Case Studies in Social Work Practice

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Craig W. LeCroy
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 14, 2014 - Social Science - 432 pages
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A practical approach to understanding social work concepts in action that integrates theory and practice

In this updated edition of the classic social work text, students and instructors have access to real-world demonstrations of how social work theories and concepts can be applied in practice. The case studies in this book bridge the gap between the classroom and the field by allowing students to discover the when, why, and how of social work principles. Brief but comprehensive topic overviews are brought to life by case studies that apply general theories to the work of social work.

  • Each of the book's nine sections cover an essential area of social work, encompassing the micro, mezzo, and macro levels
  • Highly readable explanations are followed by 3-5 case studies relating theory to the living practice of real social workers
  • Topics include Generalist Practice; Family Therapy, Treatment of Adults; and Diversity

Approaching each topic from a variety of different theoretical bases, this essential text allow students to learn by concrete example, experiencing social work concepts as they are applied in the profession today.


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Life Transitions in Late
Community Development
Case Studies in Integrating Theory and Practice
Treatment of Phobic Disorders
Adult Experiencing Interpersonal Problems
With the Adoptive Family of a Child With Special
Alternatives to the Adversarial Process of Conflict
Indoors After 20 Years of Sidewalk Sleeping
Prevention for Early Adolescent Girls
Case Studies in Group Work
A Social Skills Group for Children
Group Work With Men Who Batter
Case Studies in Diversity

Case Studies in Child and Family Welfare
An Adolescent Inpatient
Family Drug Court
Case Studies in Family Therapy
Homebuilders Helping Families Stay
Humanizing the Impossible Case
Case Studies in Treating Adult Problems
Using Cognitive Therapy
With Chronic Pain Through MindfulnessOriented
Counseling an Interracial Couple
Working With the Urban Poor
Cultural Competence in Ethically Sound Practice
Case Studies in Using Practice Evaluation
Evaluating the Treatment of a Sexually
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Using Rapid Assessment
school absences childS attitude toward mother
Practical Variations on a Theme

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About the author (2014)

Craig Winston LeCroy, PhD, is Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Dr. LeCroy has directed several projects for children and adolescents, including a National Institue of Mental Health Training Grant for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. He has published widely in the areas of children's mental health, social skills training, risk and needs assessment with juvenile offenders, and adolescent treatment and program evaluation.

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