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Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice: Text, Workbook, and Interactive Web Based Case Studies, 3rd Edition

By Linda K. Cummins, Judith A. Sevel, Laura Pedrick

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 28, 2011

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Description

Social work practice skills text/workbook plus web-based case studies

 

This book is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. This series helps students understand and master CSWE’s core competencies with a variety of pedagogy highlighted competency content and critical thinking questions for the competencies throughout.

Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice, 3/e, guides students through all stages of the helping process and assists them in developing time-tested social work skills.

 

By using the text/workbook PLUS the web-based, interactive case studies in MySocialWorkLab, students will gain a greater understanding of how to use social work skills in the context of each of the stages of the helping process — from intake through termination.  In addition, individual chapters are devoted to values and ethics; theory directed practice; cultural context of practice; basic skills for direct practice; and advanced skills for direct practice.

 

The interactive case studies found on the book-specific MySocialWorkLabcontain video segments demonstrating different social worker-client case studies across a variety of practice contexts. Students can view the video, stop the action and respond to questions, look up references, or obtain more in-depth information about each skill segment.

 

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning — MySocialWorkLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking — Interactive, web-based case studies, in MySocialWorkLab encourage critical thinking.  
  • Engage Students — The entire text/workbook is a practical guide to teaching practice skills, designed to engage students throughout; Interactive Case Studies in MySocialWorkLab allow students to interact with virtual clients.
  • Explore Current Issues — Includes the most recent data,  new coverage of ethics, intersectionality, and more
  • Apply CSWE Core Competencies — Integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS throughout — highlights competencies and practice behaviors and includes expensive pedagogy. MySocialWorkLab adds value with book-specific interactive case studies, core competency videos and hundreds of competency-based questions.
  • Support Instructors — Instructor’s Manual and MySocialWorkLab with Pearson eText are included in the supplements package.

Note: MySocialWorkLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocialWorkLab, please visit: www.mysocialworklab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySocialWorkLab (at no additional cost). VP: 0205085350

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Social Work and the Helping Process
Chapter 2: Values and Ethics in Social Work
Chapter 3: Theory Directed Social Work Practice
Chapter 4: The Cultural Context of Practice: Using Interviewing Skills Effectively
Chapter 5: Basic Skills for Direct Practice
Chapter 6: Advanced Social Work Skills for Direct Practice
Chapter 7: Common Errors in Direct Practice
Chapter 8: Intake and Engagement
Chapter 9: The Assessment Process
Chapter 10: Problem Identification, Planning, and Contracting
Chapter 11: Treatment and Intervention
Chapter 12: Evaluation and Termination
Chapter 13: Transitions: Looking Ahead



FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Social Work and the Helping Process
History of Social Work 
Defining Social Work 
The Helping Process 
Social Worker Roles
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #3: Mike and Karen

 

Chapter 2: Values and Ethics in Social Work
Social Work Mission
Social Work Values
Social Work Ethics
Conclusion 

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #4: Mrs. Anderson, Maria and Nicole

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #5: Mrs. Kita and Diane

 

Chapter 3: Theory Directed Social Work Practice
Categories of Practice Theory
Meta-Frameworks for Practicing Social Work
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #4: Mrs. Anderson, Maria and Nicole 

 

Chapter 4: The Cultural Context of Practice: Using Interviewing Skills Effectively
NASW Standards for Cultural Competence 
Attitudes
Knowledge 
Skills
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #5: Mrs. Kita and Diane 

 

Chapter 5: Basic Skills for Direct Practice
Attending Behaviors
Interviewing Skills
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #1: Anna and Marie

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

 

Chapter 6: Advanced Social Work Skills for Direct Practice
Focusing the Interview
Advanced Skills
Integrating Social Work and Attending Behaviors
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #1: Anna and Marie

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #3: Mike and Karen

 

Chapter 7: Common Errors in Direct Practice
The Pitfalls
Learning from Mistakes
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #4: Mrs. Anderson, Maria and Nicole

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #5: Mrs. Kita and Diane 

 

Chapter 8: Intake and Engagement
The Intake Process
Engagement and the Professional Relationship
Understanding Empathy and Rapport Building
Countertransference
Distinguishing Between a Friendship and a Professional Relationship
Self-Awareness
Developing your Personal Style
Confidentially
Meeting the Client
Signs of Successful Client Engagement
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #3: Mike and Karen

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #4: Mrs. Anderson, Maria and Nicole 

 

Chapter 9: The Assessment Process
Assessment
The Multidimensional Assessment
Special Populations
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #1: Anna and Marie

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #5: Mrs. Kita and Diane

 

Chapter 10: Problem Identification, Planning, and Contracting
Problem Identification
Planning
Contracting
Barriers to Progress
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #5: Mrs. Kita and Diane

 

Chapter 11: Treatment and Intervention
Selecting Treatment Options
The Context of Treatment and Intervention
Client Motivation in Treatment
The Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM) and Stages Of Change Model (SCM)
Building Client Capacities and Coping Skills
Brief Treatment Strategies and Techniques: Examples from Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Postmodern Theoretical Perspectives
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #3: Mike and Karen

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #5: Mrs. Kita and Diane

 

Chapter 12: Evaluation and Termination
Evaluating Direct Practice
Ending the Helping Relationship
Conclusion

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #1: Anna and Marie

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

 

Chapter 13: Transitions: Looking Ahead
What You’ve Learned
Transitions
Conclusion 

Practice Test

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #2: Anthony and James

MySocialWorkLab Interactive Case Study: Case #4: Mrs. Anderson, Maria and Nicole


 
Appendix A: Professional Writing and Documentation Guidelines
Appendix B: HIPPA and Confidentiality Issues
Appendix C: Practice Tools
Appendix D: De-Escalation Techniques

References
Workbook Skills

Photo Credits

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ISBN-10: 0-205-05522-2

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-05522-7

Format: Alternate Binding

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