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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 ...

Becoming a Client
Becoming a client

When seeking urgent care for “walking pneumonia” in a large university hospital, I (Brett A. Seabury, or BAS) was told by the urgent care receptionist that in order to be seen in the urgent care unit, I would need a “blue card.” My university ID, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) card, and my Visa card were not enough credentials to get me services. I was told to follow a “blue line” on the floor until I reached the registration area where I could receive my blue card. I was feverish so I did not hear the nurse explain that I had to follow this blue line on another floor of the hospital. In the hallway outside the urgent care unit ...

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