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The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice

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June 2000 | 752 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice discusses the context of practice, its theories and frameworks, approaches to change fields of practice, research and empirical issues, and professional issues. Written by a group of contributors, who are leading expert in their fields, this volume will service a definitive reference for social work students and professionals.
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: THE CONTEXT OF PRACTICE
Robert Fisher and Howard Karger
The Context of Social Work Practice
Robert G Madden
Legal Issues in Practice
Eileen Gambrill
The Role of Critical Thinking in Evidence-Based Social Work
John E Tropman and Katherine E Richards-Schuster
The Concepts of Levels and Systems in Social Work
 
PART TWO: FRAMEWORKS FOR PRACTICE
Mark Fraser, Karen Randolph and M Daniel Bennett
Prevention
A Risk and Resilience Perspective

 
Enid O Cox and Ruth J Parsons
Empowerment-Oriented Practice
From Practice Value to Practice Model

 
Michael Spencer, Edith Lewis and Lorraine Gutierrez
Multicultural Perspectives on Direct Practice in Social Work
Mary Bricker-Jenkins
Feminist Social Work Practice
Womanly Warrior or Damsel in Distress?

 
 
PART THREE: APPROACHES TO CHANGE
Sharon B Berlin and Jane E Barden
Thinking Differently
The Cognitive-Integrative Approach to Changing a Mind

 
Bruce A Thyer and Laura L Myers
Approaches to Behavioral Change
Joseph A Himle
Affective Change
Depression and Anxiety Disorders

 
William J Reid and Elizabeth Misener
Adult Change
Kathleen Coulborn Faller
Individual Change in Children and Direct Social Work Practice
David E Pollio, Aaron M Brower and Maeda J Galinsky
Change in Groups
Froma Walsh and Carmen Crosser
Advances in Family Therapy
Theory and Practice

 
Albert R Roberts and Jacqui Corcoran
Crisis Intervention Practices in Social Work Settings
Paula S Nurius
Coping
Marie Weil
Social Work Practice in the Social Environment
Integrated Practice - An Empowerment/Structural Approach

 
 
PART FOUR: FIELDS OF PRACTICE
Edith M Freeman
Direct Practice in Fields Related to Development Tasks
A Life-Span Perspective

 
Lonnie R Snowden
The New World of Practice in Physical and Mental Health
Comorbidity, Cultural Competence and Managed Care

 
Rosemary C Sarri
The Juvenile Justice System in Crises
Challenges and Opportunities for Social Workers

 
John F Longres and Karen I Fredriksen
Social Work Practice with Lesbians and Gay Men
Sheila H Akabas
Practice in the World of Work
Promise Unrealized

 
Elizabeth A Segal and Layne K Stromwall
Social Work Practice Issues Related to Poverty and Homelessness
 
PART FIVE: RESEARCH AND EMPIRICAL ISSUES
Neil Abell and Walter H Hudson
Pragmatic Applications of Single Case and Group Designs in Social Work Practice Evaluation and Research
Betty Blythe and Anita Reithoffer
Assessment and Measurement Issues in Direct Practice in Social Work
Marilyn Flynn
Computer-Mediated Communications in Direct Social Work Practice
 
PART FIVE: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
Frederic G Reamer
Ethical Issues in Direct Practice
Carlton E Munson
Supervision Standards of Practice in an Era of Societal Restructuring
Doreen Elliott and Nazneen S Mayadas
International Perspectives on Social Work Practice
Armand Lauffer
Fundraising for the Direct Services
 
Conclusion

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ISBN: 9780761914990
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