The strengths perspective in social work practice
The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practicepresents an unrivaled collection of essays that explain the strengths-based philosophy, demonstrate how it works, and provide clear and practical tools for its application. This Fourth Edition includes six new chapters on subjects such as: how to shift ones frame of mind to practice from a strengths perspective; using slave narratives of strength and resistance as guides and inspiration in the fight to end poverty; understanding and promoting the resilience of families; how to solve problems using a strengths perspective; using a strengths approach in working with substance abuse problems; and a new look at the relationships between individual strengths and environmental resources. In addition, many other chapters have been significantly updated with new concepts and ideas, new references, new case vignettes, and new inquiry. The study questions have been revised to reflect the changing knowledge in the field. This is possibly the most extensive and varied text in the rapidly expanding field of strengths literature.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
activities adolescents African American American assets behavior belief Benard capacity challenges client strengths clinical collaboration community development consumer context culture deficits drug effective empowerment environment example experience focus focused GlenMaye goals groups healing health realization help seeker hope human identify important individuals involved Kisthardt Kretzmann KWRU lives McKnight ment mental health mental illness narratives older adults oppression organization outcomes parents participants person perspective in social placebo effect political poverty practitioners problems professional programs psychological psychotherapy Rapp relationship resilience role Saleebey SBCM sense situation skills slave narratives social casework social work practice social workers solution-focused solution-focused therapy spiritual stories strategies strengths approach strengths assessment strengths model strengths perspective strengths-based case management strengths-based practice substance abuse theory therapy tion traditional treatment understanding University of Kansas viduals Wolin York youth