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Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice, 9th Edition

  • Dean H. Hepworth Emeritus, University of Utah and Arizona State University
  • Ronald Rooney University of Minnesota
  • Glenda Dewberry Rooney Augsburg College
  • Kim Strom-Gottfried University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • ISBN-10: 0840028644  |  ISBN-13: 9780840028648
  • 704 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2002
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE balances theory with an emphasis on improving and refining students' assessment, helping, and communication skills. Composed of four parts, the book begins by identifying the mission of social work, its values, and knowledge base. The authors then differentiate generalist from direct practice and explore roles of direct practitioners. Common elements among diverse theorists are examined next, and key intervention strategies and various client population and practice settings are also presented.
  • Rather than focusing only on clients' problems, the authors explore how social workers can better assess clients' strengths and integrate those positive attributes into the process.
  • Given social work's unique commitment to working with clients in the context of their environments, the authors place direct practice skills in a current social and policy context.
  • The text is packed with examples and case studies, many of which are drawn from social work practitioners as well as the authors' personal practice situations. Diversity content is integrated throughout, with cases exemplifying diversity in multiple forms. The text also integrates practical skill development exercises to give students myriad opportunities to put chapter concepts into action, and the video demonstrations, available through the accompanying CourseMate product for this book, help readers place each new skill into a realistic, practical context.
  • Specific guides to assessing problems--such as potential for suicide--and full examples of written assessments help students practice and improve their skills.
  • The student video demonstrations illustrate important skills and practices described in the book. References to the video throughout the text help students put each new skill into context. The videos enable students to model appropriate behavior without the pressures of facing a client.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION.
1. The Challenges of Social Work.
2. Direct Practice: Domain, Philosophy, and Roles.
3. Overview of the Helping Process.
4. Operationalizing the Cardinal Social Work Values.
Part II: EXPLORING, ASSESSING, AND PLANNING.
5. Building Blocks of Communication: Conveying Empathy and Authenticity.
6. Verbal Following, Exploring, and Focusing Skills.
7. Eliminating Counterproductive Communication Patterns.
8. Assessment: Exploring and Understanding Problems and Strengths.
9. Assessment: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Environmental Factors.
10. Assessing Family Functioning in Diverse Family and Cultural Contexts.
11. Forming and Assessing Social Work Groups.
12. Developing Goals and Formulating a Contract.
Part III: THE CHANGE-ORIENTED PHASE.
13. Planning and Implementing Change-Oriented Strategies.
14. Developing Resources, Organizing, Planning, and Advocacy as Intervention Strategies.
15. Enhancing Family Functioning and Relationships.
16. Intervening in Social Work Groups.
17. Additive Empathy, Interpretation, and Confrontation.
18. Managing Barriers to Change.
Part IV: THE TERMINATION PHASE.
19. The Final Phase: Evaluation and Termination.

What's New

  • NEW This edition is thoroughly up to date with the most recent EPAS requirements. NEW Helping Hands icons within the chapters and end-of-chapter Competency Notes spotlight text coverage of the required Core Competencies and recommended Practice Behaviors detailed by CSWE's new EPAS 2008.
  • NEW New video clips, available in the Social Work CourseMate product that accompanies this text, highlight important parts of DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE and show important skills in action.
  • NEW New case study boxes help illustrate and encourage mastery of key concepts with concrete examples and scenarios.
  • NEW References have been updated throughout, and treatment of cross-cultural practice has been updated to reflect an understanding of cultural competence as a lifelong process in which practitioners work with clients, communities, colleagues, and themselves to better cross-cultural understanding, avoiding potential stereotypes and emphasizing process and engagement.
  • NEW A new section on support systems in Chapter 8 discusses the roles that formal and informal support systems can play both as part of the problem configuration and part of coping and client strengths.
  • NEW A new section in Chapter 15 highlights safety concerns in conducting home visits while maintaining cultural sensitivity.
  • NEW Chapter 9 has new coverage of hoarding and assessing for violence, as well as examples of social history and a suicide assessment.

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Practice Behaviors Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133371698 | ISBN-13: 9781133371694)

This new practice-oriented workbook includes experiential learning exercises explicitly aligned to the practice behaviors recommended in the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The workbook encourages students to begin developing their skills with social work practice behaviors through Case-Based Exercises, Short Answer ethical questions, critical-thinking questions, and role-play exercises in class or as activity assignments to be done outside of class. Each exercise is linked to specific practice behaviors, and each chapter is followed by an assessment rubric to be completed by the student, a peer evaluator, or their instructor to foster accountability. NEW: The entire supplement is new to this edition.

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Practice Behaviors Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133371698 | ISBN-13: 9781133371694)

This new practice-oriented workbook includes experiential learning exercises explicitly aligned to the practice behaviors recommended in the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The workbook encourages students to begin developing their skills with social work practice behaviors through Case-Based Exercises, Short Answer ethical questions, critical-thinking questions, and role-play exercises in class or as activity assignments to be done outside of class. Each exercise is linked to specific practice behaviors, and each chapter is followed by an assessment rubric to be completed by the student, a peer evaluator, or their instructor to foster accountability. NEW: The entire supplement is new to this edition.

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Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

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As a student using MindTap® Social Work for Hepworth/Rooney/Dewberry Rooney/Strom-Gottfried’s Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice, 9th Edition, you have the tools you need to better manage your limited time, with the ability to complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn. Course material that is specially customized for you by your instructor in a proven, easy-to-use interface, keeps you engaged and active in the course. MindTap helps you achieve better grades today by cultivating a true understanding of course concepts, and with a mobile app to keep you on track. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from note taking to flashcards – you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. You will stay engaged with real world assignments and motivated by information that shows where you stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class. MindTap eliminates the guesswork, focusing on what’s most important to your instructor with a learning path designed specifically by your instructor and for your course. Master the most important information with built-in study tools that help students stay organized and use their time efficiently.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dean H. Hepworth

Highly respected social work educators, Dean H. Hepworth and Jo Ann Larsen originally defined how direct practice should be taught.

Ronald Rooney

Ronald Rooney is a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. A practitioner in child welfare, community mental health, and school social work, Dr. Rooney is also the author of STRATEGIES FOR WORK WITH INVOLUNTARY CLIENTS. He was the 2004 winner of the Academic Leadership Award of the College of Human Ecology, University of Minnesota.

Glenda Dewberry Rooney

Glenda Dewberry Rooney is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Social Work at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses in direct practice, ethics, and research as well as courses in organizations and administration. Her practice experience includes child welfare, mental health, and work with families and children. In addition to her practice experience, she has been involved in community-based research and has worked with agencies concerned with children, youth, and families as a trainer and as a clinical, program, and management consultant. Active in retirement, Dr. Rooney continues to be an advocate for child welfare policies and practices that strengthen and support families. She served as a state-wide leader involved in developing community partnerships for the public education during the enrollment periods of the Affordable Care Act.

Kim Strom-Gottfried

Kim Strom-Gottfried is a Professor at the UNC–Chapel Hill School of Social Work, where she teaches in the areas of direct practice, communities and organizations, and human resource management. Dr. Strom-Gottfried's scholarly interests involve ethics, managed care, and social work education. She provides training and consultation and research related to private practice, ethics, and managed care.