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Understanding Generalist Practice with Families 1st Edition

Grafton H. Hull, Jannah J. Mather

  • Published
  • 384 Pages


Hull and Mather's book introduces students to the professional abilities needed when working with families. Using a generalist perspective, the book builds on the knowledge and skills students have acquired in other courses, and provides keen insight on the specific theories and skills associated with family systems and family practice.

Grafton H. Hull, University of Utah

Grafton H. Hull, Jr. (BS, MSW, PhD) has taught at Fort Knox Community College, Morningside College, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Missouri State University, Indiana University Northwest, and, most recently, the University of Utah. He has been a faculty member, department chair, program director, director of a school of social work, and Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Accreditation. Among other professional activities, he has served on the CSWE Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation, Nominations Committee, and as a President of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD). Dr. Hull has been a consultant to over 50 social work programs in the U.S. and Canada and a member of the editorial board or consulting editor for several journals. He is the co-author of seven texts and numerous articles in social work journals. Hull's honors include the Mary Shields McPhee Memorial Award for Faculty Excellence in Research (Utah), Significant Lifetime Achievement Award (BPD), Social Work Educator of the Year (Wisconsin CSWE), and President's Medal of Honor (BPD). His biography is listed in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA and WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD.

Jannah J. Mather, University of Utah

Jannah Mather is Dean of the University of Utah College of Social Work and the co-author of CHILD WELFARE: A UNIFYING MODEL OF PRACTICE. She has over 20 years of experience in private practice, in-patient therapy, and family services. Her writings include works on case management, family therapy, child welfare, family and children services, social work education, and accreditation.
1. Working with Families.
2. Understanding Family Theories.
3. Engaging Families.
4. Family Assessment Considerations.
5. Assessing Family Functioning.
6. Planning.
7. Implementation.
8. Evaluation, Termination, and Follow-up.
9. Intervention with Select Family Situations.
10. Additional Interventions with Select Families.
11. Specialized Family Interventions.
12. Community Focus on Family.
13. Families and Social Policy.
14. Trends and Directions.

"(the topics) are timely and the material is well covered, practical and useful, especially for students intending to go into applied fields. ... An excellent text for Marriage and the Family or courses in Family Therapy."

"(This book’s) strengths are in providing an excellent overview of the stages of counseling families, and in the thorough description of family laws and public policies and programs for families."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9780534580568
Also available in ebank (via email). Contains multiple choice and essay questions, chapter outlines, and suggested classroom exercises.