Charles Zastrow-a leader in the field for over forty years-combines the key components of traditional and contemporary approaches to teaching social work practice into one comprehensive volume in the 11th edition of Generalist Social Work Practice. From the history of social work and the ethics of practice, to the modern approaches to self care and asset-based community development-this extensive worktext presents the knowledge, values, and skills needed for entry-level social work practice.
Zastrow emphasizes the importance of counseling in various practice settings by including the Counseling Theories Resource Manual (CTRM), a series of modules that presents and critiques the prominent theories of counseling that are widely used by social workers, including reality therapy, rational therapy, behavior therapy, as well as specific intervention techniques useful in working with individuals, treatment groups, and families. Structured for use at the undergraduate and graduate level, this book provides the theoretical and practical knowledge needed for students to become change agents.
About the Author:
Charles Zastrow (MSW, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is professor emeritus of social work at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he was chair of the social work department for 6 years. He has served as assistant director and professor of social work at George Williams College of Aurora
University at Williams Bay, Wisconsin. He has been a board member of BPD and has chaired The Commission on Educational Policy as well as 28 social work accreditation site visit teams for CSWE.