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Understanding Generalist Practice (Available Titles CengageNOW)

 
 
 
 
Understanding Generalist Practice (Available Titles CengageNOW)
Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman - Jr. Grafton H. Hull
ISBN 13: 9780495507130
ISBN 10: 49550713
Edition: 5
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Publication Date: 2008-01-23
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 629
List Price: $211.95
 
 

Kirst-Ashman (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) and Hull (University of Utah) offer an expanded focus on the strengths perspective, empowerment, and the concept of resiliency in this fourth edition of a text for an introduction to generalist social work practice or for a course stressing micro-level skill development. There is expanded material on lesbians and gays, spirituality and religious beliefs, and working with people of other national origins, as well as greater attention to health care issues affecting social workers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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New edition of a text that provides a framework for social work students to view the world from a generalist perspective. Emphasizing a core of micro-skills, Kirst-Ashman (U. of Wisconsin-Whitewater) and Hull (U. of Utah) present 16 chapters that discuss relationship- building, interviewing, and problem-solving abilities necessary for working with individual clients. They also orient students to think not only in terms of individual needs but also of group and community needs. New focus points include cultural competency, empowerment of people with disabilities, interviewing children in the context of abuse, updated information on substance abuse, and confidentiality with respect to electronic record-keeping. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)