Number of page: 336
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Political Science
The social worker’s guide to integrating theory and practiceApplying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practiceteaches aspiring social workers how to apply theory in real worldpractice. Fully aligned with the Council on Social Work Education’s2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, the book linkstheory to practice with clear, concise instruction including adiscussion of evidence-based practice. Twelve commonly-usedtheories are thoroughly explained, with discussion of the strengthsand limitations of each, and applied to real work with individuals,groups, families, communities, and organizations. The book includescase studies and first-person contributions from practicing socialworkers to illustrate the real-world scenarios in which differentconcepts apply. Critical thinking questions help studentsstrengthen their understanding of the ideas presented. Toolsincluding a test bank, PowerPoint slides, and an instructor’smanual are available to facilitate classroom use, providing asingle-volume guide to the entire helping process, from engagementto termination.Practice is a core foundational course for future socialworkers, but many practice texts focus on skills while neglectingthe theoretical basis for social work. Applying Theory toGeneralist Social Work Practice fills that gap by covering bothskills and theory in a single text.Examines the applications of prevailing social theoriesCovers the most common theories used in micro, mezzo, and macropracticeHelps readers understand well-established approaches likestrengths perspective, humanistic and client-centered,task-centered, and solution-focused brief therapyShows how to apply major theories including ecological/system,cognitive/behavioral, conflict, empowerment, narrative, crisis,critical, and feministAn effective social worker recognizes the link between theoryand practice, and how the two inform each other to culminate in themost effective intervention and most positive outcome for theclient. Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practiceprovides students with a roadmap to the full integration ofphilosophy and application in social work.
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