Course: The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice (Fifth Edition)
by Dennis Saleebey
The fifth edition of The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice continues the endeavor to expand the conceptual, clinical, and practical elements of the strengths perspective. It is an outstanding collection of articles explaining the strengths-based philosophy, demonstrating how it works, and providing practical tools for its application. Each chapter is written by a respected individual(s) in the field providing a balanced approach to a social work practice that explores the strengths and assets of clients. An extensive and wide range of ideas and populations are covered in this text. The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice is intended for Licensed Clinical Social Workers at all levels of career experience.
This edition has been significantly revised and includes the following eight new chapters.
The Challenge of Seeing Anew the World We think We Know: Learning Strengths-Based Practice by Robert Blundo
Chronic Illness and Transilience Along My Spiritual Path by Edward Canda
Key Dimensions of the Strengths Perspective in Case Management, Clinical, and Community Practice by Ann Weick, James Krieder, and Ronna Chamberlain
The Strengths Perspective in Criminal Justice by Michael Clark
Implementation of Brief Strengths-Based Case Management: An Evidence-Based Intervention for Improving Linkage with Care by Richard C. Rapp and D. Timothy Lane
A Shift in Thinking: Influencing Social Workers' Beliefs About Individual and Family Resilience in an Effort to Enhance Well-being and Success for All by Bonnie Benard and Sara L. Truebridge
Exploring the Nature of Resilience: A View from the Inside-Out by Jack Pransky and Diane McMillen
Poverty Through the Lens of Economic Human Rights by Mary Bricker-Jenkins, Rosemary Barbera, and Carry Young
This book captures the opus of Dennis Saleebey's vision: the central proposition of social work practice is to exploit the best in all of us; to work together to surmount adversity; to confront the appalling with all the tools within us; to wrestle distress and disillusionment to the ground; to grab the hands of others and march unwaveringly, even heroically, in the direction of hopes, dreams, and possibilities.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
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Bio: Dennis SaleebeyAbout The Editor
Dennis Saleebey, DSW, is Professor Emeritus of Social Welfare at the School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas. He was the Lucy and Henry Moses Distinguished Visiting Professor of Social Work at Hunter College in New York, for the 2002-2003 school year. One of his primary interests has been the development of a more strengths-based approach to social work practice. For the past twenty years, he has been involved in a number of strengths based community building and community outreach projects.
Dennis Saleebey is an author and editor of the previous editions of The Strengths Perspective in Social Environments: A Biopsychosocial Approach. His book, Human Behavior and Social Environments: A Biopsychosocial Approach, was published by Columbia University Press in 2001. His latest publications include: The Strengths Perspective: Putting Possibility and Hope to Work in Practice; Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare; The Strengths Perspective; A Paradigm Shift?.
Kim M Anderson,LCSW,PhD
Edward R. Canda,MSW,PhD
Michael D. Clark,MSW,LMSW
Charles D. Cowger,PhD
Walter E. Kisthardt,MSW,PhD
James W. Kreider,MSW,LSCSW
D. Timothy Lane,MEd,LICDC
Diane P. McMillen,MSW,PhD
Holly Nelson-Becker,LCSW, PhD
Charles A. Rapp,MSW, PhD
Richard C. Rapp,MSW, ACSW
Carol A. Snively,LCSW, PhD
Patrick Sullivan,MSW, PhD
Carrie Young, MSW