Title Social Work Practice
Subtitle A Competency-Based Approach
Author John Poulin, Selina Matis
ISBN 9780826178527
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 480
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2020
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Description:

This primary social work practice text, built around the nine core 2015 CSWE competencies, is the only book available that provides students with the benefits of a fully integrated competency-based approach. Social Work Practice: A Competency-Based Approach immediately immerses students in the competencies required for social work practice at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Designed for use in both upper level BSW and foundation level MSW social work practice courses, the book is uniquely structured to deliver the knowledge and skills students need to develop mastery of the professional social work competencies.

Chapters provide a comprehensive overview of the theories, concepts, and practice components related to each competency. Engaging vignettes, chapter objectives that outline key concepts, abundant case examples, critical-thinking questions, and a detailed case summary with discussion questions in each chapter, help students deepen their understanding of practical applications of the nine core competencies. Each chapter uses the same case to perfectly illustrate the complexity of social work practice and the interconnections among the professional competencies. A robust supplementary instructor package includes PowerPoints, competency-based class assignments with grading rubrics, and sample syllabi.

 

Key Features:

  • Uniquely organized with a fully integrated competency-based approach
  • Devotes one or more chapters to each of the nine CSWE professional competencies
  • Delivers abundant case studies that facilitate in-depth understanding and integration of competencies
  • Provides case vignettes, critical thinking and discussion questions, and chapter summaries


Contents:

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Preface

Chapter Coverage of Professional Competencies

 

Part I: Social Work Practice Metacompetencies

Chapter 1. Theories, Paradigms, and Professional Competencies in Social Work PracticeStructure of the Book Paradigms, Theories, Perspectives, and Practice Models The Positivist Paradigm • Systems Theory • Ecosystems Perspective • The Constructivist Paradigm, Social Constructivism, and the Strengths  Perspective • Social Constructivism • Strengths Perspective • Strengths Perspective Principles • Strengths Perspective Practice Standards • Ecosystems and Strengths Perspectives Together Professional Social Work Competencies • Accreditation and Social Work Competencies: EPAS 2015 • Holistic Competency • Knowledge • Values • Skills • Cognitive Processes and Affective Reactions • Competency Model of Social Work Practice • Social Work Practice Competencies • Social Work Clients • Types of Clients • Client Change Process • The Reluctant Client • Summary Discussion Questions References

Chapter 2. Ethical and Professional Behavior Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior Social Work Values and Ethics • Core Social Work Values • Ethical Standards • Ethical Dilemmas • Value Conflicts • Interprofessional Collaboration • Interprofessional Collaboration Competencies • Mechanisms That Support Interprofessional Collaborative Practice • Supervision • Trust, Sharing, and Vulnerability • Self-Reflection • Self-Awareness • Professional Development Professional and Ethical Use of Technology • Professional Online Identity • Confidentiality and Privacy • Policy Issue Social Justice Issue Summary Discussion Questions References

Chapter 3. Diversity and Difference • Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics • Conflict Theory Critical Race Theory Intersectionality of Diversity Oppression Theory Forms and Mechanisms of Oppression and Discrimination • Microaggressions • Diversity and Difference in Social Work Practice • Self-Awareness • Personal Values and Biases • Constituents as Experts • Cultural Competence Standards • Empowerment • Empathy • Humility • Rural Diversity • Policy Issues Social Justice Issues • Summary Discussion Questions References

Chapter 4. Human Rights and Justice in a Social Work Environment Competency 3: Advancing Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice • NASW Code of Ethics • Maslow’s Theory of Motivation (Human Need) • Theories of Social Justice • Distributive Justice • Oppression and Human Rights Violations • Global Interconnections • Forms of Oppression • Racism • Xenophobia and Ethnocentrism • Classism • Religious Oppression • Sexism • Homophobia, Biphobia, and Heterosexism • Transgender Oppression • Ableism • Types and Sources of Power • Social Processes • Conflict • Justice-Informed Practice • Anti-Oppressive Practice • Policy Issue • Summary • Discussion Questions • References


Part II: Micro–Social Work Practice Competencies

Chapter 5. Engagement and Social Work Practice Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) Competency 6: Engage With • Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities • NASW Code of Ethics • Theories Related to Engagement • Psychodynamic Theories • Attachment Theory • Humanistic Theory • Maslow’s Theory of Motivation • Personality Theory and Client-Centered Therapy • Social Constructivism and Conflict Theories • Feminist Standpoint Theory • Oppression Theory • Trauma Theory • Person-in-Environment Perspective • Engagement With Different Client Systems • Commonalities • Differences • Building Relationships • Affective Reactions • Self-Reflection and Biases • Trust Building • The Helping Relationship Inventory • The Helping Process • Engage • Assess • Intervene • Evaluate • Terminate • Interprofessional • Collaboration • Building Professional Relationships • Roles and Responsibilities • Working on a Team • Policy Issues • Social Justice Issues • Summary • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 6. Microsystems Assessment: Individuals, Families, and Groups Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics • Human Development Theories • Psychosocial Theories • Theory of Motivation • Psychosocial Development Theory • Stage Theory • Psychodynamic Theories • Ego Psychology • Object Relations Theory • Self-Psychology • Systems Theory • Family Systems Theory • Person-In-Environment Perspective in Assessment • Assessment Process • Use of Self • Affective Reactions • Value Conflicts • Strengths-Based Assessment: Individuals and Families • Strengths Perspective Principles • Strengths and Obstacles Worksheet • Ecomaps • Genograms • Strengths Based Assessment: Groups • Assessing the Group as a Whole • Assessing Individual Group Members • Strengths-Based Group Assessment • Policy Issues • Social Justice Issues • Summary • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 7. Microsystems Intervention: Individuals, Families, and GroupsCompetency 8: Intervene With Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics • Stages of Change • Generalist Practice Interventions • Case Management • Supportive Counseling • Group Interventions • Clinical Practice Models • Ecosystem Perspective • Life Model • Family Interventions • Family Systems Therapy • Functional Family Therapy • Multisystemic Therapy • Brief Structural Family Therapy • Strengths Perspective • Narrative Therapy • Task-Centered Practice • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy • Social Learning Theory • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy • Motivational Interviewing • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy • Empowerment Therapy • Conflict Theory • Feminist Therapy • Anti-Oppressive Practice • Transitions and Endings • Policy Issue • Social Justice Issue • Summary • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 8. Research-Informed Social Work Practice Competency 4: Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice • Competency 9: Evaluate Practice With Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics • Positivism • Empiricism • Scientific Inquiry • Role of Research in Social Work Practice • Research-Informed Practice • Critiquing Existing Research • Evidence-Based Practice • Multiple Ways of Knowing • Translating Findings Into Practice • Evaluating Micropractice Effectiveness: Informal • Supervision and Self-Reflection • Ongoing Client Feedback • Measurement Tools • Evaluating Micropractice Effectiveness: Formal • Measurement Guidelines • Standardized Measures • Designing the Evaluation • Components of Single-System Designs • Analyzing Single-System Data • Social Justice Issues • Summary • Discussion Questions • References


Part III: Mezzo- and Macropractice Competencies

Chapter 9. Mezzosystems Assessment: Organizations and Communities  (John Poulin, Stephen Kauffman, and Marina Barnett) • Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics • Organizational Theories • Scientific Management • Administrative Theory • Bureaucratic Theory • Rational Decision-Making Theory • Organizational Development Theory • Organizational Assessment • Internal Organizational Characteristics • Organizational Environmental Considerations • Organizational Assessment: How to Assess and What Tools to Use • Community Theories • Community Development Theory • Conflict Theory • Structural Functionalism • Community Assessment • Community Needs Assessments • Community-Based Participatory Research • Asset Assessment • Asset Mapping • Social Justice Issue • Summary • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 10. Mezzointerventions in Social Work Practice: Organizations and Communities (Stephen Kauffman, John Poulin, and Marina Barnett) • Competency 8: Intervene With Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and • Communities • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics • Mezzointervention Theories • Change Theory • Mezzointerventions • Setting Goals and Objectives • Developing the Intervention Plan • Education and Training • Planning and Program Development • Models of Community Practice • Community Development • Coalition Building • Social Justice Issue • Summary • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 11. Policy Practice: How Policy Is Made (Stephen Kauffman) • Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice • NASW Code of Ethics • Social Welfare Policies: What are They and Why We Care • Definition of Policies: What Are Policies? • What Are Social Welfare Policies? • What Are the Important Components of Social Welfare Policies? • Why Should We Care: The Social Work Role in Policy; Policy Practice • Summary • Policy Formation: Why Do We Choose the Social Welfare Policies We Do? • Policy Foundational Concepts • How Do We Fund the Social Welfare Policies We Choose? • Policy Formation: How We Make Policy • Formal Authoritative Policy Structures: The Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches • Relationship Between the Federal Government and the States • Summary • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 12. Policy Practice: How to Conduct Policy Practice (Stephen Kauffman) • Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice • NASW Code of Ethics • What Is Policy Practice? • Stages of the Policy Process and the Associated Primary Tasks • Policy Stages: Problem Identification and Characterization • Problem Identification • Problem Characterization • Political Mobilization and Political Advocacy • Policy Implementation • Regulatory Actions • Organizational Practice • Policy Evaluation • Types of Policy Analysis • Summary • Discussion Questions • References

Chapter 13. Practice-Informed Research • Competency 4: Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice • Competency 9: Evaluate Practice With Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics • Practice-Informed Research • Quantitative Research • Qualitative Research • Research to Improve Practice • Evaluating Outcomes: Mezzopractice • Logic Model Revisited • Process Evaluation • Outcome Evaluation • Dissemination • Social Justice Issue • Policy Issues • Summary • Discussion Questions • References

Index


About the Authors:

John Poulin, PhD, is a professor emeritus and adjunct professor at Widener University’s Center for Social Work Education currently teaching the foundation field seminar in Widener’s online MSW program. In 2016, he retired from Widener University where he had taught generalist practice, research, and policy courses for 32 years. Dr. Poulin received a BA from the University of Southern Maine, an MSW from the University of Michigan, and a PhD from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. The former director of Widener’s BSW program, he founded its MSW program and served as the dean and director for 13 years. He also served for 10 years as the executive director of Social Work Consultation Services (SWCS), an innovative community-based field placement agency developed by the school of social work in collaboration with local community human service organizations. SWCS provides a wide range of free social work services to low-income community residents as well as free capacity building services to under-resourced, community- based human service organizations. Dr. Poulin has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and three editions of a generalist social work practice textbook and coauthored a new textbook designed for use in foundation field placement seminars and field placements. He has also delivered many national and international conference presentations.

Selina Matis, PhD, LCSW, is a proud social worker and lifelong resident of southwestern Pennsylvania. She earned her MSW from California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U). She received her doctoral degree in social work from Widener University. Additionally, she has a BS in elementary education and an MS in school psychology, both from Cal U. Clinically, she has worked primarily in the mental health arena supporting children and their families in a variety of settings. Her research interests include resilience, mental well-being, trauma, burnout, and self-care. Educationally, Dr. Matis has taught at both the BSW and MSW levels in a variety of subject areas including research, policy, human behavior in the social environment, and program evaluation. She has experience supporting students through the field process in a variety of ways, including as a field coordinator, field faculty liaison, and as MSW supervisor. Dr. Matis has published and presented on a variety of topics including resilience, trauma-informed social work, working with families, helping students succeed, and the social work competencies. VISIT


Target Audience:

For upper level BSW and foundation level MSW social work practice courses.

 
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