Introduction to Competence-Based Social Work: The Profession of Caring, Knowing, and Serving (Paperback)
  • Introduction to Competence-Based Social Work: The Profession of Caring, Knowing, and Serving (Paperback)

Introduction to Competence-Based Social Work: The Profession of Caring, Knowing, and Serving (Paperback)

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Social work is rooted in the values of service, social justice, and strong interpersonal relationships. But as the profession evolves, so must the approach to education. Michael E. Sherr and Johnny M. Jones have created an introductory textbook written for the future of social work. The second edition integrates the knowledge of practice, policy, research, HBSE, and field work with the skills and practice behaviors necessary for students to become fully competent social workers by the time they graduate. Students are introduced to social work through a "Why We Do, What We Do" model that emphasizes how and why social workers commit to their careers. 41 case vignettes, 16 of which are new, engage students and present a clear picture of the profession to help them become invested in enhancing and restoring the well-being of individuals, groups, and communities. Visit for student and instructor resources.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780190923037
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition

If you looking for a textbook that gives an engaging introduction to competency based social work, this is the text. The plethora of case studies with corresponding questions brings the content to life. Students will gain a basic understanding of the field with opportunities to wrestle with key concepts through discussion questions and personal reflection. Sherr and Jones authored a well-written text addressing the policies and standards of the social work education accrediting body. * Christine Fulmer, Liberty University *
This important text will be of interest to anyone considering a career in the social work profession. * David R. Hodge, ASU *
Drs. Sherr and Jones focus on two key elements of the profession: professional identity, 'why we do' and the methods of social work, 'what we do.' The use of case-based learning to introduce the students to multiple facets of social work and the core competencies of the profession brings the field of social work alive for students. The additional learning tools at the end of each chapter and the online supplements make this an easy to use text for students and faculty alike. The authors are able to provide a historical context while bringing in current issues that the profession needs to address. The variety and volume of cases lend themselves to the use of multiple teaching methods within the classroom. This text is engaging and relevant to any student considering social work as a vocation. * Clifford Rosenbohm, George Fox University *

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