Direct Social Work Practice

Direct Social Work Practice : Theory and Skills

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This book should be of interest to undergraduate and graduate courses in direct practice, generalist practice, clinical social work, interpersonal practice and social work more

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  • Hardback | 736 pages
  • 185.42 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 1,247.37g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 053412366X
  • 9780534123666

Table of contents

Part One: Introduction. Social work: an overview. Direct practice: domain, philosophy and roles. Overview of the helping process. Operationalizing social work values. Part Two: Exploring, assessing, planning. Relationship building skills. Verbal following, exploring and focusing skills. Eliminating counterproductive communication patterns. Multidimensional assessment. Assessing intrapersonal and environmental systems. Assessing family functioning. Assessing group processes. Enhancing motivation with involuntary and ambivalent clients. Negotiating goals and formulating a contract. Part Three: The change oriented phase. Planning and implementing change-oriented strategies. Enhancing clients' problem solving, social skills, and assertiveness. Modifying environments, developing resources and planning. Enhancing interpersonal relationships. Relaxation training, cognitive restructuring and stress inoculation. Additive empathy, interpretation and confrontation. Managing individual, relational and organisational barriers to change. Part Four: The termination and evaluation phase. The final phase: termination and more

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