This abridged version of the fifth edition of The Practice of Generalist Social Work expands its foundational and integrated coverage of social work values, ethics, competencies, and behaviors as they converge and operate within dynamic practice situations with families and groups. With the help of case studies and examples, and updated connections to the Grand Challenges of Social Work, which add vibrancy to the concepts and theories that are introduced throughout the text, students will understand how ethics, relationship building, and the practice framework apply to client work with families and groups and learn how to engage in culturally competent and evidence-based practice.
The text also comes with a rich companion website that includes instructor support materials and realistic case studies that connect learning to practice. Please visit www.routledgesw.com to explore the cases and access the additional resources.
About the Author:
Marla Berg-Weger is a Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University, Missouri and Executive Director of the Geriatric Education Center. She is the author of Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation (5th edition). With Julie Birkenmaier, she co-authored the textbook, The Practicum Companion for Social Work: Integrating Class and Field Work (4th edition). She is the Past President of the Association of Gerontology in Social Work and Managing Editor of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America, and President-Elect of the National Association of Geriatric Education.
Deborah Adams is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Master's in Social Work Program at the University of Kansas. Dr. Adams holds social work degrees at the master's and doctoral levels. Dr. Adams has published in venues such as Children and Youth Services Review, the Encyclopedia of Social Work, the Journal of Community Practice, and Research on Social Work Practice. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Community Organization and Social Action (ACOSA), the oldest national organization for macro social work practice in the United States.
Julie Birkenmaier, PhD, LCSW, is a Professor of Social Work at Saint Louis University School of Social Work in the College of Public Health and Social Justice. Her research focuses on financial capability and asset building practice, financial access and financial inclusion, personal financial credit, and community development.