Charles Zastrow The Practice of Social Work

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The Practice of Social Work

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Charles Zastrow's exceptionally comprehensive text offers an overview of theories and skills/interventions for students entering the practice of social work. The Sixth Edition has been updated throughout with the latest research, and continues to provide a complete look at social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Zastrow's best-selling text gives students the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to enter practice in social work. Zastrow covers topics such as social work values; confidentiality; principles of interviewing; contemporary theories of counseling; sexual therapy; assessment; evaluation; general systems theory; multicultural social work; working within a bureaucratic system; burnout; and the frustrations and satisfactions of being a social worker.

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Charles Zastrow, MSW, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he chaired the Social Work Department for six years. He has also been the Assistant Director and Professor in the Social Work Program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Zastrow has worked as a practitioner for various agencies, chaired social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and served on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He also was a member of the BPD board. A leader in social work education and a bestselling author, Dr. Zastrow has written more than 45 articles in professional journals as well as nine books, including four other textbooks: THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman).

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"Dr. Zastrow has a gift for exciting students . . . On clarity, organization, and use of language, Dr. Zastrow is a master in these areas. In describing this text to my colleagues, I would point out the broad range of material covered and emphasize the "student-friendly" nature of the text, as well as the ease with which courses can be organized using the text."

"The revised manuscript is even better suited to my needs. The author has responded to my previous concerns in such a way that I am now planning to adopt the textbook for my methods courses. . . . My congratulations to the author for successfully updating the text. I am impressed by both the quantity and quality of the work."

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