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Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice.

Author: Carol L Langer
Publisher: Wiley, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The social worker's guide to integrating theory and practice Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice teaches aspiring social workers how to apply theory in real world practice. Fully aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, the book links theory to practice with clear, concise instruction including a discussion of evidence-based practice.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Langer, Carol L. Applying theory to generalist social work practice .
A case study approach
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol L Langer
ISBN: 1322349088 9781322349084
OCLC Number: 897508524
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice: A Case Study Approach --
Contents --
Introduction --
Chapter 1: The Role of Theories in Social Work Practice --
Introduction --
What Is Theory? --
The Relevance of Studying Theory for Aspiring Social Workers --
Case Example --
Evidence-Based Practice --
Further Debates --
Theoretical Integration --
The Expert Approach --
The Eclectic Approach --
Combining Two Theories --
Some Final Thoughts About Integration --
Common Elements --
Implementation of Theory: The Role of Microskills --
Conclusion --
Resources for Students --
References --
Chapter 2: Ecological and Systems Theories --
Introduction --
A Historical Discussion of Ecological and Systems Theories --
Key Concepts --
System --
Boundaries --
Reciprocal Transactions --
Feedback Loop --
Homeostasis --
Adaptation and Equifinality --
Microsystem --
Mesosystem --
Exosystem --
Macrosystem --
Chronosystem --
Theoretical Principles --
Principle 1: A System Consists of Interrelated and Interdependent Parts --
Principle 2: A System Is Defined by Its Boundaries and Rules --
Principle 3: A System Demonstrates Predictable Patterns of Behavior --
Principle 4: A System Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts --
Principle 5: Changing One Part of a System Affects the Other Parts of and the Whole System --
Principle 6: Goodness of Fit With the Environment Leads to Positive Growth and Adaptation --
Application of Ecological and Systems Theories Within Social Work Practice --
Engagement --
Assessment --
Goal Setting --
Intervention --
Termination --
Evaluation --
Case Example --
Case Example Discussion Questions --
Stories From the Field --
Student Application of Skills --
Strengths and Limitations of Ecological and Systems Theories --
Conclusion --
Resources for Students --
References --
Chapter 3: The Strengths Perspective --
Introduction. A Social Work History Lesson --
Limitations of the Medical Model --
Moving Toward a Strengths Perspective --
Key Concepts --
Strengths --
Resilience --
Hope --
Cultural Identity --
Collaboration --
Theoretical Principles --
Principle 1: All People, Families, Groups, and Communities Have Strengths --
Principle 2: All People, Families, Groups, and Communities Have the Capacity for Growth and Improvement --
Principle 3: All People, Families, Groups, and Communities Are Experts in Their Lives --
Principle 4: Support and Services Should Be Provided in Naturally Occurring Settings Whenever Possible --
Principle 5: Services Should Remain Flexible and Responsive to the Unique Needs of Each Client Situation --
Principle 6: Human Relationships Are Highly Valued --
Application of the Strengths Perspective Within Social Work Practice --
Engagement --
Assessment --
Goal Setting --
Intervention --
Termination --
Evaluation --
Case Example --
Case Example Discussion Questions --
Stories From the Field --
Student Application of Skills --
Strengths and Limitations of the Strengths Perspective --
Conclusion --
Resources for Students --
References --
Chapter 4: The Task-Centered Model --
Introduction --
A Historical Discussion of the Task-Centered Model --
Theoretical Principles --
Principle 1: Problems Are a Part of the Human Experience --
Principle 2: Humans Seek to Relieve Distress Caused by Problems --
Principle 3: People Are Problem Solvers and Problem-Solving Increases Self-Efficacy --
Principle 4: The Task-Centered Model Can Be Integrated With Various Theoretical Perspectives --
Application of the Task-Centered Model Within Social Work Practice --
Initial Phases --
Middle Phase: Intervention --
Final Phase: Termination --
Case Example --
Engagement --
Assessment --
Goal Setting and Contracting --
Intervention --
Termination --
Evaluation. Case Example Discussion Questions --
Stories From the Field --
Student Application of Skills --
Strengths and Limitations of the Task-Centered Model --
Conclusion --
Resources for Students --
References --
Chapter 5: Conflict Theory --
Introduction --
A Historical Discussion of Conflict Theory --
Dialectical Materialism --
Capitalism --
Other Theories --
Macro Practice Case Example --
Mezzo Practice Case Example --
Application of Conflict Theory Within Social Work Practice --
Engagement --
Assessment --
Goal Setting --
Intervention --
Termination --
Evaluation --
Case Example Discussion Questions --
Stories From the Field --
Student Application of Skills --
Strengths and Limitations of Conflict Theory --
Conclusion --
Resources for Students --
References --
Chapter 6: Humanism and Client-Centered Theory --
Introduction --
A Historical Discussion of Client-Centered Theory --
Key Concepts --
Incongruence and Congruence --
Unconditional Positive Regard --
Empathy --
Self-Actualization --
Theoretical Principles --
Principle 1: Personal and Social Problems Occur When People Are Devalued --
Principle 2: Change Happens in the Context of an Authentic Helping Relationship --
Principle 3: People Are Capable of Self-Actualization When the Conditions Allow Positive Growth and Change --
Stories From the Field --
Application of Client-Centered Theory Within Social Work Practice --
Engagement --
Assessment --
Goal Setting --
Intervention --
Termination --
Evaluation --
Case Example --
Case Example Discussion Questions --
Student Application of Skills --
Strengths and Limitations of Client-Centered Theory --
Conclusion --
Resources for Students --
References --
Chapter 7: Cognitive and Behavioral Theories --
Introduction --
A Historical Discussion of Behaviorism and Cognitive Theory --
Key Concepts --
Classical Conditioning --
Operant Conditioning --
Reinforcers. Punishers --
Imitation --
Cognition --
Cognitive Restructuring --
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy --
Application of CBT Within Social Work Practice --
Engagement --
Assessment --
Goal Setting --
Intervention --
Termination --
Evaluation --
Stories From the Field --
Case Example --
Case Example Discussion Questions --
Student Application of Skills --
Strengths and Limitations of Cognitive and Behavioral Theories --
Conclusion --
Resources for Students --
References --
Chapter 8: Empowerment Theory --
Introduction --
A Historical Discussion of Empowerment Theory --
Development of Empowerment in Social Work --
Theoretical Principles --
Principle 1: The Personal Is Political --
Principle 2: Marginalization Is Systematic --
Principle 3: Personal Psychosocial Transformation Can Lead to Social Change --
Principle 4: Empowerment Can Only Occur When People Are Treated With Dignity and Respect --
Principle 5: A Non-Hierarchical Model Fosters Change --
Principle 6: Empowerment Leads to Social Action --
Application of Empowerment Theory Within Social Work Practice --
Case Example --
Engagement --
Assessment --
Goal Setting --
Intervention --
Termination --
Evaluation --
Case Example Discussion Questions --
Stories From the Field --
Student Application of Skills --
Strengths and Limitations of Empowerment Theory --
Conclusion --
Resources for Students --
References --
Chapter 9: Narrative Theory --
Introduction --
A Historical Discussion of Narrative Theory --
Key Concepts --
Narrative --
Multistoried --
Social Construction --
Externalization --
Dominant Narrative --
Theoretical Principles --
Principle 1: People Communicate About Their Lives Through the Process of Storytelling --
Principle 2: The Process of Sharing a Story Allows the Storytellers to Attach Meaning to Their Experiences. Principle 3: Helping Clients Alter the Meaning They Attach to Experiences Can Be Helpful --
Principle 4: Externalization Helps Clients Understand Their Experiences in More Liberating Ways --
Application of Narrative Theory Within Social Work Practice --
Engagement --
Assessment --
Goal Setting --
Intervention --
Termination --
Evaluation --
Case Example --
Case Example Discussion Questions --
Stories From the Field --
Student Application of Skills --
Strengths and Limitations of Narrative Theory --
Conclusion --
Resources for Students --
References --
Chapter 10: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy --
Introduction --
A Historical Discussion of SFBT --
Theoretical Principles of SFBT --
Principle 1: Uniqueness of the Client Must Be Considered --
Principle 2: The Focus Is on Solutions, Not Problems --
Principle 3: People Possess Different Strengths --
Principle 4: Exceptions to the Problem Likely Exist --
Principle 5: The Intensity, Frequency, Duration, and Severity of the Distress Must Be Considered --
Principle 6: Focus Is on Systemic and Contextualized Experience and Solutions --
Principle 7: The Process Remains Future-Oriented --
Principle 8: The Who, Where, and What Help to Identify the Nature of the Distress --
Application of SFBT Within Social Work Practice --
Engagement --
Assessment --
Goal Setting --
Intervention --
Termination --
Evaluation --
Case Example --
Case Example Discussion Questions --
Stories From the Field --
Student Application of Skills --
Strengths and Limitations of SFBT --
Conclusion --
Resources for Students --
References --
Chapter 11: Crisis Theory --
Introduction --
A Historical Discussion of Crisis Theory --
Levels of Crisis --
Stages of Experiencing and Resolving a Crisis --
Case Example --
Case Example Discussion Questions --
The Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Management Protocol --
Stories From the Field.

Abstract:

The social worker's guide to integrating theory and practice Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice teaches aspiring social workers how to apply theory in real world practice. Fully aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, the book links theory to practice with clear, concise instruction including a discussion of evidence-based practice. Twelve commonly-used theories are thoroughly explained, with discussion of the strengths and limitations of each, and applied to real work with individuals, groups, families, communities, and organizations. The book includes case studies and first-person contributions from practicing social workers to illustrate the real-world scenarios in which different concepts apply. Critical thinking questions help students strengthen their understanding of the ideas presented. Tools including a test bank, PowerPoint slides, and an instructor's manual are available to facilitate classroom use, providing a single-volume guide to the entire helping process, from engagement to termination. Practice is a core foundational course for future social workers, but many practice texts focus on skills while neglecting the theoretical basis for social work. Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice fills that gap by covering both skills and theory in a single text. Examines the applications of prevailing social theories Covers the most common theories used in micro, mezzo, and macro practice Helps readers understand well-established approaches like strengths perspective, humanistic and client-centered, task-centered, and solution-focused brief therapy Shows how to apply major theories including ecological/system, cognitive/behavioral, conflict, empowerment, narrative, crisis, critical, and feminist An effective social worker recognizes the link between.

Theory and practice, and how the two inform each other to culminate in the most effective intervention and most positive outcome for the client. Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice provides students with a roadmap to the full integration of philosophy and application in social work.

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