Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach (Pearson New International ed of 7th revised ed)

Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach (Pearson New International ed of 7th revised ed)

By: Michael W. O'Melia (author), Karla Krogsrud Miley (author), Brenda L. DuBois (author)Paperback

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An empowerment-based generalist social work practice text which integrates core themes of the profession. This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. Generalist Social Work Practice, 7th edition, fully integrates core social work themes of collaboration, the strengths perspective, values and ethics, social justice and human rights, evidence-based practice, cultural competence, and policy practice. This text offers a progressive practice approach grounded in social work research, reflective of social work values, sensitive to client diversity, and applicable to work with any level of client system including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Beginning with engaging clients as partners and continuing with assessing, intervening, and evaluating from a strengths perspective, this approach offers social workers a method that fully realizes core social work values, respects client competence, and activates client resources within the context of their lives. All parts of the practice process are described in detail, connected to social work theory, illustrated with case examples, and supported with evidence from social work research. Each chapter focuses on teaching the knowledge, values, and skills reflective of the core competencies and correlated practice behaviors as described in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). A better teaching & learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. Here's how: *Personalize Learning - MySearchLab with eText delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. *Improve Critical Thinking - Teaches students specific strategies to identify and use client strengths in their practice. *Engage Students - Offers numerous case examples to apply the empowerment method to all levels of social work, with diverse clients and situations, and across fields of practice. *Explore Current Issues - Includes new practice research findings and updates to demographics to ensure currency. *Apply CSWE Core Competencies - The text integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to assess student understanding and development of competency. *Support Instructors - An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), BlackBoard Test Item File, MySearchLab with Pearson eText, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package.

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Contents

IN THIS SECTION: 1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS 2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part One: Social Work Practice Perspectives Chapter 1: Generalist Social Work Practice Chapter 2: Human System Perspectives Chapter 3: Values and Multicultural Competence Chapter 4: Strengths and Empowerment Chapter 5: An Empowering Approach to Generalist Practice Part Two: Engagement: The Dialogue Phase Chapter 6: Engagement: Forming Partnerships Chapter 7: Engagement: Articulating Situations Chapter 8: Engagement: Defining Directions Part Three: Assessment: The Discovery Phase Chapter 9: Assessment: Identifying Strengths Chapter 10: Assessment: Assessing Resource Capabilities Chapter 11: Assessment: Framing Solutions Part Four: Intervention and Evaluation: The Development Phase Chapter 12: Intervention: Activating Resources Chapter 13: Intervention: Creating Alliances Chapter 14: Intervention: Expanding Opportunities Chapter 15: Evaluation: Recognizing Success Chapter 16: Intervention: Integrating Gains COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: Preface PART ONE: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE PERSPECTIVES Chapter 1 Generalist Social Work Practice Social Work Values and Purpose Human Dignity and Worth Social Justice Defining Social Work Achieving the Purpose of Social Work Generalist Social Work Levels of Intervention in Generalist Practice Policy and Generalist Practice Research in Generalist Practice Advantages of a Multifaceted Approach Social Work Functions and Roles Consultancy Resource Management Education Integrating Generalist Functions Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 2 Human System Perspectives The Knowledge Base of Generalist Practice Theoretical Frameworks for Practice Developing a Practice Framework Analyzing Theoretical Perspectives Key Perspectives for Empowering Practice Ecosystems Social Constructionism Feminist Perspective Life Course Theory Critical Theory The Ecosystems Perspective Humans in Context Focus on Transactions Development as Evolutionary Change Goodness-of-Fit View of Dysfunction Implications for Change Human Systems System Defined Dimensions of Systems A Structural View of Systems An Interactional View of Systems Biopsychosocial Dimensions Cultural Influences Ecosystems: A Conceptual Framework for Practice Identify the Focal System What's Happening Inside the System? What's Happening Outside the System? How Do the Inside and Outside Connect? How Does the System Move through Time? Applying the Ecosystems Framework Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 3 Values and Multicultural Competence Frames of Reference Your Frame of Reference Shows Professional Values and Practice Principles Acceptance Individualization Nonjudgmentalism Objectivity Self-Determination Access to Resources Confidentiality Accountability Value Conflicts in Practice Personal Values and Resources Use of Self in Social Work Increasing Self-Awareness Values and Principles in Action: A Practice Example How Values Influence Practice Values and Diversity Multicultural Competence Cultural Diversity Defined Proficient Multicultural Practice Cultural Competence Cultural Sensitivity Cultural Responsiveness A Generalist View of Cultural Competence Practitioner-Level Cultural Competence Agency-Level Cultural Competence Community-Level Cultural Competence Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 4 Strengths and Empowerment Strengths Perspective Practice Assumptions Key Transitions Applying a Strengths Perspective Empowerment Personal Dimensions of Empowerment Interpersonal Dimensions of Empowerment Sociopolitical Dimensions of Empowerment Power Empowerment Social Work and Oppression Empowerment-Based Practice The Paradox of an Empowering Process Collaboration and Partnership Ethical Preferences for Empowerment Practice Characteristics of Empowerment-Centered Social Workers Empowerment-Oriented Strategies Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 5 An Empowering Approach to Generalist Practice Elements of an Empowering Generalist Approach Infusing an Ecosystems Perspective Reflecting a Social Justice Commitment Applying a Strengths Orientation Collaborating with Clients Constructing an Empowering Reality Phases and Processes of Empowering Practice Engagement: The Dialogue Phase Assessment: The Discovery Phase Intervention and Evaluation: The Development Phase The Recurring Nature of Dialogue, Discovery, and Development From Solving Problems to Promoting Competence Processes in Action: Practice Examples An Example at the Microlevel An Example at the Mezzolevel An Example at the Macrolevel Multilevel Practice in Generalist Social Work: An Integrative Case Example Social Work Practice at the Microlevel Social Work Practice at the Mezzolevel Social Work Practice at the Macrolevel Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections PART TWO: ENGAGEMENT: THE DIALOGUE PHASE Chapter 6 Engagement: Forming Partnerships Collaboration and Partnership The Dilemma of Social Workers as Experts The Rewards of Clients as Experts The Social Worker's Role Agency Influences on Worker-Client Relationships Making Initial Contacts Recognizing What Clients Bring Initiating Collaboration Beginning Steps: A Practice Example Qualities of Professional Partnerships Genuineness Acceptance and Respect Trustworthiness Empathy Cultural Sensitivity Purposefulness Constructing Empowering Relationships Recognizing Rights Taking Responsibilities Avoiding Dual Relationships Discussing Rights and Responsibilities Augmenting Power When Clients Feel Powerless Collaborating with Oppressed Clients Voluntary and Involuntary Clients Partnerships with Larger Systems Respecting Confidentiality Absolute and Relative Confidentiality Violating Confidentiality Informed Consent for Releasing Information Privileged Communication Balancing Accountability and Privacy Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 7 Engagement: Articulating Situations Empowering Dialogue Listening and Responding Proactive Responding Describing the Current Situation Orienting toward Goals Searching for Strengths and Resources Sizing Up Situations Applying Models of Communication Verbal Communication Nonverbal Communication Influences on Communication Processes Accessing the Client's Perspective Responding to Thoughts Allowing Space Nonverbal Responses Single Word Responses Restatement Clarification Summary Clarification Request to Continue Questioning Combining Responses Practice Example Responding to Feelings The Experience of Feelings Identifying Feelings Verbalizing Feelings Validating Feelings Special Issues in Responding Responding to Anger Responding to Silence Responding to Questions Responding to Feedback from Clients Responding to Larger Client Systems Facilitating Discussion Respecting Existing Functioning Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 8 Engagement: Defining Directions Transforming Challenges into Directions Orienting Forward, Not Back Framing the Search for Resources Integrating Transactional Dimensions Considering Client Motivation Enhancing Client Motivation Motivating Clients Who Have Given Up Aligning Worker and Client Motivations Motivating Larger Systems Collaborating with Clients Who Resist Resistance Is Motivated Cooperating with Resistance Overcoming Environmental Resistance Cooperating with Mandated Clients Constructing Workers' Expectations Structuring a Working Partnership Defining a Motivating Direction Taking Priority Actions Responding to Trauma and Crises Responding to Large-Scale Disasters Responding to the Threat of Suicide Responding to Threats toward Others Responding to Child Abuse Responding to Elder Abuse Responding to Intimate Partner Violence Responding to Survival Needs Responding to Signs of Addiction Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections PART THREE: ASSESSMENT: THE DISCOVERY PHASE Chapter 9 Assessment: Identifying Strengths Infusing a Strengths Perspective What Are Strengths? Why Identify Strengths? Balancing Strengths and Challenges Looking for Strengths Highlighting Strengths in General Functioning Strengths in Individuals Strengths in Families Strengths in Groups Strengths in Organizations Strengths in Communities Solution-Focused Dialogue Creating a Solution-Saturated Atmosphere Searching for Exceptions Detecting Incremental Steps Searching for Transferable Skills Recognizing Cultural Strengths The Challenge of Activating Cultural Strengths A Closer Look at Cultural Identity The Critical Use of Research about Cultural Groups Ethnic Group Strengths African Americans Non-Hispanic White Americans Latino Americans Asian Americans Native Americans Strengths in Cultural Group Memberships Women Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals Older Adults Religious Affiliations and Spirituality Persons with Disabilities Clients as Resources for Understanding Cultures Uncovering Strengths in Adversity Surviving Oppression Surviving Violence Surviving Family Disruption Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 10 Assessment: Assessing Resource Capabilities Exploring Resource Systems through Assessment Recognizing Environmental Resources Turning Challenging Situations into Resources Collaborating to Search for Resources Applying Theoretical Frameworks Organizing Assessment by Using a 5-Point Ecosystemic Schema Practice Example: Franklin Courts Organizing Assessment: Applying Ecosystemic Questions Assessing Structures Assessing Interactions Assessing Thinking and Feeling Assessing Cultural Influences Assessing Spiritual Dimensions Assessing Physical Environments Putting the Pieces Together Using Assessment Tools Social Histories Genograms Eco-maps Culturally Sensitive Assessment Social Network Maps Group Assessment Organizational Assessment Neighborhood and Community Assessment Tools as Resources for Empowerment Adding Viewpoints Bringing in Significant Others Contacting Other Professionals Assessing through Observation Observations by Clients Observations by Workers Recordkeeping Recording Types of Recording Formats Ethical and Legal Issues in Recordkeeping Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 11 Assessment: Framing Solutions Collaborative Planning Processes Client Expertise in Planning Worker Expertise in Planning Issues Affecting Collaborative Planning Planning in Multiperson Systems Goals and Objectives Differentiating Goals and Objectives Considering Goals Translating Goals into Objectives Constructing Action Plans Crystallizing Outcome Goals Writing Effective Objectives Prioritizing Objectives Screening Generalist Intervention Strategies Choosing Effective Strategies Delineating Tasks and Responsibilities Setting Reviews and Evaluations Contracting The Evolving Contract Contracting as an Empowering Process Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections PART FOUR: INTERVENTION AND EVALUATION: THE DEVELOPMENT PHASE Chapter 12 Intervention: Activating Resources Applying Generalist Intervention Skills Intervention across System Levels Maintaining Progress in the Action Plan Implementing Action Plans Enhancing Interactions Sustaining Motivation Developing Power Promoting Leadership Facilitating Choices Shaping Competence Changing Perspectives Offering Feedback Constructing Feedback Creating New Concepts Using Narrative Strategies Trying Out New Behaviors Managing Resources Linking Clients with Resources Client Advocacy Maximizing Clients' Rights Fair Hearings and Appeals Educating Teaching Sharing Information Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 13 Intervention: Creating Alliances The Power of Alliances Developing Alliances through Groups Groups and Empowerment Mutual Aid in Groups Self-Help Groups Social Action through Group Work Strengthening Natural Support Alliances Social Support Workers' Roles in Encouraging Social Support Case Management: Client-Service Alliances Overview of Case Management The Purpose of Case Management Case Management Activities with Clients Case Management Activities within Delivery System Case Management as Policy Practice Case Management in Action: A Practice Example Workers' Resources for Case Management Critical Issues and Ethical Dilemmas Organizational Alliances for Service Delivery Forming Intergovernmental Alliances Building Interagency Coalitions Working on Teams Leading Effective Meetings Professional Support Networks Alliances within Organizations Antidotes to Burnout Professional Memberships Alliances through Technology Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 14 Intervention: Expanding Opportunities Opportunities: Keys to Empowerment Empowerment and Opportunities Empowerment in Groups and Communities Resource Expansion Identifying Resource Shortages Mobilizing Resources Educating the Public Writing Grant Proposals Community Change Generalist Processes for Working with Communities Working with Communities through Organizing Working with Communities through Development Social Work as a Political Profession Political Perspectives Political Perspectives Applied to Social Work Policy Development Policy Analysis and Change Consumer Participation in Policy Development Social Activism and Social Advocacy A Heritage of Social Reform Promoting Social Action Advocacy Role Legislative Advocacy Legislative Analysis Lobbying Legislative Testimony Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 15 Evaluation: Recognizing Success Social Work Research and Evaluation Integrating Research and Practice Client Involvement in Research and Evaluation Evidence-Based Practice Steps for Evidence-Based Decision-Making Implications for Social Work Practice Ethics in Research Research-Informed Practice The Research Process Research Terminology Practice Evaluation Client Outcome Assessment Using Standardized Instruments in Practice Evaluation Progress Evaluation Monitoring and Evaluating Action Plans Goal Attainment Scaling Single-System Designs Elements of Single-System Designs Types of Single-System Designs Limitations of Single-System Designs Program Evaluation Program Evaluation Design Consumer Satisfaction Surveys Empowerment Evaluation Looking Forward Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 16 Intervention: Integrating Gains Social Work Endings Completing Contracts Preparing for Resolution Discussing Readiness Evaluating Sharing Feelings Generalizing Outcomes Firming Up Social Supports Celebrations and Ritualized Endings Looking to the Future Following Up Closing with Referral Acknowledging Limited Resources Implementing Legal Mandates Making Referrals Responding to Clients' Discontinuation of Services Preparing for Early Discontinuation Recognizing Exit Clues Resolving Unplanned Exits When Clients Die Grief End-of-Life Care Grieving the Death of a Client Resolving Relationships with Multiperson Systems Small Group Endings Resolving Intermember Relationships Endings with Organizations and Communities Endings Are Beginnings Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Epilogue References Author Index Subject Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781292041865
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9781292041865
  • weight: 1072
  • ISBN10: 1292041862
  • edition: Pearson New International ed of 7th revised ed

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