The fifth edition of The Practice of Generalist Social Work expands its foundational and integrative coverage of social work values, ethics, competencies, and behaviors as they relate and function within diverse practice settings. Through a strengths-based perspective, students are given a comprehensive overview of the major skills and considerations for practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations, encompassing planned change, engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation, termination, and follow-up.
In response to the challenges and realities of professional practice, chapters in this new edition open with a case which is integrated to provide connections between the book’s content and real-life practice settings. Each chapter builds on the knowledge gained from previous chapters and provides expanded resources that contain up-to-date guidance for the beginning practitioner. These include:
This edition also offers revised and expanded student and instructor resources, which are available at www.routledgesw.com, including new conceptually-based companion readings, access to six unique and interactive case simulations, quick guides for improved fieldwork, and annotated weblinks for further reading, listening, and viewing. Combining comprehensive and current resources in traditional and online formats, the new edition of The Practice of Generalist Social Work facilitates a dynamic, experiential introduction to social work.
"If you seek to integrate the personal and the political in teaching and learning generalist practice, this is the book for you. The authors deftly incorporate the context of globalism, history, power and structural inequalities with issues of self-knowledge, intersectionality and self-care. The Grand Challenges of Social Work come to life as students are challenged to apply their knowledge and skills."
Mary A. Caplan, Associate Professor, University of Georgia.
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