The Practice of Social Work: A Comprehensive Worktext

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Cengage Learning, Jan 27, 2009 - Social Science - 576 pages
Comprehensive and focused, Zastrow’s PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK, Ninth Edition provides students with the theoretical and working knowledge they need to become competent social work practitioners. This practical worktext covers the general practice of social work, as well as the more specialized areas and counseling theories for work with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.
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Only the first few pages told me that this was a must have text book for a social work student...It is straight forward and easy to read. I am studying social work and looking for a book of reference that will give me good explanations for many aspects of social work. This is explains in full assessment and much more than using academic text it lets the reader know the reasons behind assessment and what social work is about and the broad spectrum of social work. 

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Books by Charles Zastrow have always been ease to understand and helpful.

About the author (2009)

Charles Zastrow, MSW, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he chaired the Social Work Department for six years. He has also been the Assistant Director and Professor in the Social Work Program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, where he currently teaches. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Zastrow has worked as a practitioner for various agencies, chaired social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and served on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He also is a member of the BPD board. A leader in social work education and a bestselling author, Dr. Zastrow has written more than 45 articles in professional journals as well as nine books, including four textbooks: THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman).

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