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.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 608 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781337515214


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.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 608 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1305943295


The fourth edition of The Practice of Generalist Social Work continues to teach students to apply micro, macro, and mezzo social work skills. This new edition strengthens the connection between the three levels of practice and is fully updated to the 2015 EPAS. This edition also contains more illustrations of theory and more context for deciding which type of intervention is a good fit. Most chapters now open with a case study and continually refer back to the case to provide additional connections between theory and real-life practice. Each chapter also incorporates a link to a Grand Challenge of Social Work from the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, which shows the connection between social work and the most significant societal challenges of today. The Quick Guides within the text offer students guidance for their field experience and practice after graduation. The text also comes with a rich companion website that includes support materials and six unique cases that encourage students to learn by doing. Go to www.routledgesw.com to explore the cases and additional resources.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Taylor & Francis, Pages: 668 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781315394893


This guide to generalist social work practice provides students with the introductory knowledge and skills needed to work with individuals, groups, communities, and organizations. It explores the links between micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice and is organized around the authors' Generalist Intervention Model, a coherent and cohesive practice model.
Genre: Social case work, Editor: Burnham, Incorporated, Pages: 600 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0830412689


This text takes a broad based approach to basic generalist practice methods that emphasize the common elements in working with individuals, families and groups. The goal of the book is to teach social work students how to enhance clients' social functioning by helping them become more proficient in examining, understanding, and resolving clients' social problems. The authors pay special attention to enhancing social justice by working with individuals and families who have been historically oppressed. This edition includes specific integrated coverage of the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the introductory Direct Practice and Generalist Practice courses in BSW and MSW programs of social work.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: SAGE Publications, Pages: 616 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781544350080


Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice provides users with the knowledge and skills they will need to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. It explores the links between micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice and reflects the latest EPAS standards with empowerment and strengths perspectives for partnering with clients.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, Pages: 696 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1111185948


Generalist Social Work Practice provides students with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to serve clients across micro, mezzo and macro areas of practice. Author Janice Gasker brings a focus on self-reflection as the first stage in the planned change process and writes with the perspective that we consider work at all levels of practice simultaneously rather than in isolation. In accordance with the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set forth by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), the planned change process is presented as dynamic and interactive, providing students with a clear understanding of how each stage of the planned change process can be utilized at any point when serving a client system. The text spotlights the distinctive characteristics of the worker—their values, attitudes, and experiences—that may influence client interaction. The text also includes case studies, collaborative learning exercises, and critical thinking questions to help students apply concepts to practice.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: SAGE Publications, Pages: 512 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781506379180


The social worker's guide to integrating theory and practice Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice teaches aspiring social workers how to apply theory in real world practice. Fully aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, the book links theory to practice with clear, concise instruction including a discussion of evidence-based practice. Twelve commonly-used theories are thoroughly explained, with discussion of the strengths and limitations of each, and applied to real work with individuals, groups, families, communities, and organizations. The book includes case studies and first-person contributions from practicing social workers to illustrate the real-world scenarios in which different concepts apply. Critical thinking questions help students strengthen their understanding of the ideas presented. Tools including a test bank, PowerPoint slides, and an instructor's manual are available to facilitate classroom use, providing a single-volume guide to the entire helping process, from engagement to termination. Practice is a core foundational course for future social workers, but many practice texts focus on skills while neglecting the theoretical basis for social work. Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice fills that gap by covering both skills and theory in a single text. Examines the applications of prevailing social theories Covers the most common theories used in micro, mezzo, and macro practice Helps readers understand well-established approaches like strengths perspective, humanistic and client-centered, task-centered, and solution-focused brief therapy Shows how to apply major theories including ecological/system, cognitive/behavioral, conflict, empowerment, narrative, crisis, critical, and feminist An effective social worker recognizes the link between theory and practice, and how the two inform each other to culminate in the most effective intervention and most positive outcome for the client. Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice provides students with a roadmap to the full integration of philosophy and application in social work.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 336 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781118859766


This unique core text helps BSW and MSW students structure their field placement learning around the nine CSWE professional social work competencies. Empowering students to go beyond merely completing tasks, the book facilitates mastery and integration of these competencies by elucidating key concepts and applying them to realistic competency-based case scenarios. Each user-friendly chapter—directly linked to a particular competency—promotes thought-provoking reflection about field work with critical thinking questions, a detailed case example, and an online competency reflection log template. These tools reinforce learning by connecting competencies directly to students’ internship experiences. Cases are structured to serve as models when students prepare their own cases and include a review of the competency; detailed practice settings; socioeconomic and context factors at micro, macro, and mezzo levels; a problem overview; an assessment of client strengths and weaknesses; and a closing summary. Additional learning aids include chapter opening vignettes and objectives, plus chapter summaries. Web and video links offer students a wealth of supplemental resources, and a robust instructors package provides teachers with PowerPoints, written competency assignments with grading rubrics, and discussion exercises. The print version includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents of the book. Key Features: Integrates field placement experiences with the nine CSWE 2015 competencies Promotes thought-provoking reflection about fieldwork with detailed case studies and challenging learning tools Includes discussions of ethical dilemmas, technology, and social media to reflect growing use and the challenges associated Includes online instructors’ resources including, PowerPoints, written competency assignments with grading rubrics, and class discussion field reflection activities Print version includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents of the book
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Springer Publishing Company, Pages: 360 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780826175533


This basic textbook seeks to establish a "task-centered" methodology -- a structured, short-term, problem-solving approach -- applicable across systems at five levels of practice: the individual, the family, the group, organizations, and communities. The second edition offers more information on systems theories and includes case studies with each chapter. Checklists are provided for each level of practice along with questions for consideration and practice exercises to help students monitor their understanding and skill development.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Columbia University Press, Pages: 517 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0231121822