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Author Gambrill, Eileen D., 1934- author

Title Social work practice : a critical thinker's guide / Eileen Gambrill
Edition Third edition
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]


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 W'PONDS  361.32 Gam/Swp 2013  AVAILABLE
Description x, 687 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Contents note continued: 15.Interpersonal helping skills -- 16.Handling challenging social situations -- pt. 7 Gathering and organizing information -- 17.Where to look: Deciding how to gather needed Information -- 18.Observation: Learning to see -- 19.Reviewing resources and obstacles -- 20.Putting it all together -- pt. 8 Selecting plans and assessing progress -- 21.Selecting and implementing plans -- 22.Evaluating outcomes as integral to problem solving -- 23.Planning for endings -- pt. 9 Intervention options -- 24.Empowering clients: Providing information and skill building -- 25.Helping clients learn positive behavior change skills -- 26.Working with groups and families -- 27.Organizations and communities -- pt. 10 The long run -- 28.Maintaining skills and staying happy in your work
Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Getting oriented -- 1.Social work: An introduction -- 2.Clients and services -- 3.Values, ethics, and obligations -- pt. 2 Thinking about knowledge and how to get it -- 4.Different views of knowledge -- 5.Critical thinking: Integral to evidence-based practice -- pt. 3 Thinking about problems and causes -- 6.Competing views of personal and social problems and their causes -- 7.Taking advantage of research findings about behavior and how it is influenced by the environment -- pt. 4 A decision-focused practice model -- 8.Problem solving and decision making: Integral to helping clients -- 9.Evidence-based practice: A decision-making process and philosophy -- 10.Posing questions and searching for answers -- 11.Critically appraising research: Thinking for yourself -- pt. 5 Getting started -- 12.A contextual assessment framework -- 13.Beginning; A practice guide -- 14.Engaging clients -- pt. 6 Relationship skills --
Summary "The first textbook to emphasize the importance of critical thinking skills to practice, this third edition of the classic Social Work Practice retains its unique focus on thinking critically about decisions that social workers make daily. Organized around the phases of helping, this hands-on introduction highlights the decision points that social workers encounter during assessment, intervention, and evaluation. This text, together with its companion website, provides students with a wealth of hands-on exercises for developing and assessing their practice skills. Most importantly, it helps students enhance client well-being by becoming critical thinkers and evidence-informed practitioners."--Publisher's website
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Previous ed.: 2006
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Social case work -- United States.
Social service -- United States.
Social workers -- United States.
LC no. 2011041977
ISBN 9780199757251 (hardcover : alk. paper)