The Practice of Social Work in North America: Culture, Context, and Competency Development by Kip Coggins

The Practice of Social Work in North America: Culture, Context, and Competency Development

byKip Coggins

Paperback | March 24, 2016

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Kip Coggins offers a fresh perspective on social work as he discusses practices in Canada and the United States. This is the first book to discuss the skills and insights necessary for practicing social work in either country. The Practice of Social Work in North America provides readers witha thorough and sensitive look at the historical, cultural, and environmental contexts of social work practice with individuals, groups, and in larger settings. The book includes in-depth presentations of the theories upon which social work practice is based, but encourages readers to continuouslyevaluate the application of these approaches in light of evolving practice issues. Alternative views and voices-including those of minority populations, Indigenous Peoples, and socially diverse groups-further social work knowledge and skill development to reflect contemporary social change. This is a book that students will use throughout their education and careers-from introduction, to field practicum, to their first years as a professional.

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Kip Coggins (MSW, Michigan State University; PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is associate professor of social work at New Mexico Highlands University. He has taught and practiced social work in the United States, Canada, and Mexico working largely with marginalized and underserved groups. He has previously published books on so...

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Title:The Practice of Social Work in North America: Culture, Context, and Competency DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.18 inPublished:March 24, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190656387

ISBN - 13:9780190656386

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"I found the book's approach and content refreshing. It is comprehensive in its coverage of all levels of social work practice, and the integration of diversity material is exceptional, indeed the best I have ever seen in a general social work textbook." --Eleanor Downey, Lewis and Clark State College