Introduction to Competence-Based Social Work: The Profession of Caring, Knowing, and Serving by Michael E. SherrIntroduction to Competence-Based Social Work: The Profession of Caring, Knowing, and Serving by Michael E. Sherr

Introduction to Competence-Based Social Work: The Profession of Caring, Knowing, and Serving

byMichael E. Sherr, Johnny M. Jones

Paperback | June 15, 2014

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Social work is rooted in the values of service, social justice, and strong interpersonal relationships. But as the profession evolves, so must the approach to education. Michael Sherr and Johnny Jones have created the first introductory textbook written for the future of social work.Introduction to Competence-Based Social Work is an innovative book that integrates the knowledge of practice, policy, research, HBSE, and field work with the accommodating skills and practice behaviors necessary for students to become fully competent social workers by the time they graduate. This book also provides a conceptual framework that helps students develop a foundation for the professional identities they need to be successful practitioners. Students are introduced to social work through a "Why We Do, What We Do" model that emphasizes how and why social workers commit to theircareers. The case studies that drive this book will engage students and present a clear picture of the profession to help them become invested in enhancing and restoring the well-being of individuals, groups, and communities.Unlike other introductory social work texts, this book was specifically developed for use in both actual and virtual learning environments. The book's "Why We Do, What We Do" conceptual framework and extensive case studies, in conjunction with chapter-specific podcasts and classroom-ready PowerPointslides, creates a cooperative learning experience where students can easily grasp the content and transfer that knowledge to their daily practice.
Michael E. Sherr (MSW, Ph.D., University of South Carolina) is professor and department head of social work at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He also serves as a commissioner for the Commission on Education Policy for the Council on Social Work Education. Professor Sherr is an internationally recognized scholar with over 50 publi...
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Title:Introduction to Competence-Based Social Work: The Profession of Caring, Knowing, and ServingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.49 × 6.18 × 0.59 inPublished:June 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190615427

ISBN - 13:9780190615420

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"The book makes clear that the way to practice with care, knowledge, and the heart of a servant is to be able to practice competently. This 300-page text...focuses on social work as a competencies-based profession, one that requires both specific skills and a clear values framework." --Social Work and Christianity