Competency In Generalist Practice: A Guide To Theory And Evidence-based Decision Making

Hardcover | November 9, 2006

byElizabeth Moore Plionis

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Competency in Generalist Practice features an original and timely social work practice model that will transform the way generalist and evidence-based practice are taught. Writing with outstanding clarity and sense of purpose, Elizabeth Moore Plionis guides students in the use of a decisiontree that will help them take a conscious, theory- and evidence-based approach to solving the complex problems they will face as social workers. This book is a concise but powerful tool for learning how to become an effective social work practitioner. *Presents direct and indirect practice in alternate chapters rather than separate volumes, comparing and contrasting them in an easy-to-grasp manner *Includes chapters on topics rarely found in comparable texts, including professional regulatory and fiduciary responsibilities, case and class advocacy, and service delivery to impoverished families and children *Covers important macro practice skills such as non-clinical communication, crisis management, and the use of groups in policy, management, and community and social change *Features flow charts, decision schemas, and examples of process recordings that vividly illustrate the material *Incorporates both traditional and new theories into the discussion, linking them to technique and putting them in the context of direct and indirect methods at each step of the decision hierarchy *Supplemented by a companion website that contains slides and a teachers guide for download

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Competency in Generalist Practice features an original and timely social work practice model that will transform the way generalist and evidence-based practice are taught. Writing with outstanding clarity and sense of purpose, Elizabeth Moore Plionis guides students in the use of a decisiontree that will help them take a conscious, the...

After twenty-four years of service, Dr. Plionis is retired from the National Catholic School of Social Service at The Catholic University of America, where she taught several different courses across program levels and sequences and served as Assistant Dean and chair of the undergraduate social work program.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 7.09 × 10 × 0.91 inPublished:November 9, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195177991

ISBN - 13:9780195177992

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Presentation of the Decision Tree2. Social Work and the Law: Fiduciary Responsibilities3. The Policy Context of Social Work Practice4. Communication Skills for Clinical Practice: Interviewing5. Communication Skills for Policy, Advocacy, Management, and Community Practice6. Relationship in Clinical Practice- The Art of Healing7. Relationship in Non-Clinical Practice The Art of Leadership8. Clinical Crisis Intervention: Basic, Advanced and Domain-Specific9. Crisis Management-Disasters and Public Tragedies10. Case Management: Serving Highly Vulnerable Client Populations11. Case and Class Advocacy12. Work with Individuals--Therapy13. Case-Specific Model Building: Case Presentation14. Family Therapy15. Welfare Service to Children and Families16. Use of Groups in Clinical Practice17. Use of Groups in Policy, Advocacy, Management and Community Practice18. Theory, Research and Predictions About the Future of Evidence-Based Practice

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"This text considers the student as learner in the profession. It focuses on the "how to" questions practitioners confront in everyday practice - how to determine best practice interventions in light of multiple data. The case scenarios help students learn how to apply the decision tree, auseful tool that allows the practitioner to organize and prioritize assessment for best practice decisions."-- Frank R. Baskind, Professor and Dean, School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University