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title:   Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice:International Edition
series:   Allyn & Bacon
author:   Bradford W. Sheafor / Charles R. Horejsi
publisher:   Pearson
cover:   Softcover
edition:   8
language:   English
total pages:   672
pub.-date:   Februar 2009
ISBN13:   9780205726653
ISBN10:   0-20572-665-8
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Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice:International Edition

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This latest edition of Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice continues to provide students of social work with a one-of-a-kind resource designed to emphasize the many different techniques needed for successful practice.    

 

Carefully updated to provide students with easy access to the most current information on fundamental techniques required for social work practice from the generalist perspective,  this text illustrates the multiple tools needed for both direct and indirect intervention activities.

 

Touching upon everything from basic helping skills, to guidelines for preparing grant applications, the content of this text is so widely applicable it is a valuable aid for all professional social workers.


Features

Techniques and Guidelines For Social Work Practice is organized for use at each of the five phases of the change process.  It addresses both direct and indirect practice activities and supports the CSWE accreditation standards to introduce the generalist perspective to both baccalaureate and foundation level master's social work education.

  • A comprehensive summary of many social work practice techniques and procedures.
  • Parts I & II provide a synthesis of foundational practice materials.
    • They include:
      • An overview of the domain of social work.
      • The worker merging self with profession.
      • The art and science of social work.
      • Descriptions of 10 social work roles and 40 associated functions.
      • Discussion of 24 guiding practice principles.
      • A brief summary of multiple practice frameworks and approaches used by social workers.
      • A review of requirements for evidence-based practice.
  • Parts III through V contain 151 clear and readable descriptions of practice techniques, presented in a handbook format for convenient accessibility of information.
    • They provide concrete illustrations of “what to do.”
    • Each description includes its purpose, a discussion and illustration of its application, and an updated list of suggested readings on the topic.
  • Chapter 15 describes approaches specifically tailored for social workers serving 20 different vulnerable populations.
    • This helps sensitize students and new workers to special issues and situations they may encounter.
  • An updated list of additional sources of information for each technique or guideline
  • An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank.
  • A website: www.ablongman.com/sheafor8e yields a location for downloading the authors' Ideas for Teaching Social Work Practice.
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New to this Edition

  • Guidelines for the social worker serving persons affected by the “immigrant/refugee crisis” in the U.S. have been added to this edition.
  • New information on the growing use of mediation in social work practice and animal-assisted interventions have been added to this edition
  • This edition addresses the social work role in assisting clients in parenting, as well as the new phenomenon of grandparents raising grandchildren.
  • Due to the ever-increasing expectations from managed care and other funding sources, Chapter 14 has been revised to illustrate the techniques for conducting empirical direct practice evaluation. (This includes current illustrations based on actual student applications of the most commonly used measurement and evaluation tools.)
  • New descriptions of available practice approaches include narrative therapy and the psychoeducational model. 
  • The growing call for “evidence-based practice” is made more understandable for students through discussion of evidence-based assessment, evidence-based intervention (i.e., best practices), and evidence-based (or empirical) evaluation.
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Table of Contents

Most chapters end with "Conclusion" and "Selected Bibliography."

Preface.

 

I. SOCIAL WORK AND THE SOCIAL WORKER.

 

1. The Domain of the Social Work Profession.

The Social Work Domain.

An Overview of Social Work Practice.

 

2. Merging Person with Profession.

Selecting Social Work as a Career.

Establishing Oneself as a Social Worker.

The Interplay of One's Personal and Professional Lives.

A Fitness Program for the Social Worker.

Having Fun in Social Work.

 

3. Merging the Person's Art with the Profession's Science.

The Social Worker as Artist.

The Social Worker as Scientist.

 

II. THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.

 

4. The Roles and Functions Performed by Social Workers.

Defining Professional Roles.

 

5. Guiding Principles for Social Workers.

Principles Focused on the Social Worker.

Principles that Guide Practice Activities.

 

6. Practice Frameworks for Social Work.

Requirements of a Practice Framework.

Guidelines for Selecting a Practice Framework.

Selected Practice Frameworks.

Selected Practice Theories and Models.

 

7. Facilitating Change Through Decision Making.

Elements of the Planned Change Process.

The Context of Planned Change.

Factors Affecting Clients' Need for Change.

Identifying the Actors in Planned Change.

Phases of the Planned Change Process.

Critical Thinking in Planned Change.

Decision Making in Planned Change.

 

III. TECHNIQUES COMMON TO ALL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.

 

8. Basic Communication and Helping Skills.

Creating an Effective Helping Relationship.

Verbal Communication Skills.

Nonverbal Communication.

Helping Skills.

The “I-Statement.”

Understanding Emotions and Feelings.

Responding to Defensive Communication.

Elements of Professional Behavior.

Making Ethical Decisions.

Using Cultural Competence in Helping.

 

9. Basic Skills for Agency Practice.

Report Writing.

Letter Writing.

Effective Telephone Communications.

Using Information Technology.

Maintaining Casenotes for Narrative Recording.

Problem-Oriented Recording (POR) and the SOAP Format.

Managing Time at Work.

Controlling Workload.

Planning for a Temporary Absence.

 

IV. TECHNIQUES AND GUIDELINES FOR PHASES OF THE PLANNED CHANGE PROCESS.

 

10. Intake and Engagement.

Introduction.

Section A. Techniques and Guidelines for Direct Practice.

Section B. Techniques and Guidelines for Indirect Practice.

 

11. Data Collection and Assessment.

Section A. Techniques and Guidelines for Direct Practice.

Section B. Techniques and Guidelines for Indirect Practice.

 

12. Planning and Contracting.

Section A. Techniques and Guidelines for Direct Practice.

Section B. Techniques and Guidelines for Indirect Practice.

 

13. Intervention and Monitoring.

Section A. Techniques and Guidelines for Direct Practice.

Section B. Techniques and Guidelines for Indirect Practice.

 

14. Evaluation and Termination.

Section A. Techniques and Guidelines for Direct Practice.

Section B. Techniques and Guidelines for Indirect Practice.

 

V. SPECIALIZED TECHNIQUES AND GUIDELINES FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.

 

15. Guidelines for Working With Vulnerable Client Groups.

The Client Who Is Poor.

The Client Who Is a Child.

The Client Who Is an Adolescent.

The Client Who Is Elderly.

The Client Who Is in Crisis.

The Client Who Is A Battered Woman.

The Client Who Is at Risk of Suicide.

The Client with Cognitive Delay.

The Client with Brain Injury.

The Client with a Serious Physical Disability.

The Client Who Is Chemically Dependent.

The Client with a Serious Mental Illness.

The Client on Psychotropic Medication.

The Client Who is Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual.

The Client with an Eating Disorder.

The Client Experiencing Grief or Loss.

 

16. Techniques for Sustaining Social Work Practice.

Getting a Social Work Job.

Developing Self-Awareness.

Stress Management.

Coping with Bureaucracy.

Dealing with Sexual Misconduct.

Avoiding Malpractice Suits.

Testifying in Court.

Dealing with Managed Care.

Giving and Receiving Supervision.

Building and Maintaining Mentoring Relationships.

Reading, Writing, and Interpreting Professional Literature.

Presenting to a Professional Audience.

Improving the Social Work Image.

Becoming a Leader.

 

Appendix: Using the Cross-Referencing Guide.

 

Author Index.

 

Subject Index.

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Back Cover

 

Sheafor Back Cover Copy

Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice

Eighth Edition

 

By: Bradford W. Sheafor (Colorado State University)

Charles R. Horejsi (University of Montana)

 

Basic Approach:

 

This latest edition of Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice continues to provide social work students and professionals with a one-of-a-kind resource designed to emphasize the many different techniques needed for successful practice.

 

In addition to synthesizing foundational practice materials, Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice contains 151 clear and readable descriptions of practice techniques, presented in a handbook format, that provide concrete illustrations of “what to do” in practice. 

 

Techniques and guidelines are organized for use at five phases of the change process and to address both direct and indirect practice activities, thus supporting the CSWE accreditation standards to introduce the generalist perspective to both baccalaureate and foundation level master's social work education.

 

Required for practice, field work and capstone courses, this text touches upon everything from basic helping skills to guidelines for preparing grant applications.  The content of this text is so widely applicable it makes it a valuable resource for all new professional social workers.

 

New to this Edition:

  • Added guidelines for the social worker serving people affected by the “immigrant/refugee crisis” in the U.S.
  • New information on the growing use of mediation in social work practice and animal-assisted interventions.
  • Addresses the social work role in assisting clients in parenting, as well as the new phenomenon of grandparents raising grandchildren.
  • Due to the ever-increasing expectations from managed care and other funding sources, Chapter 14 has been revised to illustrate the techniques for conducting empirical direct practice evaluation.  (This includes current illustrations based on actual student applications of the most commonly used measurement and evaluation tools.)
  • New descriptions of available practice approaches include narrative therapy and the psycho educational model
  • The growing call for “evidence-based practice” is made more understandable for students through discussion of evidence-based assessment, evidence-based intervention (i.e., best practices), and evidence-based (or empirical) evaluation.

For Instructors:   The Instructor's Manual and Test Bank includes questions for class discussion and sample assignments for students.  Contact your local Pearson Allyn & Bacon sales representative for a copy.  Instructors can also access the authors' Ideas for Teaching Social Work Practice, as well asmore than 40 techniques deleted from prior editions due to space restrictions at www.ablongman.com/sheafor8e.

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