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Social Work: An Empowering Profession, 7th Edition (Connecting Core Competencies)

Social Work: An Empowering Profession, 7th Edition (Connecting Core Competencies)
Author: Brenda DuBois - Karla Krogsrud Miley
ISBN 13: 9780205769483
ISBN 10: 205769489
Edition: 7th
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Publication Date: 2010-01-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $146.00

With its strengths and empowerment approach, Social Work: An Empowering Profession, 7/e explores contemporary themes such as diversity and social justice and ntegrates the Council on Social Work Education's core competencies throughout.

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 introductory text taking a discipline approach rather than a social problems approach. Overviews various elements of the field, covering historical and philosophical roots, the professional value base, dimensions of human behavior and social problems, perspectives on diversity, the social service delivery network, and the social work interventions of practice, policy, and research. Boxes feature contemporary issues, examples, and ethical concerns. This third edition contains new case material and expanded material in areas such as social welfare, child welfare, and gerontological social work. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.