An Introduction to Group Work Practice

Author: Ronald W. Toseland
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134059051
Release Date: 2016-04-22
Genre: Political Science

Widely used by professionals, educators, and students in undergraduate and graduate courses in schools of social work throughout the United States and the world, this text presents a comprehensive, coherent, organized overview of group work practice from a generalist practice perspective. The new Eighth Edition continues to include typologies illustrating group work practice with task and treatment groups at the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels. Thoroughly updated throughout, the new edition of An Introduction to Group Work Practice includes research on virtual groups, updated and deeper content on practice with treatment and task groups, the most current literature on working with reluctant and resistant group members, updated and expanded sections on working with individuals who have difficulty engaging in and sustaining work in groups, updated material on leadership and diversity, and thoroughly updated reference material and new content from evidence-based practice sources.

Toseland

Author: Ronald W. Toseland
Publisher:
ISBN: 1292160284
Release Date: 2016-07-13
Genre:

For courses in Group Social Work Practice A comprehensive, coherent, organized overview of group work practice from a generalist practice perspective. Widely used by professionals, educators, and students in undergraduate and graduate courses in schools of social work throughout the United States and the world, An Introduction to Group Work Practice presents a comprehensive, coherent, organized overview of group work practice from a generalist practice perspective. The new Eighth Edition continues to include typologies illustrating group work practice with task and treatment groups at the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels. Thoroughly updated throughout, the new edition includes research on virtual groups, updated and deeper content on practice with treatment and task groups, the most current literature on working with reluctant and resistant group members, updated and expanded sections on working with individuals who have difficulty engaging in and sustaining work in groups, updated material on leadership and diversity, and thoroughly updated reference material and new content from evidence-based practice sources.

Social Work Macro Practice

Author: F. Ellen Netting
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133948528
Release Date: 2016-01-04
Genre: Political Science

Revised edition of Social work macro practice, 2012.

Generalist Social Work Practice

Author: Karla Krogsrud Miley
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0205036511
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Social Science

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- An empowerment-based method of social work which integrates core themes of the profession. This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. Generalist Social Work Practice, 7th edition, fully integrates core social work themes of collaboration, the strengths perspective, values and ethics, social justice and human rights, evidence-based practice, cultural competence, and policy practice. This text offers a progressive practice approach grounded in social work research, reflective of social work values, sensitive to client diversity, and applicable to work with any level of client system including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Beginning with engaging clients as partners and continuing with assessing, intervening, and evaluating from a strengths perspective, this approach offers social workers a method that fully realizes core social work values, respects client competence, and activates client resources within the context of their lives. All parts of the practice process are described in detail, connected to social work theory, illustrated with case examples, and supported with evidence from social work research. Each chapter focuses on teaching the knowledge, values, and skills reflective of the core competencies and correlated practice behaviors as described in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). A better teaching & learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning -- MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking -- Teaches students specific strategies to identify and use client strengths in their practice. Engage Students -- Offers numerous case examples to apply the empowerment method to all levels of social work, with diverse clients and situations, and across fields of practice. Explore Current Issues -- Includes new practice research findings and updates to demographics to ensure currency. Apply CSWE Core Competencies -- The text integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to assess student understanding and development of competency. Support Instructors -- An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), BlackBoard Test Item File, MySearchLab with Pearson eText, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205222994 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205222995

Social Work

Author: Brenda L. DuBois
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134695798
Release Date: 2018-03-15
Genre: Social service

Apply an empowerment perspective to the social work profession Using a discipline-based, empowerment-oriented approach, Social Work: An Empowering Profession introduces students to the social work profession with a holistic, integrated view of the field so that they gain a solid understanding of the "who, what, and why" of social work. Aligned to the 2015 CSWE competencies, the text helps students apply what they've learned with practice applications, case examples, and Voices from the Field vignettes that provide perspective on various fields of social work practice. The 9th Edition offers an increased emphasis on diversity and difference, new content on issues and services for youths, major revisions to the disabilities and substance abuse disorders sections, and expanded content on a number of topics, including evidence-based practice, human rights, and social justice. Also available with MyLab Helping Professions MyLab is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab Helping Professions organizes all assignments around essential learning outcomes and the CSWE EPAS for Social Work-enabling easy course alignment and reporting. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 0134747399 / 9780134747392 Social Work: An Empowering Profession plus MyLab Helping Professions with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134695798 / 9780134695792 Social Work: An Empowering Profession 0134747461 / 9780134747460 MyLab Helping Professions with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Social Work: An Empowering Profession

The Social Work Practicum

Author: Cynthia Garthwait
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133948547
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Genre: Political Science

In the new edition of Cynthia Garthwait’s The Social Work Practicum, theory and practice combine to offer a unique format for understanding, structuring, implementing, and evaluating practicum experience at both the BSW and MSW levels. This book provides a structured and yet individualized map for gaining the competencies required of social work professionals. The format integrates theory and practice to walk readers through the process of acquiring knowledge, developing skills, and enhancing social work values, and the unique format provides a solid background for understanding, structuring, implementing, and evaluating practicum experiences at both the BSW and MSW levels. The chapters are sequenced to allow for ongoing professional development, while clarifying expectations for applying knowledge and providing experiential learning opportunities that lead to professional competencies. This edition offers new content on such important topics as professional licensing, organizational communication, planned change process, evaluation of practice, trends in social policy relevant to social work, social problem analysis, social policy formation, and leadership.

Clinical Social Work Practice in Behavioral Mental Health

Author: Roberta G. Sands
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: UOM:39015049642880
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Political Science

This book provides an in-depth and very modern approach to clinical social work with clients in mental health settings. This is a revision of a book originally titled Clinical Social Work Practice in Community Mental Health. The "community mental health" approach is now dated, and this revision features "behavioral" mental health, which is a newer and "postmodern" approach. The postmodern perspective is client-oriented, and helps the practitioner to be aware of underlying biases. This perspective is explained in Chapter 1 and is included in every chapter by featuring clients' "voices," particularly at the beginning and end of the chapters. Important new topics include managed care and measurement of outcomes, both of which are woven throughout and featured in Chapters 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, and 13. For social work practitioners specializing in mental health.

Creating Effective Groups

Author: Randy Fujishin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1442222492
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Creating Effective Groups, Third Editiongives students the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to communicate more effectively and interact more productively in the small group setting. This new edition features all new sections on diversity, group dynamics, online resources, and social media.

Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups

Author: Alex Gitterman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135251871
Release Date: 2009-06-02
Genre: Social Science

What do you have to know, today, to be an effective group worker and what are the different group work approaches? With 110 articles and entries, this book provides a comprehensive overview of social work with groups from its initial development to its astounding range of diverse practice today with many populations in different places. The articles have been written by social workers trained in the group approach from the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Spain and Japan, and all involved are well known group workers, acknowledged as experts in the area. The book covers all aspects of social work with groups: including its history, values, major models, approaches and methods, education, research, journals, phases of development, working with specific populations and ages, plus many more. Each article includes references which can be a major resource for future exploration in the particular subject area. Both editors have many years of productive work in group work practice and other areas and are board members of The Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups. The Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups will be of interest to students, practitioners, social work faculty, novice and experienced group workers.

Group Work With Populations at Risk

Author: Geoffrey L. Greif
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199780501
Release Date: 2010-10-07
Genre: Social Science

Group Work With Populations at Risk, Third Edition is a fundamental resource for practitioners in health and mental health settings and a comprehensive guidebook of group work skills. Geared toward students and professionals gaining a beginning understanding of groups, this volume describes how to work with vulnerable populations that include returning war veterans, Latino and Latina immigrants, women and men who were abused as children, children of divorce, and people struggling with substance abuse, AIDS, cancer, or chronic mental illness. Each chapter describes the population and reviews the relevant literature, identifies themes and practice principles, presents a case illustration, provides evaluation guidance, and refers readers to key references and web resources. Each one is designed to stand alone for easy reference, and overviews of skill building and evidence-based practice make this a timely, comprehensive resource for group leaders regardless of specialty.

Yes I Can S Yo Puedo

Author: Catherine Fuchsel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190672829
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Family & Relationships

"The SYP Program Manual for Mental Health Professionals is an 11-week Curriculum Designed to Provide Education on Domestic Violence, Promote Self-esteem, Prevent Domestic Violence, and Understand Healthy Relationships within a Cultural Framework."

Policy Practice for Social Workers

Author: Linda K. Cummins
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0205022448
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: Political Science

Introduction to Policy Practice shows future social work practitioners how to actively influence policy-making through lobbying, coalition building and running campaigns. It helps them to master social problem analysis and policy analysis and uses theoretical and empirical knowledge for the application of policy practice techniques. Each chapter reflects and integrates the core competencies in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). End-of-chapter assessment reinforces this integration, and MySocialWorkLab.com activities support the mastery of CSWE's core competencies.

An Introduction to Statistical Learning

Author: Gareth James
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461471387
Release Date: 2013-06-24
Genre: Mathematics

An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Topics include linear regression, classification, resampling methods, shrinkage approaches, tree-based methods, support vector machines, clustering, and more. Color graphics and real-world examples are used to illustrate the methods presented. Since the goal of this textbook is to facilitate the use of these statistical learning techniques by practitioners in science, industry, and other fields, each chapter contains a tutorial on implementing the analyses and methods presented in R, an extremely popular open source statistical software platform. Two of the authors co-wrote The Elements of Statistical Learning (Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman, 2nd edition 2009), a popular reference book for statistics and machine learning researchers. An Introduction to Statistical Learning covers many of the same topics, but at a level accessible to a much broader audience. This book is targeted at statisticians and non-statisticians alike who wish to use cutting-edge statistical learning techniques to analyze their data. The text assumes only a previous course in linear regression and no knowledge of matrix algebra.