An Introduction to Family Social Work

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This text is intended for Methods/Practice with Families (Mezzo) courses in Social Work as a basic primer that introduces students to an overview of practice with families. It can also be used in Generalist Practice courses in which instructors want to emphasize work with families. Likewise, it is appropriate for paraprofessional, two-year human services programs.

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Dr. Collins is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Calgary. He is also a part-time family therapist, and spent ten years as a volunteer family therapist and supervisor. His research and areas of interest include social work education; social work practice couples, families, and individuals of all ages; child abuse; family violence; teaching and learning issues; program and case level evaluation; and case management. Dr. Collins has authored and co-authored numerous articles and texts.

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"The three key strengths from my perspective are: The pragmatic, practical approach...; The focus on home-based intervention, including the use of the family preservation model...; The accessibility: this text is very reader friendly..."

"The text gives specific examples and guidelines to the reader. In this way, it is very comforting to the student who is new to the field and is looking for "how to" work with families."

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