Skills for Human Service Practice: Working with Individuals, Groups, and Communities, Canadian…

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byAgi OHara, Zita Weber, Kathy Levine

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Now in its second Canadian edition, this text is a comprehensive guide to the practical skills used in social work and human services professions at the individual, group, team, organizational, and community levels. Featuring a wealth of Canadian examples and activities, this text integratestheory and practice to help students build real-world skills for their future careers.

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Now in its second Canadian edition, this text is a comprehensive guide to the practical skills used in social work and human services professions at the individual, group, team, organizational, and community levels. Featuring a wealth of Canadian examples and activities, this text integratestheory and practice to help students build re...

Kathy Levine is an associate professor with the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. Her research and practice interests focus on family violence issues, child and adolescent mental health, services for people with intellectual disabilities, and the promotion of resilience in at-risk youth. She has extensive experience...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.71 inPublished:March 9, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199011826

ISBN - 13:9780199011827

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Brief ContentsExpanded ContentsPractice SkillsAcknowledgementsContributorsIntroductionPart 1 Foundational Knowledge for Human Service Work1. Practising Critical Reflection, Lindsey Napier with Kathy Levine2. Professional Values and Ethical Practice, Zita Weber with Kathy Levine3. The Practitioner's Use of Self in the Professional Relationship, Agi O'Hara with Kathy Levine4. Making the Most of Supervision, Jude Irwin with Kathy LevinePart 2 Fundamental Skills of Human Service Work5. Effective Communication, Zita Weber with Kathy Levine6. The Microskills of Interviewing, Agi O'Hara with Kathy Levine7. Conducting Assessment: Some General Guidelines, Zita Weber with Kathy Levine8. Risk Assessment: Working within a Legal Framework, Fran Waugh with Kathy Levine9. Cultural Diversity in Practice: Working with Indigenous Peoples, Deana Halonen with Michelle Blanchard10. Cultural Diversity in Practice: Working with Immigrants and Refugees, Kathy Levine with Denise LynchPart 3 Human Service Work at the Group and Team Level11. Introduction to Working with Groups12. Intervention Strategies for Working with Groups, Agi O'Hara with Kathy Levine13. Working Effectively in Teams, Zita Weber with Kathy LevinePart 4 Human Service Work at the Organizational Level14. NEW! Understanding Human Service Organizations, Alexandra Wright15. Understanding and Managing Conflict, Agi O'Hara with Kathy Levine16. Advocacy in Practice, Zita Weber with Kathy LevinePart 5 Human Service Work at the Community Level17. Community Education, Karen Healy with Kathy Levine18. Asset-based Community Development: Recognizing and Building on Community Strengths, Karen Healy with Kathy LevineIndex

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"This book offers a comprehensive account of human-service skills development, while recognizing the importance of both common and contextualized elements of the profession. It also makes good use of activities and practice examples." --Abdelfettah Elkchirid, Wilfrid Laurier University