Now you can get involved in actual hands-on social work practice! Cournoyer's comprehensive workbook/textbook lets you rehearse and practice core skills needed for contemporary social work practice. The author includes interesting case examples and situations that clearly illustrate the essential skills of social work practice. As you work your way through the book's summaries and skill-building exercises, you'll find yourself becoming a more confident, ethical, and effective helper.
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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.Review:
"I would describe this (text) as being very user friendly. I believe it will appeal to students because it provides clearly useful information that will enable them apply its content to the development of professional social work practice skills."
"I've not seen one (book) cover the topic so clearly and with clear social work values and expectations." "The strengths of this text are its organization; its clarity and thoroughness regarding the specific skills that all social workers must be trained in and should aspire to; its numerous practice exercises; its current literature base; its attention to ethics, including legal definitions/issues; its continued emphasis on professional use of self issues and their impact on social work practice; and the deep level of skill and practice wisdom that the author obviously possesses and infuses throughout the text."
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