Social Work Practice offers step-by-step guidelines and useful examples for each phase of practice, including assessment, intervention, and evaluation. It emphasizes the importance of critical thinking in arriving at sound decisions in all phases of social work, and encourages students to consider the context in which problems are defined and solutions are sought. Literature concerning problem solving and decision making is integrated throughout. Gambrill also offers a contextual framework in which both clients and their problems are viewed in relation to their environments. This text is organized around the decisions social workers make in their daily work with clients, including decisions about the nature of the problems clients confront, what information to gather, how to combine different sources of information, what criteria to rely on to select intervention methods, and how to evaluate practice. Content is illustrated and summarized throughout by case examples, study questions, and check lists. Controversial issues are highlighted and students are encouraged to consider how broader economic, social, and political issues contribute to personal problems. Ideal for students in social work, this text integrates theory, empirical data, and practice. It offers clear, accessible guidelines for developing practice skills and putting this knowledge to use in everyday practice.Ideal for students in social work, this text integrates theory, empirical data, and practice. It offers clear, accessible guidelines for developing practice skills and putting this knowledge to use in everyday practice.
|Title||:||Social Work Practice|
|Author||:||Eileen D. Gambrill|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1997|