Social Work: Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society by Cynthia BismanSocial Work: Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society by Cynthia Bisman

Social Work: Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society

byCynthia Bisman

Hardcover | October 28, 2014

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This innovative textbook reconfigures generalist social work practice for the twenty-first century. Incorporating historical, ethical, and global perspectives, the volume presents new conceptualizations, definitions, and explanations for social work practice and principles in the areas of assessment, relationships, communication, best practices, intervention, and differential use of self. Case studies fully discuss and illustrate the use of these approaches with real clients and provide a lens inclusive of geography and culture to promote social justice and human well-being, whether within one's own nation or across national borders. Recognizing that targeted practice with individuals is the key to successful outcomes, this textbook equips today's practitioners with the values, skills, and knowledge necessary for social work practice in a globalized world.

Cynthia Bisman is professor emeritus of social work at Bryn Mawr College and the author of Integrating Research Into Practice: A Model for Effective Social Work and Social Work Practice: Cases and Principles, and coeditor of the forthcoming book Gender Justice and Development: Local and Global. She has been codirector for the Bryn Maw...
Title:Social Work: Value-Guided Practice for a Global SocietyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pagesPublished:October 28, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023115982X

ISBN - 13:9780231159821

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments1. Value-Guided Practice in a Global Society: An Introduction2. Organizing the Ideas of Social Work3. Ethical Practice Toward Social Justice and Human Well-Being: Local and Global4. Evidence for Knowledge-Guided Assessments5. Respect and Dignity in Relationships6. Interaction and Meaning in Communication7. Critical Consciousness for Differential Use of Self8. Evidence and Best Practices for Strategic InterventionsReferencesIndex

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Unique in its breadth and depth, this book advocates a global perspective on social work, skilfully illustrated and developed through real-life accounts of complex and challenging practice. The book will be an invaluable resource for social work students, faculty, and practitioners interested in ethical practice in a rapidly changing world.