Generalist Practice: A Task-Centered Approach by Eleanor Reardon Tolson

Generalist Practice: A Task-Centered Approach

byEleanor Reardon Tolson, William Reid, Charles Garvin

Kobo ebook | January 8, 2003

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This essential text presents a "task-centered" methodology—a structured, short-term problem-solving approach—applicable across systems at five levels of practice: the individual, the family, the group, organizations, and communities. The second edition offers more information on systems theories and includes case studies and practice questions with each chapter, as well as checklists for each level of practice and exercises to help students monitor their understanding and skill development.

Eleanor Reardon Tolson is retired from the Jane Addams College of Social Work in the University of Illinois at Chicago. William J. Reid is chair of the doctorate in social work program at the State University of New York at Albany. Charles D. Garvin is professor emeritus at the School of Social Work in the University of Michigan at An...
Title:Generalist Practice: A Task-Centered ApproachFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 8, 2003Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231507526

ISBN - 13:9780231507523

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Task-Centered and Generalist Practice
Part I: Individuals
2. Pretreatment Considerations
3. The Initial Phase of Treatment
4. The Middle Phase of Treatment
5. Termination
Part II: Families
6. Pretreatment Considerations
7. The Initial Phase of Treatment
8. The Middle Phase of Treatment
9. Termination
Part III: Groups
10. Pretreatment Considerations
11. The Initial Phase of Treatment
12. The Middle Phase of Treatment
13. Termination
Part IV: Larger Systems
14. Task-Centered Work with Human Service Organizations
15. Task-Centered Work with Communities
Part V: Diversity and Conclusions
16. Task-Centered Work with Culturally Diverse Clients
17. Conclusion: Wrapping It Up

Editorial Reviews

The leading text on the task centered approach in social work practice. I would recommend this text to any social work educator and student who is seeking a comprehensive practice effective approach of working with client groups across the helping spectrum.