The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice

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A conceptual and practical presentation of the strengths perspective in social work. Part of Advancing Core Competencies Series, a unique series that helps students taking advanced social work courses apply CSWE's core competencies and practice behaviors examples to specialized fields of practice. The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, 6/e, presents both conceptual and practical elements of the strengths perspective - from learning about and practicing the strengths perspective to using the strengths perspective with older adults, the chronically ill, and substance abusers. Many of the chapters- address recent events -from the tragic shooting in Tucson to the uprisings in the Middle East. Each chapter begins with a section from an expert in the field. Teaching & Learning Experience Improve Critical Thinking - Each chapter contains four critical thinking questions and two short essay questions that require the reader to apply key concepts. Engage Students - Extensive case examples keep students interested and help them see a connection between theory and practice. Explore Current Issues - Three new chapters have been added to reflect the most current knowledge in the field. Apply CSWE Core Competencies - The text integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to assess student understanding and development of competencies and practice behaviors. Support Instructors - PowerPoint presentations are available with this text.

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Dennis Saleebey, MSW, DSW is Professor Emeritus at the School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas. He is also director of the Strengths Institute at the same School. He earned his BA degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara, his MSW at UCLA, and his DSW at Cal Berkeley.He taught at and directed the undergraduate social welfare program at the University of Maine from 1967-1970, was associate professor at the School of Social Work at UT Arlington, and was chair of the Human Behavior sequence there from 1970-1976;He was professor and chair of HBSE from 1977-1987; from 1987-1997 he was Professor and Chair of the Ph.D. program at the School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas. From 1997 to 2006 he was Professor at the University of Kansas. Since 2007, he has been the director of the Strengths Institute at the University of Kansas.

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