This textbook presents a comprehensive and current overview of social work to help guide students as they begin their exploration of the field. Author Jessica A. Ritter infuses this text with a dynamic, updated approach while making sure to include time-tested elements useful in an introductory social work text. The book gives equal coverage to micro and macro social work, has a strong social justice orientation, and features a unique framework highlighting all three major domains of social work: practice, policy, and research.
Edited by Jemel P. Aguilar, Ph.D., LCSW, M.P.H. and Elisabeth Counselman-Carpenter, Ph.D., LCSW
This book uniquely decolonizes the structure of human behavior in the social environment textbooks by starting with a discussion around marginalized populations and human development set within geopolitical context. The authors then cover relevant variations in development through a lens of historical and structural influences as well as unique biological, emotional, psychological, and/or environmental circumstances.
Bronwyn Cross-Denny, Editor
Featuring contributed chapters written by a variety of experts in the field, Integrated Social Work Practice: Bridging Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Level Practice presents vital and contemporary concepts within the discipline as an integrated whole, valuing and examining each topic at the micro through macro level.
Jerrold R. Brandell, Editor
This text furnishes graduate students and clinical social work professionals with a comprehensive guide to contemporary clinical social work practice. It covers frameworks for clinical practice, specific treatment modalities, and specialized clinical issues, themes, and dilemmas. The third edition includes new content within each chapter, thoroughly updated chapter references, and information on emerging themes in the discipline.
Jerrold R. Brandell, Editor
Essentials of Clinical Social Work features select contributions originally appearing in the third edition of Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work. The chapters offer readers an introduction to the world of advanced clinical practice with a focus on the most critical topics for real-world practice. Over the course of 21 chapters, both traditional and newly emerging theories of practice are described in detail, major modalities of treatment are examined, and some of the most critical issues and clinical challenges facing social workers are discussed in depth.
David Derezotes, LCSW, Ph.D.
Inclusive Social Work: A New Vision of Community Practice introduces readers to an innovative approach that integrates the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice and that addresses humanity’s often ego-based, left-brained, and dualistic reactions to the world and the resulting disconnection that we have had with ourselves, other people, and the ecosystems that support all life.
A Field Guide for Social Workers grounds readers in a conceptualization of field that considers the history and evolution of the profession with a specific emphasis on social work education and field education. Throughout this thoroughly updated text, author Shelagh Larkin emphasizes context, “doing,” mentorship with faculty and field instructors, professional development of self, critical thinking, and the conscious and deliberate integration of field experiences and classroom learning.
Karen Morgaine and Moshoula Capous-Desyllas
Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice: Putting Theory into Action applies anti-oppressive theories and concepts to a generalist social work practice model to provide students with tools to develop a critically evaluative and self-reflective social work practice. The text combines social welfare history, theory, skills and concrete examples of anti-oppressive practice in real-world settings to help students develop a personal practice that is grounded in an understanding of social justice and the need for social workers to interrogate their work and the institutions that they find themselves working in.
Richard Hoefer and Larry D. Watson
Program Development, Grantwriting, and Implementation: From Advocacy to Outcomes provides readers with a contemporary guide to program development fundamentals and implementation. The text explains the full program planning process and outlines the roles that need to be filled. It also posits that advocacy is the foundation for modern program planning in the United States, especially in the wake of new civil rights movements, calls for anti-racist practices, disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
In this highly accessible text, David Royse focuses on what readers really need to understand in order to apply useful program evaluation techniques in their practice serving individual clients, couples, and families. He develops readers’ interest by incorporating real-life scenarios, excerpts from articles on program evaluation, and his own personal experiences.
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Free Textbook Spotlight - Making Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Black Racism edited by Kevin Cokley, Ph.D.
“During the summer of 2020, in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, the team at Cognella came together to determine new ways in which we could support the Black community. While it has always been important for us as a publisher to give a voice to historically underrepresented authors in academia, we knew we could do even more. We wanted to leverage what we do best—publishing—and also make a difference in a meaningful way. We decided we could make a significant impact by publishing a free book that highlights the contemporary battle for equity and the lived experiences of those in the Black community.” – Bassim Hamadeh, Cognella Founder and CEO
“It is my hope that the book will provide a blueprint for readers that will empower them to actively confront anti-Blackness wherever it exists, because this is the only way we will progress toward making Black lives matter.” - Kevin Cokley, Ph.D.
About the Book
At the heart of racist attitudes and behaviors is anti-Black racism, which simply put, is the disregard and disdain of Black life. Anti-Black racism negatively impacts every aspect of the lives of Black people.
Edited by renowned scholar and psychologist Kevin Cokley, Making Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Black Racism explores the history and contemporary circumstances of anti-Black racism, offers powerful personal anecdotes, and provides recommendations and solutions to challenging anti-Black racism in its various expressions.
The book features chapters written by scholars, practitioners, activists, and students. The chapters reflect diverse perspectives from the Black community and writing styles that range from scholarly text supported by cited research to personal narratives that highlight the lived experiences of the contributors. The book focuses on the ways that anti-Black racism manifests and has been confronted across various domains of Black life using research, activism, social media, and therapy.
About the Editor
Kevin Cokley, Ph.D. is a distinguished teaching professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Educational Psychology and the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Oscar and Anne Mauzy Regents Professorship for Educational Research and Development. He is the director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis. Dr. Cokley holds the title Distinguished Psychologist from the Association of Black Psychologists and is the past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Black Psychology. His research focuses on African American psychology with a focus on racial identity development, academic achievement, and the impostor phenomenon. He holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Georgia State University and M.Ed. in counselor education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.