Social Work Practice

Integrating Concepts, Processes, and Skills, second edition

Marion Bogo

Columbia University Press

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Social Work Practice

Integrating Concepts, Processes, and Skills, second edition

Marion Bogo

Columbia University Press

Since its publication more than ten years ago, Social Work Practice has been widely used as a succinct and focused book to prepare human service providers in the key components underpinning direct practice. This second edition builds on the first edition’s success at synthesizing the latest theories and practice models; helping and change processes; empirical findings; and practice skills, and demonstrates how these interlinked dimensions contribute to the EPAS 2015-endorsed model of holistic competence.

The second edition of Social Work Practice is updated with new empirical findings and foundational information, while also supplementing the text with the concepts and competencies in EPAS 2015. With an overall theme of holistic competence, it incorporates the significant role of cognitive and affective processes in social workers’ professional practice and discusses ways of developing and maintaining a reflective practice. With useful material on interpersonal communication, cross-cultural practice, and the use of technology in one guide, Marion Bogo lays a general foundation for social work practice and professional development.
Bogo has written a second edition to her successful and remarkably insightful book. While there is much new in this second edition, a key feature is the discussion of the notion of holistic competence introduced in the first two chapters that is then linked to the competencies articulated in 2015 EPAS throughout the rest of the book. This state-of-the-art book reflects the synthesis of her many years of practice experience and is informed by extant empirically supported knowledge and its application to social work practice. I strongly recommend this stimulating and well-written book. Andrew W. Safyer, Adelphi University School of Social Work
This book integrates theory, research, practice principles, and interviewing skills into a core framework that will be useful to students, supervisors, and experienced clinicians. Among the notable additions to the second edition are a discussion of the components of holistic competence, the implications of neuroscience research for practice, and findings from the author’s recent practice research. Written in a clear, accessible style, this text is likely to remain as a standard reference on the bookshelves of social workers for years to come. Goldie Kadushin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Drawing on a wealth of experience, Marion Bogo provides a definitive understanding of holistic social work competence. She reminds us that skills form the foundation and are the central component of professional practice. Most importantly, she shows us how. This book serves as a roadmap to the history and the future of the profession and should be required reading for every social work educator, student, and professional. Debra M. McPhee, Fordham University
Marion Bogo's Social Work Practice offers the reader a comprehensive, integrative approach to direct practice in social work. With equal attention to the theoretical frameworks that guide contemporary social work practice, the processes of helping, and specific components of the social worker-client relationship (such as the transference-countertransference matrix, diversity and difference, and the facilitative conditions), Bogo's contribution is both scholarly and practical. There is additional emphasis on the stages of social work intervention and specific clinical skills associated with direct social work treatment, as well as the infusion of relevant content derived from the prevailing Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) now required of all social work graduate programs in the United States. Clearly and authoritatively written, this book will be most useful to graduate students and practicing professionals alike. Jerrold R. Brandell, Wayne State University
A clear, well organized, and comprehensive resource for social work students and early career social workers, Social Work Practice emphasizes the significance of the client/worker relationship and the complex socioeconomic and cultural factors in which it is embedded. The book is also unique in that it is based on an extensive research project with social work students in the classroom and in the field. These students’ reflective responses contribute illuminating and poignant perspectives on the issues addressed in this volume. This book is a timely and relevant educational resource. Shoshana Ringel, University of Maryland
The author's choice of generic theoretical conceptual frameworks, evidence-based processes, and direct clinical social work practice principles and interviewing skills unite to create a digestible whole. The use of self vividly emerges through the practice examples as a core principle buttressed by theory, concepts of diversity, and commitment to social justice. In this way, the text provides students and teachers of social work with a solid platform from which to build. Jeanne Finch, Stony Brook University
Bogo has done a superb job in presenting the complexities of social work practice, while simultaneously demystifying it for those who teach and learn. This textbook is much more strongly grounded in recent empirical work from both social work and other allied disciplines than other similar textbooks on direct social work practice. Kenta Asakura, Carleton University
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I: Conceptual Frameworks for Social Work Practice
1. A View of Holistic Competence
2. Holistic Competence: Cognitive and Affective Processes
3. Learning to Practice
4. The Helping Relationship: Conceptual and Empirical Contributions
5. Engage Diversity and Difference
6. The Helping Relationship: From Theory to Practice
7. Contemporary Practice Issues
Part II: The Process of Helping in Social Work Practice
8. Beginnings
9. Toward Developing Shared Understanding: Assessment and Formulation
10. The Social Worker as Process Expert
11. Change Processes Continued
12. Endings
Part III: Interviewing in Social Work Practice
13. Communication and Interviewing Skills
References
Index

About the Author

Marion Bogo is a professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. She is the coauthor of The Practice of Field Instruction in Social Work: Theory and Process (Columbia, 1998) and a recipient of the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award from the Council on Social Work Education.

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