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EMPOWERMENT SERIES: GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, 7th Edition is designed to help students better understand the dynamics of macro practice, and develop the competencies and practice behaviors required by the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Authors Karen Kirst-Ashman and Grafton Hull are adept at creating interesting, realistic cases and practical examples that are skillfully woven into the main text. In clear and accessible writing, they emphasize the practical skills students will need to work effectively in the area of macro practice -- providing leadership, working with supervisors, managing conflict, working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and managing stress. The text continues to emphasize the connections between working for change in organizations and communities and the skills used in other generalist practice courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Education
Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2016-12-05
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305943292

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Using a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, author Charles Zastrow’s comprehensive, workbook-style text promotes his philosophy that you can learn group leadership skills best by practicing them in class. In this ninth edition of SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK, Zastrow discusses topics that are central to a successful understanding of group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. With support from this book, your classroom will become a lab where you can experience what it’s like to work in and lead many kinds of groups. Updated throughout with timely new topics and firsthand accounts from experienced social group work professionals, this edition also includes a new chapter on treatment groups with diverse and vulnerable populations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Charles Zastrow
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2014
File: 672 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305162884

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The fifth edition of Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner's AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK provides a balanced introduction to the social work profession and helps students to understand the role that the profession plays in the social welfare system. The authors' supportive tone and experiential approach inspires interest in and enthusiasm toward future careers in social work. Case studies, personal stories, and exercises help students apply the concepts and truly understand what it means to be a social worker. The book is designed to encourage both knowledge building and self-exploration-skills that are essential in developing good social work practice. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fifth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the most recent Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Education
Author: Elizabeth A. Segal
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2015-01-01
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305465442

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Organized around the coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this guide to generalist social work practice incorporates the knowledge, skills, and professional values needed to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. Updated with new material on empathy, interdisciplinary collaboration, working with LGBTQ clients and clients with disabilities, and other topics, the book focuses on micro levels of social work practice while also discussing the interrelationship among the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE, 8th Edition, clearly identifies content related to the latest Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) with icons throughout the text. Learning objectives, correlated to chapter headings and summaries, guide students' reading and reinforce their understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Education
Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2016-12-05
File: 704 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305966864

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Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings in HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, Fourth Edition. The book challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The author focuses on empowerment, highlighting the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Education
Author: Karen Kirst-Ashman
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2013-02-21
File: 656 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781285605739

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Written by a practicing social worker, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY views mental disorders through the strengths perspective and applies a competency-based assessment model for understanding the subject matter. Featuring detailed, realistic vignettes of clinical practice situations, the text offers strategies for building on clients’ strengths and resilience, and insights about social workers’ role in working with the mentally ill. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the up-to-date fourth edition summarizes the current state of knowledge about mental disorders, including a thorough integration of the DSM-V. It also integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Susan W. Gray
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2015-02-06
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305445536

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AN INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY SOCIAL WORK, Third Edition provides a strong foundation in the concepts and skills students need to succeed as future social work professionals. Designed for students who will work with families, but not necessarily continue with advanced family therapy training, the text features engaging case studies, end-of-chapter exercises, illustrations, and graphics to help students master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Donald Collins
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2009-04-27
File: 456 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781111807351

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Offering a contemporary, comprehensive overview of the Social Work profession, Zastrow's bestselling INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE gives you a glimpse into contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow encourages you to think critically about new and workable ways to solve problems and empower clients. Case studies, exhibits and tables on social problems give you hands-on experience applying concepts and comparing and contrasting important issues. The twelfth edition includes comprehensive Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) core content that aligns with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), as well as insightful coverage of new and emerging issues, making it the number one book for social work students.

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Genre: Education
Author: Charles Zastrow
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2016-03-04
File: 640 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305388338

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Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques -- illustrating how the two methods complement one another and how they can be integrated in mixed-methods studies. Rubin and Babbie’s classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as for the authors’ clear and often humorous writing style. A rigorous and comprehensive presentation, combined with a reader-friendly approach, helps students overcome the fear factor often associated with this course. Examples from real-world settings help students see the connections between research and social work practice. The Ninth Edition continues to incorporate coverage of evidence-based practice, and aligns with other accreditation requirements based on the EPAS guidelines. It can be used across undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels of study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Allen Rubin
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2017
File: 720 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305633827

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Designed for students who will work with families, but not necessarily continue with advanced family therapy training, AN INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY SOCIAL WORK, Fourth Edition provides a strong foundation in the concepts and skills necessary for success in the profession. The text features engaging case studies, end-of-chapter exercises, illustrations, and graphics to help students master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Donald Collins
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2012-03-05
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781285401904

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