Part of Advancing Core Competencies Series, a unique series that helps students taking advanced social work courses apply CSWEs core competencies and practice behaviors examples to specialized fields of practice.
The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, 6/e, presents both conceptual and practical elements of the strengths perspective - from learning about and practicing the strengths perspective to using the strengths perspective with older adults, the chronically ill, and substance abusers.
Many of the chapters- address recent events from the tragic shooting in Tucson to the uprisings in the Middle East. Each chapter begins with a section from an expert in the field.Teaching & Learning Experience
- Improve Critical Thinking Each chapter contains four critical thinking questions and two short essay questions that require the reader to apply key concepts.
- Engage Students Extensive case examples keep students interested and help them see a connection between theory and practice.
- Explore Current Issues Three new chapters have been added to reflect the most current knowledge in the field.
- Apply CSWE Core Competencies The text integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to assess student understanding and development of competencies and practice behaviors.
- Support Instructors PowerPoint presentations are available with this text.
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Dennis Saleebey, MSW, DSW is Professor Emeritus at the School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas. He is also director of the Strengths Institute at the same School. He earned his BA degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara, his MSW at UCLA, and his DSW at Cal Berkeley. He taught at and directed the undergraduate social welfare program at the University of Maine from 1967-1970, was associate professor at the School of Social Work at UT Arlington, and was chair of the Human Behavior sequence there from 1970-1976; He was professor and chair of HBSE from 1977-1987; from 1987-1997 he was Professor and Chair of the Ph.D. program at the School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas. From 1997 to 2006 he was Professor at the University of Kansas. Since 2007, he has been the director of the Strengths Institute at the University of Kansas.
IN THIS SECTION:
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: Introduction: Power in the People
Chapter 2: Learning and Practicing the Strengths Perspective: Stepping Out of Comfortable Mind-Sets
Chapter 3: Integrating the Core Competencies in Strengths-Based, Person-Centered Practice: Clarifying Purpose and Reflecting Principles
Chapter 4: Chronic Illness and Spiritual Transformation
Chapter 5: The Strengths Approach to Practice: Beginnings
Chapter 6: Human Rights and Sexual Orientation
Chapter 7: The Strengths Perspective in Criminal Justice
Chapter 8: Knowing the Effectiveness of Strengths-Based Case Management with Substance Abusers
Chapter 9: The Strengths Model with Older Adults: Critical Practice Components
Chapter 10: Assessing Strengths: Identifying Acts of Resistance to Violence and Oppression
Chapter 11: A Shift in Thinking: Influencing Social Workers Beliefs About Individual and Family Resilience in an Effort to Enhance Well-Being and Success for All
Chapter 12: Animating Hope: An Essential Ingredient of Strengths-Based Practice
Chapter 13: Exploring the True Nature of Internal Resilience: A View from the Inside Out
Chapter 14: Poverty Through the Lens of Economic Human Rights
Chapter 15: The Strengths Perspective: Possibilities and Problems
COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: Introduction: Power in the People by Dennis Saleebey
The Fascination With Problems And Pathology
The Strengths Perspective: Philosophy, Concepts, And Principles
The Lexicon Of Strengths
Principles Of The Strengths Perspective
Some Preliminary Thoughts
Chapter 2: Learning and Practicing the Strengths Perspective: Stepping Out of Comfortable Mind-Sets by Robert Blundo
The Deficit/Pathology Knowledge Base Becomes Synonymous with Social Work
The Strengths Perspective in the Present Context of Scientific Research, Empirically Supported Treatment, and Evidence-Based Practice
Challenging the Feeling of Certainty and changing the frame
Shifting the Fundamental Frame of Practice: Teaching and Learning the Strengths Perspective
Shifting frames to a Strengths Perspective
Chapter 3: Integrating the Core Compet...