Understanding Generalist Practice

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Cengage Learning, Jan 23, 2008 - Social Science - 648 pages
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Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives your students the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals and families and the foundation knowledge from a generalist perspective to work with groups, communities, and organizations. This edition continues to emphasize the interrelationship between the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice; and it reflects the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards with empowerment and strengths perspectives for partnering with clients.
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Contents

Acknowledgements
1
Introducing Generalist Practice The Generalist Intervention Model
2
Micro Practice Skills Working with Individuals
44
Mezzo Practice Skills Working with Groups
84
Macro Practice Skills Working with Organizations and Communities
114
Engagement and Assessment in Generalist Practice
144
Planning in Generalist Practice
188
Implementation Applications
218
Values Ethics and the Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas
370
Culturally Competent Social Work Practice
412
GenderSensitive Social Work Practice
442
Advocacy
480
Brokering and Case Management
504
Recording in Generalist Social Work Practice
530
Bibliography
585
Credits
605

Evaluation Termination and FollowUp in Generalist Practice
266
Understanding Families
306
Working with Families
336
Name Index
607
Subject Index
615
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About the author (2008)

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman has been a full professor and former chairperson in the social work department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she has taught for 28 years. She has written six social work textbooks in multiple editions as well as numerous publications, articles, and reviews on social work and women's issues. She also has served as a consulting editor on many social work journals. Dr. Kirst-Ashman was a board member of the CSWE from 1998 to 2001 and has served as a CSWE accreditation site visitor on various occasions. She is certified as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin and has been the recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her BSW degree in 1972 and MSSW degree in 1973 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Grafton Hull is professor and Director of the University of Utah's BSW Program. He has over 30 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate, master's and doctorate levels. His practice experience includes work in human service agencies providing mental health, child welfare and juvenile justice programs. He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology, a master's degree in social work, and a doctorate of education (counseling, guidance, and personnel services). He is the co-author of seven texts and numerous articles in social work journals. Hull has served on the CSWE Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation, and as President of BPD. He holds a license as Independent Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin.

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