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Empowerment Series: An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work
Author: Elizabeth A. Segal,Karen E. Gerdes,Sue Steiner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 130546544X
Pages: 544 pages

Empowerment Series: An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work Book Summary : The fifth edition of Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner's AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK provides a balanced introduction to the social work profession and helps students to understand the role that the profession plays in the social welfare system. The authors' supportive tone and experiential approach inspires interest in and enthusiasm toward future careers in social work. Case studies, personal stories, and exercises help students apply the concepts and truly understand what it means to be a social worker. The book is designed to encourage both knowledge building and self-exploration-skills that are essential in developing good social work practice. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fifth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the most recent 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.

Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Author: Charles Zastrow,Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 1305445600
Pages: 848 pages

Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment Book Summary : Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman’s UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 10th Edition looks at the lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current 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.

Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives
Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2016
ISBN 10: 1305856082
Pages: 608 pages

Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives Book Summary : Karen K. Kirst-Ashman’s introductory book enhances readers’ 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 who are 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. This fifth edition is completely updated in every chapter, and includes practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Written in a clear and straightforward manner, the book provides numerous case examples to illustrate social work practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-based Assessment Model for Social Workers
Author: Susan W. Gray,Marilyn R. Zide
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2015-02-06
ISBN 10: 1305445538
Pages: 480 pages

Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-based Assessment Model for Social Workers Book Summary : Written by a practicing social worker, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY views mental disorders through the strengths perspective and applies a competency-based assessment model for understanding the subject matter. Featuring detailed, realistic vignettes of clinical practice situations, the text offers strategies for building on clients’ strengths and resilience, and insights about social workers’ role in working with the mentally ill. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the up-to-date fourth edition summarizes the current state of knowledge about mental disorders, including a thorough integration of the DSM-V. It also 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.

Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective
Author: Jose B. Ashford,Craig Winston LeCroy,Lela Rankin Williams
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1305860306
Pages: 768 pages

Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective Book Summary : This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers a multidimensional approach, with discussion of integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services as well as matters pertaining to diversity. You'll find solid coverage of foundation knowledge, material on the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, and case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of case formulation processes. The sixth edition integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), helping you connect foundation knowledge with practice concerns. Study tables and concept maps clarify major phases of biopsychosocial development. In short, this text's framework gives you a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession.

Empowerment Series: Understanding Generalist Practice
Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1305966864
Pages: 704 pages

Empowerment Series: Understanding Generalist Practice Book Summary : Organized around the coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this guide to generalist social work practice incorporates the knowledge, skills, and professional values needed to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. Updated with new material on empathy, interdisciplinary collaboration, working with LGBTQ clients and clients with disabilities, and other topics, the book focuses on micro levels of social work practice while also discussing the interrelationship among the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE, 8th Edition, clearly identifies content related to the latest Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) with icons throughout the text. Learning objectives, correlated to chapter headings and summaries, guide students' reading and reinforce their understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities
Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull, Jr.
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1337515213
Pages: 608 pages

Empowerment Series: Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities Book Summary : EMPOWERMENT SERIES: GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, 7th Edition is designed to help students better understand the dynamics of macro practice, and develop the competencies and practice behaviors required by the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Authors Karen Kirst-Ashman and Grafton Hull are adept at creating interesting, realistic cases and practical examples that are skillfully woven into the main text. In clear and accessible writing, they emphasize the practical skills students will need to work effectively in the area of macro practice -- providing leadership, working with supervisors, managing conflict, working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and managing stress. The text continues to emphasize the connections between working for change in organizations and communities and the skills used in other generalist practice courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Essential Research Methods for Social Work
Author: Allen Rubin,Earl R. Babbie
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2015
ISBN 10: 1305101685
Pages: 448 pages

Empowerment Series: Essential Research Methods for Social Work Book Summary : 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, boxed features, chapter endings with main points, review questions and exercises, and Internet exercises provide students with the information and practice they need to succeed in the course. Part of the Cengage Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current 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.

Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills
Author: Dean H. Hepworth,Ronald H. Rooney,Glenda Dewberry Rooney,Kim Strom-Gottfried
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2016-02-19
ISBN 10: 1305633806
Pages: 704 pages

Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills Book Summary : Considered the classic source in its field, DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS prepares you for effective real-world practice. Packed with case examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the authors and other social work practitioners, the book integrates the major theories and skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the tenth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Author: Jose B. Ashford,Craig Winston LeCroy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2012-02-15
ISBN 10: 084002911X
Pages: 768 pages

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment Book Summary : This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers a multidimensional approach to the topic, with discussion of integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services as well as matters pertaining to diversity addressed throughout the text. The text provides solid coverage of foundation knowledge, integrates the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, and offers case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of the content. Furthermore, as part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fifth edition 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), thus helping students connect foundation knowledge with specific practice concerns. Study tables and concept maps (for each discussion of behavior in the development chapters) clarify major phases of biopsychosocial development across the life span. This framework gives students a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession. 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: An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work
Author: Elizabeth Segal,Karen Gerdes,Sue Steiner
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2012-01-13
ISBN 10: 113370963X
Pages: 528 pages

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work Book Summary : The fourth edition of Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner’s AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK provides a balanced introduction to the social work profession and helps students to understand the role that the profession plays in the social welfare system. The authors’ supportive tone and experiential approach inspires interest in and enthusiasm toward future careers in social work. The book is designed to encourage both knowledge building and self-exploration--skills that are essential in developing good social work practice. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fourth 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
Author: Allen Rubin,Earl R. Babbie
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2013-02-15
ISBN 10: 1285667387
Pages: 720 pages

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Research Methods for Social Work Book Summary : 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.

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment
Author: Karen Kirst-Ashman
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2013-02-21
ISBN 10: 128560573X
Pages: 656 pages

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment Book Summary : 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: Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities
Author: Karen Kirst-Ashman,Grafton Hull, Jr.
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 128596585X
Pages: 608 pages

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities Book Summary : EMPOWERMENT SERIES: GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, 6th Edition is designed to help students better understand the dynamics of macro practice, and develop the competencies and practice behaviors required by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Authors Karen Kirst-Ashman and Grafton Hull are adept at creating interesting, realistic cases and practical examples that are skillfully woven into the main text. In clear and accessible writing, the authors emphasize the practical skills students will need to work effectively in the area of macro practice--providing leadership, working with supervisors, managing conflict, working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and managing stress. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice in Human Perspective
Author: Amanda S. Barusch
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2017-03-31
ISBN 10: 1305943244
Pages: 576 pages

Empowerment Series: Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice in Human Perspective Book Summary : 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 human dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of social justice. Author Amanda Barusch introduces several philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. She makes policy personal, introducing people whose lives are influenced by U.S. policies, as well as those who have shaped these policies. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL POLICY, 6th Edition, integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Updated throughout, it also features a new chapter on crime and criminal justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.