Synopses & Reviews
This workbook provides a wide range of exercises, role playing activities and case scenarios to help students practice specific macro skills. The text's versatility allows it to be the primary text in a practice course or as a supplement to accompany other macro theory texts, especially GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, 2nd by the same authors! The authors integrate macro development for field internships, as well as enhance macro skill development for social workers in the field. Specific macro practice skills are presented in a straightforward manner, and both applications to actual macro practice situations and the importance of client system strengths are emphasized throughout.
About the Author
Karen K. Kirst-Ashman, BSW, MSSW, PhD, was a full professor and former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She is certified as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin. She has worked as a practitioner and administrator in child welfare and mental health agencies. She received the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1986 and the University Outstanding Teaching Award in 2007. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in addition to being an accreditation site visitor. She is also a current member of CSWE, BPD, and NASW. She has served on the Editorial Board of Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, and as a consulting editor for many social work journals, including the Journal of Social Work Education. She has written six social work textbooks in multiple editions and numerous publications, articles, and reviews concerning social work and women's issues. Grafton Hull is a full professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work. He founded and directed the College's BSW Program. He has 38 years of experience teaching at BSW, MSW, and Ph.D levels. His practice experience includes work in human service agencies providing mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice programs. He holds a BS in sociology, an MSW, and doctorate in education (counseling, guidance, and personnel services). Hull is the co-author of seven texts and numerous articles in social work journals. He has served on the CSWE Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation, Nominations Committee, as a President of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) from which he received the Significant Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. His biography is listed in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities. 2. Using Micro Skills in the Macro Environment. 3. Using Mezzo Skills with Organizations and Communities. 4. Understanding Organizations. 5. PREPARE: Decision Making For Organizational Change. 6. IMAGINE: How To Implement Macro Intervention- Changing Agency Policy. IMAGINE: Project Implementation and Program Development. 8. Focusing On Communities and Neighborhoods. 9. Macro Practice In Communities. 10. Evaluating Macro Practice. 11. Advocacy And Social Action With Populations-At-Risk. 12. Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas in Macro Practice. 13. The Social Worker in Court. 14. Developing and Managing Agency Resources. 15. Stress and Time Management. 16. Resumes, Interviewing, And Getting the Job.