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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Introducing Generalist Practice The Generalist Intervention Model
Micro Practice Skills Working with Individuals
Mezzo Practice Skills Working with Groups
Macro Practice Skills Working with Organizations and Communities
Engagement and Assessment in Generalist Practice
Planning in Generalist Practice
Implementation Applications
Values Ethics and the Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas
Culturally Competent Social Work Practice
GenderSensitive Social Work Practice
Brokering and Case Management
Recording in Generalist Social Work Practice

Evaluation Termination and FollowUp in Generalist Practice
Understanding Families
Working with Families
Name Index
Subject Index

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About the author (2008)

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman is Professor Emerita and former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She has written six social work textbooks in multiple editions and numerous publications, articles, and reviews on social work and women's issues. She also has served on the Editorial Board of AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work, and as a consulting editor for many social work journals including the Journal of Social Work Education. Dr. Kirst-Ashman has been a member on the Board of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and has served as a CSWE accreditation site visitor on various occasions. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin. She has been the recipient of both the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University Outstanding Teaching Award. She earned her BSW degree and MSSW degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked as a practitioner and administrator in child welfare and mental health agencies.

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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