Structures are intended to be understood as sets of narratives and their related sociocultural and local interactions that have persisted over time to the extent that they are considered to have become institutionalized. Summary This classic text introduces students to the structural approach of social work practice, which assumes that many clients' problems arise from harmful social forces. This helps workers keep their primary goals in mind despite happy accidents, as when teenagers have good experiences providing recreation for disabled children. Learning the Organization; The Structures of Organizations; Learning the Formal and Informal Arrangements of the Organization; Choice Points in the Organization: Getting from Point A to Point B; Conclusion; 15. That is to say, organizing some clients to do something that will benefit both themselves and others besides themselves is a Quadrant B activity. This is the hope of the structural approach.
The Structural Approach to Direct Practice in Social Work continues to be an essential resource for practitioners who wish to help their clients confront oppressive social realities and affect system change through political action. Deconstruction is further elaborated in terms of work with clients in chapter 10. From a systems perspective, societies cohere as a function of a consensus of values among members, which outweighs all possible or actual differences of opinion or interests Dahrendorf 1959:157. In this textbook, two highly experienced researchers offer the best techniques for conducting sound research in the field. In addition, case studies now include greater detail about the client's social context. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. By oppressed, we do not mean merely the poor—we mean all the disenfranchised populations.
This chapter provides the frame of reference for examining, cataloging, and studying social work activities. Working in the Organization; The Self Principle; Processes for Carrying Out the Self Principle; Connecting the Conscious Use of Self with the Deliberate Use of Self; Changing the Organization from Within; The Metawork; Time Management; Time-Management Strategies; Conclusion; 16. The Community Organizer; What is Community Organizing? To help alleviate this problem, she directly engaged the clients in forming a telephone network through which they communicated with each other every day. The Broker; The Tasks of the Broker; Conclusion; 8. You can change your cookie settings at any time. It derives from what the worker is doing, with whom, and for whose benefit.
Basic Principles of the Structural Approach; The Principle of Accountability to the Client; The Principle of Following the Demands of the Client Task; The Priciple of Maximizing Potential Supports in the Client's Environment; The Principle of Least Contest; The Principle of Helping the Client Deconstruct Oppressive Cultural Discourse and Reinterpret Experience from Alternative Perspectives; The Minimax Principle; 5. The Mediator; The Tasks of the Mediator; The Mediator in Quadrants A and C; Conclusion; 9. They also explain how virtually every government policy has effects, both positive and negative, on learning, a fact that policymakers must recognize. It will make an excellent text for direct practice courses. Edwards, dean of the Rutgers School of Social Work Acknowledgements Introduction Part I. His examples include Gandhi, Joan of Arc, Starbucks founder Howard Shultz, and executives and students he has taught in his classes.
The first, Infrastructure, comprises three chapters that set the stage for the remainder by providing the frame of reference for social work practice, describing the philosophical and theoretical bases for structural social work practice, and examining ethics in terms of structural social work practice. On one hand, the social worker may engage clients, that is, individuals, families, or community groups in helping themselves and each other to change the particular situations that limit their functioning and exacerbate their suffering. It does not rely on theory or practice in psychology, biology, sociology, ecology, or theology. They have added six new chapters, covering ethics, the role of the social worker as therapist and community organizer, learning and working within the organization, and the paradigm dilemma. Tully have recast the text from the perspective of contemporary social constructionism without altering its main message and organization.
Basic Principles of the Structural Approach; The Principle of Accountability to the Client; The Principle of Following the Demands of the Client Task; The Priciple of Maximizing Potential Supports in the Client's Environment; The Principle of Least Contest; The Principle of Helping the Client Deconstruct Oppressive Cultural Discourse and Reinterpret Experience from Alternative Perspectives; The Minimax Principle; 5. Though much has changed since the first edition of this book was published, the need for well-trained, compassionate social workers remains. Derivatives are used today by a myriad of institutional investors for the purposes of risk management, expressing a view on the market, and pursuing market opportunities that are otherwise unavailable using more traditional financial instruments. Social work has a mandate to question what is and work toward making society a better place for everyone. Subscription to a single set of ethics? When differences, or the pursuit of different vested interests by different groups of people, reach a critical point, resulting in general acknowledgment that particular conditions be defined as social problems—for instance, poverty or crime—these problems are thought to be the product of deviant individuals. They show how well-designed government trade and industrial policies can help create a learning society, and how poorly designed intellectual property regimes can retard learning. Working in the Organization; The Self Principle; Processes for Carrying Out the Self Principle; Connecting the Conscious Use of Self with the Deliberate Use of Self; Changing the Organization from Within; The Metawork; Time Management; Time-Management Strategies; Conclusion; 16.
In an effort to deal with the problem, the social worker sought to organize general practitioners and family physicians in the larger community to take on the prescription-writing and medication-monitoring functions for persons in their neighborhoods. Series Title: Responsibility: Gale Goldberg Wood and Carol T. The Conferee; Translating Pressures into Tasks; Facilitating Decision Making; Concluding the Work; Conclusion; 7. Another example would be children without health insurance. For this edition Gale Goldberg Wood and Carol T. For example, a social worker at a multiservice center found out that clients of hers who use mental health services were often spending a whole day waiting to get their prescriptions rewritten by the psychiatrist. In this volume, Howard Corb explores the concepts behind interest rate swaps and the many derivatives that evolved from them.
In their introduction, they provide a thorough overview of intersectionality, culturally competent practice, and domestic violence and basic practice strategies, such as universal screening, risk assessment, and safety planning. One cannot get ought from is. There is, and will always be, a tension between human rights and profit. Tully, New York, Columbia University Press, 2006, pp. Tully have recast the text from the perspective of contemporary social constructionism without altering its main message and organization.
In fact, the pace at which developing countries grow is largely a function of the pace at which they close that gap. Thus, to understand how countries grow and develop, it is essential to know how they learn and become more productive and what government can do to promote learning. By focusing on the construction of such realities as poverty, racism, and domestic violence, the structural approach counters the focus on individual change that is so common in our age of managed care and corporatization. The Frame of Reference for Social Work Practice; Two Dimensions that Define the Profession; Four Categories of Social Work Activity; Research Value; Beyond Research; 2. To illustrate, one worker at a community mental health center found isolation and loneliness to be the major recurrent themes expressed by her clients.
The relationships in each instance are power relations; that is to say, they are political. Greenwald cast light on the significance of this insight for economic theory and policy. A Paradigm Dilemma References Index This classic text introduces students to the structural approach of social work practice, which assumes that many clients' problems arise from harmful social forces. With the epistemological shift from modernism to the postmodern worldview, and the rise of social constructionism and deconstruction, perhaps we are again at a point where system change will be considered more important than changing people. It provides an excellent comprehensive framework for social work practice that has its roots in the profession's historical emphasis between person and society. It will make an excellent text for direct practice courses. Practice has differed in accord with different fields of practice medical social work, psychiatric social work, child welfare work, gerontological social work , different methods casework, group work, community organization, administration , different schools of thought psychosocial, functional, behavioral, task-centered, ecological, narrative , and different purposes rehabilitation, socialization, resocialization, education, insight, behavior change, social action.