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Social Work Practice: A Generalist Approach, 10th edition

  • Louise C. Johnson
  • Stephen J. Yanca

Published by Pearson (August 14th 2009) - Copyright © 2010

10th edition

Social Work Practice: A Generalist Approach

ISBN-13: 9780205755165

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This generalist social work practice text uses a strong theoretical framework for social work practice with diverse populations in both urban and rural settings.


The authors blend ecosystems and  client-centered empowerment  to develop a model to working with diverse populations. By using this model, students will learn how to effectively work with diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The text incorporates CSWE requirements for learning the knowledge, skills, and values that are the foundation of social work practice at every level of practice.

Table of contents

Table of Contents


Part One: Perspectives on Social Work Practice


Chapter 1 Social Work as a Response to Concern/Need

From Concern to Need


Common Human Needs

  Human Development Perspective

  Ecological Perspective

   Strengths Approach

Professions as a Response to Need

Development of Social Work Knowledge

Social Functioning


Chapter  2 Social Work as a Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values, and Skills




Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values, and Skills

Using Knowledge, Values, and Skills

Intervention into Human Transactions

The Phases of the Change Process


Chapter 3 Diversity Competent Practice

Becoming Diversity Competent

Gender Competence

Diversity Competence with People Who Are Gay Or Lesbian

A Schema for Studying Diverse Ethnic Groups

Diversity Competence with People Who Are African American

Diversity Competence with People Who Are Hispanic/Latino

Diversity Competence with People Who Are Native American



Part Two  The Interactional Process and the Ecosystem


Chapter 4 The Worker

Knowledge of Self

   The Person as a Feeling, Thinking, Acting System

   Lifestyle and Philosophy of Life

   Moral Code and Value System

   Family and Cultural Roots

  Life Experiences

  Personal Needs

   Personal Functioning

The Helping Person

   Characteristics of a Helping Person

    Responsibility and Authority

   Helping Skills

Ethical Decision Making



   Effect of Privacy and Open-Access Laws

   Use of Computers


Chapter 5  The Client

Becoming a Client

Understanding the Individual Client

  Vital Roles

  Human Diversity

  Motivation, Capacity, and Opportunity

  Stress and Crisis Determination

  Strengths and Uniqueness of Clients


Chapter 6  Environment  

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