Developing Helping Skills A Step by Step Approach to Competency

Author: Valerie Chang
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0840028679
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Chang, Scott, and Decker’s multilayered teaching and learning system presents a creative blend of learning methods and clear presentation of topics to help students think like practitioners and apply foundational skills to real-world practice. Students first read about professional practice and the skills required to work effectively with clients. Students then think and write about the ideas and concepts presented in the text by completing homework exercises following each new concept. Next, students watch and discuss the accompanying DVD (available for packaging with the text), which demonstrates how to use the skills covered in the text with an individual, family, or group. Furthermore, the text’s modified case-based method introduces a continuing case, one section at a time, throughout the chapters, which helps students learn how to think like professionals. Finally, exercises with specific directions for role-playing the client, practitioner, and peer supervisor, followed by a simple evaluation tool completed by the peer supervisor and practitioner, promote practice and evaluation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Skilled Helper A Problem Management and Opportunity Development Approach to Helping

Author: Gerard Egan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285065719
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over the past 30 years, Egan’s THE SKILLED HELPER has taught thousands of students like you a proven, step-by-step counseling process that leads to increased confidence and competence. Internationally recognized for its successful problem-management and opportunity development approach to effective helping, the text emphasizes the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship and uses a practical, three-stage model that drives client problem-managing and opportunity-developing action. As you read, you’ll also gain a feeling for the complexity inherent in any helping relationship. In this tenth edition, Egan now makes use of his version of the “common factors” approach, which gives new meaning and vitality to the book’s themes, as well as to the use of the problem-management model to organize and give coherence to those themes. 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.

Family Stress

Author: Pauline Boss
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761926122
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An anthology of 23 major articles from family stress literature that provides academics and students with an accessible, coherent compilation of writings by past, present and emerging family stress scholars. The book includes classic and current writings from multi-disciplinary streams of work in family social science, social work, nursing, family sociology, family therapy, and family psychology. The chapters address the increasingly diverse and complex family situations of stress and crisis and provide a new generation of family stress scholars with convenient access to a sampling of articles by past and present researchers, theorists, and clinicians. The editor has written chapter introductions that encourage students, researchers, and practitioners to expand their own thinking about the concepts and models of family stress and coping to guide the development of future work in this field.

Wednesday s Children

Author: Kathryn Anne Michaels
Publisher: Monkeypaw Press
ISBN: 9780998135564
Format: PDF
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Delivering welfare babies, warding off voodoo spells, and living in a town that still seems to be fighting the Civil War-small wonder young RN Kate Jacobs quickly grows disenchanted with nursing in the Lowcountry of coastal South Carolina. When a friend urges her to switch from nursing to paramedic medicine and child protection social work, Kate accepts the challenge and finds herself in an isolated rural area of the Appalachian Mountains. Here a new set of challenges await: technical cliff rescues and hikes into remote back-country "hollers" to remove child victims of sexual assault from their homes only to have an indifferent judge order them back the next day, and dealing with some of America's poorest and most distrustful citizens. And from all appearances, and even though she's white, former members of the Ku Klux Klan have just set her house on fire... Based on the memoirs of a registered nurse-turned-social worker, this is a tale of heartbreak and laughter, courage and cowardice seasoned with a candid look at the early days of social work and emergency rescue medicine that will both challenge and renew your faith in humanity. Warning: Some graphic content

Sugar s Life in the Hood

Author: Sugar Turner
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292701953
Format: PDF, ePub
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A former welfare mother chronicles her experiences living in the inner city, juggling welfare, sketchy jobs, tumultuous relationships, and motherhood, while trying to steer clear of the ravages of drug addiction and prostitution.

Great Groups

Author: David R. Hutchinson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324184
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Great Groups is a practical and inspirational guide that serves as a foundational text to creating and leading groups. Designed primarily for the beginning group worker from any of the helping professions, the book also acts as a valuable resource for those with more group experience. Grounded in theory, but with a strong focus on practice and skill development, David R. Hutchinson strives to connect directly with the reader with his personal and engaging writing style and "learn by doing" approach. Following a hypothetical group from start to finish, with a plethora of examples and reflection exercises in each chapter, the book has a threefold purpose: to provide the reader with specific tools for creating, understanding, and leading effective groups; to help the reader consider the application of theory to practice; and to spur the reader to seriously consider making group work a cornerstone of his or her professional practice.

Interviewing in Action in a Multicultural World

Author: Bianca Cody Murphy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305176537
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The fifth edition of INTERVIEWING IN ACTION IN A MULTICULTURAL WORLD provides students with the clinical wisdom and hands-on practice to fully develop their clinical interviewing skills. Authors Bianca Cody Murphy and Carolyn Dillon have expanded many sections of the book with new material on technology, multiculturalism, and other timely topics. This up-to-date text also features new practice examples, essay questions, and self-exploration activities to prepare students for a variety of practice settings. It can be used as a guidebook for students who want to promote change through the client-clinician relationship. Praised nationwide by instructors in the helping profession, INTERVIEWING IN ACTION IN A MULTICULTURAL WORLD is a practical, accessible text that prepares students for careers in the human services field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intentional Interviewing and Counseling Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society

Author: Allen E. Ivey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305865782
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over 500 data-based studies and years of field testing attest to the effectiveness of the microskills model in INTENTIONAL INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING: FACILITATING CLIENT DEVELOPMENT IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY, 9th Edition. This hallmark text enables students of many backgrounds to master basic skills in a step-by-step fashion, empowering them to use listening and influencing skills as they conduct full interviews. Students are challenged to re-evaluate their behaviors and perceptions, thereby gaining insight about themselves, their strengths, and areas where they can develop further. After finishing the text, students will have the ability to adapt their skills to address individual and multicultural uniqueness, conduct interviews using different theoretical approaches, and be well on their way to developing a personalized style and theory of interviewing and counseling. Neuroscience and neurobiology, and their applications to counseling, are clearly outlined throughout. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Children s Rights

Author: John T. Pardeck
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789028129
Format: PDF
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Get up-to-date information on children's and parent's rights Children have a basic human right to be free of abuse and maltreatment. The late Dr. John Pardeck's Children's Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition comprehensively explores the latest legal, psychological, sociological, policy, and child advocacy issues dealing with children's rights. Essential issues are clearly discussed involving children at home, in school, in foster care, and in residential facilities. This new edition of The Haworth Social Work Practice Press classic examines the practical and ethical issues inherent in balancing a child's right to self-determination against the same child's need to be protected. Children's Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition delves deep into the causes of abuse and neglect and offers help for families at risk. Techniques are presented for case and cause advocacy, as well as venues for family and individual therapy. Other discussions address the role and function of child protective services and the juvenile justice system, a review of effective social policy to protect and care for children, family health and children's rights issues, and children's rights in schools and day care facilities. This essential exploration includes extensive references and notes, a list of Web sites, and a comprehensive glossary of influential legal rulings focusing on children's rights. Children's Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition includes over 100 pages of new and updated material on: new rulings of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that have implications for children's rights legal case studies an overview and analysis of the Leave No Child Behind Act children's rights and school violence an expanded discussion on practice interventions focusing on various approaches for helping children adjust to substitute care an expanded examination on advocacy and children's rights, with emphasis on legal case studies as a tool for enhancing the rights of children Balancing theoretical considerations, solid information, and practical advice, Children's Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition is an essential resource for child welfare workers, attorneys, educators, students, parents, and social workers.

Research Methods for Social Work

Author: Allen Rubin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495811718
Format: PDF, Docs
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Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, Seventh Edition strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques--illustrating how the two methods complement one another. Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie’s classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as the authors’ clear and often humorous writing style. Combining a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach helps students overcome the fear-factor often associated with this course. Relevant examples from real-world settings consistently help students see the connections between research and social work practice. In response to the move toward teaching evidence-based practice throughout the curriculum, the new edition also enhances coverage of evidence-based practice as well as keeps the text in line with other accreditation requirements based on the recently revised EPAS guidelines. Comprehensive, friendly, accurate, and integrating the best of technology, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, 7e is an excellent text that can be used across undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels of study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.