Synopses & Reviews
THE SOCIAL WORK SKILLS WORKBOOK gives you the opportunity to get involved in actual hands-on social work practice. Cournoyer's comprehensive workbook/textbook helps you rehearse and practice the core skills needed in contemporary social work practice. Complete with interesting case examples, summaries and skill-building exercises, THE SOCIAL WORK SKILLS WORKBOOK will help you become a more confident, ethical, and effective helper.
THE SOCIAL WORK SKILLS WORKBOOK provides readers with the opportunity to practice all the steps important to social work practice. Author Barry Cournoyer includes interesting case examples, summaries and skill-building exercises to help the reader become a more confident, ethical, and effective helper.
About the Author
Dr. Cournoyer has been a social work practitioner for more than 40 years and a university teacher for more than 35 years. He received his M.S.S.W. degree from the University of Tennessee and the D.S.W. degree from the University of Utah. He is Emeritus Professor at the Indiana University School of Social Work, where he taught social work practice courses. A former Associate Dean with the School, he remains interested in student learning assessment and quality improvement activities in social work education. In addition to this sixth edition of THE SOCIAL WORK SKILLS WORKBOOK, he co-authored THE SOCIAL WORK PORTFOLIO and the Seventh Edition of SOCIAL WORK PROCESSES--all published by Brooks/Cole.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Introduction to Professionalism. 3. Critical Thinking, Scientific Inquiry, and Career-Long Learning. 4. Valuing Diversity, Advancing Human Rights and Social Justice, and Promoting Social Well-Being through Policy Practice. 5. Ethical Decision-Making. 6. Talking and Listening: The Basic Interpersonal Skills. 7. Preparing. 8. Beginning. 9. Exploring. 10. Assessing. 11. Contracting. 12. Working and Evaluating. 13. Ending.