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Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Author : Charles Zastrow,Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2015-02-03
  • ISBN : 1305445600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman’s UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 10th Edition looks at the lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Understanding Generalist Practice

Empowerment Series: Understanding Generalist Practice
  • Author : Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2016-12-05
  • ISBN : 1305966864
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Organized around the coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this guide to generalist social work practice incorporates the knowledge, skills, and professional values needed to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. Updated with new material on empathy, interdisciplinary collaboration, working with LGBTQ clients and clients with disabilities, and other topics, the book focuses on micro levels of social work practice while also discussing the interrelationship among the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE, 8th Edition, clearly identifies content related to the latest Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) with icons throughout the text. Learning objectives, correlated to chapter headings and summaries, guide students' reading and reinforce their understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective

Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective
  • Author : Jose B. Ashford,Craig Winston LeCroy,Lela Rankin Williams
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2016-12-05
  • ISBN : 1305860306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers a multidimensional approach, with discussion of integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services as well as matters pertaining to diversity. You'll find solid coverage of foundation knowledge, material on the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, and case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of case formulation processes. The sixth edition integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), helping you connect foundation knowledge with practice concerns. Study tables and concept maps clarify major phases of biopsychosocial development. In short, this text's framework gives you a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession.

Empowerment Series: Essential Research Methods for Social Work

Empowerment Series: Essential Research Methods for Social Work
  • Author : Allen Rubin,Earl R. Babbie
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2015
  • ISBN : 1305101685
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Rubin and Babbie’s ESSENTIAL RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK provides students with a concise introduction to research methods that offers illustrations and applications specific to the field, as well as a constant focus on the utility of social work research in social work practice. Outlines, introductions, boxed features, chapter endings with main points, review questions and exercises, and Internet exercises provide students with the information and practice they need to succeed in the course. Part of the Cengage Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice
  • Author : Dean H. Hepworth,Ronald H. Rooney,Glenda Dewberry Rooney,Kim Strom-Gottfried
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2012-01-01
  • ISBN : 0840028644
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Considered the classic source by means of the authors' proven learning experiences from the field, as well as its excellent balance of theory and application, DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS prepares social work students for effective practice. Authoritative, well organized, and soundly written with an appropriate level of rigor, this thorough introduction to practice grounds students in theory while connecting them through vivid examples and vignettes to real-world applications with clients. Many case examples are drawn from social work practitioners as well as the authors' own practice situations. The book is divided into four parts: Part One provides the foundational/values and knowledge base material; Part Two is devoted to the beginning phase of the helping process; Part Three addresses the middle phase (goal attainment strategies), discussing four intervention approaches; and Part Four clarifies the termination phase of direct practice. Furthermore, as part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the ninth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Video demonstrations are available on the optional CourseMate website and ensure student learning experiences are as close to real life as possible. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills

Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills
  • Author : Dean H. Hepworth,Ronald H. Rooney,Glenda Dewberry Rooney,Kim Strom-Gottfried
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2016-02-19
  • ISBN : 1305633806
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Considered the classic source in its field, DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS prepares you for effective real-world practice. Packed with case examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the authors and other social work practitioners, the book integrates the major theories and skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the tenth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Empowerment Series: Research Methods for Social Work

Empowerment Series: Research Methods for Social Work
  • Author : Allen Rubin,Earl R. Babbie
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2017
  • ISBN : 1305633822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques -- illustrating how the two methods complement one another and how they can be integrated in mixed-methods studies. Rubin and Babbie’s classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as for the authors’ clear and often humorous writing style. A rigorous and comprehensive presentation, combined with a reader-friendly approach, helps students overcome the fear factor often associated with this course. Examples from real-world settings help students see the connections between research and social work practice. The Ninth Edition continues to incorporate coverage of evidence-based practice, and aligns with other accreditation requirements based on the EPAS guidelines. It 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.

Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives

Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives
  • Author : Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2016
  • ISBN : 1305856082
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman’s introductory book enhances readers’ ability to grasp the essence and spirit of generalist social work and the issues in social welfare that social workers address every day. Giving those who are contemplating a career in social work a solid introduction to the profession, Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced introductory look within a unifying theme of critical thinking that trains readers to be more evaluative of key concepts. This fifth edition is completely updated in every chapter, and includes practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Written in a clear and straightforward manner, the book provides numerous case examples to illustrate social work practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Social Work and Social Welfare

Empowerment Series: Social Work and Social Welfare
  • Author : Rosalie Ambrosino,Joseph Heffernan,Guy Shuttlesworth,Robert Ambrosino
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2015-02-03
  • ISBN : 130548066X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Reflecting the latest practices, accreditation requirements, and developments from the field, the eighth edition of bestselling SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE gives readers a broad understanding about the social work profession and the role it plays in the social welfare system. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the text is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). With its signature systems/ecological approach to understanding social welfare, the book focuses on specific social welfare areas in which social workers play major roles in policy and practice. It adopts the philosophy that there are many reasons why social problems occur, and that students need to understand the history, values, and economic, political, and cultural factors that surround these issues and the attempts to solve or address them. Instead of presenting a specific political perspective, the authors encourage readers to think critically about issues in a new way. Each chapter opens with a vignette about a social worker in a specific setting and closes with information about the career opportunities for social workers in the area discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-based Assessment Model for Social Workers

Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-based Assessment Model for Social Workers
  • Author : Susan W. Gray,Marilyn R. Zide
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2015-02-06
  • ISBN : 1305445538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Written by a practicing social worker, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY views mental disorders through the strengths perspective and applies a competency-based assessment model for understanding the subject matter. Featuring detailed, realistic vignettes of clinical practice situations, the text offers strategies for building on clients’ strengths and resilience, and insights about social workers’ role in working with the mentally ill. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the up-to-date fourth edition summarizes the current state of knowledge about mental disorders, including a thorough integration of the DSM-V. It also integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.