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Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice
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Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice

  • David S. Derezotes - University of Utah, USA, Director of the Peace & Conflict Studies Program, University of Utah

November 1999 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This book introduces a more inclusive paradigm of social work practice based on an integration of new theories and more traditional models of social work theory and practice. The majority of texts in social work direct practice focus on a specific at risk population (such as abused children) or on a specific methodology of practice. David Derezotes's new philosophy of practice is developed using theory and research drawn from the Ecological paradigm, Postmodernism, and "Revisionist" psychology.

Intervention paradigms that include psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral/communications, experiential/humanistic, existential and transpersonal are presented as the four sources of social work. The book touches on paradigms of intervention and discusses advanced generalist approach interventions with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Because of its thorough, systematic, and well-referenced coverage of key issues of direct practice, instructors will find the book useful as a required or supplemental text for direct practice courses.


 
Preface and Introduction
 
PART ONE: ASSESSMENT
 
Ecological Assessment
 
The Art and Science of Assessment
 
Issues in Advanced Generalist Assessment
 
PART TWO: ADVANCED GENERALIST APPROACH INTERVENTIONS WITH INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, FAMILIES AND GROUPS
 
A Practice Framework
 
The Inclusive Toolbox
Developing All the Tools for the Job

 
 
Differential Eclectic Practice
 
The Helping Relationship
Integrity, Use of Self, Reciprocity, Mutuality, Multidimensionality

 
 
Ethics as Love, Connection, Awareness, Non-Abusiveness and Justice
 
PART THREE: INTERVENTION PARADIGMS: THE FOUR FORCES OF SOCIAL WORK
 
Psychodynamic Paradigm
 
Cognitive/Behavioral/Communications Paradigm
 
Experiential/Humanistic/Existential Paradigm
 
Transpersonal Paradigm
 
PART FOUR: INTERVENTION PARADIGMS: PARADIGMS OF INTEGRATION
 
Case Management Paradigm
 
Biopsychosocial Paradigm
 
Local and Global Community Paradigm
 
PART FIVE: PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
 
Affective Development
 
Physical and Spiritual Development
 
Cognitive and Social Development
 
Transferences and Countertransferences and the Multidimensional Development of the Social Worker

Describes Advanced Generalist social work practice.

Dr Alan Lipps
Sociology Social Work Dept, Abilene Christian University
August 22, 2014

Comprehensive
Good examples

Ms Jamie Kelley
Social Work , Boise State University
August 26, 2010

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