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Generalist Social Work Practice: Intervention Methods, 1st Edition

  • Joseph Walsh
  • ISBN-10: 053464130X
  • ISBN-13: 9780534641306
  • 336 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
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Overview

About the Product

GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: INTERVENTION METHODS provides students with the introductory knowledge and skills needed to work with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Walsh's text targets undergraduate students with its brevity and experiential/applied approach, although its focus on concrete skills development will appeal to selected masters level programs.

Features

  • GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: INTERVENTION METHODS offers instructors a concise presentation that covers all Council for Social Work Education required topics and focuses on concrete intervention methods.

  • The author takes an applied approach (cases and exercises) within an integrative conceptual framework.

  • The four parts of the text clearly present tools for developing necessary skills for effective generalist social work practice: knowledge of theories communication and assessment skills, ability to apply skills to each level of intervention (individuals, families, groups, agencies, communities), and professional development.

  • Every chapter ends with a Summary, Topics for Discussion, and Assignment Ideas, making the text ideal for undergraduate study.

About the Author

Joseph Walsh

Joseph Walsh received his MSW and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is Associate Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches courses in generalist practice, clinical practice, research, and mental and emotional disorders. He has been a direct services practitioner in the field of mental health since 1974, first in a psychiatric hospital and later in community mental health center settings. Joe has provided services to older adult and general outpatient populations, but he specializes in services to people with serious mental illness and their families. He is the author of two other Brooks/Cole texts, CLINICAL CASE MANAGEMENT WITH PERSONS HAVING MENTAL ILLNESS and THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO GENERALIST PRACTICE.
1. Defining Generalist Practice.
2. Problem Solving in Generalist Social Work Practice.
3. Relationships with Client Systems.
4. The "Person" of the Generalist Practitioner.
Part II: INTERVENTION THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS.
5. Behavior Theory.
6. Cognitive Theory.
7. Community and Social Support Theory.
Part III: INTERVENTION METHODS FOR LEVELS OF PRACTICE.
8. Practice with Individuals.
9. Practice with Families.
10. Group Interventions.
11. Organizational Practice.
12. Community Interventions.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

eBank Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 0495595608 | ISBN-13: 9780495595601)

The Instructor's Manual with Test Bank is available electronically via e-mail by contacting the Academic Resource Center at 1-800-423-0563. The Instructor's Resources without test items is available on the companion Website at academic.cengage.com/socialwork/walsh.

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows students to build skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

Student Supplements

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.