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Cover of: The general method of social work practice by Elizabeth M. Timberlake
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Cover of: The general method of social work practice by Elizabeth M. Timberlake

The general method of social work practice
McMahon's generalist perspective
4th ed.
Elizabeth March Timberlake, Michaela Zajicek Farber, Christine Anlauf Sabatino.

Published by Allyn and Bacon in Boston, MA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: The Foundation for Generalist Practice in Social Work
Holism and Social Work 2
Generalist Practice in Social Work 3
The Foundation of Social Work Practice 4
Purpose 5
Sanction 5
Values 6
Knowledge 9
Methods and Skills 12
Holistic Conceptualization of the Foundation
of Social Work Practice 14
Conclusion 17
2 The Generalist Perspective and the General Method
of Social Work Practice 18
The Generalist Perspective 20
Ecological-Systems Perspective 22
A Problem Focus 24
A Strengths/Needs Orientation 27
A Multilevel Approach 28
Open Selection of Theories and Interventions 29
A Problem-Solving Process 31
The General Method 33
Entry-Level and Graduate-Level Practice 34
Conclusion 36
3 Human Diversity: Multiculturalism, Social Pluralism,
and Socio-Demographic Variability 38
Multiculturalism 40
Concepts and Terminology 40
Self-Assessment of Cultural Sensitivity 52
Social Pluralism 53
Concepts and Discussion 53
Self-Assessment of Sensitivity to Social Pluralism 61
Socio-Demographic Variability 61
Concepts and Discussion 61
A Holistic Framework for Sensitivity to Human Variability 75
Conclusion 78
4 Engagement 80
Getting to the Problem 81
Identifying Feelings 83
Feelings in Macro Systems 87
Goal Recognition 89
Decision Making 91
Working with Different Client Systems 94
Using Social Work Foundation Knowledge in Engagement 100
Human Diversity in Engagement 101
Engagement in Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Practice
in Diverse Field Areas 104
Conclusion 114
5 Data Collection 116
Gathering Data 117
Fact versus Assumption 121
The Problems/Needs 124
The Persons 124
The Environment 125
Maintaining Confidentiality 126
Recording Data 129
Process Recordings 129
Summary Recordings 131
Problem-Oriented Recordings 132
Other Record Forms 133
Working with Different Client Systems 133
Using Social Work Foundation Knowledge in Data Collection 139
Human Diversity in Data Collection 140
Data Collection in Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Practice
in Diverse Field Areas 141
Conclusion 155
6 Assessment 156
Assessment Statement 158
Problem Prioritization 161
Contracting 163
Working with Different Client Systems 168
Using Social Work Foundation Knowledge in Assessment 170
Human Diversity in Assessment 175
Assessment in Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Practice
in Diverse Field Areas 177
Conclusion 198
7 Intervention 201
Change Roles and Strategies 202
Power and Change 204
Direct Intervention 205
Information and Referral 208
Case Management and Teamwork 212
Indirect Intervention 217
Social Development 219
Designs for General Interventions 223
Working with Different Client Systems 226
Using Social Work Foundation Knowledge in Intervention 229
Human Diversity in Intervention 230
Intervention in Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Practice
in Diverse Field Areas 231
Conclusion 252
8 Evaluation 253
Reasons for Evaluation 254
Ongoing Assessment Process and Outcome 254
Quality Assurance 255
Accountability 255
Goal Attainment 256
Types of Evaluation 256
Goal Analysis 257
Contract Review 262
Contract Reformulation 265
Evaluation Questions 267
Ongoing Evaluation 268
Working with Different Client Systems 272
Using Social Work Foundation Knowledge in Evaluation 277
Human Diversity in Evaluation 278
Evaluation in Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Practice
in Diverse Field Areas 280
Conclusion 307
9 Termination 308
The Meaning of Termination 309
Reactions to Termination as Ending and Loss 309
Reactions to Termination as Celebration and Beginning 312
The Decision to Terminate 312
A Life-Cycle Approach to Termination 314
Planning the Termination 315
Reactions of Service Providers 317
Developing Sensitivity and Skill 319
Working with Different Client Systems 322
Using Social Work Foundation Knowledge in Termination 323
Human Diversity in Termination 324
Termination in Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Practice
in Diverse Field Areas 326
Conclusion 338
10 The Generalist Practitioner: Identity and Integration 339
The General Method: A Purposeful Procedure 339
Classification of Methods in Human Services 340
The General Method in the Classification 343
The Generalist Practitioner: A Basic Identity 343
A Forgotten Commitment to People in Need 345
The Generalist Practitioner: Our Future Challenge 346
Conclusion 347.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-359) and index.
Rev. ed. of: The general method of social work practice / Maria O'Neil McMahon. 3rd ed. c1996.

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Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 361.3
Library of Congress HV11 .M374 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination xxii, 370 p. :
Number of pages 370

ID Numbers

Open Library OL6790005M
ISBN 10 0205298168
LC Control Number 00051092
Goodreads 1164645

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