
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Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives your students the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals and families and the foundation knowledge from a generalist perspective to work with groups, communities, and organizations. This edition continues to emphasize the interrelationship between the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice; and it reflects the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards with empowerment and strengths perspectives for partnering with clients. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Empowerment Series Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities

Empowerment Series  Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities Author Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
ISBN-10 9781337515214
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 608
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EMPOWERMENT SERIES: GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, 7th Edition is designed to help students better understand the dynamics of macro practice, and develop the competencies and practice behaviors required by the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Authors Karen Kirst-Ashman and Grafton Hull are adept at creating interesting, realistic cases and practical examples that are skillfully woven into the main text. In clear and accessible writing, they emphasize the practical skills students will need to work effectively in the area of macro practice -- providing leadership, working with supervisors, managing conflict, working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and managing stress. The text continues to emphasize the connections between working for change in organizations and communities and the skills used in other generalist practice courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Empowerment Series Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Empowerment Series  Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment Author Charles Zastrow
ISBN-10 9781305445604
Release 2015-02-03
Pages 848
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Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman's UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 10th Edition looks at the lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current 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.



Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities Author Karen Kirst-Ashman
ISBN-10 9781285734279
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 608
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EMPOWERMENT SERIES: GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, 6th Edition is designed to help students better understand the dynamics of macro practice, and develop the competencies and practice behaviors required by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Authors Karen Kirst-Ashman and Grafton Hull are adept at creating interesting, realistic cases and practical examples that are skillfully woven into the main text. In clear and accessible writing, the authors emphasize the practical skills students will need to work effectively in the area of macro practice--providing leadership, working with supervisors, managing conflict, working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and managing stress. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment Author Charles Zastrow
ISBN-10 9780495006220
Release 2006-06-06
Pages 704
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Help your students understand the mysteries of human behavior with Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman's text. Now available with a personalized online learning plan, this social work-specific book looks at lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice. The authors use an empowerment approach to cover human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the authors present separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Social Work with Groups A Comprehensive Worktext Book Only

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Social Work with Groups  A Comprehensive Worktext  Book Only Author Charles Zastrow
ISBN-10 9781285746401
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 672
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Using a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, author Charles Zastrow’s comprehensive, workbook-style text promotes his philosophy that you can learn group leadership skills best by practicing them in class. In this ninth edition of SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK, Zastrow discusses topics that are central to a successful understanding of group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. With support from this book, your classroom will become a lab where you can experience what it’s like to work in and lead many kinds of groups. Updated throughout with timely new topics and firsthand accounts from experienced social group work professionals, this edition also includes a new chapter on treatment groups with diverse and vulnerable populations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment Author Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
ISBN-10 9781285605739
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 656
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Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings in HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, Fourth Edition. The book challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The author focuses on empowerment, highlighting the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Understanding Generalist Practice

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Understanding Generalist Practice Author Karen Kirst-Ashman
ISBN-10 9781285748023
Release 2014-03-14
Pages 696
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Organized around the authors’ coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives students the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. Updated to reflect current topics and practice, the book focuses on micro levels of social work practice while also discussing the interrelationship between the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE, 7th Edition, clearly identifies content related to the latest Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) with icons throughout the text. New learning objectives, which are correlated to chapter headings and summaries, guide students’ reading and reinforce their understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Empowerment Series Introduction to Social Work Social Welfare Critical Thinking Perspectives

Empowerment Series  Introduction to Social Work   Social Welfare  Critical Thinking Perspectives Author Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
ISBN-10 9781305856080
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 608
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Karen K. Kirst-Ashman's introductory book enhances readers' ability to grasp the essence and spirit of generalist social work and the issues in social welfare that social workers address every day. Giving those who are contemplating a career in social work a solid introduction to the profession, Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced introductory look within a unifying theme of critical thinking that trains readers to be more evaluative of key concepts. This fifth edition is completely updated in every chapter, and includes practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Written in a clear and straightforward manner, the book provides numerous case examples to illustrate social work practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Brooks Cole Empowerment Series The Skills of Helping Individuals Families Groups and Communities

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  The Skills of Helping Individuals  Families  Groups  and Communities Author Lawrence Shulman
ISBN-10 9781111521257
Release 2011-03-24
Pages 816
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This seventh edition demonstrates how there are common elements, core processes, and skills across all stages of helping and throughout work with all populations -- including individuals, families, groups, and communities. The text defines, illustrates, and teaches helping skills and provides manageable models for understanding them. It also looks at the underlying process and its associated set of core skills. Part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, this edition integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards set by the Council on Social Work Education. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities Author Karen Kirst-Ashman
ISBN-10 9781285734279
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 608
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EMPOWERMENT SERIES: GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, 6th Edition is designed to help students better understand the dynamics of macro practice, and develop the competencies and practice behaviors required by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Authors Karen Kirst-Ashman and Grafton Hull are adept at creating interesting, realistic cases and practical examples that are skillfully woven into the main text. In clear and accessible writing, the authors emphasize the practical skills students will need to work effectively in the area of macro practice--providing leadership, working with supervisors, managing conflict, working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and managing stress. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Direct Social Work Practice Theory and Skills

Direct Social Work Practice  Theory and Skills Author Dean Hepworth
ISBN-10 9780495601678
Release 2009-03-03
Pages 672
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Packed with examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the field, DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS, Eighth Edition prepares social work students for effective practice. Long acclaimed for its appropriate level of rigor, the book provides an excellent balance of theory and application. Authoritative, well organized, and soundly written, this thorough introduction to practice grounds students in theory while connecting them through vivid examples and vignettes to real-world applications with clients. Many case examples are drawn from social work practitioners as well as the authors’ own practice situations. The text’s integration of the major theories and key skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master has earned it a reputation as the classic source for preparing students for direct practice. The book is divided into four parts: Part One provides the foundational/values and knowledge base material; Part Two is devoted to the beginning phase of the helping process; Part Three addresses the middle phase (goal attainment strategies), discussing four intervention approaches; and Part Four clarifies the termination phase of direct practice. Completely up to date with the latest issues and developments, the Eighth Edition also includes an all-new student video demonstration DVD ensuring student learning experiences are as close to real life as possible. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Social Work with Groups A Comprehensive Workbook

Social Work with Groups  A Comprehensive Workbook Author Charles Zastrow
ISBN-10 9780495506423
Release 2008-02-21
Pages 496
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Using a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, author Charles Zastrow's comprehensive, workbook-style text promotes his philosophy that you can learn group leadership skills best by practicing them in class. In this seventh edition of SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK, Zastrow discusses topics central to a successful understanding of group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. When you participate in groups, the classroom becomes a lab where you can experience what it's like to work in and lead the many kinds of groups the author discusses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Empowerment Series Social Work and Social Welfare

Empowerment Series  Social Work and Social Welfare Author Rosalie Ambrosino
ISBN-10 9781305480667
Release 2015-02-03
Pages 576
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Reflecting the latest practices, accreditation requirements, and developments from the field, the eighth edition of bestselling SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE gives readers a broad understanding about the social work profession and the role it plays in the social welfare system. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the text is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). With its signature systems/ecological approach to understanding social welfare, the book focuses on specific social welfare areas in which social workers play major roles in policy and practice. It adopts the philosophy that there are many reasons why social problems occur, and that students need to understand the history, values, and economic, political, and cultural factors that surround these issues and the attempts to solve or address them. Instead of presenting a specific political perspective, the authors encourage readers to think critically about issues in a new way. Each chapter opens with a vignette about a social worker in a specific setting and closes with information about the career opportunities for social workers in the area discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Applying Your Generalist Training

Applying Your Generalist Training Author Shelagh Larkin
ISBN-10 9781133600763
Release 2013-06-25
Pages 224
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Prepare for the challenges and rewards of your field experience with APPLYING YOUR GENERALIST TRAINING. Drawing on her experience as a social worker, an instructor, and a field director, Larkin offers a practical guide designed to help you navigate the field experience with aplomb. Within each chapter, you will find resources that both deepen your understanding of field education and illuminate the gaps that can exist between what you learn in the classroom and what you experience in the field. Topical content conceptualizes information in the context of field education, while guided reflection questions and integrative activities enable you to integrate that content area within your practice experiences. Helping Hands icons, suggested field tasks, and Competency Notes in each chapter further support your ability to demonstrate your understanding of the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined by the CSWE EPAS as necessary for effective professional practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Social Work with Groups A Comprehensive Worktext Book Only

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Social Work with Groups  A Comprehensive Worktext  Book Only Author Charles Zastrow
ISBN-10 9781285746401
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 672
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Using a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, author Charles Zastrow’s comprehensive, workbook-style text promotes his philosophy that you can learn group leadership skills best by practicing them in class. In this ninth edition of SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK, Zastrow discusses topics that are central to a successful understanding of group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. With support from this book, your classroom will become a lab where you can experience what it’s like to work in and lead many kinds of groups. Updated throughout with timely new topics and firsthand accounts from experienced social group work professionals, this edition also includes a new chapter on treatment groups with diverse and vulnerable populations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Brooks Cole Empowerment Series An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work Author Elizabeth Segal
ISBN-10 9780840029102
Release 2012-01-23
Pages 528
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The fourth edition of Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner’s AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK provides a balanced introduction to the social work profession and helps students to understand the role that the profession plays in the social welfare system. The authors’ supportive tone and experiential approach inspires interest in and enthusiasm toward future careers in social work. The book is designed to encourage both knowledge building and self-exploration--skills that are essential in developing good social work practice. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 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.