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The Social Work Experience: A Case-Based Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, 7th Edition

Mary Ann Suppes
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The Social Work Experience: A Case-Based Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, 7th Edition

By Mary Ann Suppes, Carolyn Cressy Wells
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Author
Mary Ann Suppes
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Edition
7th
ISBN
9780134544854
Published Date
06/03/2017

For courses in Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare.

 

The Social Work Experience: An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare introduces students to the social work profession and presents detailed descriptions of eight major fields of practice. The text provides in-depth information concerning major social welfare policies that are are presented in historical perspective, along with thorough discussion of current issues and probable future trends. Major case studies assist students in understanding how professional expertise can advance social-work practice and how enlightened social policies must be present if professional interventions are to be effective.


The first four chapters of the text introduce the social work profession, present theoretical perspectives on which professional practice is based, explore how the intersectionality of multiple factors impacts social justice issues, and then describe social policy issues in historical context. The following eight chapters describe eight major fields of practice along with the history of each one. 

 

A thorough and detailed case study begins each chapter, helping to illustrate social work practice in the respective field, and every chapter includes additional case studies to help students better understand the challenges involved in social work practice. The final chapter of the text explores the many probable challenges awaiting contemporary social workers given the social forces impacting society.


Biography

Mary Ann Suppes is a professor at Mount Mary University where she taught and chaired the Social Work Department for many years. She currently teaches two courses per semester at Mount Mary and remains involved with committees.

 

She is a member of the Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Association (where she has served on the board of directors), The Council on Social Work Education (served on committees), the Wisconsin Council on Social Work Education (served on their board for many years), and the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and is a licensed clinical social worker. 


Carolyn Cressy Wells is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. She was the social work program director at Marquette University for many years. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and is a licensed clinical social worker.

Features
  • CSWE 2015 revised competencies are included, with examples in every chapter.
  • A chapter-by-chapter matrix at the front of the text identifies the location of content related to dimensions in each respective chapter.
  • Critical thinking questions are used to systematically incorporate the CSWE-required competencies. The four dimensions that must be measured by baccalaureate social work programs for each required 2015 CSWE competency are at the heart of each critical thinking question.

Special features help ensure students understand the policies being discussed.

  • Thoroughly developed case studies that begin each chapter and the additional case studies presented within the chapter are new, updated, and revised to engage students and provide a better understanding of the breadth and nature of the services provided by social workers across diverse fields of practice.
  • Debate boxes in each chapter help readers understand reasons for supporting or opposing the particular social policy under consideration.
  • Significant key terms are presented in bold type and carefully defined to help students focus on the important topics and assist in studying for exams.

Reorganised to ensure understanding of the major chapter objectives.

  • Learning Outcomes begin each chapter to alert students to important concepts to follow.
  • Major chapter section headings are coordinated with each chapter’s learning outcomes.
  • End-of-chapter summaries align with the learning outcomes and section headings in every chapter.
  • Social work professional values and ethics, issues of human diversity, and descriptions of generalist social work practice are woven throughout each chapter.
  • Research efforts and findings are integrated throughout.

A Look to the Future

  • The final chapter explores the many probable challenges awaiting contemporary social workers given the social forces impacting society and the predictions of professional futurists.

 

New to this edition

The 2015 competencies developed by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) are presented.

  • CSWE 2015 revised competencies are included, with examples in every chapter.
  • A chapter-by-chapter matrix at the front of the text identifies the location of content related to dimensions in each respective chapter.
  • Critical thinking questions are used to systematically incorporate the CSWE-required competencies. The four dimensions that must be measured by baccalaureate social work programs for each required 2015 CSWE competency are at the heart of each critical thinking question.

Special features help ensure students understand the policies being discussed.

  • Thoroughly developed case studies that begin each chapter and the additional case studies presented within the chapter are new, updated, and revised to engage students and provide a better understanding of the breadth and nature of the services provided by social workers across diverse fields of practice.
  • Updated and revised Debate boxes in each chapter help readers understand reasons for supporting or opposing the particular social policy under consideration.
  • Significant key terms are presented in bold type and carefully defined to help students focus on the important topics and assist in studying for exams.

New and updated information keeps readers informed on the latest developments, including statistics in every chapter, environmental concerns, immigrant issues and rural issues, social work with military families, and gay marriage and transgender issues. New instructive photos are provided in every chapter.

Reorganized to ensure understanding of the major chapter objectives.

  • Learning Outcomes begin each chapter to alert students to important concepts to follow.
  • Major chapter section headings are coordinated with each chapter’s learning outcomes.
  • End-of-chapter summaries align with the learning outcomes and section headings in every chapter.
  • Social work professional values and ethics, issues of human diversity, and descriptions of generalist social work practice are woven throughout each chapter.
  • Research efforts and findings are integrated throughout.

A Look to the Future

  • The final chapter explores the many probable challenges awaiting contemporary social workers given the social forces impacting society and the predictions of professional futurists.
Table of contents
  • 1. The Social Work Profession
  • 2. Theoretical Perspectives for Social Workers
  • 3. Social Justice, Poverty, and Diversity: The Intersectionality of Multiple Factors
  • 4. Social Welfare Policy: Historical Perspectives
  • 5. Family and Children’s Services
  • 6. Social Work in Mental Health
  • 7. Social Work in Health Care
  • 8. Social Work in the Schools
  • 9. Social Work with Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders
  • 10. Social Work with Older Adults
  • 11. Social Work in the Criminal Justice System
  • 12. Developmental Disabilities and Social Work
  • 13. The Social Work Profession Looks to the Future