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This text takes a broad based approach to basic generalist practice methods that emphasize the common elements in working with individuals, families and groups. The goal of the book is to teach social work students how to enhance clients’ social functioning by helping them become more proficient in examining, understanding, and resolving clients’ social problems. The authors pay special attention to enhancing social justice by working with individuals and families who have been historically oppressed. This edition includes specific integrated coverage of the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the introductory Direct Practice and Generalist Practice courses in BSW and MSW programs of social ...

Assessing Groups
Assessing groups

Groups are ubiquitous!

—Brett A. Seabury (BAS; 1995)

We begin this chapter by asking the reader to complete a simple self- assessment of her or his membership in groups over their life span. Turn a blank piece of paper on its side (i.e., landscape orientation), and draw a line across the middle of this page. On the left end of this line place an asterisk (*), which represents birth, and on the right end place the omega symbol (£2), which represents death. This line will represent your life line, and you need to place an X on the line where you think you are now! You now have a visual representation of your life line. The next step is to recall and write down ...

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