Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups, and Communities

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Cengage Learning, Jul 24, 2012 - Social Science - 816 pages
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This seventh edition demonstrates how there are common elements, core processes, and skills across all stages of helping and throughout work with all populations -- including individuals, families, groups, and communities. The text defines, illustrates, and teaches helping skills and provides manageable models for understanding them. It also looks at the underlying process and its associated set of core skills. Part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, this edition integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards set by the Council on Social Work Education.
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Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards by Chapter
A Model of the Helping Process
Social Work with Individuals
Social Work with Families
Social Work with Groups
Macro Social Work Practice Impacting the AgencySetting the Community and Effecting Social Change
Practice Models and EvidenceBased Practice
Case Index
Author Index
Subject Index

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About the author (2012)

Lawrence Shulman is a professor, as well as a former dean, in the School of Social Work at the State University of New York, Buffalo campus. A social work practitioner educator for more than 40 years, he has done extensive research on the core helping skills in social work practice, supervision, and child welfare and school violence. Dr. Shulman has published numerous articles and monographs on direct practice and is the author or coeditor of nine books. He also was the coeditor of the JOURNAL OF CLINICAL SUPERVISION and serves on five other editorial boards. In addition, Dr. Shulman is the cofounder and cochair of the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Haworth Press. Recognized for his dedication to excellence in scholarship and research, pedagogy and curriculum development, and organizational leadership, Dr. Shulman is a recipient of the 2014 Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award, awarded by the Council of Social Work Education.

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