Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice: Theory And Skills
  • Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice: Theory And Skills
  • Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice: Theory And Skills
ISBN: 1305633806
EAN13: 9781305633803
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 7, 2016
Pages: 652
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 10.1" L x 8.1" W
Weight: 3.31 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Considered the classic source in its field, DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILS prepares you for effective real-world practice. Packed with case examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the authors and other social work practitioners, the book integrates the major theories and skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the tenth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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I am a first year MSW student and this is already a very valuable resource for me. I am glad that I bought my own copy because I will definitely refer to it when I do my field placements. It is generalist in focus, as is my MSW program, so this orientation fits with my program.
   Horrible rental!!
I bought this rental and the book was written in terribly, highlighted, split in two and pages slipping out. PLEASE DO NOT CHARGE ME FOR THIS BOOK WHEN I RETURN! It lasted only until the end of my term.
   BUY & not rent this book if you’re a SW major
So, I borrowed this for my SW Practice I class and well, I ended up renting it AGAIN for my SW Practice II class. Especially because it has great information to study for the licensing exam. I'm going to buy this book now, though I already have the rental contract. It's sucks that I have spent so much money renting rather than buying. I STRONGLY recommend that you buy this book if you are a major social work.
   Upside down, backwards, and cut off print
I was excited for this book to come in, as I am halfway through my BSW program. When it came in it is cut upside down, backwards and part of the text is printed off. This is disappointing to see. I could have handled the backwards or even the upside down, but I can 't use this book if it is missing the text. Currently waiting for a replacement to come in the next week. Hopefully it is not like that.
   Worth buying instead of renting!!
Originally, I bought this book for an undergrad social work class, in the middle of my first semester, but ended up finding it brand new to rent for even less than I paid to rent it! I am now at the graduate school and was required to write the book again and I continue to use it as a reference and source of writing papers. Definitely worth purchasing if you are a student of social work, rather than renting!
   Physical copy missing major resources
The physical book of this is very poorly written, as I assume it was originally edited as an ebook and then converted for publication physically. There are references throughout the chapter, multiple times to videos that are not accessible in any way from the physical book -- no URL or CD provided at all. I believe these are links in the ebook, but considering how many there are, it is a MAJOR resource missing from the physical version. Content-wise, this is comprehensive, but not as useful as the Social Work Skills Handbook, which I rented, but may buy to have on-hand for reference.
   which is easy to navigate and read
If you contact the publisher, however, there is an E-book available which is easy to read and navigate. Buy the e-book, not the hardcover. www. cengagebrain. comshop is a www. cengagebrain. comshop.
   Great text but there is more when you buy it from the publisher
This book is clear, interesting and detailed. I also learned that if you buy it from the publisher Cengage, you can access videos and additional content that you can not access when you buy it on Amazon.