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The Social Work Skills Workbook, 7th Edition

  • Barry R. Cournoyer Indiana University
  • ISBN-10: 1285177193  |  ISBN-13: 9781285177199
  • 704 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

THE SOCIAL WORK SKILLS WORKBOOK, Seventh Edition, gives students the opportunity to rehearse and practice the core skills needed in a contemporary social work practice--helping them become more confident, ethical, and effective helpers. The text presents various social work theories, expository content grounded in solid research, a variety of self-assessments, and strong experiential components that help students get a realistic sense of the field. Interesting case examples, summaries, and skill-building exercises cultivate students' development of self-knowledge, self-efficacy, critical thinking, lifelong learning, cultural competence, and professionalism. Author Barry Cournoyer designed the workbook, which features a perforated three-hole-punch format, to be used in a variety of ways--as a main text in social work skills labs, as a resource for field or internship courses, and as a supplement to social work methods and practice courses. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • THE SOCIAL WORK SKILLS WORKBOOK successfully merges textbook and workbook in a clear and engaging format, helping students effectively learn about essential theories and content in social work.
  • Guidance on case formulation throughout the text helps students and faculty avoid missing the step between assessment and goal setting.
  • Content reflects the social work skills and competencies identified in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • The text includes practice labs in interpersonal skills and those skills most applicable to the social work practice: preparing, beginning, exploring, assessing, contracting, working and evaluating, and ending.
  • Each chapter includes a description of each skill, along with an example and an exercise to assist students with practicing the skill. The cases and situations used as illustrative examples within learning exercise sections are drawn from a variety of service settings and circumstances and reflect diversity of age, gender, sexual orientation, and racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic status.
  • Exercises allow students to apply ethical and legal principles, interact with individuals, work with couples and families, and interact with systems-like referral sources and community resources. Summary exercises at the end of each section help students utilize several skills together--as they would in real helping situations.

Table of Contents

Part I: PROFESSIONALISM.
1. Introduction.
2. Introduction to Professionalism.
3. Critical Thinking, Scientific Inquiry, and Career-Long Learning.
4. Valuing Diversity, Advancing Human Rights and Social Justice, and Promoting Social Well-Being through Policy Practice.
5. Ethical Decision Making.
Part II: SOCIAL WORK SKILLS.
6. Talking and Listening--The Basic Interpersonal Skills.
7. Preparing.
8. Beginning.
9. Exploring.
10. Assessing.
11. Contracting.
12. Working and Evaluating.
13. Ending.
APPENDICES.

What's New

  • The seventh edition offers greater coverage of skills with families and groups, as well as new exercises and case examples.
  • This edition reflects increased emphasis on social advocacy and political action, and maintains its focus on scientific inquiry, critical thought, and the role of research-based knowledge in collaborative decision making with clients.
  • The exploring, assessing, and contracting chapters are enhanced so that the relationships among the collaborative, client-and worker-generated assessment, the agreed-upon goals for work, and the strategies, interventions, and action steps selected to pursue those goals are even more clear and coherent.
  • Updates reflect new and emerging scientific knowledge. For example, based on several outcome studies, the processes of assessment, evaluation, and seeking feedback from clients and others affected by social work services gain a prominent place in all phases of practice.
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Instructor Supplements

Online Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285416538 | ISBN-13: 9781285416533)

The online test bank contains a set of ready-made chapter-specific test questions.

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285177207 | ISBN-13: 9781285177205)

The online instructor's manual outlines the major concepts of each chapter. Power Point® slides are also included.

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 students to build 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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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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Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with THE SOCIAL WORK SKILLS WORKBOOK, 7th Edition.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Barry R. Cournoyer

Dr. Barry R. Cournoyer has been a social work practitioner for more than 40 years and a university teacher for more than 35 years. He received his M.S.S.W. degree from the University of Tennessee and the D.S.W. degree from the University of Utah. He is Emeritus Professor with the Indiana University School of Social Work, where he taught for 32 years. A former Associate Dean with the School, he remains interested in student learning assessment and quality improvement activities in social work education. In addition to this eighth edition of THE SOCIAL WORK SKILLS WORKBOOK, he co-authored THE SOCIAL WORK PORTFOLIO and the Seventh Edition of SOCIAL WORK PROCESSES -- all published by Brooks/Cole-Cengage. He also authored THE EVIDENCE-BASED SOCIAL WORK SKILLS BOOK, published by Allyn & Bacon.