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Empowerment Series 4th Edition

Segal's EMPOWERMENT SERIES: SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, ENHANCED, 4th Edition, not only enables you to identify, describe, and analyze social welfare policies--it also draws you into an examination of the values and beliefs that drive our social welfare system. The author demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and shows that analysis takes place through the lens of these often opposing values. The dual themes of critical thinking and critical evaluation provide the framework of the book, and Segal's inclusion of international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens your awareness of the global implications of social work around the world. Read More

Elizabeth A. Segal

©2020

Empowerment Series 8th Edition

Shulman's text introduces a model for the helping process based on an "interactional" approach, which uses a variety of theories and skills to build on the client-helper relationship. By presenting the core processes and skills in the chapters on work with individuals, Shulman shows how common elements exist across stages of helping and across different populations. These processes and skills reappear in the discussions of group, family, and community work. Read More

Lawrence Shulman

©2020

AE Theory And Practice Of Group Counseling 9th Edition

THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING, 9th Edition, gives students an in-depth overview of the eleven group counseling theories. In addition to illustrating how to put these theories into practice, this best-selling text guides students in developing their own syntheses of various aspects of the theories. With Corey's clear, straightforward writing style, students are able to grasp each theoretical concept and its relationship to group practice with ease. Read More

Gerald Corey

©2020

The Disability Support Worker 3rd Edition

The Disability Support Worker will help you adopt a person-centred approach in your work. It includes information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and other reforms consistent with the United Nations convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. This text contains examples and activities that link theory to the workplace, as well as revision questions and extension activities to help you reflect on learning. Read More

Geoff Arnott| Geoff Arnott

©2020

The Skilled Helper 11th Edition

THE SKILLED HELPER has taught thousands of students a proven, step-by-step counseling process that leads to increased confidence and competence. Internationally recognized for its successful approach to effective helping, the text emphasizes the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship and uses a practical, three-stage framework that drives client problem-managing and opportunity-developing action. This eleventh edition emphasizes the "power of basics," like decision-making skills, which are the key ingredients of successful therapy. You'll also gain a feeling for the complexity inherent in any helping relationship--but don't let that reality intimidate you. The authors show you how to adopt a helping process to the needs of your clients. You'll learn not just what you need to know and understand--but also what you need to DO to be an effective helper. Read More

Gerard Egan| Robert J. Reese

©2019

Empowerment Series: Human Behavior In The Macro Social Environment 5th Edition

Go straight to the heart of what social work is all about--and learn how to promote positive change by building upon the strengths of macro systems. In HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 5th Edition, Karen Kirst-Ashman and Grafton Hull provide a comprehensive overview of the subject while citing real-world practice and case studies to illustrate theories and their application. They focus on empowerment--encouraging communities, organizations and groups to promote change from the inside out. They also prompt you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior, and ultimately, how those systems shape the practice of social work. Up-to-date coverage of environmental justice, cognitive restructuring, building effective teams, faith-based social services and health care and many other topics reflects the latest developments and concerns in the field. Read More

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman| Grafton H. Hull, Jr.

©2019

Issues And Ethics In The Helping Professions 10th Edition

This contemporary and practical text helps you discover and determine your own guidelines for helping within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. ISSUES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS is the relied-upon, essential resource for students in any helping field -- the book many students return to well into their professional careers. The authors discuss central issues, present a range of diverse views on the issues, discuss their position, and present opportunities for you to refine your own thinking and actively develop your own informed position. The tenth edition can be purchased with MindTap, which brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools. Read More

Gerald Corey| Marianne Schneider Corey| Cindy Corey

©2019

Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior And The Social Environment 11th Edition

The main objective of social work is to facilitate positive changes in individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The first step in this change process is accurate assessment — and that's the primary focus of UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT. Focusing on individual behavior within families and other systems, this book will help you understand the underlying reasons why people act the way they do. You'll learn about biological, psychological, and social development at different lifespan stages, as well as about the benefits of strengths and empowerment approaches to social work. To further prepare you for your career, this edition's content aligns with the core competencies and recommended behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Read More

Charles Zastrow| Karen K. Kirst-Ashman| Sarah L. Hessenauer

©2019

A Guide To Crisis Intervention 6th Edition

Handle any crisis situation with the help of this practical, nuts-and-bolts guide. A GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION, 6th Edition covers the fundamentals of situational and developmental crises, how they occur and how you can manage them. Author Kristi Kanel discusses traditional counseling models as they relate to crisis intervention, and shows how they're incorporated into her ABC Model of Crisis Intervention--which you can use in any mental health setting with anyone in crisis. Examples illuminate the psychological and behavioral dynamics associated with crisis situations. Cases and scripts help you learn exactly what to say to clients, whether the crisis is developmental; related to trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse or other factors; or arises from personal victimization. You'll also learn how to conduct suicide assessments and mental status exams. Read More

Kristi Kanel

©2019

Empowerment Series: An Introduction To The Profession Of Social Work 6th Edition

What does it mean to be a social worker? Get an overview of the social work profession and learn about the role of the social worker in the social welfare system with Segal, Gerdes and Steiner's text. Through case studies, personal stories and exercises, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK helps you apply concepts as well as understand what social workers do, what they need to know and the issues they face. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the sixth edition is completely up to date. It also prepares you for a successful career by integrating the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the most recent Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Read More

Elizabeth A. Segal| Karen E. Gerdes| Sue Steiner

©2019

Empowerment Series: Social Work With Groups 10th Edition

Build effective group leadership skills with the experiential and self-evaluation exercises in SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS. The authors discuss topics that are central to understanding group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. With support from this book, your classroom becomes a "lab" where you can experience what it's like to work in and lead many kinds of groups. This edition also emphasizes self-care -- with 30 strategies that you can use to improve your, and your clients', well-being. Read More

Charles Zastrow| Sarah L. Hessenauer

©2019

Empowerment Series: The Reluctant Welfare State 9th Edition

Social welfare programs often get blamed for the nation's budget woes. Is that fair? Gain insight into our "reluctant" social welfare system from a top scholar on the subject. Bruce Jansson analyzes the evolution of the American welfare state from colonial times to the present--placing social policy in its political, cultural and societal context. Rather than passively reading, you'll interact with the issues, oppressed populations, ethical choices, social and ideological conflicts, advocates and policies in preceding eras and in the contemporary period. You'll see how vulnerable populations and social reformers have achieved progressive reforms through policy advocacy. THE RELUCTANT WELFARE STATE also helps you develop the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Read More

Bruce S. Jansson

©2019

Making The Most Of Field Placement 4th Edition

Learn how to get the most from your placements with this user-friendly text. Making the Most of Field Placement offers a practice-based approach to teaching and learning during placement experiences. Written for students and supervisors, it follows the stages of a placement from planning through to evaluation. The core practice issues and ideas discussed can be used for a wide range of fields including social work, welfare work, disability work, youth work, community work and other human services. Fully updated and with more discussion on how you can develop your practice framework, readers follow through the chapters as the placement progresses, or select specific chapters and exercises to enhance specific stages of the placement. Examples, checklists and exercises provide practical ideas that help students and supervisors to positively engage with each stage of the placement. Read More

Helen Cleak| Jill Wilson

©2019

Empowerment Series: Foundations Of Social Policy 6th Edition

Reflecting the idea that social justice is a primary mission of the social work profession, this text provides a thorough grounding in policy analysis -- with coverage of policy practice and a unique emphasis on the human dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of social justice. Aligned with current standards and core competencies, FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL POLICY, 6th Edition introduces you to philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. Students have said they like how this book deepens their understanding of current developments, including topics straight from the headlines. The book also introduces you to people whose lives are influenced by U.S. policies, as well as to those who have shaped the policies. Read More

Amanda S. Barusch

©2018

Generalist Case Management 5th Edition

Become an effective case manager with GENERALIST CASE MANAGEMENT: A METHOD OF HUMAN SERVICE DELIVERY, 5th Edition. You'll be drawn into the text early on when you meet Sharon Bello, a client involved in the case management process. Realistic and relevant, this text provides you with the fundamental skills and information you need to coordinate and provide services to a variety of populations. Case studies, interviews with human service case managers nationwide, and opportunities to apply what you learn to real-life issues are just a few of the tools that will help you become an effective advocate for your client. You'll also gain practical knowledge to help you prepare for earning C-SWMC certification and the HS-BCP credential. Read More

Marianne R. Woodside| Tricia McClam

©2018

Empowerment Series: Becoming An Effective Policy Advocate 8th Edition

Jansson's BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE teaches you the ins and outs of conducting policy practice, preparing you to become an effective policy advocate during your own career. The eighth edition's coverage includes discussion of such events and issues as Barack Obama's presidency, the presidential primaries and election of 2016, the battle over equality among national politicians in 2016, and many issues facing social agencies. By going beyond the traditional foundational approach to policy, this text helps you develop the skills you need to become an advocate for social change. It offers you practical guidance on how to develop social media campaigns, and discusses ways you can participate in reducing inequality -- the issue that drew the attention of millions of millennials in the presidential election of 2016. Read More

Bruce S. Jansson

©2018

Mastering Competencies In Family Therapy 3rd Edition

MASTERING COMPETENCIES IN FAMILY THERAPY: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THEORY AND CLINICAL CASE DOCUMENTATION, 3rd Edition provides a competency-based approach that introduces couple and family therapy theories while simultaneously teaching you how to complete clinical documentation. Using a light and inviting tone, Diane R. Gehart provides detailed instructions and examples that enable you to complete real-world clinical forms, which are incorporated into the text. Diversity and research considerations are integrated into theoretical discussions and practical applications to facilitate a more holistic and nuanced understanding of couple and family therapy. Read More

Diane R. Gehart

©2018

Empowerment Series: Generalist Practice With Organizations And Communities 7th Edition

Get a practical, comprehensive, and clearly written introduction to the fundamentals of macro practice with EMPOWERMENT SERIES: GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, 7th Edition. Updated throughout, the book reflects the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) latest accreditation standards as well as contemporary issues in social work literature. The authors emphasize the practical skills you'll need to work effectively in the area of macro practice -- providing leadership, working with supervisors, managing conflict, working with the media, using new technologies, fundraising, grant writing, and managing stress. You'll learn how to use one-on-one and group practice skills for community and organizational change. Realistic vignettes and practical features -- hands-on tips, sample forms, and a running case study -- deepen your expertise and enhance your performance in the field. This edition is available with the MindTap online learning solution. Read More

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman| Grafton H. Hull, Jr.

©2018

Developing Helping Skills 3rd Edition

Whether you are preparing for social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, pastoral counseling, human services, or a related helping profession, this book presents the fundamental knowledge and skills you need. The authors' multilayered learning system integrates reading and discussion with self-assessment and practice. DEVELOPING HELPING SKILLS prepares professionals in training for generalist practice with individuals, families, and groups, including entire communities and organizations. The text also includes a case that helps you learn to think like a professional. Finally, role playing in practice interviews as well as evaluation tools allow you to assess your progress and determine your readiness to apply your skills in real-life settings. If you use the MindTap online learning experience, you'll have access to videos demonstrating application of the skills, flashcards, notetaking, a mobile app, and other resources to help you succeed in the course. Read More

Valerie Nash Chang| Carol L. Decker| Sheryn T. Scott

©2018

Addiction Treatment 4th Edition

ADDICTION TREATMENT covers the biological, psychological, and social aspects of alcoholism, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and other addictions. The authors bridge the gap between the popular twelve-step and harm-reduction approaches, thus illuminating how you, as a future practitioner, can guide your clients down a trusted path that is tailored towards the client's particular needs. Through a number of first-person narratives about the experience of addiction, you will discover a realism and depth not commonly found in textbooks. Interesting and relevant topics -- such as the case against so-called underage drinking laws and an inside story of working in a casino -- draw you into the material and illustrate the importance of reducing harm within the biopsychological framework that ties the text together. Read More

Katherine Van Wormer| Diane Rae Davis

©2018

Empowerment Series: Human Behavior In The Social Environment 6th Edition

This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers a multidimensional approach, with discussion of integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services as well as matters pertaining to diversity. You'll find solid coverage of foundation knowledge, material on the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, and case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of case formulation processes. The sixth edition integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), helping you connect foundation knowledge with practice concerns. Study tables and concept maps clarify major phases of biopsychosocial development. In short, this text's framework gives you a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession. Read More

José B. Ashford| Craig W. LeCroy| Lela R. Williams

©2018

Groups 10th Edition

Learn to blend theory with practice in group work with Marianne, Gerald, and Cindy Corey's GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE. Focusing on the "what is" and the "how to" of group counseling, the authors use up-to-date examples, guidelines, insights, and an enhanced diversity perspective to show you how group leaders can apply the key concepts of the group process to a variety of groups. You'll receive practical guidance on working with groups of children, adolescents, and adults in both school settings and community settings. Many new activities encourage active learning, enabling you to see clinical applications come to life in the content that is covered. Also available: the MindTap online learning experience, which includes videos of group counseling sessions that further help to prepare you for professional practice. Read More

Marianne Schneider Corey| Gerald Corey| Cindy Corey

©2018

I Never Knew I Had A Choice 11th Edition

Honest and inspiring, I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE: EXPLORATIONS IN PERSONAL GROWTH, 11th Edition, will motivate you to focus on your personal growth and create real change. The text covers a broad range of key topics, including personal style of learning, the effects of childhood and adolescence experiences on current behavior and choices, meeting the challenges of adulthood and autonomy, and many other issues related to personal growth and development. The warm yet research-based discussion of significant dimensions of life will help you examine the choices you've made, expand your awareness of the choices available to you, and choose where to go from here. As you work through the text's self-inventories, exercises, and activities -- and read the first-person accounts of the difficult choices real people have made -- you'll gain invaluable insight into your life, beliefs, and attitudes in a personally empowering way. Read More

Gerald Corey| Marianne Schneider Corey| Michelle Muratori

©2018

Empowerment Series: Understanding Generalist Practice 8th Edition

Organized around the coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this guide to generalist social work practice incorporates the knowledge, skills, and professional values you need to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. Updated to reflect current topics and practice, the book focuses on micro levels of social work practice while also discussing the interrelationship among the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE, 8th Edition, clearly identifies content related to the latest Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) with icons throughout the text. Learning objectives, which are correlated to chapter headings and summaries, guide your reading and reinforce your understanding. Read More

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman| Grafton H. Hull, Jr.

©2018

The Skilled Helper 2nd Edition

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Gerard Egan

©2018

The Road To Social Work And Human Service Practice 5th Edition

This is a value pack comprising Chenoweth's The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice, 5e print book + Search Me! Social Work, 2-term Instant Access. The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of practice in the professions of social work and the human services. It lays out the journey and expertly signposts the key areas of knowledge, skills, values, ethics, practice contexts and contemporary debates. Client and practitioner perspectives offer reflections on real-life social work and human services interventions, while new case studies show how theory can be applied to practice. Fully updated and revised, this text is an invaluable tool for students as they start their careers in the social work and human services sector. Search Me! is an online research library customised to your subject, that puts the information you need right at your fingertips. Content is updated daily from hundreds of scholarly and popular journals, eBooks and newspapers. Plus, 24-hour access means you won't be limited by library opening times! Read More

Lesley Chenoweth| Donna McAuliffe

©2018

At Risk Youth 6th Edition

This text provides the conceptual and practical information on key issues and problems that you will need to prepare effectively for work with at-risk youth. Each chapter has resources that direct you to interesting and informative You Tube, TEDTalk, and research sites to expand upon and illustrate the written information. The authors describe and discuss the latest research-supported, evidence-based prevention and intervention techniques that will help you perform your job successfully and improve the lives of young people at risk. Read More

J. Jeffries McWhirter| Benedict T. McWhirter| Ellen Hawley McWhirter| Anna C. McWhirter

©2017

Empowerment Series: Research Methods For Social Work 9th Edition

If you're intimidated by the thought of taking research methods, Rubin and Babbie's classic bestseller can help you overcome the fear factor often associated with this course with its reader-friendly presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor. If you're not intimidated, you'll still appreciate the authors' clear and often humorous writing style as well as the book's depth and breadth of coverage. RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, Ninth Edition, strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques -- illustrating how the two methods complement one another and can be integrated in the same study. Relevant examples from real-world settings highlight the connections between research and social work practice. Comprehensive, friendly, accurate, and integrating the best of technology, this text is widely considered the best text for the research methods course -- and when you read it, you'll see why. Read More

Allen Rubin| Earl R. Babbie

©2017

Developing Communities For The Future 5th Edition

Developing Communities for the Future provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory, processes and practices of community development. It offers insights into the challenges and dilemmas of this demanding field and considers the ways in which it can empower citizens. Engaging case studies illustrate how community development practitioners operate in everyday situations. This new edition highlights cutting-edge issues and new technologies that are influencing practice. It demonstrates the dynamic nature of the field and how practitioners can help communities respond to the current challenges they face. Read More

Susan Kenny| Phil Connors

©2017

The Social Work Skills Workbook 8th Edition

THE SOCIAL WORK SKILLS WORKBOOK, Eighth Edition, enables you to develop proficiency in professionalism and the essential social work skills. After introducing 10 dimensions of professionalism, the book offers multiple opportunities to rehearse, practice, and self-assess social work skills needed in a contemporary practice -- helping you become a more confident, ethical, and effective helper. Each social work skill supports one or more of the 43 knowledge and value statements and the 31 practice behaviors that elaborate core competencies in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The skills also align with nationally standardized licensing exams. The text includes explanations grounded in contemporary research, assessment tools and processes, and experiential components that help you get a realistic sense of the field. Case examples and skill-building exercises cultivate your professionalism and expertise. Read More

Barry R. Cournoyer

©2017

Empowerment Series: Psychopathology 4th Edition

Written by a practicing social worker, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY offers a compelling look at the current state of knowledge about mental disorders. The authors' accessible narrative blends with detailed, realistic vignettes to give you an inside look at what it means to practice psychopathology today. Part of the Cengage Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the new DSM-V. It also integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Read More

Susan W. Gray| Marilyn R. Zide

©2017

Empowerment Series: Introduction To Social Work And Social Welfare 12th Edition

Offering a contemporary, comprehensive overview of the Social Work profession, Zastrow's bestselling INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE gives you a glimpse into contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow encourages you to think critically about new and workable ways to solve problems and empower clients. Case studies, exhibits and tables on social problems give you hands-on experience applying concepts and comparing and contrasting important issues. The twelfth edition includes comprehensive Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) core content that aligns with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), as well as insightful coverage of new and emerging issues, making it the number one book for social work students. Read More

Charles Zastrow

©2017

Basic Personal Counselling: A Training Manual For Counsellors 8th Edition

Basic Personal Counselling is an easy to read introduction to counselling that reflects current best practice. It teaches core interviewing skills and provides a framework of practical examples and training group exercises to enable students to progressively build a skill repertoire. The book is designed to prepare students for field placement and therefore has a strong vocational focus. • Introduces counselling skills in a logical sequence and provides practical examples of the skills in action • Discusses the process of change involved in counselling • Provides approaches for counselling people with specific problems such as anger, depression, grief, suicidal ideation • Discusses professional issues including: confidentiality, ethics, record keeping Read More

David Geldard| Kathryn Geldard| Rebecca Yin Foo

©2017

Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice 10th Edition

Considered the classic source in its field, DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS prepares you for effective real-world practice. Packed with case examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the authors and other social work practitioners, the book integrates the major theories and skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the tenth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Read More

Dean H. Hepworth| Ronald Rooney| Glenda Dewberry Rooney| Kim Strom-Gottfried

©2017

Empowerment Series: Introduction To Social Work & Social Welfare 5th Edition

Designed to give you a solid introduction to the profession of social work, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE, 5th Edition helps you understand the issues that social workers address every day. Using a clear and engaging writing style, author Karen K. Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced overview within a unifying theme of critical thinking that will train you to use evaluative skills in your coursework and beyond. In addition, you'll study more efficiently and effectively with accompanying digital resources that provide you with opportunities to complete self-assessments as well as pre- and post-tests for each chapter. Thoughtful case studies throughout the text help to prepare you for your career by showing you what social work practice looks like in different contexts and with different populations. Read More

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

©2017

Theory, Practice, And Trends In Human Services 6th Edition

This easy-to-understand text addresses critical topics in human services to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the field. You'll learn about professional issues and major theories related to human service work as well as about how to work with varying client populations and become a culturally competent helper. Major content areas include professional issues, standards in the profession (skill standards, ethics, accreditation, and credentialing), history, counseling theory, helping skills, human development, group and family counseling, community systems, consultation and supervision, and research, testing, and evaluation. The last chapter (on career development) gives you an opportunity to examine whether human services is the right field for you and helps you understand the career counseling process. The book is further distinguished by its experiential emphasis, unique use of personal vignettes, and focus on the development of the helper. Read More

Edward S. Neukrug

©2017

Essential Interviewing 9th Edition

Interviewing is one of the most important skills that you'll use in your career. This proven text gives you the tools you need to conduct successful interviews with diverse clients in a variety of professional settings, including social work, counseling, nursing, personnel work, and human services. With an emphasis on the three major stages of interviewing: exploration, clarification, and action, ESSENTIAL INTERVIEWING offers the same programmed-learning model of interviewing that has successfully trained countless members of the helping professions for nearly 30 years. The text makes interview skills clear and specific -- and exposes you to a variety of client situations and cultures. Each chapter highlights an ethical situation you may confront in your future career, further grounding you in current standards of professional practice. Read More

David R. Evans| Margaret T. Hearn| Max R. Uhlemann| Allen E. Ivey

©2017

Theory And Practice Of Counseling And Psychotherapy, Updated 10th Edition

Incorporating the thinking, feeling, and behaving dimensions of human experience, the tenth edition of Corey's best-selling text helps you compare and contrast the therapeutic models expressed in counseling theories. Corey introduces you to the major theories (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist, postmodern, and integrative approaches) and demonstrates how each theory can be applied to two cases ("Stan" and "Gwen"). He shows you how to apply theories in practice, and helps you learn to integrate the theories into an individualized counseling style. New learning objectives identify key aspects of each theory and focus your study. Read More

Gerald Corey

©2017

Crisis Intervention Strategies 8th Edition

This authoritative, best-selling text presents the latest skills and techniques for handling crisis situations. The authors' task model clearly illustrates and elucidates the process of dealing with people in crisis, from defining the problem to obtaining commitment. Using this model, the authors build specific strategies for handling a myriad of different crisis situations, accompanied in many cases with the dialogue that a practitioner might use when working with the individual in crisis. This book puts you on the front lines with the crisis worker throughout the chapters, and then illuminates the techniques and strategies the worker used. New videos in MindTap (available with the text) correlate with the text and demonstrate crisis intervention techniques, ensuring that you not only understand the theoretical underpinnings of crisis intervention theories, but also know how to apply them in crisis situations. Read More

Richard K. James| Burl E. Gilliland

©2017

Interviewing And Change Strategies For Helpers 8th Edition

Fully updated to reflect the latest research and issues, INTERVIEWING AND CHANGE STRATEGIES FOR HELPERS, Eighth Edition introduces you to the knowledge, skills, values, and tools needed by today's professional helpers. The book's conceptual foundation reflects four critical areas for helpers: core skills and attributes, effectiveness and evidence-based practice, diversity issues and ecological models, and critical commitments and ethical practice, using an interdisciplinary approach that reflects the authors' extensive experience in the fields of counseling, psychology, social work, and health and human services. The text skillfully combines evidence-based interviewing skills and evidence-based intervention change strategies, thus preparing you to work with clients representing a wide range of ages, cultural backgrounds, and challenges in living. Read More

Sherry Cormier| Paula S. Nurius| Cynthia J. Osborn

©2017

The Individual Support Worker: Ageing, Disability, Home And Community 1st Edition

The Individual Support Worker is designed to meet the needs of workers in the home, community and/or a residential setting, who are required to provide person-centred support to people who are ageing and/or have a disability-related condition. The person-centred approach is reflected in each of the 16 chapters as well as in recent changes, which include the introduction of Consumer Directed Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The text is organised in parts, each part reflecting the core and specialisations. Each chapter follows the unit guide for a specific competency. After the learning objectives and introduction, the major section headings align with the competency elements, and the topic headings' corresponding criteria. Each chapter culminates in a summary. Read More

Geoff Arnott

©2017

The Individual Support Worker: Ageing, Disability, Home And Community 1st Edition

The Individual Support Worker is designed to meet the needs of workers in the home, community and/or a residential setting, who are required to provide person-centred support to people who are ageing and/or have a disability-related condition. The person-centred approach is reflected in each of the 16 chapters as well as in recent changes, which include the introduction of Consumer Directed Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The text is organised in parts, each part reflecting the core and specialisations. Each chapter follows the unit guide for a specific competency. After the learning objectives and introduction, the major section headings align with the competency elements, and the topic headings' corresponding criteria. Each chapter culminates in a summary. Read More

Geoff Arnott

©2017

Theory And Treatment Planning In Counseling And Psychotherapy 2nd Edition

Gehart's book helps readers gain the skills and knowledge outlined in current CACREP Standards. It introduces counseling and psychotherapy theories using theory-informed case conceptualization as well as treatment planning. Assignments empower readers to apply theoretical concepts and develop real-world skills as early as possible in their training, resulting in greater mastery of the material. Read More

Diane R. Gehart

©2016

The Disability Support Worker 2nd Edition

The second edition of The Disability Support Worker meets the needs of people who adopt a person-centred approach in their work. The wholly Australian text now includes the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and other required reforms consistent with the United Nations convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. This text supports training and skills development for the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, and Disability electives of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. Revisions reflect changes to the training package, particularly upgrading competencies dealing with individualised support, empowerment and facilitation consistent with a strengths-based approach. Read More

Geoff Arnott

©2016

Essentials Of Intentional Interviewing 3rd Edition

An excellent guide to interviewing in the helping professions, ESSENTIALS OF INTENTIONAL INTERVIEWING, 3rd Edition, presents the authors' renowned microskills model, which revolutionized modern understanding of the counseling and therapy process by teaching vital interviewing skills step-by-step. This demystifying process breaks down counseling into manageable micro units and builds a bridge between theoretical understanding, mastery of the skills, and the practice of counseling. The book's multicultural focus reflects the diverse nature of today's classroom-and society. New to this edition are a chapter on crisis counseling, basic information on neuroscience as it relates to interviewing, new video content, and brief summaries of key theories of helping (with additional information and transcripts available online). In addition, MindTap-an online learning platform with a full array of text-specific study tools-is available with the new edition. Read More

Allen E. Ivey| Mary Bradford Ivey| Carlos P. Zalaquett

©2016

Law In Social Work Practice 3rd Edition

Written by an author team educated in both the law and social work, this book acquaints readers with major state and federal laws, regulations, and court opinions that directly affect social work practice. LAW IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, 3rd Edition helps readers understand how to work within the legal system to benefit clients and further client interests, recognize certain client problems as legal, and work effectively with lawyers, as well as how the law shapes and restricts clients' actions. It also addresses how the law regulates social work practice, and how to recognize and respect the rights of clients and others affected by a practitioner's actions. Read More

Andrea Saltzman, M.A., J.D.| David M. Furman, M.S.W., J.D.| Kathleen Ohman, M.S.W., Ph.D.

©2016

Counseling Children 9th Edition

COUNSELING CHILDREN covers the most practical and up-to-date methods for developing effective approaches to counseling children. To help prepare you for your career, the authors translate theory into practice by focusing on the application of ideas and current knowledge. This easy-to-read guide includes useful strategies and case studies to provide you with a realistic look at the counseling field. It also presents a development approach to counseling that considers age and stage differences in counseling children, adolescents, and adults. The ninth edition includes 2014 ACA ethical standards, best practice guidelines, and fresh ideas that facilitate your understanding of the world of the child. Expanded coverage of children who have special concerns and of family interventions provides you with effective ways to deliver interventions across multiple settings. Read More

Donna A. Henderson| Charles L. Thompson

©2016

The Human Services Internship 4th Edition

An internship can be transformative, and this book helps you make sure that's the case. With THE HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP: GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE, 4th Edition as your guide, you'll make a meaningful connection between your classroom learning and fieldwork experience. This practical, hands-on text features a unique six-step model that guides you in enhancing self-awareness, integrating the knowledge and values of the profession, recognizing challenging and dissonant situations, decision-making, and follow-through. With exercises and activities designed to get you thinking reflectively about your day-to-day internship experiences right from the start, the author offers you tools to analyze and apply the lessons you've learned to your future career. Chapters focused on ethics, diversity, communication skills, stress management, and other key topics help you integrate your classroom knowledge with your experiences in the field. Supporting you through every stage of the internship process, the book explains what to expect at various points in the internship's development, offers tips for avoiding potential pitfalls, and includes examples of other students' experiences. Read More

Pamela Myers Kiser

©2016

Theory And Practice Of Group Counseling 9th Edition

THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING, 9th Edition, gives readers an in-depth overview of the eleven group counseling theories. In addition to illustrating how to put these theories into practice, this best-selling book guides readers in developing their own syntheses of various aspects of the theories. With Corey's clear, straightforward writing style, readers are able to grasp each theoretical concept and its relationship to group practice with ease. Read More

Gerald Corey

©2016

Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior And The Social Environment 10th Edition

Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman's UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 10th Edition looks at the lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Read More

Charles Zastrow| Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

©2016