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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 ...

Interpersonal Practice beyond Diversity and toward Social Justice: The Importance of Critical Consciousness
Interpersonal practice beyond diversity and toward social justice: The importance of critical consciousness
Beth GloverReed, Peter A.Newman, Zulema E.Suarez, and Edith A.Lewis

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.

—Anonymous

This chapter originally appeared in the 2nd edition of this book and has been slightly revised for this 3rd edition. One of the authors of this chapter (Beth Glover Reed, or BGR) has contributed to an addendum that brings in the contemporary issue of “intersectionality” into the discussion of critical consciousness. We have added more content about sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation that should enhance students' understanding of these concepts. We have also edited the original chapter for clarity ...

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