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Introduction to Social Work emphasizes in the current generalist practice perspectives and answers students' questions about social work and their social work education. Cases help students apply theory to practice and provide a glimpse of what social workers do and the versatility of the profession.

About the Author

O. William Farley received his B.S, M.S.W., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Utah. Following his graduation from the M.S.W. program, Dr. Farley served for three years in the United States Air Force as a Captain in the Medical Services. AT his last assignment, Dr. Farley was the Chief Psychiatric Social Worker at the USAF Hospital at Travis Air Force Base in California. In 1962, Dr. Farley became a full-time faculty member at the University of Utah College of Social Work.

 

Dr. Farley has held many different positions at the College of Social Work, including the Director of Master's Program, the Director of the Doctoral Program, and Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Social Research Institute. Dr. Farley retired from the College of Social Work in spring of 2010. Dr. Farley is also a licensed clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist.

 

Dr. Farley has published extensively in the fields of health, mental health, and clinical practice and co-authored a book on rural social work and another on direct social work practice. He has been the principle investigator on many research grants including an NIMH grant on Case Management Strategies. Dr. Farley has served on many university and community committees and boards and received the University of Utah Faculty Community Service Award in 1998.

 

 

Larry L. Smith received his B.S., M.S.W., and D.S.W. degrees from the University of Utah. After completing his doctoral education, Dr. Smith worked for three years as a clinical social worker at the University of Utah Medical Center. He has been a full-time faculty member at the University of Utah College of Social Work since 1974.

 

For ten years, Dr. Smith was the Director of the Part-Time and Rural M.S.W. programs at the College of Social Work. He was the Director of Admissions for the M.S.W. program for twenty-one years and the director of the M.S.W Program for ten years. Along with his administrative duties, Dr. Smith teaches courses in clinical practice, human behavior, and research. Dr. Smith is also a licensed clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist.

 

Dr. Smith has published articles on crisis intervention, health, mental health, and corrections along with an earlier book on crisis intervention. His current research interests also include alcohol and drug prevention and treatment programs.

 

 

Scott W. Boyle received his B.S. degree in Recreation from Brigham Young University, his M.S.W. from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University. For the first ten years of his professional career, Dr. Boyle worked as a clinical social worker in a number of mental health and hospital settings.

 

Dr. Boyle's first academic position was at Grambling State University where he was the Chairperson of the Health and Mental Health Concentration. He continued in that position for eight years before becoming a full-time faculty member at the University of Utah College of Social Work in 1996. Dr. Boyle previously served as the coordinator of the Evening M.S.W. Program at the College of Social Work and as the chairperson of the Human Behavior and Social Environment Committee.

 

 In 2001, he joined two other faculty in developing the BSW Program within the college and continues in this position Associate Professor.

 

Dr. Boyle teaches courses in direct/clinical practice and human behavior. He is also a licensed clinical social worker and psychologist and maintains a private practice in Farmington, Utah. His research focus has been in the area of anger and substance abuse.

Table of Contents

Preface xix PART I: INTRODUCTION

 

1. What Is Social Work?

 

Social Welfare

Social Work

    CORE COMPETENCY: Professional Identity

    A Current Definition

Distinguishing Characteristics of Social Work

    CORE COMPETENCY: Ethical Practice

Social Work Careers

Sociology and Social Work

Psychiatry and Social Work

Psychology and Social Work

Counseling and Social Work

Social Work in the World Today

CORE COMPETENCY: Human Rights & Justice

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Video / “Professional Roles and Boundaries” 

 

 

2. The Evolution of Social Welfare and Social Work

in the United States

 

Echoes of the Pas

European Roots

    CORE COMPETENCY: Critical Thinking 

Beginnings in the United States

    CORE COMPETENCY: Human Rights & Justice

Public Assistance and Social Welfare Emerge

    CORE COMPETENCY: Policy Practice

Services of Volunteers

Social Workers Appear

International Social Work

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Article / “What Is Social Work? What Does Being a Social

    Worker Mean?”

 

 

3. Education for Social Work

 

    CORE COMPETENCY: Critical Thinking

Social Work Education

    CORE COMPETENCY: Professional Identity

The Master’s Program

    Admission to the Master’s Program

Evaluating Master’s Programs

The Baccalaureate Program

    Admissions

The Doctoral Program

    Curriculum 

Continuing Education

Student Participation in Social Work Education

    Stipends and Scholarships

Council on Social Work Education

    CORE COMPETENCY: Ethical Practice 

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab 

    Core Competency Article / “Want a Social Work Career: Education

    for Social Work.”

 

 

PART II: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

 

4. Generalist Practice and Introductory Theory

 

Need for a Theoretical Framework

    CORE COMPETENCY: Human Behavior

Introductory Inner and Outer Forces Paradigm

Additional Model Definition

The Life Cycle and the Inner and Outer Forces Model

    CORE COMPETENCY: Critical Thinking

Social Functioning

Levels of Social Functioning

A Base for Generalist Social Work Practice

    CORE COMPETENCY: Engage, Assess, Intervene, Evaluate

Summary

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Video / “Applying Critical Thinking.”

 

 

5. Social Work Practice with Individuals

 

Social Work with the Individual—A Generalist Approach

    CORE COMPETENCY: Human Behavior  

    CORE COMPETENCY: Professional Identity    

Clinical Social Work Defined         

History of Social Casework and Clinical Social Work    

    CORE COMPETENCY: Practice Contexts    

Trends in Casework and Clinical Work     

The Practice Framework       

    Purpose       

    Social Work Values        

    CORE COMPETENCY: Ethical Practice        

    Sanctions        

    Knowledge         

Methods of Clinical Social Work        

The Clinical/Direct Practice Process of Social Work        

    Study         

    Assessment        

    Intervention      

    Termination        

The Multisystems Approach    

Summary       

PRACTICE TEST        

MySocialWorkLab       

    Core Competency Video / “Deborah Vingle.”    

 

 

6. Social Work Practice with Groups        

 

Historical Developments       

Group Work Defined      

Group Work Models     

    CORE COMPETENCY: Research-Based Practice    

    Social Goals Model       

    Remedial Goals Model        

    Reciprocal Goals Model        

Formation of Groups 100

    CORE COMPETENCY: Engage, Assess, Intervene, Evaluate       

    Agency Goals   

    Group Goals         

    Member Goals      

    Worker Goals         

Selection of Group Members       

    CORE COMPETENCY: Engage, Assess, Intervene, Evaluate         

Preparation of Group Members        

Structuring the Group       

    CORE COMPETENCY: Engage, Assess, Intervene, Evaluate        

    The Setting      

    Group Size       

    Group Rules       

    Open or Closed Groups        

    Short-Term or Long-Term Groups      

    Meeting Days and Time      

    Male, Female, or Mixed Groups       

    Leadership    

    Programming for Goal Attainment      

Stages of Groups    

    Beginning     

    Middle      

    End    

Group Work Settings    

    Traditional Settings      

    Group Services in Host Agencies   

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Video / “Ecological Model.” 

 

 

7. Social Work Practice with Communities 

 

What Is Community Organization?   

Beginnings of Community Social Work    

    CORE COMPETENCY: Practice Contexts        

Underlying Principles in Community Organization        

Community Social Work Processes    

    CORE COMPETENCY: Engage, Assess, Intervene, Evaluate      

    Research        

    Planning 

    Coordination    

    Organization   

    Financing  

    Administration   

    Committee Operation  

    Advocacy and Social Action 

Roles of the Community Organizer  

    CORE COMPETENCY: Professional Identity  

Summary    

PRACTICE TEST      

MySocialWorkLab     

    Core Competency Video / “Keeping Up with Shifting Context.”

 

 

8. Administration and Research       

 

Administration      

    Definition    

    CORE COMPETENCY: Policy Practice       

    Basic Assumptions and Principles     

    Supervision  

    Supervision Is Teaching      

    Techniques of Supervision   

    Supervision and Licensing Laws   

    Consultation       

    Principles of Consultation    

    Collaboration  

    Life Management Strategies 

    CORE COMPETENCY: Practice Contexts  

    Shifting Power in Social Work Administration 

Research 

    Definition      

    Social Work and Research   

    Major Steps in Research   

    Main Kinds of Research for Social Workers  

    Evidence-Based Practice   

    CORE COMPETENCY: Research-Based Practice 

Summary    

PRACTICE TEST     

MySocialWorkLab     

    Core Competency Video / “Karen Cowan.”   

 

 

PART III: SOCIAL WORK SERVICES

 

9. Mental Health Services  

Beginnings in Mental Health    

    CORE COMPETENCY: Ethical Practice   

Elements of the Mental Health Network 

    Community Mental Health Centers     

Essential Elements of Comprehensive Mental Health   

    CORE COMPETENCY: Engage, Assess, Intervene, Evaluate    

    Mental Hospitals

    Social Work in the Mental Hospital   

    Aftercare Facilities     

    Therapeutic Clubs    

    Outpatient Psychiatric Clinics    

    Residential Treatment Centers for Children   

    Jails and Prisons  

Special Problems and Issues in Mental Health   

    CORE COMPETENCY: Professional Identity   

    Mental Illness and Homelessness   

    Voluntary and Involuntary Commitment  

    Chronic Mental Illness   

    Poverty  

    Teenage Suicide    

    Risk of Suicide         

    Cognitive Therapy with Alcohol and Drug Addictions         

    Prevention         

    Work as Therapy        

    Research         

    Integration of Resources—Values        

    The DSM in Mental Health         

Summary        

PRACTICE TEST         

MySocialWorkLab        

    Core Competency Video / “Building Alliances.”        

 

 

10. Social Work in Health Care        

 

Definition of Social Work in Health Care        

The Meaning of Illness        

    CORE COMPETENCY: Human Behavior         

The Role of Social Work in Health Care         

    CORE COMPETENCY: Professional Identity         

    Social Work in Hospitals        

    Social Work and Illness within the Family        

    Social Work in Public Health        

    Anger Management and Public Health         

    Clients with Disabilities        

    Global Health Care Problems         

The Future of Social Work in Health Care Services         

    CORE COMPETENCY: Policy Practice        

Health Care Reform         

Prevention and Social Work         

Summary         

PRACTICE TEST         

MySocialWorkLab         

    Core Competency Video / “Christine Mitchell.”         

 

 

11. Social Work in the Schools

 

The Education Delivery System: New Approaches         

Problems Plaguing the Public Schools        

    CORE COMPETENCY: Human Behavior         

    Discipline         

    Violence         

    School Shootings        

    Drugs        

    Gangs        

    Cheating         

    Harassment        

    Teaching Values         

    Assessing the Risk of Violent Behavior        

Beginnings in School Social Work         

Social Work Practice in Schools         

    CORE COMPETENCY: Engage, Assess, Intervene,

    Evaluate         

    Work with Individuals         

Social Work Using a Group Approach         

    Practice Related to the School System         

School Social Work and the Community         

Working with Minorities        

    CORE COMPETENCY: Human Rights & Justice

    Motivational Interviewing         

    Home Schooling         

Summary         

PRACTICE TEST         

MySocialWorkLab         

    Core Competency Video / “Ed Guzowski.”         

 

 

12. Social Security and Public Welfare

 

    CORE COMPETENCY: Practice Contexts

Government’s Responsibility for Welfare

    President Ronald Reagan’s Ideology

The Social Security Act

    CORE COMPETENCY: Research-Based

    Practice

    Old Age, Survivors, Disability, and Health

    Insurance

    Unemployment Insurance

    Public Assistance

    Supplemental Security Income

    CORE COMPETENCY: Engage, Assess, Intervene, Evaluate

    Welfare Reform (TANF)

    Poverty

    Women in Poverty

    General Assistance

    Homelessness

    Medicare

    Medicare Reform

    Medicare Drug Prescription Program

    Medicaid

    The Social Security Crisis

    Social Services and Social Work

Government and Public Welfare

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Video / “Social and Economic Justice.”

 

 

13. Family and Child Welfare Services

 

Marriage/Partner and Family Counseling

    CORE COMPETENCY: Practice Contexts

    Kinds of Services

    Kinds of Agencies

    Battered Women

    Rape Crisis

    Changing Family Structures

    Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Welfare Services

In-Home Care of Children

Foster Care of Children

    Reasons for Placement in Foster Care

    Social Work with a Foster Child

    The Foster Parent Movement

Adoption Services

    Indian Child Welfare Act

    CORE COMPETENCY: Policy Practice

    Applicants for Adoption

Child Protective Services

    CORE COMPETENCY: Human Rights & Justice

    Issues and Practices in Protective Services

    Child Physical Abuse

    Child Sexual Abuse

Summary

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Video / “Sue Dowling.”

 

 

14. Correctional Services

 

The Social Problems of Delinquency and Crime

    CORE COMPETENCY: Human Behavior

Social Work and Corrections

Social Work Practice in Corrections

Processes and Principles

    CORE COMPETENCY: Ethical Practice

    Cognitive Therapy with Criminals

    Motivational Interviewing with Criminals

Social Services and Case Examples

    Police Departments and Youth Bureaus

    Courts

    Drug Courts

    Mental Health Courts

Social Work in Institutions

    CORE COMPETENCY: Engage, Assess, Intervene, Evaluate

    Jails

    Parole Activities

    Citizenry Involvement

    Youth Services Systems

    The Halfway House

    Prevention

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Video / “Contracting with the Client.”

 

 

15. Services for Older Americans

 

Older Americans Act of 1965

    CORE COMPETENCY: Policy Practice

White House Conference on Aging, 1971

Adequate Income

Appropriate Living Arrangements

    CORE COMPETENCY: Practice Contexts

Institutional Responsiveness and a New Attitude toward Aging

    Case Management Applied

    Nursing Homes

    Alternatives to Nursing Home Care

    Adult Day Care Centers

    Mental Health

    The Growing Suicide Rate among the Elderly

Independence and Dignity

    CORE COMPETENCY: Ethical Practice

    Employment—Retirement

George Black, A Peace Corps Volunteer

    White House Conference on Aging, 1995

    Older People Are Individuals Too

Joy in Working with Older People

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Video / “Attending to Changes and Relevant

    Services.”

 

 

16. Drug Abuse and Social Work

 

Misused Drugs and What They Do

    CORE COMPETENCY: Human Behavior

    Narcotics

    Stimulants

    Depressants—Sedatives—Hypnotics

    Hallucinogens

    Marijuana

    Inhalants

    Steroids

Extent and Cost of Drug Abuse

Programs for Control, Prevention, Treatment

    CORE COMPETENCY: Research-Based

    Practice

    Government Agencies

    Education

    Treatment

    Emergency Care

    Inpatient Services

    Outpatient Services

    Methadone Maintenance

    Full and Partial Narcotic Antagonists

    Therapeutic Communities

    Therapeutic Communities for Young Users

    Treatment for Alcohol Abuse

    Integrating Approaches to Treatment

    Preventing Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

    Research

    CORE COMPETENCY: Practice Contexts

    Treating Preaddictive Adolescents

    Social Work with Alcohol-Dependent Persons

    Treating Heroin Addiction on an Outpatient Basis

    Social Work with Drug- and Alcohol-Dependent Persons in a Residential

    Facility

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Video / “Maria Moraga.”

 

 

17. Services with Minorities

 

Minority Problems

    CORE COMPETENCY: Human Rights & Justice

    Social Work Intervention with Minorities

    CORE COMPETENCY: Diversity in Practice

Social Services

Educational Developments

    Minority Students

    Minority Faculty

    Curriculum Minority Content

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Video / “Maria Moraga.”

 

 

18. Social Work in Rural Areas

 

    CORE COMPETENCY: Human Rights & Justice

Beginnings in Rural Social Work

Rural Social Work Practice

Roles of the Rural Social Worker

    CORE COMPETENCY: Diversity in Practice

    Positive Aspects of Social Work Roles in Rural Communities

Rural Social Service Agencies

    CORE COMPETENCY: Policy Practice

Distance Learning for Rural Social Work

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Video / “Assessment” and “Intervention.”

 

 

19. Case Management

    CORE COMPETENCY: Diversity in Practice

Historical Developments

Case Management Defined

    CORE COMPETENCY: Engage, Assess, Intervene, Evaluate

Case Management Research

    CORE COMPETENCY: Research-Based Practice

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Video / “Advocating for the Client.”

 

 

PART IV: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

20. Social Work: A Maturing Profession

 

Criteria of a Profession

Historical Background

    CORE COMPETENCY: Diversity in Practice

    Schools of Social Work

    Council on Social Work Education

    National Association of Social Workers

Social Work Today

    CORE COMPETENCY: Practice Contexts

    Code of Ethics

    Schools of Social Work

    Research

    Private Practice

    Publications

    Salaries and Jobs

    Elective Offices

    The Changing Nature of Work

    The Path Ahead

    What Does the Future Hold?

    CORE COMPETENCY: Critical Thinking

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Video / “Recognizing Personal Values.” 377

 

 

21. Social Work Prevention and Enrichment

 

    CORE COMPETENCY: Practice Contexts

Social Work Focus on Prevention

    CORE COMPETENCY: Practice Contexts

Problems Involved

Examples of Prevention

    Premarital Counseling

    Preventive Mental Health

    Family Counseling

    Religious Leaders

    Delinquency Prevention

    Families in Crisis

    Suicide Prevention

    Social Work Practice in the Workplace

    Relapse Prevention

Implications of Prevention

Social Work Enrichment

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Article / “Want a Social Work Career: Social Work

    Licensing and Legal Regulations.”

 

 

22. Social Work and the Future

 

Professional Maturation

Increase in Services

Professional Identification and Visibility

    CORE COMPETENCY: Professional Identity

Certification and Licensing

Spirituality in Social Work Practice

    CORE COMPETENCY: Practice Contexts

Changing Continuum in Social Work Education

Development of the Role of Consultant

Status of the Social Worker

Private Practice

    CORE COMPETENCY: Practice Contexts

The Aging of Our Population

Advocacy Role

Improved Public Relations

Rural Social Work

Technology

Expansion of Leadership Roles

Increase in International Social Work

Prevention

Enrichment

Movement for Higher Quality

Summary

PRACTICE TEST

MySocialWorkLab

    Core Competency Article / “Some Practical Issues in Social

    Work Careers.”

Notes

Photo Credits

Name Index

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205001972
Author:
Farley, O. William
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Smith, Larry Lorenzo
Author:
Boyle, Scott W.
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Subject:
Sociology | Social Work
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MySocialWorkLab Series Connecting Core Competencies
Publication Date:
20110701
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 1 in 907 gr

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