Generalist Social Work Practice
Author: Gasker, Janice A.
Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc
Number Of Pages: 512
Release Date: 29-11-2018
Details: Product Description Generalist Social Work Practice provides students with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to serve clients across micro, mezzo and macro areas of practice. Author Janice Gasker brings a focus on self-reflection as the first stage in the planned change process and writes with the perspective that we consider work at all levels of practice simultaneously rather than in isolation. In accordance with the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set forth by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), the planned change process is presented as dynamic and interactive, providing students with a clear understanding of how each stage of the planned change process can be utilized at any point when serving a client system. The text spotlights the distinctive characteristics of the worker―their values, attitudes, and experiences―that may influence client interaction. The text also includes case studies, collaborative learning exercises, and critical thinking questions to help students apply concepts to practice. Review "This text is a holistic teaching tool for the generalist social worker. I believe it will help engage students at every level plus offer case studies and materials for intense discussions. I also think the students can use it as handbook in the future." -- Octavia Edinburg "This text is very comprehensive and encouraging, and will motivate students to understand difficult concepts. The layout of the chapters, the emphasis on critical thinking, and the collaborative learning exercises are very useful for students and teachers." -- Veronika Ospina-Kammerer "A great introductory book for students who are new to the profession of social work. The book is written in a way that encourages students to read and practice the concepts. Although this is meant to be a practice book, there are topics that can be used to review and reinforce the entire social work education curriculum." -- Renie Rondon Jackson About the Author Janice A. Gasker, Professor, is the director of the Kutztown University Baccalaureate Social Work Program.As a co-founder of the KU Master of Social Work program, she remains closely involved in its operation,particularly through its field education component. Dr. Gasker is both a licensed clinical social worker inthe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, a nationaldistinction marking the ability to practice social work independently. She holds a doctorate in social workfrom the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Her Master′s Degree in Social Work is from MarywoodCollege, Scranton, PA, and her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work is from Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA. Dr. Gasker is a generalist practitioner with practice experience in the fields of developmental disability,adolescents and families and sexual abuse survivors. She has been a counselor in private practice, acommunity-based family therapist, a clinical supervisor and program director, as well as a consultant tohuman service agencies on the topics of staff and program development. She has been working in humanservices since 1984 and brings a great deal of practice wisdom to the classroom. In addition, she enjoysexploring with students the challenges of managing multiple personal and professional priorities.
Package Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.1 x 1.5 inches