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Assessment in Social Work Practice - Carol Meyer

Assessment in Social Work Practice

Hardcover Published: 15th April 1993
ISBN: 9780231075565
Number Of Pages: 145
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Assessment in Social Work Practice confronts the current bureaucratic and fiscal constraints that have inhibited social workers from assessing clients and offers concrete ways of handling a wide array of cases.
Assessment, the process through which the social worker comes to understand individual cases in their full complexity, is addressed from a perspective that is not limited to a particular practice model, and Meyer carefully illustrates how her methods can be applied by all practitioners, regardless of their theoretical orientation.
Because assessment has been increasingly neglected as fiscal and bureaucratic constraints foster quick-fix solutions to immediate problems, social workers are overwhelmed by complex cases and problems; yet careful assessment remains the core process in professional practice.
Drawing from four decades of experience in social work, Meyer shows practitioners how to "think globally and act locally" and how to exercise careful judgment and thinking despite the often crushing economic pressures facing the profession.

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Meyer has created a brilliant work that is sorely needed by the profession.

Assessment and Its Constraintsp. 1
Assessment: The Idea and the Processp. 17
Methodological Issues in Making Assessmentsp. 43
Differential Applicability of Assessmentp. 65
Classification Systems and the Ecosystems-Perspectivep. 92
Using Graphics for Assessmentp. 108
Epiloguep. 128
Referencesp. 131
Indexp. 137
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ISBN: 9780231075565
ISBN-10: 0231075561
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 145
Published: 15th April 1993
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34

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