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Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills Hardcover – March 7 2016
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"This is the most comprehensive text we have found that does both the interviewing process, skills sets, and family and group work. It makes a great deal of sense to keep it as our major text."
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Ronald Rooney is a professor emeritus in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. As a former social worker in child welfare, community mental health and school social work, Dr. Rooney is also the author of Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients.
Glenda Dewberry Rooney is a professor emeritus in the Department of Social Work at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. She taught undergraduate and graduate practice courses in ethics, and research and courses in organizations and administration. Her practice experience includes child welfare, mental health and work with families and children. In addition, she was involved in community-based research and worked with agencies concerned with children, youth and families as a trainer and as a clinical, program and management consultant.
Kim Strom is the Smith P. Theimann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice in the School of Social Work and director of the university’s Office of Ethics and Policy. She also serves as the principal investigator of the UNC School of Social Work state behavioral healthcare contract. Dr. Strom has been an educator for over 30 years and has authored over 80 books, articles and chapters on ethics and practice. She is an internationally recognized scholar on moral courage, ethics and social work education. In addition, she served on the NASW committee responsible for revising the Code of Ethics and represents North America on the Ethics Commission of the International Federation of Social Work.
- Publisher : Brooks Cole; 10th edition (March 7 2016)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 704 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1305633806
- ISBN-13 : 978-1305633803
- Item weight : 1.36 kg
- Dimensions : 20.96 x 3.18 x 26.04 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #433,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #979 in Social Work (Books)
- #2,891 in Education Methods
- #68,336 in Textbooks
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New MSW student taking a generalist course.
Only read chapters one and two so far.
Book is extremely frustrating to read. If you must get this book: rent it, don’t buy it. You will not use this book later in your career. Learn from my mistake and save yourself $90.
Authors know that this is a beginner course, yet they continuously reference things and provide the newbie reader with absolutely zero context. "Ok, this person said that...so what? Who the heck is this person and why should I trust him?" It would be helpful if authors did break outs or provided footnotes to historical references or people. Also, as a generalist textbook, would be helpful if authors defined the concepts they reference. A lot of times, it's like, "cars take people to the doctor." ...Ok, so what the heck is a car? Other times, they define a theory, compare it to another theory, yet omit parts of other theory. "John has two hands. Patrick has two feet." ...Ok, so does john have two feet? Does Patrick have any hands? Does Patrick have three hands? Who knows...
So far, no supplemental material is referenced: no hyperlinks
Hopefully, authors/publisher will improve the 11th edition...you read that right, ELEVENTH!!! This 10th edition is very weak and is published to rob me. Social justice hypocrites.
If you, like me, need to read this book for class, I suggest you supplement readings with pitchers of wine.
Will update review if later chapters improve...
It has very detailed information on practice skills and how to perform talk therapy (again, the emphasis is on skills, not specific evidence based practices).
It is generalist in focus—as is my MSW program so this orientation fit with my program’s.