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Faculty Publishes Textbook on Direct Practice Theory and Skills

Dr. Joan Blakey is one of the co-authors of the 11th edition of Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills. According to the publisher, "Considered the profession's ideal learning resource--based on the authors' extensive experience in the field and the text's balanced focus on theory and application--DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: THEORY AND SKILLS, Eleventh Edition, prepares social work students for effective ethical and anti-oppressive practice. Authoritative, well-organized and written with an appropriate level of rigor, this thorough introduction to practice grounds students in theory while connecting them to real-world applications with clients through vivid examples and vignettes. Many case examples are drawn from active social work practitioners, as well as the authors' own practice situations. As part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the Eleventh Edition is completely up to date, discussing topics such as COVID-19, tele-social work, Black Lives Matter and other issues related to racial inequity. In addition, the authors have carefully revised the text to incorporate gender-neutral language and explore key structural implications affecting clients and practice. The text thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)."    

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