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Brooks Cole Empowerment Series An Introduction to Family Social Work

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  An Introduction to Family Social Work Author Donald Collins
ISBN-10 9781133312628
Release 2012-03-05
Pages 512
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Designed for students who will work with families, but not necessarily continue with advanced family therapy training, AN INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY SOCIAL WORK, Fourth Edition provides a strong foundation in the concepts and skills necessary for success in the profession. 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.



An Introduction to Family Social Work

An Introduction to Family Social Work Author Donald Collins
ISBN-10 9780495601883
Release 2009-04-27
Pages 456
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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.



Modern Social Work Theory

Modern Social Work Theory Author Malcolm Payne
ISBN-10 9781137406026
Release 2014-01-23
Pages 464
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This masterly text is a classic in its field and will be a reliable companion throughout the course of your studies and your career as a social work practitioner. In this substantially reworked and updated fourth edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and concise evaluations of the pros and cons of major theories that inform social work practice, and comparisons between them. Modern Social Work Theory is now more accessible and comprehensive than ever, offering: • the most complete coverage of social work theory, from classic perspectives to the very latest ideas, including a new chapter dedicated to strengths, narrative and solutions approaches • a host of brand new case examples showing how theories can be applied to everyday practice • new analysis of the ethical dimensions of different social work theories and what common values they share • 'Pause and Reflect' questions to encourage you to draw on your own experience and develop your thinking • updated 'Example text' sections which summarise the most current thinking and help bridge the gap between introductions to each theory and more specialist writing.



Research Methods for Social Work

Research Methods for Social Work Author Allen Rubin
ISBN-10 9780495811718
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 672
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Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, Seventh Edition strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques--illustrating how the two methods complement one another. Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie’s classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as the authors’ clear and often humorous writing style. Combining a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach helps students overcome the fear-factor often associated with this course. Relevant examples from real-world settings consistently help students see the connections between research and social work practice. In response to the move toward teaching evidence-based practice throughout the curriculum, the new edition also enhances coverage of evidence-based practice as well as keeps the text in line with other accreditation requirements based on the recently revised EPAS guidelines. Comprehensive, friendly, accurate, and integrating the best of technology, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, 7e is an excellent text that can be used across undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels of study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Dynamics and Skills of Group Counseling

Dynamics and Skills of Group Counseling Author Lawrence Shulman
ISBN-10 9781133007234
Release 2010-03-09
Pages 688
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Drawing from the author's vast experience as teacher, researcher, and practitioner, Lawrence Shulman's DYNAMICS AND SKILLS OF GROUP COUNSELING equips students in the helping professions with a solid introduction to methods for effective group counseling. Guided by theory, empirical research, years of teaching experience, his own group practice, and the wisdom of colleagues, Shulman's text brings concepts to life with vivid cases that include Record of Service reports and dialogue from actual groups. These illustrative examples connect theory to current practice and address the day-to-day realities of leading counseling groups. Extremely practical, the book presents students with a clear format on how to run a group built around four phases of work: the preliminary (preparatory) phase; the beginning (contracting) phase; the middle (work) phase; and the ending and transition phase. Recognizing the broad applications of these methods, the latter part of the text shows how these lessons can be applied to a wide range of settings. Reflecting the latest research and practices, DYNAMICS AND SKILLS OF GROUP COUNSELING delivers an insightful, authoritative, and comprehensive introduction to the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Putting A New Spin on Groups

Putting A New Spin on Groups Author Bud A. McClure
ISBN-10 9781135615185
Release 2005-01-15
Pages 320
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Putting a New Spin on Groups: The Science of Chaos, Second Edition continues to challenge orthodoxy and static ideas about small group dynamics. A primary goal is to offer an alternative model of group development that addresses three factors: *The model integrates old ideas from previous models of group development with new concepts from chaos theory and the work of Arthur Young. *The book emphasizes the importance of conflict in group development and recognizes that group growth--while progressive--is neither linear or unidimensional. *Particular attention is focused on how groups change, evolve, and mature. In addition, this book highlights certain group phenomena that have been given only cursory attention in many group textbooks, including women in authority, group metaphors, regressive groups, and the transpersonal potential of small groups. This book has been revised in response to feedback from reviewers and colleagues and includes new ideas, applications of chaos theory in social sciences, and thinking about group behavior. It is an intellectually challenging read with just the right amount of world application.



Rock Paper Scissors

Rock  Paper  Scissors Author Len Fisher
ISBN-10 9780786726936
Release 2008-11-04
Pages 288
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Praised by Entertainment Weekly as “the man who put the fizz into physics,” Dr. Len Fisher turns his attention to the science of cooperation in his lively and thought-provoking book. Fisher shows how the modern science of game theory has helped biologists to understand the evolution of cooperation in nature, and investigates how we might apply those lessons to our own society. In a series of experiments that take him from the polite confines of an English dinner party to crowded supermarkets, congested Indian roads, and the wilds of outback Australia, not to mention baseball strategies and the intricacies of quantum mechanics, Fisher sheds light on the problem of global cooperation. The outcomes are sometimes hilarious, sometimes alarming, but always revealing. A witty romp through a serious science, Rock, Paper, Scissors will both teach and delight anyone interested in what it what it takes to get people to work together.



On Being and Having a Case Manager

On Being and Having a Case Manager Author Jeffrey Longhofer
ISBN-10 9780231525534
Release 2010-04-05
Pages 256
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On Being and Having a Case Manager stresses the importance of the process of building relationships in helping clients realize independent lives. Based on a two-year study of Marilyn and her case managers, this book emphasizes the intentional exchange of attention and information between case managers, clients, and others within the caring network and clearly outlines a practical method for all service providers, clients, family members, and close friends to follow. Throughout the day, from moment to moment, relationships fluctuate among doing for, doing with, standing by for support, and doing for oneself. By observing Marilyn and her case manager, the authors prove the value of mutually and continuously monitoring these fluctuations within three primary domains-feeling, thinking, and acting-while carrying out daily activities. These findings show that managers are often stuck in doing-for modes of relating. Indeed, this may be one of the factors that contribute most to case manager and client burnout. While some clients with severe and persistent symptoms may, in fact, frequently require others to do-for, some like Marilyn may not require as much. They may need more doing-with and standing-by to encourage mastery and the internalization of confidence.



Strengths Based Engagement and Practice

Strengths Based Engagement and Practice Author Robert Bertolino
ISBN-10 0205569048
Release 2009
Pages 402
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This new text lpresents a wealth of ideas and methods for using collaborative, strengths-based practice by social workers or counselors. It looks at the conditions, factors, and practices that most often lead to success in therapeutic outcomes and translates them into common-sense practical methods. Through in-depth discussion, client examples, clinical vignettes, and exercises the author shows practitioners how to create a respectful attitude by becoming: culturally sensitive; collaborative; client infomred; competency based; and change oriented. It is based on decades of research that have been demonstrated to be influential in therapeutic outcomes.



Stepping to the Dance

Stepping to the Dance Author Carolyn Cressy Wells
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040535885
Release 1998
Pages 339
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This book shows the interweaving of issues occurring in the lives of the therapist and the clients served. The reader is introduced to JoEllen Madsen, a family counselor who is facing her own personal challenges, and the Petersons, a family that includes parents struggling with marital difficulties and a son and daughter who are having serious problems in school. The Petersons enter into family therapy with JoEllen, now a student in a post-graduate training program. As readers follow the course of therapy, they will be engaged both emotionally and intellectually. Provocative reading, the book illustrates the complexity of family therapy, the skills and techniques involved, and the importance of ongoing consultation, supervision, and personal work by the therapist.



An Introduction to Group Work Practice

An Introduction to Group Work Practice Author Ronald W. Toseland
ISBN-10 9780134059051
Release 2016-04-22
Pages 560
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Widely used by professionals, educators, and students in undergraduate and graduate courses in schools of social work throughout the United States and the world, this text presents a comprehensive, coherent, organized overview of group work practice from a generalist practice perspective. The new Eighth Edition continues to include typologies illustrating group work practice with task and treatment groups at the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels. Thoroughly updated throughout, the new edition of An Introduction to Group Work Practice includes research on virtual groups, updated and deeper content on practice with treatment and task groups, the most current literature on working with reluctant and resistant group members, updated and expanded sections on working with individuals who have difficulty engaging in and sustaining work in groups, updated material on leadership and diversity, and thoroughly updated reference material and new content from evidence-based practice sources.



Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities

Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities Author Karen Kirst-Ashman
ISBN-10 9780495507154
Release 2008-08-13
Pages 608
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Now available in paperback format and thoroughly updated to reflect the latest CSWE ethical standards and current social work literature, this hands-on text offers a practical, user-friendly, and comprehensive introduction to foundation macro practice. Encouraging you to build on their one-on-one (micro) and group (mezzo) communication skills, the authors outline a guided, step-by-step plan for community and organizational change. Two models -- Prepare and Imagine -- form the heart of the book, providing valuable frameworks for effective macro social work practice. A running case study illustrates these models in action. The authors' coverage of such skills as working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and working within court settings -- as well as lively vignettes and a wide variety of highlights that include hands-on tips and sample forms -- will further enhance your expertise. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Welfare State Nobody Knows

The Welfare State Nobody Knows Author Christopher Howard
ISBN-10 069112180X
Release 2007
Pages 259
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The Welfare State Nobody Knows challenges a number of myths and half-truths about U.S. social policy. The American welfare state is supposed to be a pale imitation of "true" welfare states in Europe and Canada. Christopher Howard argues that the American welfare state is in fact larger, more popular, and more dynamic than commonly believed. Nevertheless, poverty and inequality remain high, and this book helps explain why so much effort accomplishes so little. One important reason is that the United States is adept at creating social programs that benefit the middle and upper-middle classes, but less successful in creating programs for those who need the most help. This book is unusually broad in scope, analyzing the politics of social programs that are well known (such as Social Security and welfare) and less well known but still important (such as workers' compensation, home mortgage interest deduction, and the Americans with Disabilities Act). Although it emphasizes developments in recent decades, the book ranges across the entire twentieth century to identify patterns of policymaking. Methodologically, it weaves together quantitative and qualitative approaches in order to answer fundamental questions about the politics of U.S. social policy. Ambitious and timely, The Welfare State Nobody Knows asks us to rethink the influence of political parties, interest groups, public opinion, federalism, policy design, and race on the American welfare state.



Parenting Matters

Parenting Matters Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309388573
Release 2016-11-21
Pages 524
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Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.



Social Work Practice with Families

Social Work Practice with Families Author Mary Van Hook
ISBN-10 1935871307
Release 2014
Pages 421
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Social Work Practice with Families has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Social Work Practice with Families also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Social Work Practice with Families book for free.



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.



Challenges of Living

Challenges of Living Author Elizabeth D. Hutchison
ISBN-10 9781483316826
Release 2007-04-20
Pages 432
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This timely text draws on interdisciplinary theory and research to examine the multidimensional risk and protective factors for eight challenges of living frequently encountered by social workers. The authors provide a working model for social workers to integrate the most up-to-date evidence about challenges of living they face in their daily practice. Using a multidimensional biopsychosocial-spiritual perspective, the book examines etiology, course, and intervention strategies related to these eight challenges of living.