The Strengths Approach in Practice

The Strengths Approach in Practice

Numerous writers have charted the impressive history of the strengths perspective in social work. ... at the University of Kansas who researched mental health practice in the mid1980s and critiqued its deficit-oriented practices, ...

Author: Bellinger, Avril

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447359708

Category: Education

Page: 240

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In the global emergencies our world faces, the strengths approach is needed now more than ever. Commonly misunderstood, its true power as a whole systems approach to release the potential of individuals, communities and their environments has been neglected. For those brave enough to embrace it, this book offers theoretical and practical encouragement. The authors use a case study of their work with a unique non-governmental organisation in the United Kingdom that combines student placements with support for refugees. They illustrate what it really means to adopt a strengths approach in practice. Chapters include the strengths approach to funding, organisational development, management and governance as well as immigration law, student learning and research. This book will give readers grounds for optimism as well as transferable practices for challenging social injustice.
Categories: Education

Strength Based Perspective in Working with Clients with Mental Illness

Strength Based Perspective in Working with Clients with Mental Illness

The strengths perspective in social work practice : Extensions and cautions ' . Social Work , 41 ( 3 ) , 296-305 . Saleebey , D. ( 1997 ) . " The strengths approach to practice ' . In D. Saleebey , ( Ed . ) , The Strengths Perspective ...

Author: Kam-Shing Yip

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600218792

Category: Law

Page: 380

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This book offers to serve as a guide for professionals in understanding and applying a strength based perspectives for Chinese clients with mental illness and to discuss the Chinese articulation of concepts and practice of these perspective within Chinese culture. Ever since the emergence of a medical model in the explanation of mental illness, the disease model or deficit/problem orientation became the dominant paradigm in perceiving, treating and rehabilitating persons with mental illness. The terms 'mentally ill' and 'mental patient' serve as labels for both professionals, family caregivers and members of community to describe the burden, the needs of care and treatment for persons with mental illness. These labels also justify the establishment and implementation of mental health services. Under the influences of the disease model, persons with mental illness are regarded as subjects for academic research, patients for treatment, clients for intervention, and objects for stigmatisation and labelling.
Categories: Law

The Encyclopedia of Social Work

The Encyclopedia of Social Work

The strengths perspective in social work practice (4th ed., pp. 25–45). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Long, D. D., Tice, C. J., & Morrison, J. D. (2006). Macro social work practice: A strengths perspective. Belmont, CA: Thompson Brooks/Cole.

Author: Terry Mizrahi

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780195306613

Category: Social service

Page:

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Conveys the breadth and depth of the social work profession's collective expertise, formulated and written by social workers from many backgrounds and competencies.
Categories: Social service

The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice

The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice

"Social Work Skills Demonstrated: Beginning Direct Practice CD-ROM with Student Manual" is available at a discount when packaged with this text: 0-205-47316-4.

Author: Dennis Saleebey

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015062880714

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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"The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice" presents an unrivaled collection of essays that explain the strengths-based philosophy, demonstrate how it works, and provide clear and practical tools for its application. It presents a balanced approach to social work practice, in contrast to a problems-based approach, that takes into account the strengths and assets of clients and their environments. Highlights of the Fourth Edition Six New Chapters "Shifting our Habits of Mind: Learning to Practice from a Strengths Perspective" (Chapter 2) examines how social work practice was historically a more problem-focused profession and the how the current shift towards strengths plays an important part in our work. "Solving Problems from a Strengths Perspective" explores, with relevant examples, how a practitioner can take a perspective on problems that leads to strengths-based and solution-focused practices. "Strengths-Based Case Management: Enhancing Work with Persons with Substance Abuse Problems" (Chapter 8) explores the further extensions of and developments in this important and ground-breaking work. "The Resilience of Families" (Chapter11) examines those factors that promote family resilience and how they can be applied in practice. "Consciousness and Commitment: Slave Narratives in Today's Movement to End Poverty" (Chapter12) applies the lessons of the resistance movements of slaves in order to develop effective and strengths-based strategies for ending poverty. "Honoring Philosophical Traditions: The Strengths Model and the Social Environment" (Chapter 14) presents the strongest and clearest relationship between environmental resources and individual strengths in practicing from the strengths perspective. Extensive revisions of existing chapters make this a fresh, more up-to-date book that retains the passion and sensibilities of the previous editions but with innovative examples and revised, more current bibliographies. Don't Miss This Exciting Value-Added Option! Social Work Skills Demonstrated: Beginning Direct Practice CD-ROM with Student Manual, Second Edition Linda K. Cummins, "Barry University" Judith A. Sevel, "Illinois State University" Laura Pedrick, "University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee" A practical guide to development of crucial social work skills including basic counseling and interviewing techniques, in a CD-ROM format with companion student manual that allows students to work at their own pace. "Social Work Skills Demonstrated: Beginning Direct Practice CD-ROM with Student Manual" is available at a discount when packaged with this text: 0-205-47316-4.
Categories: Social Science

The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice

The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice

84 How Do You Find out about Strengths ? 87 What Are Some of the Elements of Strengths - Based Practice ? 90 Conclusion 91 Discussion Questions 92 References 93 6 Putting Problems in Their Place : Further Explorations in the Strengths ...

Author: Dennis Saleebey

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015053768092

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice presents an unrivaled collection of essays, explains the strengths-based philosophy, demonstrates how it works, and provides clear and practical tools for its application. This third edition includes four new chapters, including subjects such as spirituality and disability; oppression and the strengths of the cultures of First Nations peoples; discovering the strengths of social workers in working with grass-roots welfare movements; and a new look at resilience, children, and community. In addition, many other chapters have been significantly updated with new references, new case vignettes, and new research. The study questions have been revised to reflect the changing knowledge in the field. This is possibly the most extensive and varied text in the rapidly expanding field of strengths literature.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Strengths Based Clinical Practices

Handbook of Strengths Based Clinical Practices

This chapter discusses the significance of strengthsbased work as it applies to school counseling and fits with the role and responsibilities of the school counselor. The practice of strengths-based work in the context of the specific ...

Author: Jeffrey K Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317484233

Category: Psychology

Page: 374

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An interdisciplinary handbook about strengths-based clinical practices, this book finds the common factors in specific models from social work, psychology, and counseling. The book ends with a grounded theory informed method that pulls together what each of the chapters report, and posits a theory based on that work. Comprised of 23 chapters and written by leaders in the human services fields, Handbook of Strengths-Based Clinical Practices shows how professionals and students can facilitate change and resiliency in those with whom they work.
Categories: Psychology

An Introduction To Applying Social Work Theories And Methods

An Introduction To Applying Social Work Theories And Methods

The strengths perspective is a social work theory and method that honours and respects the potential of all humans. As an approach, strengths-based practice assumes that all humans and communities have strengths that can be used to help ...

Author: Teater, Barbra

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335247639

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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A student-friendly introduction to social work theories and methods, drawing on current social work research.
Categories: Social Science

Tools for Strengths Based Assessment and Evaluation

Tools for Strengths Based Assessment and Evaluation

Development of a strengths-based approach within social work has been popularized by Saleebey's edited collection of readings titled The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice (1992; 2nd ed., 1996; 3rd ed., 2001; 4th ed., 2006; ...

Author: Dr. Catherine Simmons, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826107626

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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Catherine Simmons, PhD, LCSW ìDrs. Simmons and Lehmann have given all of us in the helping professionsópractitioners and researchers alikeóa comprehensive resource for finding and selecting psychometrically sound, practical, strengths-based measures that we can use not only to ëlook at the resultsí but to do so in a way that we ëmeasure others by their strengths.í We look forward to seeing this invaluable resourceÖon every social workerís desk in the coming years.î -John G. Orme, PhD, MSW Professor, University of Tennessee -Terri Combs-Orme, PhD The Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor Traditionally, assessment and evaluation have focused on the negative aspects or deficits of a clientís presentation. Yet strengths, health, and those things that are going ìrightî in a personís life are key protective factors in the prevention and treatment of many mental health problems. Thus, measuring strengths is an important component of a balanced assessment and evaluation process. This is the first compendium of more than 150 valid and reliable strengths-based assessment tools that clinicians, researchers, educators, and program evaluators can use to assess a wide array of positive attributes, including well-being, mindfulness, optimism, resilience, humor, aspirations, values, sources of support, emotional intelligence, and much more. These tools provide a clear picture of an individualís strengths while being easy to complete, score, and interpret. The scales and instruments included are consistently formatted, organized according to construct measures, and include tools for working with adults, couples, families, children, and special populations. They represent a wide range of theoretical approaches and were written by a diverse array of professionals, including social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians, and sociologists. Partial List of Instruments: Assessing Emotions Scale Affective Balance Scale Flourishing Scale Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire Positive States of Mind Scale Measure of Expectations for Partner Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale Parenting Sense of Competence Scale Personal Well-being Index Proactive Coping Inventory Psychological Empowerment Scale Stress-Related Growth Scale Social Well-being Scales Wellness Beliefs Scale
Categories: Social Science

Strengths Based Therapy

Strengths Based Therapy

Connecting Theory, Practice and Skills Elsie Jones-Smith ... August Wilson OVERVIEW: FOR EVERYTHING, THERE IS A TIME AND A SEASON The strengths perspective has been around in some kind of formal way in social work and in psychology ...

Author: Elsie Jones-Smith

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452292816

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Combining both the theory and practice of strengths-based therapy, Elsie Jones-Smith introduces current and future practitioners to the modern approach of practice—presenting a model for treatment as well as demonstrations in clinical practice across a variety of settings. This highly effective form of therapy supports the idea that clients know best about what has worked and has not worked in their lives, helps them discover positive and effective solutions through their own experiences, and allows therapists to engage their clients in their own therapy. Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience, positive emotions, empowerment, and change, Strengths-Based Therapy helps readers understand how to get their clients engaged as active participants in treatment.
Categories: Social Science

Applying a Human Rights Approach to Social Work Research and Evaluation

Applying a Human Rights Approach to Social Work Research and Evaluation

Valuing families: Social work practice with families from a strengths perspective. Social Work, 45(2), 118–130. Friedman, M., & Friedman, B. (2006). Settlement houses: Improving the welfare of America's immigrants.

Author: Tina Maschi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319260365

Category: Social Science

Page: 99

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This brief introduces a human rights approach to social work research and evaluation, compares it to traditional research approaches, and explains how to apply it in real world social work research. The author draws from a human rights framework that incorporates dignity and respect for all persons, the universality and interrelatedness of rights (political, civil, social, economic, and cultural), nondiscrimination, participation, accountability, and transparency. To advance a human rights approach, it introduces a rights-based model that accentuates the use of mixed methods and participatory research and evaluation. This brief aims to increase competencies in how to apply a rights based approach to research decision-making process from the formulation of research questions, research and practice design, and participatory action strategies that advance human rights.​ It is a call to action for social workers to forge a rights-based research agenda that fosters empowerment.
Categories: Social Science