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Human Behavior Theory : A Diversity Framework - Roberta R. Greene

Human Behavior Theory

A Diversity Framework

Paperback Published: 15th January 2009
ISBN: 9780202360904
Number Of Pages: 319

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In recent years, advocates for civil rights for minorities, women, and gays and lesbians have become more informed consumers of mental health services. As a result, social work practitioners need to prepare themselves to serve diverse constituencies for who previously held behavioral and cultural assumptions have proven not to be universally applicable. The purpose of Greene's book is to help students and practitioners better understand how social workers have used human behavior theories to more competently address variations in group and community membership within the social worker-client encounter.

Preface
Introduction
Social Work Practice Within a Diversity Frameworkp. 1
A Diversity Framework for Human Behavior: Conceptual and Historical Reformulationsp. 19
The Social Work Interview: Legacy of Carl Rogers and Sigmund Freudp. 35
Symbolic Interactionism: Social Work Assessment, Meanings, and Languagep. 55
Erikson's Eight Stages of Development: Different Lensesp. 75
Role Theory and Social Work Practicep. 93
A Constructionist Approach With Diverse Populationsp. 115
Social Learning Theory: Empirical Applications to Culturally Diverse Practicep. 133
A Systems Approach: Addressing Diverse Family Formsp. 147
Small Group Theory and Social Work Practice: Promoting Diversity and Social Justice or Recreating Inequities?p. 173
Working With Natural Social Networks: An Ecological Approachp. 203
Power Factors in Social Work Practicep. 217
Epilogue: Power and the Social Work Professionp. 235
Referencesp. 245
Biographical Sketches of the Contributorsp. 293
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780202360904
ISBN-10: 0202360903
Series: Modern Applications of Social Work
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 15th January 2009
Publisher: ALDINE PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 14.94  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2