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Introduction to competence-based social work : the profession of caring, knowing, and serving

Author: Michael E Sherr; Johnny M Jones
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Social work is rooted in the values of service, social justice, and strong interpersonal relationships, but as the profession evolves, so must the approach to education. Michael E. Sherr and Johnny M. Jones have created an introductory textbook written for the future of social work. The second edition integrates the knowledge of practice, policy, research, HBSE, and field work with the skills and practice behaviors  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E Sherr; Johnny M Jones
ISBN: 9780190923037 0190923032
OCLC Number: 1091237720
Notes: Revised edition of the authors' Introduction to competence-based social work, [2014].
Description: xviii, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What is social work and what do social workers do? --
Getting the most out of the book --
What is social work - What is competence-based social work? --
What do competent social workers do? --
Professional identity of social workers --
Developing the personal self-awareness for professional social work --
Developing the professional identity for social work --
Historical emergence of social work as a profession --
Ethical social work practice --
Human rights and justice --
Diversity in practice --
Dimensions of diversity --
Critical thinking --
Method of practice and where we work --
Generalist method of practice: engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate --
Fields of social work practice.
Responsibility: Michael E. Sherr, Johnny M. Jones.

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