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Helping Skills for Social Work Direct Practice, Paperback / softback Book


Direct practice foundation courses in social work prepare students for every step of the problem-solving process, yet too often emphasize the what and the why of practice at the expense of the how.

This practical, easy-to-use, and hands-on guide bridges this gap by illustrating the helping skills that practitioners can actually use to influence people's lives in positive ways.

Integrating two major helping models-motivational interviewingand solution-focused therapy-it equips students with the techniques and skills necessary for activating client strengths throughout the problem-solving process.

Helping Skills for Social Work Direct Practice presents a wealth of sample dialogue, exercises, tips, and do's and don'ts, all designed to encourage learning bydoing.

This workbook helps make the links between theory and practice with these unique features:- Chapters logically organized by phases of the problem-solving process- Case demonstrations involving a variety of roles, including case manager, crisis intervention counselor, medical social worker, and school social worker- Practice exercises that prompt students to apply and generalize skills to different practice settings and client problems- Exhibits and reflection questions facilitate integration between classroom learning and the internship experience- An online instructor's manual (www.oup.com/us/helpingskills) with detailed answers to discussion questionsFrom the first meeting with clients, to assessment, goal-setting, evaluation, and the ethics that guide the process throughout, this is the nuts-and-bolts guide to helping clients using a strengths-based perspective.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 216 pages, 33 exhibits
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social work
  • ISBN: 9780199734832


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