Title Direct Practice Skills for Evidence-Based Social Work
Subtitle A Strengths-Based Text and Workbook
Author Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, Renée Bradford Garcia
ISBN 9780826133625
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 270
Book size 210 x 274 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Description:

Featuring an evidence- and strengths-based approach to practice methods, this new text teaches students how to apply social work skills in a variety of settings. Designed to enhance self-awareness, professionalism, ethical reasoning, cultural sensitivity, and an appreciation for social justice issues, this text introduces readers to social work’s core values and practice methods to help them assimilate the skills needed for working in the field. Cases and skills-based exercises demonstrate how to make accurate assessments and design effective intervention plans. After laying the groundwork in theory, values, and ethics, the authors review methods for working with individuals, children, and families from an individual and environmental strengths-based perspective. Client engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation and termination, and documentation are then reviewed. Readers are introduced to the foundational concepts of social work practice and through application learn to successfully work with clients.

 

Highlights include:

  • Integrates the Council on Social Work Education’s EPAS standards and core competencies throughout, including engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation, social justice, ethics, critical thinking, professional conduct and decision making, and cultural competency and diversity
  • Case scenarios in client interview format that closely resemble actual interactions, followed by questions, test readers’ understanding of the practice skills needed to work in the field
  • Skill-building exercises including individual and group activities, role plays, simulations, and discussion questions that provide an opportunity to apply one’s knowledge and skill sets
  • Personal reflections that encourage students to examine their own beliefs to help them assimilate social work ethics and values into their professional demeanor
  • Icons throughout the text that draw attention to useful tips for developing direct practice skills
  • A strengths-based approach that heightens understanding and results in a higher level of proficiency in the change process
  • Introduces challenging situations often encountered in practice to help readers acquire the more advanced practice skills necessary for assessment and intervention
  • Resources including PowerPoints, test questions, sample syllabi, and suggested answers to text exercises and discussion questions

 

Contents:

Preface
Acknowledgments

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Direct Practice Social Work  Direct Social Work Practice • Roles of the Social Worker • Advocate • Broker • Case Manager • Counselor • Educator • Supporter • Facilitator • Program Coordinator • Outreach Worker • Direct Practice Social Work Settings • Qualities of a Professional Social Worker • Cultural Competency in Social Work • Case Scenarios • Case 1.1 • Case 1.2 • Case 1.3 • Class Activities • Individual Assignments and Personal Reflections • References

Chapter 2. Values and Ethical Foundations of Social  Work Practice • The Six Core Values of the Social Work Profession • Social Work Ethics • Ethical Dilemmas • Emerging Ethical Concerns • Resolving Ethical Dilemmas • Case Scenarios •
Case 2.1 • Case 2.2 • Class Activities • Individual Assignments and Personal Reflections • References •

Chapter 3. Social Work Theories, Practice Models, and the Strengths-Based Direct Practice Framework • Systems Theory • Ecosystems Theory • P-I-E Perspective • Attachment Theory • Cognitive Behavioral Theory • Social Constructivism • Solution-Focused Practice • Crisis Theory • Empowerment Approach in Social Work • The Strengths-Based Perspective • Strengths-Based Direct Practice Framework • Case Scenario • Case 3.1 • Class Activities • Individual Assignments and Personal Reflections • References

Chapter 4. The Engagement Process • The Strengths-Based Direct Practice Framework in the Engagement Process • Building Rapport • Rapport Building in a Cultural Context • African Americans • Hispanics • Asians and Pacific Islander Americans • Native Americans • Demonstrating Empathy • The Mechanics of Empathy • SBDP Approach to Empathic Communication • Level 1: Minimal Appreciation for Client • Level 2: Partial Appreciation for Client • Level 3: Accurate Appreciation for Client • Level 4: Full Appreciation for Client • Engaging Involuntary Clients • Case Scenarios • Case 4.1 • Case 4.2 • Class Activities • Individual Assignments and Personal Reflections • References

Chapter 5. Assessment and Goal Formulation • Introduction to a Strengths-Based Assessment Approach • Characteristics of Strengths-Based Assessments • What Is Assessed? • Stages of Change • Psychosocial Assessment • Assessment Review • Assessment and Data Collection • The Mechanics of Assessment Using the SBDP Framework • Starting Where the Client Is • Discover the Presenting Needs and Challenges • Open-Ended Questions/Statements • Ask for Context • Summarizing • Miracle Question • Conditional Questions • Scaling Questions • Coping Questions • Strengths-Based Questions • Assessment in a Cultural Context • African Americans • Hispanics • Asians and Pacific Islander Americans • Native Americans • Formulating Goals • Case Scenarios • Case 5.1 • Case 5.2 • Case 5.3 • Class Activities • Individual Assignments and Personal Reflections • References

Chapter 6. Intervention • Choosing Interventions • Evidence-Based Practice • Challenges of EBP • Intervention Models • Task-Centered Practice Approach • Case Management • Psychoeducation • Crisis Intervention • Cognitive Restructuring • Cultural Considerations With Cognitive Restructuring • Interventions in a Cultural Context • African Americans • Hispanics • Asians and Pacific Islander Americans • Native Americans • Group Interventions • Prevention • Case Scenarios • Case 6.1 • Case 6.2 • Case 6.3 • Class Activities • Individual Assignments and Personal Reflections • References

Chapter 7. Evaluation and Termination • Evaluation • Methods of Evaluation: Quantitative • Methods of Evaluation: Qualitative • Termination • Reasons for Termination • How to Terminate Services • Unplanned Termination • Interventions for Termination • Case Scenarios • Case 7.1 • Case 7.2 • Class Activities • Individual Assignments and Personal Reflections • References

Chapter 8. Strengths-Based Direct Practice Documentation • Components of Documentation • Importance of Documentation • Client Interface With Documentation • Guidelines for Writing Documentation • Written Assessment • Treatment Plan • Progress Notes • Case Scenarios • Case 8.1 • Case 8.2 • Class Activities • Individual Assignments and Personal Reflections • References

Chapter 9. Challenging Practice Conditions • Professional Boundaries • Working With Children and Adolescents • Home-Based Services • Confidentiality and Boundaries • Cultural Sensitivity • Safety • Alcohol and Drug Use • The Angry or Violent Client • De-Escalation Strategies • Incarcerated Clients • Survivors of Abuse • Suicide • Case Scenarios • Case 9.1 • Case 9.2 • Class Activities • Individual Assignments and Personal Reflections • References

Chapter 10. Practice Implications for the Strengths-Based Direct Practice Professional • Ethical Issues and Value Clashes • Self-Awareness • Compassion Fatigue • Burnout • Self-Care • Professional Impairment • Professional Supervision • Continuing Education and Training • The Personal and Professional Growth of Social Workers • Case Scenarios • Case 10.1 • Case 10.2 • Class Activities • Individual Assignments and Personal Reflections • References

Index

About the Authors:

Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, PhD, LCSW, is the Bert Kruger Smith Professor of Aging and Mental Health at the School of Social Work, University of Texas (UT) at Austin. She is the codirector and principal investigator of the Institute for Health Research and Practice. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate social work programs. Her research has focused on the effectiveness of mental health interventions for adults, children, and families. She has published over 100 journal articles and has also conducted numerous presentations and workshops on the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, grief and loss issues, and social work values and ethics.
Dr. Pomeroy has authored numerous articles on the effectiveness of group interventions using experimental and quasi-experimental research designs. She is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Professors and a UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Professor. She has published four textbooks: The Clinical Assessment Workbook: Balancing Strengths and Differential Diagnosis, First Edition (2003), The Clinical Assessment Workbook: Balancing Strengths and Differential Diagnosis, Second Edition (2015), The Grief Assessment and Intervention Workbook: A Strengths’ Perspective (2009; coauthored with Renée Bradford Garcia), and Children and Loss: A Practical Handbook for Professionals (2011; coauthored with Renée Bradford Garcia).

Renée Bradford Garcia, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice near Austin, Texas. She has over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and families, including children, adolescents, and adults. Ms. Garcia’s specialties include grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, parenting, and life transitions. She has taught at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work as an adjunct professor and conducts presentations and trainings to both professional and lay people. Ms. Garcia is the cofounder of G2 Solutions, which provides organizational change consulting to companies and organizations. She coauthored The Grief Assessment and Intervention Workbook: A Strengths’ Perspective (2009) and Children and Loss: A Practical Handbook for Professionals (2011) with Dr. Elizabeth Pomeroy. She also coauthored Don’t Look at Me in That Tone of Voice: Tween Discipline for Busy Parents (2013) and a parenting blog at blinkofyoureye.com. You can learn more about Ms. Garcia at www.garciareneeb.com. 

Target Audience:

People interested in Social Work.

 

 
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