Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach, Pearson New International Edition, 7th Edition

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Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach, Pearson New International Edition, 7th Edition

By Karla Krogsrud Miley, Michael W. O'Melia, Brenda L. DuBois
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An empowerment-based generalist social work practice text which integrates core themes of the profession.

Generalist Social Work Practice, 7th edition, fully integrates core social work themes of collaboration, the strengths perspective, values and ethics, social justice and human rights, evidence-based practice, cultural competence, and policy practice.


This text offers a progressive practice approach grounded in social work research, reflective of social work values, sensitive to client diversity, and applicable to work with any level of client system including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.  Beginning with engaging clients as partners and continuing with assessing, intervening, and evaluating from a strengths perspective, this approach offers social workers a method that fully realizes core social work values, respects client competence, and activates client resources within the context of their lives.


All parts of the practice process are described in detail, connected to social work theory, illustrated with case examples, and supported with evidence from social work research. Each chapter focuses on teaching the knowledge, values, and skills reflective of the core competencies and correlated practice behaviours as described in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). 


Table of contents
  • Part One: Social Work Practice Perspectives
  • Chapter 1: Generalist Social Work Practice
  • Chapter 2: Human System Perspectives
  • Chapter 3: Values and Multicultural Competence
  • Chapter 4: Strengths and Empowerment
  • Chapter 5: An Empowering Approach to Generalist Practice
  • Part Two: Engagement: The Dialogue Phase
  • Chapter 6: Engagement: Forming Partnerships
  • Chapter 7: Engagement: Articulating Situations
  • Chapter 8: Engagement: Defining Directions
  • Part Three: Assessment: The Discovery Phase
  • Chapter 9: Assessment: Identifying Strengths
  • Chapter 10: Assessment: Assessing Resource Capabilities
  • Chapter 11: Assessment: Framing Solutions
  • Part Four: Intervention and Evaluation: The Development Phase
  • Chapter 12: Intervention: Activating Resources
  • Chapter 13: Intervention: Creating Alliances
  • Chapter 14: Intervention: Expanding Opportunities
  • Chapter 15: Evaluation: Recognizing Success
  • Chapter 16: Intervention: Integrating Gains