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  • Subject index

This book describes an advanced generalist approach to direct social work practice with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Intervention paradigms that include psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral/communications, experiential/humanistic, existential and transpersonal are presented as the four sources of social work.

Advanced Generalist Approach Interventions with Individuals, Couples, Families, and Groups
Advanced generalist approach interventions with individuals, couples, families, and groups

In this section, a universal framework of advanced generalist social work practice with individuals, couples, families, and groups is forwarded. The basic premise in this framework is that the most effective advanced generalist interventions are (a) ecological, (b) inclusive, (c) differentially eclectic, (d) relational, and (e) ethical. In this section, each of these five interrelated elements is further described. The seven paradigms of advanced social work practice introduced in this section are more fully described in Parts III and IV.

An inclusive definition of intervention is applied here, which includes the cooperative efforts of the worker/system and the client/system to foster the physical, affective, spiritual, psychosocial, and ...

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