Brooks Cole Empowerment Series An Introduction to Family Social Work

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  An Introduction to Family Social Work
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Author: Donald Collins,Catheleen Jordan,Heather Coleman
Pages: 512
ISBN: 1133312624
Release: 2012-03-05
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Designed for students who will work with families, but not necessarily continue with advanced family therapy training, AN INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY SOCIAL WORK, Fourth Edition provides a strong foundation in the concepts and skills necessary for success in the profession. The text features engaging case studies, end-of-chapter exercises, illustrations, and graphics to help students master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice
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Author: Ralph Dolgoff,Donna Harrington,Frank M. Loewenberg
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0840034105
Release: 2012-07-24
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this ninth edition integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).This classic text helps students recognize ethical issues and dilemmas, reason carefully about ethical issues, clarify their ethical aspirations at the level demanded by the profession, and achieve a more ethical stance in their practice. It places ethical decision making within the context of professional ethics and provides useful guidelines, including two ethical screens to help social work practitioners identify priorities among competing ethical obligations. Developed specifically for social workers, it features numerous case-like exemplars based on real-world practice, drawn from a variety of social work settings. This comprehensive and uniquely focused text is equally effective as a core resource for social work ethics courses, or as a valuable supplement within introductory, practice, or practicum courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice
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Author: Ralph Dolgoff,Donna Harrington,Frank M. Loewenberg
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781133420392
Release: 2012-07-24
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this ninth edition integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).This classic text helps students recognize ethical issues and dilemmas, reason carefully about ethical issues, clarify their ethical aspirations at the level demanded by the profession, and achieve a more ethical stance in their practice. It places ethical decision making within the context of professional ethics and provides useful guidelines, including two ethical screens to help social work practitioners identify priorities among competing ethical obligations. Developed specifically for social workers, it features numerous case-like exemplars based on real-world practice, drawn from a variety of social work settings. This comprehensive and uniquely focused text is equally effective as a core resource for social work ethics courses, or as a valuable supplement within introductory, practice, or practicum courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Generalist Practice

Understanding Generalist Practice
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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull, Jr.
Pages: 673
ISBN: 1285748034
Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Includes activation instructions and access code for "CourseMate for ... Understanding generalist practice 7e (ISBN: 978-1-285-74804-7)."

An Introduction to Family Social Work

An Introduction to Family Social Work
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Author: Donald Collins,Catheleen Jordan,Heather Coleman
Pages: 428
ISBN: 0495808725
Release: 2010
Editor: Thomson Brooks/Cole

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The latest book from Cengage Learning on An Introduction to Family Social Work, International Edition

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment
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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9781285605739
Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings in HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, Fourth Edition. The book challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The author focuses on empowerment, highlighting the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Foundations of Social Policy Social Justice in Human Perspective

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Foundations of Social Policy  Social Justice in Human Perspective
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Author: Amanda S. Barusch
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0840034385
Release: 2011-03-16
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This innovative text provides a thorough grounding in policy analysis with extensive coverage of policy practice and a unique emphasis on the broad issues and human dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of social justice reflecting the emerging consensus that social justice is a primary mission of the social work profession. Part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, this 4th edition integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Organized in four parts, it introduces several philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs
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Author: Elizabeth A. Segal
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0840029128
Release: 2012-05-08
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Segal's SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, Third Edition enables students to identify, describe, and analyze social welfare policies, but goes beyond this by drawing readers into an examination of the values and beliefs that drive our social welfare system. Segal demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and helps students recognize that analysis takes place through the lens of these often opposing values. The dual themes of critical thinking and critical evaluation provide the framework of the book, and Segal's unique attention to international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens students' awareness of the global implications of social work around the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
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Author: Charles Zastrow
Pages: 640
ISBN: 1285077172
Release: 2013-03-15
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The bestselling introductory Social Work book on the market, Zastrow's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, 11th Edition, is also lauded for being the most comprehensive. In addition to giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, this text offers a realistic view of social problems in contemporary society, equipping students with real-world insight that they can apply in practice. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow encourages readers to think critically about new, workable methods for problem-solving and empowering clients. Contemporary social problems case studies, exhibits, and tables help users apply concepts and compare and contrast issues. The Eleventh Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest NASW Standards, as well as new and emerging issues from the field. Packed with cutting-edge coverage and comprehensive CSWE core content, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, 11th Edition, continues to inspire readers while giving them insight into real-world practice. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Essential Research Methods for Social Work

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Essential Research Methods for Social Work
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Author: Allen Rubin,Earl R. Babbie
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0840029136
Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rubin and Babbie's ESSENTIAL RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK provides students with a concise introduction to research methods that offers illustrations and applications specific to the field, as well as a constant focus on the utility of social work research in social work practice. Outlines, introductions, boxes, chapter endings with main points, review questions and exercises, and Internet exercises help students easily find the information and practice they need to succeed in the course. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the third edition is up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Work with Groups

Social Work with Groups
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Author: Charles H. Zastrow
Pages: 672
ISBN: 1285746740
Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Using a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, author Charles Zastrow's comprehensive, workbook-style resource promotes his philosophy that you can learn group leadership skills best by practicing them in class. In this ninth edition of SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK, Zastrow discusses topics that are central to a successful understanding of group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. With support from this book, your classroom will become a "lab" where you can experience what it's like to work in and lead many kinds of groups. Updated throughout with timely new topics and firsthand accounts from experienced social group work professionals, this edition also includes a new chapter on treatment groups with diverse and vulnerable populations.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Social Work with Groups A Comprehensive Worktext

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Social Work with Groups  A Comprehensive Worktext
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Author: Charles Zastrow
Pages: 672
ISBN: 1285746406
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Using a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, author Charles Zastrow's comprehensive, workbook-style text promotes his philosophy that you can learn group leadership skills best by practicing them in class. In this ninth edition of SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK, Zastrow discusses topics that are central to a successful understanding of group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. With support from this book, your classroom will become a lab where you can experience what it's like to work in and lead many kinds of groups. Updated throughout with timely new topics and firsthand accounts from experienced social group work professionals, this edition also includes a new chapter on treatment groups with diverse and vulnerable populations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Social Work with Groups A Comprehensive Workbook

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Social Work with Groups  A Comprehensive Workbook
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Author: Charles Zastrow
Pages: 560
ISBN: 0840034504
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Through a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, author Charles Zastrow’s comprehensive, workbook-style text promotes his philosophy that students learn group leadership skills best when they can practice them in class. Teaching social work students how to lead and participate effectively in groups are challenges. The basic assumption of this text is that the best way for students to learn how to run groups is by leading groups in class. The classroom thus becomes a laboratory for students to practice and develop their leadership skills. In this eighth edition of SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK, Zastrow discusses topics central to a successful understanding of group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. A major theme of this edition is to provide text content and skill-building exercises that focus on helping students acquire the 10 Competencies and 41 Practice Behaviors of the 2008 EPAS (Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards) of the Council on Social Work and Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Psychopathology A Competency Based Assessment Model for Social Workers

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Psychopathology  A Competency Based Assessment Model for Social Workers
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Author: Susan W. Gray,Marilyn R. Zide
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0840029152
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Written by social workers, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY views mental disorders through the strengths-perspective. It is unique in its ability to summarize the current state of knowledge about mental disorders and applies a competency-based assessment model for understanding psychopathology. Complete with detailed and realistic vignettes that are unavailable in other texts for the course, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY presents strategies for building on clients' strengths and resilience and offers insights to social workers regarding their role in working with the mentally ill. Additional resources available to package with the text, including a DVD and CourseMate, further enhance the text with such helpful material as video illustrating clinician/client interaction, and study tools that reinforce learning. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the third edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Research Methods for Social Work

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Research Methods for Social Work
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Author: Allen Rubin,Earl R. Babbie
Pages: 720
ISBN: 1285173465
Release: 2013-03-05
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as for the authors' clear and often humorous writing style, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques--illustrating how the two methods complement one another. Now in its Eighth Edition, Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie's classic bestseller combines a comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach--helping you overcome the fear factor often associated with the subject matter. Relevant examples from real-world settings highlight the connections between research and social work practice. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foundations of Social Policy

Foundations of Social Policy
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Author: Amanda S. Barusch
Pages: 576
ISBN: 1285751604
Release: 2014-03-14
Editor: Brooks Cole

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reflecting the idea that social justice is a primary mission of the social work profession, this text provides a thorough grounding in policy analysis-with extensive coverage of policy practice and a unique emphasis on the broad issues and human dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of social justice. The book introduces several philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL POLICY, Fifth Edition, part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Numerous updates, on topics ranging from women in combat and elder abuse to the DOMA decision and movements against public employee unions, showcase the profound impact of current events on policy issues and social justice in the United States and internationally.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Direct Social Work Practice

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Direct Social Work Practice
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Author: Dean H. Hepworth,Ronald H. Rooney,Glenda Dewberry Rooney,Kim Strom-Gottfried
Pages: 704
ISBN: 0840028644
Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Considered the classic source by means of the authors' proven learning experiences from the field, as well as its excellent balance of theory and application, DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS prepares social work students for effective practice. Authoritative, well organized, and soundly written with an appropriate level of rigor, this thorough introduction to practice grounds students in theory while connecting them through vivid examples and vignettes to real-world applications with clients. Many case examples are drawn from social work practitioners as well as the authors' own practice situations. The book is divided into four parts: Part One provides the foundational/values and knowledge base material; Part Two is devoted to the beginning phase of the helping process; Part Three addresses the middle phase (goal attainment strategies), discussing four intervention approaches; and Part Four clarifies the termination phase of direct practice. Furthermore, as part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the ninth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Video demonstrations are available on the optional CourseMate website and ensure student learning experiences are as close to real life as possible. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate
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Author: Bruce S. Jansson
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781285531786
Release: 2013-01-29
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Jansson’s BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE teaches you the ins and outs of conducting policy-practice in order to prepare you to implement policy reform during your own career. The seventh edition’s coverage includes discussion of such events and issues as Barack Obama’s presidency, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Arab Spring, and more. By going beyond the traditional foundational approach to policy, this groundbreaking text helps you develop the skills you need to become an advocate for social change. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Introduction to Social Work Social Welfare Critical Thinking Perspectives

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Introduction to Social Work   Social Welfare  Critical Thinking Perspectives
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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0840028660
Release: 2012-02-24
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman's introductory book enhances the reader's ability to grasp the essence and spirit of generalist social work and the issues in social welfare that social workers address every day. Giving those contemplating a career in social work a solid introduction to the profession, Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced introductory look within a unifying theme of critical thinking that trains readers to be more evaluative of key concepts. The topics covered include practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate

Cengage Advantage  Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate
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Author: Bruce S. Jansson
Pages: 544
ISBN: 128517707X
Release: 2013-01-07
Editor: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Jansson's BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE teaches you the ins and outs of conducting policy-practice in order to prepare you to implement policy reform during your own career. The seventh edition's coverage includes discussion of such events and issues as Barack Obama's presidency, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Arab Spring, and more. By going beyond the traditional foundational approach to policy, this groundbreaking text helps you develop the skills you need to become an advocate for social change.