Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to Social Work and the Helping Process

2 Values and Ethics in Social Work

3 Theory-Directed Social Work Practice

4 The Cultural Context of Practice: Using Interviewing Skills Effectively

5 Basic Skills for Direct Practice

6 Advanced Social Work Skills for Direct Practice

7 Common Errors in Direct Practice

8 Intake and Engagement

9 The Assessment Process

10 Problem Identification, Planning, and Contracting

11 Treatment and Intervention

12 Practice Evaluation

13 Termination

Appendix A: Professional Writing and Documentation Guidelines

Appendix B: HIPAA and Confidentiality Issues

Appendix C: Practice Tools: Examples

Appendix D: De-Escalation Techniques

Appendix E: Full Case Studies