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Introduction to Social Work: An Advocacy-Based Profession (Social Work in the New Century)

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Author: Cox, Lisa E.

Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc

Edition: 2

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 440

Release Date: 17-01-2018

Details: Product Description The best-selling Introduction to Social Work by Lisa E. Cox, Carolyn J. Tice, and Dennis D. Long takes students to the root of the social work profession by covering its history, practice settings, and career paths within a unique advocacy framework. This advocacy practice and policy model comprised of four components―economic and social justice, a supportive environment, human needs and rights, and political access―provides an effective lens for viewing today’s social issues. Throughout the book, an emphasis on advocacy underscores the transformative opportunities and contributions of social work on not just the clinical/client level, but also at organizational, community, national, and international levels. The Second Edition closely aligns with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and references the 2018 Code of Ethics from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Through the authors’ inclusion of reflective practice, students will be encouraged to engage in critical thought and contemplate a career in social work.  About the Author Lisa E. Cox, PhD, LCSW, MSW is Professor of Social Work and Gerontology in Stockton University’s School of Social & Behavioral Science, Social Work Program. Prior to 1999, Dr. Cox held a joint appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) School of Medicine and School of Social Work. For eleven years Dr. Cox served as a pioneering AIDS clinical trial social workers with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease-funded Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS. Dr. Cox received BA degrees in history/political science and Spanish from Bridgewater College, and her Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies, MSW and PhD degrees from VCU. Since 2007, she has served as research chair, Fellow and Research Scholar for The Stockton Center on Successful Aging. Dr. Cox teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes in social work practice, gerontology (Aging & Spirituality; Clinical Gerontological Social Work Practice), HIV/AIDS, research, psychopathology and cultural neuroscience and she has co-led study tours to Costa Rica. She has been a faculty scholar with the national Geriatric Education Center and is a governor appointee to the New Jersey board of Social Work Examiners. Dr. Cox is a longstanding member of the National Association of Social Workers and has shared her vast practice experience by holding numerous leadership roles within NASW: National Advisory Board member to the Spectrum HIV/AIDS Project, Chair of the Health Specialty Practice Section, Standards for Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings Task Force expert, Long-term Care Liaison to The Joint Commission on Health Care, and Unit Chairperson.  Dr. Cox has presented her scholarship nationally and internationally. She has authored four other books, several book chapters and journal articles focused on health social work, gerontology, international social work, social support, and medication adherence.  Leisure time is spent playing the piano and enjoying sports, films, and opera.    Carolyn J. Tice, DSW, ACSW, has been professor and associate dean of the Baccalaureate Social Work Program, School of Social Work, University of Maryland since July 2002. Her prior appointment was chair of the Department of Social Work, Ohio University, a position she held for 9 years. At Ohio University, she was the first recipient of the Presidential Teacher Award for outstanding teaching, advising, and mentoring. Currently, Dr. Tice teaches a first-year seminar and social welfare policy. She received her BSW from West Virginia University, her MSW from Temple University, and her DSW from the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked with Hmong refugees. The coauthor of four books, Dr. Tice focuses her scholarship primarily on the development of critical thinking skills and social work practic

Package Dimensions: 11.7 x 9.1 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English