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AuthorHepworth, Dean H
TitleDirect social work practice : theory and skills / Dean H. Hepworth, Ronald H. Rooney, Jo Ann Larsen
Imprint Belmont, CA : Brooks/Cole, c2010
Edition 8th ed.
Descript xvii, 654 p. ; 25 cm


Introduction: Challenges of social work ; Direct practice ; Overview of the helping process ; Operationalizing the cardinal social work values -- Building blocks of communication : communicating with empathy and authenticity --Verbal following exploring and focusing skills -- Eliminating counterproductive communication patterns -- Assessment: exploring and understanding problems and strengths -- Assessment: intrapersonal, interpersonal, and environmental factors -- Assessing family functioning in diverse family and cultural contexts -- Forming and assessing social work groups -- Developing goals and formulating a contract -- Planning and implementing change-Oriented strategies -- Developing resources, organizaing planning, and advocacy as intervention strategies -- Enhancing family relationships -- Intervening in Social work groups -- Additive empathy, interpretation, and confrontation -- Managing barriers to change

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