Featuring an evidence and strengths-based approach to practice methods, this new text teaches students how to apply social work skills in a variety of settings. Designed to enhance self-awareness, professionalism, ethical reasoning, cultural sensitivity, and an appreciation for social justice issues, readers are introduced to social work’s core values and practice methods to help them assimilate the skills needed for working in the field. Cases and skills-based exercises demonstrate how to make accurate assessments and design effective intervention plans. After laying the groundwork in theory, values, and ethics, the authors review methods for working with individuals, children, and families from an individual and environmental strengths-based perspective. Client engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation and termination, and documentation are then reviewed. Readers are introduced to the foundational concepts of social work practice and through application learn to successfully work with clients.
Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, PhD, LCSW is the Bert Kruger Smith Professorship of Mental Health and Aging at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin. She is the Co-Director and Co-Principal Investigator of the Institute for Health Research and Practice. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate social work program. Her research has focused on the effectiveness of mental health interventions for adults, children, and families. A prolific author, she has published over 100 journal articles and four textbooks and has conducted numerous workshops on the DSM-5, grief and loss issues, and social work values and ethics. She is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Professors and a UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Professor.
Renée Bradford Garcia, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice near Austin, Texas. She has over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and families, including children, adolescents, and adults. Renée’s specialties include grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, parenting and life transitions. She has taught at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work as an adjunct professor.
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