The strength perspective in social work practice
edited By Dennis Saleebey.

The strength perspective in social work practice

5th ed.

Published by Allyn & Bacon in Boston .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Foreword / Stanley Witkin
The philosophy, principles, and language of the strengths perspective
Introduction: power in the people / Dennis Saleebey
The fascination with problems and pathology
The strengths perspective: philosophy, concepts, and principles liberation and empowerment: heroism and hope
Alienation and oppression: anxiety and evil
The lexicon of strengths
Principles of the strengths perspective
Some preliminary thoughts
Discussion questions
Shifting our habits of mind: learning to practice from a strengths perspective / Robert Blundo
The deficit/pathology knowledge base becomes synonymous with social work
Maintaining our sense of what is right
Professional literature maintaining traditional frames
Shifting the fundamental frame of practice
Shifting frames to a strengths perspective
Discussion questions
The remarkable strengths of indigenous people(s)
Strengths of indigenous peoples / Margaret Waller
Historical distortion of strengths
What are the strengths of indigenous peoples?
Resistance to assimilation
Governmental reform
Advocacy and political activism
Separation and identity
Kinship and mutual assistance
Intertribal celebrations
Traditional spirituality and healing practices
Stories and storytelling
Cultural resilience
Discussion questions
The significance of spirituality for resilient response to
Chronic illness: a qualitative study of adults with
Cystic fibrosis / Edward R. Canda
Summary of findings
Understandings of faith, religion, and spirituality
Ideas about impacts of cf on participants
Metaphors for the challenges of CF
Challenges associated with spirituality
A consensus statement on spirituality as a source of strength by adults with CF 68
Garyâs story: trying to figure it all out
Teresaâs story: I am already healed
Implications for social work
Discussion questions
Strengths-based assessment and approaches to practice
The strengths approach to practice / Dennis Saleebey
Some beginning observations
About strengths-based practice
The core conditions of growth and change
What are strengths?
How do you find out about strengths?
What are some of the elements of strengths-based practice?
Discussion questions
Assessing strengths: the political context of individual, family, and community empowerment / Charles D. Cowger, Kim M. Anderson, and Carol A. Snively
More deficit, disease, and dysfunction?
Assessment as political activity
Strengths and empowerment
Strengths? Or just a new spin on old problems?
The resistance to oppression factor
Guidelines for strengths assessment
Assessment process
Component 1: defining the problem situation
Steps in defining the problem situation or discovering why the client
Seeks assistance
Questions for the assessment process: beyond "what are your strengths?"
Component 2: framework for assessment
Exemplars of client strengths (quadrant 2)
Assessment of help seeker strengths (quadrant 2 of assessment axes)
Discussion questions
Solving problems from a strengths perspective / Ann Weick, James Kreider, and Ronna Chamberlain
Strengths and solutions
Commonalities and differences
What about problems?
Extensions of strengths- and solution-focused practice
Discussion questions
Strengths-based case management: enhancing treatment for persons with substance abuse problems / Richard C. RAPP
Strengths-based case management with persons who have Substance abuse problems
The practice of strengths-based case management
Strengths-based assessment
Conducting the strengths assessment
Case management planning
Strengths-based case management: measuring its impact
Scbm and retention in treatment
SBCM and critical outcomes
Explaining the impact of SBCM
Client driven/case manager facilitated treatment planning
Nature of the case manageröclient relationship
Strengths-based case management as a brief intervention
SBCM challenges as a brief intervention
Discussion questions
The strengths model with older adults: critical practice components / Holly Nelson-Becker, Rosemary Chapin, and Becky Fast
Conceptual framework for practice
Operationalizing the strengths perspective
Critical practice components of effective case management
Personalized assessment and planning
Assertive outreach to natural community resources and services
Emergency crisis planning
Ongoing collaboration and caregiving adjustments
The empowerment of older adults
Integration of spiritual assessment and intervention n social work practice with older adults
Integration of policy applications in social work practice with older adults
Utility of the strengths model in the changing long-term care environment
Discussion questions


Dewey Decimal Class 361.3/2
Library of Congress HV41 .S827 2009

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Pagination p. cm.

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Open Library OL18725818M
ISBN 10 0205624413
ISBN 13 9780205624416
LC Control Number 2008029303
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