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Social Work Practice
Cases, Activities and Exercises



February 1999 | 157 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In this workbook, Kim Strom-Gottfried offers extensive new resources for social work instructors and students. She draws on the best experiential learning exercises developed and used by instructors across the United States; adapts and organizes the material to maximize its use with a variety of major textbooks; and shapes exercises that are both easy to use and in-depth.

Instructors and students alike will find this one of the most useful resources for teaching and learning about social work practice through a variety of learning strategies.

 
PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL WORK
 
Introductions and Icebreakers
 
Putting Systems Theory into Action
 
Understanding and Resolving Value Dilemmas
 
Understanding and Using the NASW Code of Ethics
 
Examining the Values and Ethics Reflected in Policy Decisions
 
PART TWO: GETTING STARTED
 
Building Rapport
 
Tuning in through Guided Visualization
 
Looking for Assets
 
Understanding Loss
 
Engaging a Family Who Has Not Asked for Help
 
PART THREE: GATHERING DATA
 
Video Analysis and Interview Practice
 
Practicing and Analyzing Interviews
 
"Hanging in There" When Differences between Client and Worker Are at Issue
 
"Stations"
Ethnographic Strength-Based Interviewing

 
 
Beyond Interviewing
Data Collection Methods for Individuals, Families, Organizations and Communities

 
 
PART FOUR: MAKING SENSE OF DATA THROUGH ASSESSMENT
 
Roundtable Interview
 
Assessing Your Family of Origin
 
The Organizational Diversity Audit
 
Framing Organizational Issues for Assessment and Change
Trouble at HighRisk Hospital

 
 
PART FIVE: SETTING GOALS
 
Generating and Prioritizing Ideas Using Nominal Group Technique
 
Gladys
Working with a Client over Time

 
 
Contracting with an Involuntary Client
Teenager in Foster Care

 
 
The Smith Family
Multiple Perspectives on Service Goals

 
 
PART SIX: CREATING CHANGE
INTERVENTIONS

 
 
What You Look for Determines What You See
 
Social Work Practice with Gay and Lesbian Families
 
Constructively Engaging Professionals in Complex Organizations
 
Co-Leadership of the Parenting Group
 
Choosing a Strategy for Community Intervention with R&M Properties
 
Family Interventions during a Life Crisis
 
PART SEVEN: EVALUATING EFFECTIVENESS
 
How Do We Know We're Helping?
 
Tracking Progress through Single Subject Design
 
Evaluating Communication Skills through Process Recordings
 
PART EIGHT: ENDINGS AND TRANSITIONS
 
Letter to the Editor
 
Making Effective Referrals
 
Getting Closure on Unplanned Endings
 
Classrooms Terminations

Adopted as a supplement because it relates to course concepts.

Ms Dorisa Slaughter
Humanities, Bluegrass Cmty/Tech Clg-Leesto
July 17, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Exercise 30

Exercise 21

Exercise 11

Exercise 4

Introduction


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