Empowerment Series: Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities,
7th Edition

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

ISBN-13: 9781305943292 | ISBN-10: 1305943295

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 608 pages

List Price USD $202.95


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.

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Karen K. Kirst-Ashman, BSW, MSSW, and PhD, was a full professor and a former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She is certified as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin and has worked as a practitioner and administrator in child welfare and mental health agencies. She received the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1986 and its Outstanding Teaching Award in 2007. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Council on Social Work Education in addition to being an accreditation site visitor, and is a current member of BPD and NASW. She has served on the editorial board of Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, and as a consulting editor for many social work journals, including the Journal of Social Work Education. She is the author of numerous publications, articles, and reviews concerning social work and women's issues. Other books she has authored or coauthored include INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: CRITICAL THINKING PERSPECTIVES (5th ed); HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATION, AND GROUPS (4th ed); GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES (5th ed); THE MACRO SKILLS WORKBOOK (2nd ed); and UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE (8th ed).

Grafton Hull is Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah College of Social Work. He founded and directed the College's BSW Program. He has 38 years of experience teaching at BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. levels. His practice experience includes work in human service agencies providing mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice programs. He holds a BS in sociology, an MSW, and a doctorate in education (counseling, guidance, and personnel services). Hull is the co-author of eight texts and numerous articles in social work journals. He has served on the CSWE Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation, and Nominations Committee; and as a President of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD), from which he received the Significant Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. His biography is listed in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA.

  • Discussion and examples of environmental justice illuminate a new area identified as important by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • The chapter on stress and time management, formerly Chapter 14, now appears early in the text as Chapter 2 to create a more logical flow of content. A major new section discusses community needs assessments.
  • MindTap® for Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities is available with the text. This online learning experience that features an interactive e-book, engaging learning tools, and apps for students; and time-saving resources (including analytics) for instructors.
  • Updated throughout to reflect the latest thinking and practice, this edition presents increased coverage on using electronic networking and technology to connect and organize, expanded discussion on Logic Models and theories of change, added material on grassroots and grasstop advocacy and organizations, and many other topics.
  • New case examples further illustrate and clarify concepts.
  • Numerous real-world situations and case examples make the material interesting, relevant, and timely. Organizational and community theories are examined and linked to practice applications.
  • Adopting a generalist perspective, the authors demonstrate how skills used with individuals and groups are utilized in macro-level interventions. In addition, by linking the three levels of practice -- micro, mezzo, and macro -- the text clearly shows students how all three skill levels are used in everyday practice situations.
  • Content throughout the text reflects the major concepts currently considered critically important to the social work profession and social work educators. Content is also linked to the competencies and component behaviors identified in the Council on Social Work Education's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Icons throughout the text identify competency-related coverage and make references to EPAS. "Competency notes" at the end of each chapter explain the content's relationship to EPAS.
  • The authors identify, explain, and examine specific skills for effective macro practice and address critical issues relevant to this practice. Skills include working with the media, handling conflict, using new technological advances, providing leadership, assessment and planning, working under supervisors, fundraising, grant writing, evaluating macro practice effectiveness, resolving ethical dilemmas in macro contexts, and advocating for social, economic, and environmental justice.
  • Clearly defined, step-by-step frameworks guide readers in thinking about and initiating change in organizations and communities. The authors propose a model for use in deciding whether to pursue macro intervention, and describe a procedure for pursuing the macro intervention process.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities.
2. Stress and Time Management.
3. Using Micro Skills with Organizations and Communities.
4. Group Skills for Organizational and Community Change.
5. Understanding Organizations.
6. Decision Making for Organizational Change.
7. Implementing Organizational Change: Agency Policy, Projects, and Programs.
8. Understanding Neighborhoods and Communities.
9. Macro Practice in Communities.
10. Evaluating Macro Practice.
11. Advocacy and Social Action with Populations-at-Risk.
12. Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas in Practice with Organizations and Communities.
13. Using Supervision.
14. Developing and Managing Agency Resources.

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Empowerment Series: Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities

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