Developing Practice Competencies: A Foundation for Generalist Practice

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Developing Practice Competencies
A Foundation for Generalist Practice

"This is the textbook I have been waiting for. The author engages the reader from the very beginning. It includes comprehensive coverage of EPAS standards and practice behaviors that any social work instructor would be delighted with. Mark Ragg's explanation of social work concepts and practice skills is very readable and well illustrated. This textbook will enhance social work students' self-confidence in their skills as beginning practitioners. This is an author who clearly knows how to engage and excite social work students about contemporary social work. Strongly recommended for generalist practice programs!"
—Mary Fran Davis, LCSW
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee

An applied, experiential introduction for the development of generalist practice skills in the helping professions

Designed to help students in social work and human services programs establish a solid skill foundation for professional practice, Developing Practice Competencies holistically organizes this content knowledge through a consistent framework integrated throughout the book.

Developing Practice Competencies explores:

  • How to build on current interpersonal skills to develop a professional identity and a specialized repertoire of intervention skills

  • How to work competently with diverse client groups taking into account the cultural and social contexts of each client situation

  • Ways to engage individuals and larger client systems in focused work toward client-specific goals

  • Successfully managing the nuances and challenges of the helping relationship

  • Combining specific skills for use in evidence-based models

Filled with rich examples, role-plays, and exercises, Developing Practice Competencies covers the foundation competencies necessary for students preparing to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities on behalf of underserved and socially compromised people.

An accompanying DVD offers video of the practice skills in action and electronic versions of exercises for classroom discussions.

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About the Author:

D. MARK RAGG is a Professor at Eastern Michigan University's School of Social Work, teaching in both the BSW and MSW programs, with a focus on practice and child/family courses. His current research focuses on issues of evidence-based practice, sustainability in community settings, adapting practices to achieve a cultural/ethnic fit, working with families and youth, and developing effective interpersonal practice competencies.

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"Through chapter content on theory, evidence, practice literature and case examples, D. Mark Ragg has demonstrated great ability to clarify and simplify complex concepts. In this text, Ragg demonstrates his aptitude for integrating theoretical models, research findings, social work practice literature and the development of core competencies. This text is constructed in a way that is accessible, understandable and extremely valuable to social work students."
James C. Piers, PhD, LMSW, Professor and Social Work Program Director Hope College

"A masterful practice text that provides students with a comprehensive presentation of social work skills and concepts. Throughout, students are guided to employ critical thinking in every aspect of their skill attainment, and with the multiple systems of engagement they will face. Each topic is clearly defined and illustrated with precise examples and case vignettes in a pedagogically effective integration of the art and science of social work practice."
Professor Mitchell Kahn, BSW Program Director Ramapo College of New Jersey

"Mark Ragg has written an excellent book that is easy to read and yet maintains a particularly high level of applicability. He has broken down the concepts we use in generalist practice and explained them in terms that are easy to visualize and make sense. Students will find the textbook accessible, meaningful and very applicable to their work in this field."
Debashis Dutta, M.S.W. (R.S.W.),Coordinator, Human Services Foundation Program, Conestoga College, Kitchener Ontario, Lecturer, School of Social Work, Renison University College/University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario

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