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Empowerment Series: The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups, and Communities 8th Edition

Lawrence Shulman

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Overview

Empowerment Series: The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups, and Communities demonstrates common elements, core processes, and skills across all stages of work with all populations. This resource defines, illustrates, and teaches helping skills and provides manageable models for understanding them. It also looks at the underlying process and its associated set of core skills. This edition integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Lawrence Shulman, State University of New York, Buffalo

Lawrence Shulman is a professor, as well as a former dean, in the School of Social Work at the State University of New York, Buffalo campus. A social work practitioner educator for more than 40 years, he has done extensive research on the core helping skills in social work practice, supervision, and child welfare and school violence. Dr. Shulman has published numerous articles and monographs on direct practice and is the author or coeditor of nine books. He also was the coeditor of the JOURNAL OF CLINICAL SUPERVISION and serves on five other editorial boards. In addition, Dr. Shulman is the cofounder and cochair of the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Haworth Press. Recognized for his dedication to excellence in scholarship and research, pedagogy and curriculum development, and organizational leadership, Dr. Shulman is a recipient of the 2014 Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award, awarded by the Council of Social Work Education.

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  • "Practice Comments" and "Practice Summaries" are incorporated into process recording examples.
  • Emphasis is placed on the integration of evidenced-based practices and techniques into the interactional model.
  • The Council on Social Work Education Practice Standards are identified and linked to the text content.
  • Each modality section offers at least one case demonstrating intervention over time.
  • The time framework used in the section on work with individuals is used throughout the other method sections. Each section is consistently organized using the four phases of work--beginnings, work phase, endings, and transitions.
  • The book's clear organization begins with a thorough explanation of Lawrence Shulman's interactional helping model. The book outlines the skills of working with individuals, including ways to tune in to the client and self, values and ethics, and the phases of the helping process. Additional parts address work with families, groups, communities, and organizations.
  • Findings drawn from Shulman's studies of social work practice, supervision, management, and medical practice, as well as research from other leading practitioners, provide empirical support for consistent core skills and elements of practice. The book reviews evidence-based practice models, but also draws on practice wisdom.
  • The author addresses a wide range of helping situations, enabling any social worker to find useful models to incorporate into his or her work. A cumulative index of case examples organized by topics allows students to quickly find examples in the book that relate to their own practice interests.
  • The book's strong illustrative examples connect current theory and research on resilience, diversity, cognitive-behavioral approaches, stages of change theory, and feminist theory.
  • A separate chapter focuses on social work in the community.

Empowerment Series: The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups, and Communities

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface.
Part I: A MODEL OF THE HELPING PROCESS.
1. An Interactional Approach to Helping.
2. Oppression Psychology, Resilience, and Social Work Practice.
Part II: SOCIAL WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS.
3. The Preliminary Phase of Work.
4. Beginnings and the Contracting Skills.
5. Skills in the Work Phase.
6. Endings and Transitions.
Part III: SOCIAL WORK WITH FAMILIES.
7. The Preliminary and Beginning Phases in Family Practice.
8. The Middle and Ending Phases in Family Practice.
9. Variations in Family Practice.
Part IV: SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS.
10. The Preliminary Phase in Group Practice: The Group as a Mutual-Aid System.
11. Beginning Phase with Groups.
12. The Middle Phase of Group Work.
13. Working with the Individual and the Group.
14. Endings and Transitions with Groups.
Part V: MACRO SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: IMPACTING THE AGENCY/SETTING, THE COMMUNITY, AND EFFECTING SOCIAL CHANGE.
15. Professional Impact and Helping Clients Negotiate the System.
16. Social Work Practice in the Community--Philosophy, Models, Principles, and Practice.
Part VI: PRACTICE MODELS AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE.
17. Evidence-Based Practice and Additional Social Work Practice Models.

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An instructor’s guide to incorporating The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups, and Communities into a course. Includes an instructor’s video for teaching skills from author Lawrence Shulman.

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