Situational Approaches to Direct Practice: Origin, Decline, And Re-Emergence.

Situational Approaches to Direct Practice: Origin, Decline, And Re-Emergence.


  • Author: Social Work
  • Release Date : 2007-07-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 197468 Bytes


Beginning in the 1890s, major social and economic changes steadily began to affect every aspect of life in the United States. Social workers, social reformers, community activists, and social planners were caught up in waves of speculation and activity as they sought to determine the best ways to develop, restructure, and guide social programs and even society itself (Trattner, 1999). One offshoot of this tremendous burst of concern and energy was the attempt on the part of a small number of social workers and social thinkers to develop both a "scientific" as well as a "social" approach to social work direct practice. Foremost in this effort were Jane Addams, Mary Richmond, Ada Sheffield, Eduard Lindeman, and Mary Parker Follett. Either working toget...

Surviving As a Postmodern Social Worker: Two Ps and Three Rs of Direct Practice.

Surviving As a Postmodern Social Worker: Two Ps and Three Rs of Direct Practice.


  • Author: Social Work
  • Release Date : 2004-07-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 203129 Bytes


Much has been written that demonstrates the theoretical applicability of postmodernism to social work (Brotman & Pollack, 1997; Chambon & Irving, 1994; Howe, 1994; Leonard, 1995; Pease, 2002; Pease & Fook, 1999). Little of this literature, however, addresses the needs of social workers who apply postmodern ideas to direct practice in culturally and socially diverse child welfare, corrections, mental health, and community settings. Professionals working in the delivery of frontline human services struggle to work both with and in their communities in ways that celebrate diversity and localized constructions of reality while fulfilling professional and agency mandates. As Camilleri (1999) wrote, "it is time to move from the rhetorical to th...

Direct Social Work Practice  Theory and Skills
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Direct Social Work Practice Theory and Skills


  • Author : Dean H. Hepworth
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2009-03-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780495601678


Direct Social Work Practice Theory and Skills Book Description :

Packed with examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the field, DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS, Eighth Edition prepares social work students for effective practice. Long acclaimed for its appropriate level of rigor, the book provides an excellent balance of theory and application. Authoritative, well organized, and soundly written, 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 text’s integration of the major theories and key skills that direct social work practitioners need to unde...

Theories for Direct Social Work Practice

Theories for Direct Social Work Practice


  • Author : Joseph Walsh
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781285966120


Theories for Direct Social Work Practice Book Description :

Walsh’s text incorporates concise, comprehensive coverage of eleven major clinical practice theories commonly used in assessment, planning, and intervention tasks with individuals, families, and groups. The book’s scope encompasses a broad view of the field of practice, yet still allows students to look closely at each theory discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version....

Direct Social Work Practice

Direct Social Work Practice


  • Author : Dean H. Hepworth
  • Publisher : Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Social Service
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015055097862


Direct Social Work Practice Book Description :

This text prepares social work students for effective work in the field through proven learning experiences that are as close to real-life practice as they can get from a textbook. The book has long been praised for the rigor of its theory. It is regarded as the classic and best source for helping students learn direct social work practice skills. The book integrates the major theories and skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master. Consisting of four parts, the book begins by identifying the mission of social work, its values, and knowledge base. The authors then differentiate generalist from direct practice and explore roles of direct practitioners. Common elements amongst diverse theorists are then examined while ke...

Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice

Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice


  • Author : Peter Lehmann PhD, LCSW
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2007-10-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0826113699


Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice Book Description :

Praise for the first edition "Finally, a social work practice text that makes a difference! This is the book that you have wished for but could never find. Although similar to texts that cover a range of practice theories and approaches to clinical practice, this book clearly has a social work frame of reference and a social work identity." --Gayla Rogers, Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary The major focus of this second edition is the same; to provide an overview of theories, models, and therapies for direct social work practice, including systems theory, attachment theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, the crisis intervention model, and many more. However, this popular textbook goes...

The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice

The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice


  • Author : Paula Allen-Meares
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0761914994


The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice Book Description :

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....

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Direct Social Work Practice
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Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Direct Social Work Practice


  • Author : Dean H. Hepworth
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780840028648


Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Direct Social Work Practice 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 beg...

Direct Social Work Practice

Direct Social Work Practice


  • Author : Mary C. Ruffolo
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-02-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483321042


Direct Social Work Practice Book Description :

Using a case-based approach to connect the classroom and the practice environment, Direct Social Work Practice by Mary C. Ruffolo, Brian E. Perron, and Elizabeth H. Voshel incorporates a broad set of themes that include advocacy, social justice, global focus, ethics, theory, and critical thinking. Integrated, up-to-date content related to diversity, social justice, and international issues helps readers develop the basic skills of engagement, assessment, intervention, and reflective practice, as well as the key skills needed for the field experience. Each chapter of the book is mapped to the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) to aid schools of social work in connecting the course content with monitored outcomes....

Empowerment Series  Direct Social Work Practice  Theory and Skills

Empowerment Series Direct Social Work Practice Theory and Skills


  • Author : Dean H. Hepworth
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2016-02-19
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781305633803


Empowerment Series Direct Social Work Practice Theory and Skills 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)....

Direct Social Work Practice

Direct Social Work Practice


  • Author : Glenda Dewberry Rooney
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre: Social service
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1133354939


Direct Social Work Practice Book Description :

DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS, 9E, International Edition prepares you for effective real-world practice. Packed with case examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the authors as well as other social work practitioners, the book integrates the major theories and skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master, earning the book its reputation as the classic source for helping students learn direct practice skills. 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...

Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice  Third Edition

Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice Third Edition


  • Author : Nick Coady, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2016-05-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826119483


Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice Third Edition Book Description :

This expanded third edition of a popular textbook provides a completely revised and updated overview of the theories, models, and therapies that inform direct social work practice. The text is grounded in generalist social work principles and values and promotes a problem-solving model of social work practice as a framework for the eclectic use of theory, as well as for integrating the artistic, reflective elements of practice. It provides in-depth coverage of select psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, critical, and postmodern theories. The third edition features a new section on Critical Theories, where a new chapter on Empowerment Theory is included with a completely revised chapter on Feminist Theory. A new chapter on Strengths-based ...