The Empowerment Approach to Social Work Practice

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Columbia University Press, Aug 13, 2013 - Social Science - 517 pages
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Strengthened by the use of case studies, the book presents five perspectives on understanding both individual and group oppression: historical, ecological, critical, ethical, and feminist. The second edition places an increased emphasis on "how-to" skills and introduces more material on the narrative and constructivist approach to empowerment. The most innovative addition is a new chapter designed to identify world-wide issues of oppression.

 

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The Empowered Approach to Social Work Practice is a wonderful book that is easy to read and filled with useful information. I give it a 5 Star excellent rating. By Gregg L. Friedman MD

Contents

Dreaming Justice and the Beloved Community in the TwentyFirst Century
1
The Empowerment Approach A Conceptual Framework
30
Empowerment Method The HowTo
56
Establishing Multifocal Vision The History of Oppression
94
Establishing Multifocal Vision The Ecological Perspective and Coping
139
Multifocal Vision Developing Ethclass Feminist Cultural and Critical PerspectivesOne Clear Lens Many Foci
162
Making Beginnings in Individual and Family Empowerment Processes and Practice Skills
186
Assessment for Empowerment Content and Process
206
Empowerment Group Approach
290
Empowerment Groups Working Together Toward Empowerment
321
Community and Political Empowerment Practice
351
Empowerment in Global Perspective Social And Economic Justice For All
396
References
433
Some Suggested Web Resources
471
Name Index
473
Subject Index
485

Working on Problems Together The Empowerment of Individuals and Families
229
Empowering Special Populations
259

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About the author (2013)

Judith A. B. Lee is professor of social work at Florida Gulf Coast University and professor emerita of the University of Connecticut. She is the author of many publications, including Walk a Mile in My Shoes.


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