Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Author: Jose Ashford
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840029119
Release Date: 2012-05-16
Genre: Social Science

This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers a multidimensional approach to the topic, with discussion of integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services as well as matters pertaining to diversity addressed throughout the text. The text provides solid coverage of foundation knowledge, integrates the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, and offers case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of the content. Furthermore, as part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fifth edition thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), thus helping students connect foundation knowledge with specific practice concerns. Study tables and concept maps (for each discussion of behavior in the development chapters) clarify major phases of biopsychosocial development across the life span. This framework gives students a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Behavior in the Social Environment A Multidimensional Perspective

Author: Jose Ashford
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495601692
Release Date: 2009-06-26
Genre: Social Science

Ashford and LeCroy’s groundbreaking book offers students a balanced, integrated introduction to human behavior in the social environment. Lively and comprehensive, this book succeeds by helping students connect foundation knowledge with practice concerns. Study tables and concept maps (for each discussion of behavior in the development chapters) clarify major phases of biopsychosocial development across the life span. The authors take an integrative, multidimensional approach, discussing integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services throughout. This framework gives readers a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that truly reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession. The text presents solid coverage of foundation knowledge, integrates the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, and offers case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of HBSE content. The authors successfully combine a multidimensional approach with consistent attention to diversity, giving readers a meaningful, exciting learning experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Author: Charles Zastrow
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840028655
Release Date: 2012-02-02
Genre: Social Science

Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman’s UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT looks at lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. As part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Applied Social Research A Tool for the Human Services

Author: Duane R. Monette
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285605722
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Genre: Social Science

Presenting social science research methods within the context of human service practice, APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH is the ideal text for courses focused on applied research in human services, counseling, social work, sociology, criminal justice, and community planning. With in-depth coverage of all the topics taught in traditional social science research methods courses, APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH brings the subject to life by showing how research is increasingly used in practice today. In addition, this fully updated edition includes a thought-provoking Eye on Ethics feature and new and revised Research in Practice vignettes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment

Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285075495
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Social Science

Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings in HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, Fourth Edition. The book challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The author focuses on empowerment, highlighting the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Behavior and the Social Environment Macro Level

Author: Katherine Van Wormer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190211066
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Social ecology

A timely revision in this global age, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Macro Level develops a sophisticated and original view of the cultural, global, spiritual, and natural worlds that people inhabit, and explores the impact of these worlds on human behavior. An ecosystems/sustainability framework emerges as a key characteristic of contemporary practice. What is sustainable social work? What are the characteristics of a sustainable community? How is the present exploitation of environmental resources unsustainable for future generations? In accordance with the 2015 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) standards, attention is paid to environmental justice as well as diversity and difference.

Culture and Identity

Author: Anita Jones Thomas
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452236476
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Psychology

Combining compelling real-life autobiographies with sound theoretical formulations that explore race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, this multicultural counseling text uniquely prepares students for real-life clinical situations and helps them to understand the influence of culture on identity development, sense of self, family, and interpersonal relationships. Each chapter includes theoretical content tied to a story, with a comprehensive and varied array of themes that current and future clinicians are likely to encounter in their own clients' histories.

Social Work

Author: Jan Fook
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473984868
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: Social Science

Social work is a human profession founded on social justice. It is difficult, however, to negotiate this in the constantly changing context of the 21st century. Drawing on her own experiences and the experiences of others, Jan Fook returns to address the critical tradition of social work, supporting students in their understanding of the possibilities of critical practices in changing contexts. Part One: Critical Potential and Current Challenges sets the historical and current contexts for critical social work, introducing students to what critical social work is and what it means for practice. Part Two: Rethinking Ideas unpicks the major concepts associated with critical social work, including knowledge, power, discourse, identity, and difference, and how these need to be rethought in new contexts. Part Three: Redeveloping Practices illustrates how these new ideas can inform new practices, proving students with all the tools you need to deliver flexible, responsible and responsive social work practice. Celebrating the ageless ideals of the profession, this book throws a life belt to all social work students and professionals looking to engage with the critical tradition of social work to improve their understanding and practice. Jan Fook is Visiting Professor of Professional Practice Research, Royal Holloway, University of London and Chair in Education (Critical Reflection), Kingston University and St Georges, University of London

Handbook of Attachment Third Edition

Author: Jude Cassidy
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462525294
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Genre: Psychology

Widely regarded as the state-of-the-science reference on attachment, this handbook interweaves theory and cutting-edge research with clinical applications. Leading researchers examine the origins and development of attachment theory; present biological and evolutionary perspectives; and explore the role of attachment processes in relationships, including both parent?child and romantic bonds. Implications for mental health and psychotherapy are addressed, with reviews of exemplary attachment-oriented interventions for children and adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Contributors discuss best practices in assessment and critically evaluate available instruments and protocols. New to This Edition *Chapters on genetics and epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, and sexual mating. *Chapters on compassion, school readiness, and the caregiving system across the lifespan. *Chapter probing the relation between attachment and other developmental influences. *Nearly a decade's worth of theoretical and empirical advances.

Writing Research Papers in the Social Sciences

Author: James D. Lester
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 032126763X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Using the same step-by-step guidance that made Writing Research Papers 11e the definitive research paper guide, this text will enable students in the social science disciplines and in some freshman composition classes to create research papers that advance or defend a theory, offer a review of research methodology, or create a paper from their own empirical research using the APA style. Writing Research Papers in the Social Sciences provides sample papers demonstrating the rules of documentation as well as the writing style for the social sciences while detailing the uses of new computer technologies students are using today.

Finding Your Way Through Field Work

Author: Urania E. Glassman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483353265
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Social Science

Written from the perspective of long-standing field director Urania E. Glassman, Finding Your Way Through Field Work is a practical guide that helps BSW and first and second year MSW students successfully navigate field work. Vignettes, examples from field programs, and over 75 case illustrations further an applied understanding of every step in the field work process, highlighting student accomplishments, obstacles, and common dilemmas. Unique in its experiential approach, this applied text reinforces true learning in the field.

Family Therapy

Author: Jon Carlson
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534166989
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Psychology

This is the first book to show therapists how to tailor their treatment plans and how to look at factors such as the impact of work and culture on a family's environment during the counseling process. The authors believe that without new approaches, counselors will continue to provide hit or miss interventions.

Understanding Generalist Practice

Author: Karen Kirst-Ashman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495507130
Release Date: 2008-01-23
Genre: Social Science

Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives your students the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals and families and the foundation knowledge from a generalist perspective to work with groups, communities, and organizations. This edition continues to emphasize the interrelationship between the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice; and it reflects the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards with empowerment and strengths perspectives for partnering with clients. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.