Packed with examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the field, DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS, Eighth Edition prepares social work students for effective real-world practice. Incorporating many case examples from social work practitioners as well as the authors' personal experiences, the book integrates the major theories and skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and masteréearning the book its reputation as the classic source for helping students learn direct practice skills.
A text for social work students, detailing basic skills for effective practice in an ecological systems framework. Overviews theoretical principles, and covers communication, assessment, and relationship- building skills, implementing change-oriented strategies, working with groups, and termination and evaluation. Includes skill development exercises. This fifth edition offers new material on managed care and diversity, client empowerment, involuntary clients, and the effects of changes in the political environment on social work. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.