Introduction to Social Work (9th Edition)

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9780205360093: Introduction to Social Work (9th Edition)

This classic introductory social work text provides a comprehensive and historical view of social work to help students better understand the profession. In its Ninth Edition, this classic text continues to blend historical and contemporary perspectives on social work, offering historical context for the development of social work while utilizing the latest theoretical constructs. Special consideration is given to AIDS, welfare reform, school violence, alcohol and drug dependence, case management, mental illness, and other challenging social problems. The text is appropriate for undergraduate students who want to increase their general understanding of social work, as well as those who have a professional interest in social work.

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The Tenth Edition of this classic text continues to blend historical and contemporary perspectives on social work, offering historical context for the development of social work while utilizing the latest theoretical constructs. Special emphasis is placed on the understanding that social work is both a discipline and a method.

Highlights of the Tenth Edition

  • Features new sections on drug courts, treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, welfare reform, faith-based social service initiatives, stages of group, spirituality and social work, suicide assessment and prevention, cognitive therapy with criminals
  • Features an expanded section on the importance of case management in social work, life management skills, anger management and managed care
  • Offers updated information on multicultural social work, working with violent children, gangs, school violence and family violence
  • Includes an updated final chapter on the future of social work as a profession
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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.

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