An essential overview of the core skills needed by every social work practitioner
Developing Evidence-Based Generalist Practice Skills features contributions from top scholars in social work practice, presenting essential information for the ethical and effective practice of social work. This clearly written guide provides step-by-step guidance for using evidence-based practice to make joint decisions with clients about assessment and treatment options through a careful consideration of the best available research evidence, the client's preferences and values, professional ethical standards, and other key issues.
Comprehensive and straightforward, this book addresses foundational practice skills expected of all social work practitioners, including:
- Evidence-based practice
- Trauma-informed practice
- Interviewing skills
- Problem identification, contracting, and case planning
- Case management
- Crisis intervention
- Practice evaluation
- Termination, stabilization, and continuity of care
Each chapter begins with an overarching question and "what if" scenarios, and ends with a set of suggested key terms, online resources, and discussion questions. Designed as a foundation-level social work education text for undergraduate and graduate students in social work programs, this book meets the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) for a thorough and up-to-date presentation of core social work skills featuring in-depth scholarship.