Understanding Generalist Practice

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Cengage Learning, Feb 15, 2006 - Social Science - 656 pages
Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice provides students with the knowledge and skills they will need to work with individuals and families and the foundation knowledge from a generalist perspective to work with groups, communities, and organizations. It explores the links between micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice and reflects the latest EPAS standards with empowerment and strengths perspectives for partnering with clients.
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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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