Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-based Assessment Model for Social Workers


  • Author : Susan W. Gray,Marilyn R. Zide
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2015-02-06
  • ISBN : 1305445538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Written by a practicing social worker, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY views mental disorders through the strengths perspective and applies a competency-based assessment model for understanding the subject matter. Featuring detailed, realistic vignettes of clinical practice situations, the text offers strategies for building on clients’ strengths and resilience, and insights about social workers’ role in working with the mentally ill. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the up-to-date fourth edition summarizes the current state of knowledge about mental disorders, including a thorough integration of the DSM-V. It also integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Social Work with Groups: A Comprehensive Workbook


  • Author : Charles Zastrow
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2011-01-01
  • ISBN : 1133171087
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Through a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, author Charles Zastrow’s comprehensive, workbook-style text promotes his philosophy that students learn group leadership skills best when they can practice them in class. Teaching social work students how to lead and participate effectively in groups are challenges. The basic assumption of this text is that the best way for students to learn how to run groups is by leading groups in class. The classroom thus becomes a laboratory for students to practice and develop their leadership skills. In this eighth edition of SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK, Zastrow discusses topics central to a successful understanding of group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. A major theme of this edition is to provide text content and skill-building exercises that focus on helping students acquire the 10 Competencies and 41 Practice Behaviors of the 2008 EPAS (Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards) of the Council on Social Work and Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Social Work with Groups: A Comprehensive Worktext (Book Only)


  • Author : Charles Zastrow
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2014
  • ISBN : 1305162889
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Using a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, author Charles Zastrow’s comprehensive, workbook-style text promotes his philosophy that you can learn group leadership skills best by practicing them in class. In this ninth edition of SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK, Zastrow discusses topics that are central to a successful understanding of group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. With support from this book, your classroom will become a lab where you can experience what it’s like to work in and lead many kinds of groups. Updated throughout with timely new topics and firsthand accounts from experienced social group work professionals, this edition also includes a new chapter on treatment groups with diverse and vulnerable populations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People


  • Author : Charles Zastrow
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2016-03-04
  • ISBN : 130538833X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Offering a contemporary, comprehensive overview of the Social Work profession, Zastrow's bestselling INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE gives you a glimpse into contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow encourages you to think critically about new and workable ways to solve problems and empower clients. Case studies, exhibits and tables on social problems give you hands-on experience applying concepts and comparing and contrasting important issues. The twelfth edition includes comprehensive Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) core content that aligns with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), as well as insightful coverage of new and emerging issues, making it the number one book for social work students.

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs


  • Author : Elizabeth Segal
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2012-05-08
  • ISBN : 1285401166
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Segal’s SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, Third Edition enables students to identify, describe, and analyze social welfare policies, but goes beyond this by drawing readers into an examination of the values and beliefs that drive our social welfare system. Segal demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and helps students recognize that analysis takes place through the lens of these often opposing values. The dual themes of critical thinking and critical evaluation provide the framework of the book, and Segal’s unique attention to international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens students’ awareness of the global implications of social work around the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: An Introduction to Family Social Work


  • Author : Donald Collins,Catheleen Jordan,Heather Coleman
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2012-03-05
  • ISBN : 1133312624
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Designed for students who will work with families, but not necessarily continue with advanced family therapy training, AN INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY SOCIAL WORK, Fourth Edition provides a strong foundation in the concepts and skills necessary for success in the profession. The text features engaging case studies, end-of-chapter exercises, illustrations, and graphics to help students master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment


  • Author : Karen Kirst-Ashman
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2013-02-21
  • ISBN : 128560573X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings in HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, Fourth Edition. The book challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The author focuses on empowerment, highlighting the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment


  • Author : Charles Zastrow,Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2015-02-03
  • ISBN : 1305445600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman’s UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 10th Edition looks at the lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The 3 Keys to Empowerment


  • Author : Kenneth H. Blanchard,John P. Carlos,W. Alan Randolph
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9781576750605
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Presents advice and strategies for companies who wish to implement a positive empowerment plan in the workplace to increase productivity, pride, and excitement

An Introduction to Family Social Work


  • Author : Donald Collins,Catheleen Jordan,Heather Coleman
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2009-04-27
  • ISBN : 1111807353
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

AN INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY SOCIAL WORK, Third Edition provides a strong foundation in the concepts and skills students need to succeed as future social work professionals. Designed for students who will work with families, but not necessarily continue with advanced family therapy training, the text features engaging case studies, end-of-chapter exercises, illustrations, and graphics to help students master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.