Clinical Assessment for Social WorkersClinical Assessment for Social Workers



Clinical Assessment for Social Workers provides a wide range of standardized assessment tools, derived from different perspectives, to give readers greater flexibility in information gathering and intervention planning.

Author: Catheleen Jordan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190071929

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Page: 496

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Clinical Assessment for Social Workers provides a wide range of standardized assessment tools, derived from different perspectives, to give readers greater flexibility in information gathering and intervention planning. Incorporating both quantitative and qualitative methods, the authors encourage readers to approach assessment as both an art and a science. They advocate for discovering the balance between scientific, evidence-based approaches and the development of personal practice wisdom.

Assessment in Social WorkAssessment in Social Work



Assessment is a crucial social work task. Yet there is so much to consider that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. This book gives you structured, practical guidance on how to approach this vital professional skill.

Author: Judith Milner

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230365841

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Page: 288

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Assessment is a crucial social work task. Yet there is so much to consider that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. This book gives you structured, practical guidance on how to approach this vital professional skill. In a clear and accessible style, the authors provide both the theory behind assessment as well as helpful practice examples. At the heart of this authoritative book is a set of theoretical maps to guide social workers' thinking and decision-making when undertaking assessment. Highlights of this third edition are: ■ insights into the kind of high-quality collaborative assessment that is most likely to lead to effective interventions ■ chapters discussing the specific challenges of assessment in children's and adult services ■ careful analysis of the latest legislation and government guidance ■ engaging features such as case studies, questions to challenge your perceptions, and thinking points to make you consider your own experience in the workplace. This fully revised edition of a tried-and-tested text gives social work students and practitioners alike a coherent and reliable guide to best practice.

Assessment in Social Work PracticeAssessment in Social Work Practice



Assessment in Social Work Practice confronts the current bureaucratic and fiscal constraints that have inhibited social workers from assessing clients and offers concrete ways of handling a wide array of cases.

Author: Carol H. Meyer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231075561

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Page: 145

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Assessment in Social Work Practice confronts the current bureaucratic and fiscal constraints that have inhibited social workers from assessing clients and offers concrete ways of handling a wide array of cases. Assessment, the process through which the social worker comes to understand individual cases in their full complexity, is addressed from a perspective that is not limited to a particular practice model, and Meyer carefully illustrates how her methods can be applied by all practitioners, regardless of their theoretical orientation. Because assessment has been increasingly neglected as fiscal and bureaucratic constraints foster quick-fix solutions to immediate problems, social workers are overwhelmed by complex cases and problems; yet careful assessment remains the core process in professional practice. Drawing from four decades of experience in social work, Meyer shows practitioners how to "think globally and act locally" and how to exercise careful judgment and thinking despite the often crushing economic pressures facing the profession.

Social Work AssessmentSocial Work Assessment



This book introduces and explores assessment in social work in a user-friendly, yet comprehensive way.

Author: Ruben Martin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844457069

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Page: 176

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At a time of change and review within social care, it is relevant to explore traditional skills, knowledge and values associated with assessment in the context of changing practice. This book introduces and explores assessment in social work in a user-friendly, yet comprehensive way. The author reviews the interpersonal skills necessary for social work practice, applying them particularly to assessment and outlines fundamental knowledge and theoretical models that can inform assessment. The professional social work value base underpinning assessment and the power balance between assessor and the person being assessed are also taken into consideration.

Social Work Assessment and InterventionSocial Work Assessment and Intervention



This essential book, acclaimed in its first edition, offers social workers an extensively revised, restructured, updated, and comprehensive guide to empowering practice for themselves and for the people with whom they work.

Author: Steven Walker

Publisher: Russell House Pub Limited

ISBN: 1905541686

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Page: 160

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The process of engaging in social work assessment should be therapeutic and perceived of as part of the range of services offered. This view acknowledges that assessment is more than an administrative task, a form of gatekeeping for resources, or a means of determining risk. It confirms the need for assessment and intervention to be conceptualized as part of a continuum of contact between social worker and service user. This essential book, acclaimed in its first edition, offers social workers an extensively revised, restructured, updated, and comprehensive guide to empowering practice for themselves and for the people with whom they work. Using case illustrations, evidence-based guidance, and practical activities combined with extensive references, this valuable learning resource will help students, practitioners, managers, trainers, and policy-makers synthesize their social work knowledge and theory, to provide holistic support and effective services. Based on UK legal regulations, this second edition is geared towards the needs of those in graduate training courses, as well as for a range of in-service training in voluntary or statutory social work and social care. It combines the practice elements of assessment and intervention in a uniquely integrated way, which is consistent with an anti-oppressive practice and the foundational values and skills of modern psycho-social practice.

Child and Family Assessment in Social Work PracticeChild and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice



This is an essential guide for both social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their families. It is a guide for practice that is strongly rooted in research evidence.

Author: Sally Holland

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076194902X

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Page: 176

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This is an essential guide for both social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their families. It is a guide for practice that is strongly rooted in research evidence.

Social Work Practice Assessment Planning Intervention and ReviewSocial Work Practice Assessment Planning Intervention and Review



By working through this book, student social workers can ensure that they understand the features of a good assessment, how it is conducted and some of the difficulties that might arise during the process.

Author: Jonathan Parker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844458326

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Page: 176

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This bestselling and widely recognised textbook is now into its Third Edition and has been fully updated to reflect the recent changes in social work practice. New features and case studies are included throughout, as is a greater emphasis on safeguarding and protection issues. By working through this book, student social workers can ensure that they understand the features of a good assessment, how it is conducted and some of the difficulties that might arise during the process.

Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social WorkMastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work



This guide will help social workers to think holistically and work collaboratively both with each other and with families.

Author: Fiona Mainstone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004840

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Page: 280

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How do you keep the whole family in mind when carrying out social work assessment? How do you balance the needs of adults and children? How do you ensure that children's welfare and safety are everyone's priority when families face complex difficulties? Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work brings together what social workers in adult and children services need to know about assessment across both services. With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult life difficulties, family problems, parenting capacity and children's needs, this practical guide will help social workers to think across professional and administrative divides. Case studies, practice vignettes, exercises and suggestions for further reading are included throughout the book to help the reader consider the well-being of the whole family when conducting and interpreting assessments. This guide will help social workers to think holistically and work collaboratively both with each other and with families.

Human Behavior Theory and Social Work PracticeHuman Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice



Whom to include in an interview, how to conduct it, and what activities and
resources the social worker may use successfully are among the issues that may
be answered by the practitioner's chosen theoretical orientation. Assessment and
the ...

Author: Roberta R. Greene

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202366531

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Page: 345

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Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice remains a foundation work for those interested in the practice and teaching of social work. Roberta Greene covers theoretical areas and individual theorists including classical psychoanalytic thought, Eriksonian theory, Carl Rogers, cognitive theory, systems theory, ecological perspectives, social construction, feminism, and genetics. She discusses the historical context, its philosophical roots, and major assumptions of each theory. The general theme, which distinguishes this volume, is that the person-in-environment perspective has been a central influence in the formation of the profession's knowledge base, as well as its approach to practice. Greene provides perspective on how individuals and social systems interact. This book examines how social workers can use theory to shape social work practice by increasing his or her understanding of and potential for enhancing human well-being. Greene covers the relationship between human behavior theory and professional social work practice. She also explores the challenges and limitations of each theory and addresses the following issues: how the theory serves as a framework for social work practice; how the theory lends itself to an understanding of individual, family, group, community, or organizational behavior; what the implications are of the theory for social work interventions or practice strategies; and what role it proposes for the social worker as a change agent. Throughout the profession's history, social workers have turned to a number of theoretical approaches for the organizing concepts needed to define their practice base. The aims of social work--to improve societal conditions and to enhance social functioning of and between individuals, families, and groups--are put into action across all fields of practice and realized through a variety of methods in a range of settings. This third edition, completely revised, represents a fundamental contribution to the field, and like its predecessors, will be widely used as a basic text.

Social Work PracticeSocial Work Practice



This bestselling book takes the student step-by-step through the core processes of social work.

Author: Jonathan Parker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781473904903

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Page: 232

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This bestselling book takes the student step-by-step through the core processes of social work. It introduces four essential elements (assessment, planning intervention and review) in a clear manner, and is structured in a chronological way that is easy to understand yet holistic in approach. The authors use Assessment as a lynchpin for the book and use various assessment tools (some of which they have developed themselves) to illustrate the links between theory and practice. An essential introduction to the fundamental principles of social work practice, this title has been fully-revised to link directly to the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work. Key updates: New Material on Personalisation Agenda Greater emphasis on social work in the community More research material on working with children Updated case studies throughout Part of the Transforming Social Work Practice series. All books in the series are affordable, mapped to the Social Work Curriculum, practical with clear links between theory & practice and written to the Professional Capabilities Framework.

Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work PracticeClinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice



Students and practitioners alike will appreciate the wealth of case examples, evidence-based assessment instruments, treatment plans, and new social diversity sections that make this an essential guide to the assessment and diagnostic ...

Author: Jacqueline Corcoran

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199741468

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Page: 528

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This revolutionary, user-friendly textbook not only guides social workers in developing competence in the DSM system of diagnosis, it also assists them in staying attuned during client assessment to social work values and principles: a focus on client strengths, concern for the worth and dignity of individuals, appreciation of environmental influences on behavior, and commitment to evidence-informed practice. The authors, seasoned practitioner-scholars, provide an in-depth exploration of fourteen major mental disorders that social workers commonly see in practice, including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. They skillfully integrate several perspectives in order to help practitioners meet the challenges they will face in client assessment. A risk and resilience framework helps social workers understand environmental influences on the emergence of mental disorders and the strengths that clients already possess. Social workers will also learn to apply critical thinking to the DSM when it is inconsistent with social work values and principles. Finally, the authors catalog the latest evidence-based assessment instruments and treatments for each disorder so that social workers can intervene efficiently and effectively, using the best resources available. Students and practitioners alike will appreciate the wealth of case examples, evidence-based assessment instruments, treatment plans, and new social diversity sections that make this an essential guide to the assessment and diagnostic processes in social work practice.

Writing Analytical Assessments in Social WorkWriting Analytical Assessments in Social Work



You will learn how to write high quality, useful and timely assessments without becoming mechanistic or managerial. This book kills the myth of a trade-off between efficiency and quality of work.

Author: Chris Dyke

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781912508341

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Page: 176

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The best-selling Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work guides you through the principles of good writing and methodically shows you: how to analyse how to structure the process of writing an assessment (researching, chronologising, informed data-gathering, putting it all together), and how to get this done under time constraints. The new edition goes further than just teaching writing skills by exploring the practical and psychological barriers to good practice. It also looks at how you turn good analysis into useful recommendations – making it something useful for the family - by applying the same analytical, critical thinking. Written in an accessible way and packed with examples and case studies, this book is both practically-minded and constantly returning to first principles: reminding you what it is you are trying to achieve and teaching you how to write reports that can be read by families and judges alike. You will learn how to write high quality, useful and timely assessments without becoming mechanistic or managerial. This book kills the myth of a trade-off between efficiency and quality of work.

Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work PracticeEvidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice



ASSESSMENT AND EVIDENCE IN SOCIAL WORK This book aims to guide
practitioners in the complex endeavour to use assessment and evidence
effectively in their practice. It achieves this by demonstrating how to explore
evidence ...

Author: Pack, Margaret

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466665644

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Page: 402

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Social workers play a crucial part in contemporary society by ensuring that individuals are able to address, overcome, and manage obstacles in their daily lives. In an effort to better serve their clients, many practitioners have turned to evidence-based practice. Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice provides practitioners with the tools necessary to locate, analyze, and apply the latest empirical research findings in the field to their individual practice. This premier reference work provides insights and support to professionals and researchers working in the fields of social work, counseling, psychotherapy, case management, and psychology.

Assessment Intervention in Social WorkAssessment Intervention in Social Work



This important book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate social work students throughout all three years of their training, but it will be particularly useful for students who are on on placement, or who are reflecting on ...

Author: Chris Beckett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446259730

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Page: 176

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Click here to read a student review by Sarah Farr, BA Social Work, University of Sussex and Brighton Chris Beckett's new book on assessment and intervention in social work practice covers the core topics for qualifying social work students. The book provides a thorough understanding of the issues and skills essential for effective practice. Each of the nine chapters defines a key concept, including Assessment; Intervention; Risk and Efficacy. Case studies and 'practice questions' throughout make the connections between theory and practice explicit. Suggestions as to further reading are made at the end of each chapter. This important book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate social work students throughout all three years of their training, but it will be particularly useful for students who are on on placement, or who are reflecting on their experiences on placement . It is also a useful resource for practice teachers who need a framework for discussing practice with students they supervise on placement.

Spiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health PracticeSpiritual Assessment in Social Work and Mental Health Practice



What options exist for conducting a spiritual assessment, and how does one
administer such an assessment? In response to these ... This brief assessment is
conducted as part of a larger bio-psycho-social evaluation. Time is limited during
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Author: David R. Hodge

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231538817

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Page: 224

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Spirituality often plays a critical role in health and wellness, yet few have explored in detail the process through which practitioners can identify and use clients' spiritual strengths to their mutual advantage. To address this gap, this practice-oriented text equips helping professionals with the tools they need to administer spiritual assessments ethically and professionally. David R. Hodge outlines a number of assessment approaches, including an implicit method for evaluating "secular" forms of spirituality. Case examples illustrate the implementation of these strategies in different clinical settings and with groups from diverse racial, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Decision Making Assessment and Risk in Social WorkDecision Making Assessment and Risk in Social Work



This book, written for practicing social workers undertaking their ASYE and compulsory CPD, has been designed to help professionals make sound judgments in increasingly complex contexts and under pressure.

Author: Brian J. Taylor

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526412546

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Page: 272

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This book, written for practicing social workers undertaking their ASYE and compulsory CPD, has been designed to help professionals make sound judgments in increasingly complex contexts and under pressure.